What size shot for Geese?

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What size shot for Geese?

Postby big_countryks » Sat Jan 01, 2005 5:40 pm

Got some 3" shells with BB shot...is that sufficient? My buddy swears by BBB...
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Sat Jan 01, 2005 5:56 pm

It'll kill them dead. My buddy uses #1 shot. I shoot them with 3.5 inch 2s
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Postby mallardhunter » Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:16 pm

3.5 BBB
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:11 pm

mallardhunter wrote:3.5 BBB


Don't mess around do you? :mrgreen:

Can't complain about that. We bought some 3.5 inch BBs to hammer some ducks tomorrow.
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Postby dukcracker » Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:41 pm

3" BB's will have them bouncing off the ground stone dead! :thumbsup: :hammering:
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Postby mallardhunter » Sat Jan 01, 2005 11:11 pm

I use BB too because when I am hunting duck come in at the same time, so I don't want to switch shells that becomes too much of a hassel between calling and switching.
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Postby duckaholic_16p » Sat Jan 01, 2005 11:11 pm

i always shot 3.5 bb but used some BBB this year and plan on stickin with them. i dont know that you need something this big but the kent fasteels shot amazing out of my gun
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Postby big_countryks » Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:13 pm

Wow, thanks for all the good responses. I appreciate it guys.
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Postby waterfowler » Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:38 pm

2 3/4" #4's hevi-shot. Stone cold killer :salude:

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Postby duckbuster » Sun Jan 02, 2005 8:35 pm

I swear by my Browning Bps 10ga. with BBB for geese and 3shot for ducks. but no doubt BB 3inch will kill ducks my dad for the longest time killed geese with a single shot 20ga. as a kid.
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Postby donell67 » Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:25 pm

3.5 bbb kent fast steel is awesome on geese.
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Postby Bucky193 » Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:30 pm

WOuldn't a triple shot bbb do the trick in 3 inch
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Postby Browningshooter » Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:40 am

Hey 3in. BB will do will definetly knock them dead thats what I shoot. Hell all you really need is a 20ga. with 3in. 2's that's what I used in the past 2 years. Call'em, Whack'em, and Stack'em :hammering:
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Postby Brett » Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:16 pm

It will definatly work but i always shoot 3in T's unless i'm hunting ducks at the same time then i'll use 3in BB but i use the T shot because if you get into the westerns they're not easy to kill with any shot but it'll defintly do the trick for Cacks and Tavs and westerns if you dont plan on Tripling!!!!
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Postby big_countryks » Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:43 pm

Woah,
Slow down on the lingo, you're talking to a semi-noobie here... :toofunny: ...what is a Cack, Tav and Western?
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:37 pm

I like 3 1/2' T shot w/ full choke, it REALLY can get out there! :thumbsup:
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Postby 98ramtough » Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:01 am

Dang hope your shooting 35 yards and further! Where we field hunt that load would put holes through the geese at 15-20 yards!

I usually use 3 or 3 1/2 2s or 1s or sometimes BBs.
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Postby donell67 » Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:54 pm

big country. they are just different species of canada geese. cacklers and taverners alot smaller geese.
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Postby suskiedrake » Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:29 pm

3 inch number 2 hevi shot is lethal!!!!
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Postby ks_waterfowler » Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:51 pm

I killed a greater today with 3" 4s, I had shot all of my wonderful Kent 3.5 BBBs. The 4s smoked him, but then again he was only 10 yards away.
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Postby bgoldhunter » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:35 am

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Postby Ducksbeus » Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:05 pm

Big Country....Sub species of Canada Geese...Greaters are huge...Cackling's are small, but, have the same feather colors. What ya got should kill em all. Y'all have a nice day!

Check out "Birds of North America" for more specifics.

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Postby thaner » Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:23 pm

I kind of depends on you shooting range. If they are in close you can kill them with smaller shot, but I like one load for general goose hunting just to keep it simple.

I always used the 3" BBB at the lower velocity, but now with the 1500+ stuff BB will be what I use when I run out of the old stuff. Should be more than enough at reasonble ranges. I have been looking a the energy data on Hevi shoot and went out and got a couple boxes of #2. They should kill almost as good as lead BB and they used to kill to 70 yards with no problem in the old days. I have also used BB bismuth and that was great stuff.
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Postby HatterWayne » Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:00 am

So many variables to consider depending on your shooting ability and hunting situations. I use Kent Fast Steel 2 3/4" #4 for ducks & geese over dekes within a 40 yd spread.

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Postby likesbigspreads » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:25 pm

3" Expert 3's puts a hurtin on em'
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