Don't know about that it all depends on what he's puttin in the shells.
I was reading a magazine artice today and they were talking about how this new hevi-shot Dead Coyote in 3.5 12 gauge is plenty mean enough to drop geese at 100+ yards and a new choke designed just for it thats putting 70 to 80% of the pattern into a 30 inch circle at 70 yards. I don't think I'd even try a 70 yd shot much less a 100 to 125yd shot but they are making some good stuuf nowadays. I did first hand see a big grater shot with one of these loads this year and the shot went all the way though like a rifle round will 5 t shot pellets to be exact the friend claims it was a 60 yd shot drop 20yd for the embellishment and thats still some pretty good firepower. Just wish I could afford to shoot it.
I saw a guy fold a Snow Goose at 60+ yards last year with a 10 gauge. He thought it was much closer and had an itchy finger because the geese hadn't been working his side of the spread. I mean it folded it, hit it hard. He was using off-the-shelf 10 gauge loads.
I'm not promoting this, just telling you what I saw with my own eyes.
Yep, I wamted to see if it was feasible. The other site doesn't get enough traffic except for me and you, so I really had nobody to ask. Nobody around here shoots a 10 so I was clueless. Sounded like hot air to me, but I am always looking for info about guns and loads.
I hunt with him. He don't shoot at anything that far too often, it is just when it is really slow, and he don't hit the duck. He got so much crap the rest of the morning for shooting at a duck that was way out of range, everytime we saw some ducks far away we told him to shoot and he would tell us to shut up.
The 10 guage will get out to 70 yards. On public land in Illinois, someone is always carring a 10 gauge and shooting swing birds. I actual had a guy at the cache river, shoot my swing birds and the bird he shot was at least 70 yards fom him. He claimed it was 85.
The bird landed 15-20 yards from me..... I mean it must of swimmed off, or maybe people shouldn't shoot my swing birds. My dog needed to retrieve something anyway.
You don't require 10 guage to shoot ducks/geese at 70 or 80 yds---a 2 3/4 12 guage and 1 1/8 oz shot will have the same killing energy--albeit not the number of pellets---using hevi-shot--# 2 shot.Usually only 3 or 4 pellets do the killing--if you can figure the lead??
We did an experiment on geese this past weekend--at 70 to 80 yds,if you shot at the lead goose--you would hit the one behind it---a one goose lead!
How many guys would think of going out that far after shooting steel over the past 10 yrs?? It is like learning all over again.
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
A forum community dedicated to duck hunters and hunting enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about safety, gear, tips, tricks, optics, hunting, gunsmithing, reviews, reports, accessories, classifieds, and more!