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Offline BuckeyeMan

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What shell for geese?
« on: December 02, 2010, 01:18:57 PM »
Going goose hunting for the first time, and I was told that TT is what I need to buy.  Is this right?  It seems that BBB would be plenty good.

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Re: What shell for geese?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 01:20:48 PM »
TT size shot would be for pass shooting.
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Re: What shell for geese?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 01:35:26 PM »
BB is lethal to 70 yards plus and will actually provide a pattern that is free of goose size holes at reasonable ranges. 

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Re: What shell for geese?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 01:42:43 PM »
It depends on your shooting. If they are in the decoys or pass shooting. If you are hunting over decoys i would use 2-bb, if pass shooting bbb-t shot. I would also use the bigger shells that your gun can handle. If you can shoot 3.5" shells shoot them, geese can be very tuff.
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Re: What shell for geese?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2010, 02:06:46 PM »
BB works great for birds comign into decoys. If they are big birds, you better be wing-shooting or head shooting because they are very tough birds. Good luck

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Re: What shell for geese?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2010, 04:19:46 PM »
I've had the best luck with heavy shot 2's for snows and honkers. More shot vs bb's and a better pattern, still breaks wings at up to 80 yards.
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Re: What shell for geese?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2010, 05:14:43 PM »
Unless youre expecting a coyote to run through the field you wont need TT.... BB will work just fine though and is actually probably the most reccomended shot size for geese..

And just to add... I opened up a 3" Federal T shot and there were 32 pellets so TT will have even less and bigger and yeah it just wont be good at close range haha

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Re: What shell for geese?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010, 05:21:01 PM »
3" BB do a damn damn on gooses ;)
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Re: What shell for geese?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2010, 05:23:33 PM »
Don't know if they offer TT never heard of it.  They used to sell F shot, but it went to far.  I think I still have a few boxes left.  Current sizes minus buck shot sizes T, BBB, BB, B, 1, 2's as so on.  I typically use BB or 2's on geese.  That's all you need if they are coming feet down.
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Re: What shell for geese?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2010, 05:24:54 PM »
3" BB most of the time. cheapy winchesters over decoys. Hevi-metal for longer days.
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Re: What shell for geese?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2010, 05:29:38 PM »
Kent Fast steel 3" BB
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Re: What shell for geese?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2010, 05:32:23 PM »
BB is good...it is considered by many to be the all around shot type for general use....Here is the average pellet count in one ounce of steel shot of various selected sizes, courtesy of the Winchester Ammunition 2004 Product Guide:

BBB - 62, BB - 72, 1 - 103, 2 - 125, 3 - 158, 4 - 192, 5 - 243, 6 - 315.     


this may help...  http://www.chuckhawks.com/shot_info.htm   
   

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Re: What shell for geese?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2010, 10:31:34 PM »
I lean toward tungsten for geese. I know you can kill em with a lot of other loads but the way I look at it, the few times I'm going to hunt specifically for geese and the few shells I'm going to shoot at even fewer opportunities, I want to knock em down hard. If I'm shootin geese from my layout blind over decoys and they're dumping right in on top of us then I'll save my tungsten and kill em with steel. Too many times the geese are shy and my steel shot shooting partners can only get feathers while my Kent Impact or Hevi-shot puts em on the ground. You will also have a lot fewer cripples which translates into more geese as you won't be out chasing a cripple down when the next flock comes in. My favorite goose load is Kent Impact 2 1/8oz of #1 but the price is rediculous now days. They also pattern darn well even way out there.
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Re: What shell for geese?
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2010, 09:34:45 AM »
I've had the best luck with heavy shot 2's for snows and honkers. More shot vs bb's and a better pattern, still breaks wings at up to 80 yards.
Thats what I shoot, spendy for 10 rounds, you are only allowed 4 geese. They usually decoy pretty good.

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Re: What shell for geese?
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2010, 09:41:14 AM »
BB is good...it is considered by many to be the all around shot type for general use....Here is the average pellet count in one ounce of steel shot of various selected sizes, courtesy of the Winchester Ammunition 2004 Product Guide:

BBB - 62, BB - 72, 1 - 103, 2 - 125, 3 - 158, 4 - 192, 5 - 243, 6 - 315.     


this may help...  http://www.chuckhawks.com/shot_info.htm   
   



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