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drobertsinMaryland
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« on: Aug 18, 11, 08:09:06 PM »

Meaning shell and gun wise. Going on my first goose hunt the beginning of Sept.  I own two 12 gauge guns. One is my turkey gun with a full choke and the other doesn't have a choke. Also what size shell and shot do you use?
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 18, 11, 08:28:03 PM »

I do alot of goose hunting if deer is not in season I use a 12 ga. 28" barrel Benelli Nova. For shells I wont shoot anything but 3 1/2's I like BB for shot size  for an all around all season I am a big fan of the stopping power in Black cloud Federal.

Technically I believe a 3 in. shell will shoot a little further bc the 3 1/2 has the same amount of powder just less shot so it doesnt hafta use as much energy to push it but thats why I have a 28 in. barrel to get that little extra bc I like my extra shot in the pattern. I do the best in my gun with a mod. choke but the guns will vary. I will throw a full late season for the long shots but miss a lot  ::).
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 18, 11, 08:29:05 PM »

Doesn't have a choke? There isn't anything stamped on the barrel? Imp, Cyc, Mod? I've always used BB or BBB steal shot out of a modified choke.
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 18, 11, 08:31:26 PM »

I've been using BBB's out of my 10ga, but I can't hit squat. The few I do connect with fall like rocks though.
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 18, 11, 08:36:38 PM »

According the experts you're not supposed to use a full choke with steel shot - I've never fully understood the rationale, but then again I've never understood how lighting a pilot light would make my old camp refrigerator cold either.....

As for gun/shot - Just like Aquaassassin, I use 3 1/2" steel BB's for both geese and 2nd season ducks.
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 18, 11, 08:40:33 PM »

Yea all my fulls say not to with steel but I do it anyway and have with the same guns for the last 10 yrs. or so with not a single issue.

I did however have an idiot of a friend shoot steel out of an x-full and that choke is now permanently stuck in that gun ;D.
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 18, 11, 08:56:55 PM »

Yea all my fulls say not to with steel but I do it anyway and have with the same guns for the last 10 yrs. or so with not a single issue.

To be honest I've used my full choke on several occasions with steel shot as well.
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« Reply #7 on: Aug 18, 11, 09:01:44 PM »

Doesn't have a choke? There isn't anything stamped on the barrel? Imp, Cyc, Mod? I've always used BB or BBB steal shot out of a modified choke.
Nothing stamped on the barrel, other what shells size to use. It does have a 28 inch barrel as AA said he like to use. The gun is a Remington Sportsman Magnum Pump.
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 18, 11, 09:18:29 PM »

If I had to guess I would say it was a straight up Modified then.
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 18, 11, 09:28:14 PM »

I agree, and that's the gun I'd take. You may need a plug for the tube, I'm assuming you can only hold 3 shells in MD too.
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« Reply #10 on: Aug 18, 11, 09:38:22 PM »

3" Magnum BBB's!!!!  And wait till you can see the Whites of their Eyes.....then it is time to "Brake some Bones"!!!  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: Aug 18, 11, 09:46:03 PM »

I hit a crow at close range with BBB's out of my 10ga. Not sure where it went, it just vaporized in a cloud of feathers. If you get any geese, they make great jerky Drob, just slice the breast on a bias, brine over night and dehydrate. I think they're better than venison for jerky.
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« Reply #12 on: Aug 18, 11, 09:58:38 PM »

I shoot 3 1/2" fedreal premium 2 shot in september season. Been using black cloud but this year im going to try the winchester blind side. Later in december n jan I shoot BB 3" if im in a feeding feild. When hunting a traffic area I go to 3 1/2" shells. Very rarely, I mean very rarely do I switch chokes usually just keep the mod in. oh, this is all with the rem 887 28" barrel.
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« Reply #13 on: Aug 18, 11, 10:13:41 PM »

I have been using 3 inch #2's Black Cloud out of my 12 Gauge  Benelli Vinci. When I take the Remington 10 Gauge, I will use 3 1/2  inch BBs , what ever I can get my hands. I always shoot Modified  Choke
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« Reply #14 on: Aug 18, 11, 10:20:53 PM »

Claymore or 12 gauge and # 2's! ::)
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