Just wondering what type of shotgun is your favorite medicine for geese. I personally like the 12 gauge with 3" BB's and a full choke, although this year I will be using my buddies 3 1/2" with BB's and a modified choke.
Rem SP-10 for decoying or pass shooting geese 1 5/8oz BB's for snows and BBB for honks. But lately we have been decoying geese so close that a 3" twelve with 1 1/8 oz BB's has done the trick nicely. Later in the season I sure like the 10 with Bismuth BBs and want to try 2's heavy.
Like GG I use an SP-10 but all I use is #2s for decoying birds. Packs plenty of punch and there a couple of extra pellets to fill the circle. For pass shooting I use BBBs (Steel). I did try some Hevi Shot this year and only hit one goose. That was an expensive 19 misses. My partner has been tearing up the geese with 12ga 3inch #4 Bismuth. I don't know as much as I dislike steel shot, I think the others really rip the birds apart if you fall short of hitting them in the head.
My Favorite medicine would have to be my Benelli Super Black Eagle with the Patternmaster Choke Tube with either 3 1/2" T or F Shot. 50-60 yds+ when the geese flare I can still get a goose with ease at that range. Decoys I like 3" BBB's.
I shoot a Benelli SBE with a modified choke. I got a good deal on a case of 3 1/2", 1 9/16, BB's this year and thats what I plan to shoot. I mainly hunt over decoys. Just wondering if I should be using a different choke or not?
Gilly for me I would say change up to a Improved Mod or a Improved Cyclander and maybe even switch to #2 shot. I was killing them cleanly over decoys last year with 12ga 3inch #3s. That is at 15 to 20 yds. You may want to make your last round something a little bigger for the distance. Just my :2cents:
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