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What is the best shot size for geese?

What is the best shot size for geese?

Most experts say the best loads for geese are sizes 1, BB, BBB, or T steel shot. For most hunting situations, BB or BBB shot is the most effective shot size. Both have plenty of pellets, but still enough energy to bring down a goose. Guns are usually 10- or 12-gauge.

Is 2 shot big enough for geese?

Common shot sizes used for waterfowl (from smallest to largest) are No. 4, 3, 2, 1, BB, BBB and T shot. Naturally, smaller shot sizes are best suited for ducks, while the larger shot is better for geese and swans.

What shot to shoot geese with?

Ideally, you want 60 or more pellets in a 30-inch circle at the range you expect to be shooting geese, and these pellets need to be large ones that carry more energy. When it comes to ducks, a good rule of thumb is 85 to 135 pellets in a 30-inch circle.

Can you use 3 shot on geese?

Size 2 shot is a versatile load for situations in which you might encounter geese as well as ducks; otherwise 3 shot is a good all-purpose duck pellet. At ranges inside 40 yards, BB, 1, or 2 shot are good for geese; 2 or 3 shot works well on ducks. I like BB or BBB shot for big Canadas.

Can you shoot geese with number 4 shot?

A 1 1/4 oz load of 4’s starting at 1450 fps or higher and keeping an even pattern will kill geese cleanly and ethically inside 30 yards.

Is 1 shot good for geese?

Camolund Senior Refuge Member I shoot 1-1/8 oz of #1’s for every type of waterfowl. From teal, to mallards, to snows, to cacklers, to giant canadas. It works great on all.

Is 4 shot good for geese?

What size shot Canada goose?

Note: Steel #BBB (. 190″) & HEVI-Shot #2 (. 150”) have exhibited the best all-around performance for taking geese; steel #3 (.

Do 6 shots work for geese?

With the steel #2 and steel BB shot loads you can have good clean kills if you hit the body of a goose, but with Bismuth #6 shot even at pretty close range body shots would more than likely just cripple the goose.

What is 9 shot shotgun shells used for?

9 is mostly used by skeet shooters, who shoot easily-broken clay targets at close range. Buckshot is for big-game hunting (where legal) and personal defense, with a range in between. Some specialty loads might combine two or more shot sizes into one shell; turkey loads in particular are known for this.

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