3’s will kill a goose easily if they are shot in the head and neck. A canada goose’s breast bone is extremly thick. I remeber one hunt where the birds were working in good and I was shooting them at under 20 yrds.
Will 4 shot kill a goose?
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.
Can you shoot geese with 2 shot?
I have found out that the #2 is about the best all around load for me. If your gun patterns it well it will kill geese to 40 yards easy. I shoot a 675 terror tube and the 2’s are deadly on geese. All these were with 2′.
Do you need 3 1 2 shells for geese?
If you do everything right and they are feet down into your decoys, you do not need 3 1/2 inch shells. Loryn’s Dad said: I have always used just 3 inch shells for geese, but am thinking about moving up to 3 1/2.
Is T shot good for home defense?
Birdshot refers to some of the smallest shotgun pellets and is often considered inadequate for defense purposes. … There are many of sizes of birdshot between #9 and BBB and some manufacturers even market shotguns loads stuffed with mid-sized shot for personal defense.
Do you need 3.5 for geese?
It doesn’t take a 3.5″ to kill geese, but having the extra shot …. or driving it at a higher velocity, does provide an advantage on some shots … providing the gun patterns the shells well, of course.
Is 6 shot good for ducks?
When shooting small ducks such as Teal, or other birds such as Snipe, a smaller shot size is going to be the best option. … 6 shot shells will work well for any small duck.
What is the best goose load?
Here’s a list of 10 duck and goose loads that won’t fail you.
- HeviX. HeviShot HeviX. …
- Black Cloud TSS. Federal Black Cloud TSS. …
- Federal Speed Shok. Federal Speed Shok. …
- Boss Bismuth. Boss Bismuth. …
- Remington Wingmaster HD. Remington Wingmaster HD. …
- Winchester DryLok. Winchester DryLok. …
- Kent Tungsten-Matrix. …
- Backridge ITX.
Is BB or BBB better for geese?
BBB’s work much better on body penetration than do BB’s, but the downside is that you have to keep the velocity above 1400 fps and do some work in getting your gun to pattern them well. I shot a lot of geese with my 10ga. using 1350 fps.
Is BBB good for geese?
Non-Toxic Shot: Steel, Tungsten, Bismuth
BB, BBB: short range geese. BBB, T: Long-range geese.
Can you goose hunt with a 20 gauge?
20 gauge is fine for geese. i’ve used 20 gauges before for geese and one of my friends, the only gun he owns is a 20 gauge, and he kills geese no problem on a regular basis. I killed a few geese with my 20 this last hunting season.
What is the best steel shot for geese?
Note: Steel #BBB (. 190″) & HEVI-Shot #2 (. 150”) have exhibited the best all-around performance for taking geese; steel #3 (. 140″) & HEVI-Shot #4 (.