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Ammo for snow geese #7733541 01/30/20 09:31 PM
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I haven’t ever shot a goose, but I’m going to Arkansas this weekend for a snow goose hunt. I’m average with a shotgun so I need some direction on shot size. I’m shooting 3 inch,so if any real experienced hunters could give me some thoughts I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance

Re: Ammo for snow geese [Re: Derrick] #7733555 01/30/20 09:45 PM
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BB is good overall goose load.

Re: Ammo for snow geese [Re: Derrick] #7733600 01/30/20 10:18 PM
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Snow geese are pretty easy to bring down when in range. I like 3” # 1 steel. Shoot the front half of the bird.


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Re: Ammo for snow geese [Re: Derrick] #7733623 01/30/20 10:42 PM
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BB or 1 is good. I would prefer BB

Re: Ammo for snow geese [Re: Derrick] #7733834 01/31/20 01:22 AM
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Headed for Stuttgart tomorrow myself

Re: Ammo for snow geese [Re: Derrick] #7734174 01/31/20 02:42 PM
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BB cheap load

Re: Ammo for snow geese [Re: TCB] #7734180 01/31/20 02:49 PM
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That’s the area we are going to I was informed last night the guide is changing us to Forrest city.

Re: Ammo for snow geese [Re: Derrick] #7734369 01/31/20 06:36 PM
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I use to use Fs and Ts but a lot of pass shooting. BB is fine over a spread.


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Originally Posted by Stump_jumper
I use to use Fs and Ts but a lot of pass shooting. BB is fine over a spread.


Man..... the ole F shot. I still have a couple boxes laying around. Would straight just hammer a bird. Literally steel ball bearing size shot. Haven't seen any for sale since the early 2000s


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For snows, I’m running #2 steel shot all day long in a 3” chamber with an extended full choke. I haven’t hunted snows in a long time but we used to hammer them with that combo. That was just straight cheap steel shot too, I can’t imagine you needing anything bigger with today’s loads.

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#2's work great for snows.

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BB's are a very good choice.

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Bbs or 2s
Also throw some bismuth, hevishot or tungsten shells in as your last 2-3 shots. Assuming your hunting unplugged reservations season.


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Re: Ammo for snow geese [Re: DUKFVR] #7736778 02/03/20 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by DUKFVR
#2's work great for snows.


Out to 40 yards 2s will piledrive them.


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Re: Ammo for snow geese [Re: Derrick] #7738342 02/05/20 04:50 PM
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Well how’d the hunt go?


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I have not shot many, all Canadas, I have shot them when duck hunting on public lakes when they pass over, and I have dropped them like a rock with 3 inch #4, 1 1/8 load.

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I have not shot many, all Canadas, I have shot them when duck hunting on public lakes when they pass over, and I have dropped them like a rock with 3 inch #4, 1 1/8 load.


crushes them^^^


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Re: Ammo for snow geese [Re: Derrick] #7738983 02/06/20 07:05 AM
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