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    Yeah I agree....may shoot 2s tomorrow and give them a go. I just cut open 3 shells to see the pellet count.
    Rem HV 1 1/4 2s 146 count
    Win HV 1 1/8 2s 133 count
    Rem HV BB 1 1/4 90 count

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slugz View Post
    Those Winchester 2s is what we shoot for ducks and have had great results.

    Honkers we are using BB.

    Our geese kill hole is at 25 yards and most of our shots are 30 yards and under.

    This experiment I'm conducting now is because most of the geese we have are pretty stale and hard to decoy. We have had alot come in cup up and right at about 30 yards flare and turn.

    I'm nitpicking now I think and most likley this weather will push a ton of fresh geese in and make all the ones we have now break up in groups and feed harder.
    Geez, if all my goose shots were 30 yards or less I would use the same loads I do for ducks, 3” #3s
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    I use #4 (or sometimes #6) for just about everything. My range doesn't allow that size for clays but when I'm on public land I even use it for that. I've taken duck, turkey, grouse, and tons of clays. Shot size selection is heavily dependent on the choke you use, how your gun patterns, the distance you're shooting at, and how consistent you are. #4 is right for me - I'm not pushing it on anyone else.

    DEFINITELY pay attention to what works in your gun. I have a Remington 1100 semi-auto with a 2-3/4" chamber. It's a gas-operated action that's easily fouled by low quality / dirty powders. And some brands just seem finicky with it in general. For fun one day I picked up a few boxes of Fiocchi buckshot, but it doesn't cycle at all - the rounds seem very slightly too wide/tight in the chamber and they don't extract properly. It loves Federal and Remington, but some other brands just don't run well in it.

    This is a smoothbore obviously, and believe it or not I didn't get it for fowl. Before I moved to CO I lived in CT where centerfire rifles are not allowed for big game hunting. You have to use shotguns and slugs. It's a GREAT slug gun, especially with Herter's low-recoil rounds. Despite them being fairly on the cheap side, they run really well and I can get a 5" group at up to 100yds. Perfect for deer hunting.

 

 
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