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I have a gun that will shoot a 3.5 in shell. They are way overrated. I have killed tons of geese with cheap 2 3/4 in shells in BB. I don't take shots past about 30 yards, and they kill geese dead. Kent Faststeel is the stuff. I shot a lot of PMC 2 3/4 2s and BBs when the were on sale for $6-7 a box. Just pick shots carefully. The fun is in gettin em close, not letting loose on them at 45 yards.
 

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The real key to killing birds is foot pounds of energy. Meaning the faster the load-the more Ft Lbs of energy (shock) which means dead birds at longer ranges.

So use High Velocity steel loads! Meaning 1500 fps or more! A 3" 1500fps bb will kill a 9 lb goose at 45 yds no problem.

As mentioned Hevishot is deadly too---but more expensive...
 

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Have a gun that will shoot everthing. Mainly stick to 3 bb. Generaly fast loads 1450 and above. Will bring them down easily out to 40 yards. Latter in the season maybe back up with a BBB or T for the third shot.
 
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