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If you shoot steel, I would recommend a high velocity load in BB or BBB. You could shoot a lower velocity load and get more pellets, but wouldn't unless you get them in close. I did shoot 2's in Fasteel followed by BBB's this year through a Terror .675, since I was getting them in very close was the only way we shoot most of our fields.
 

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Steel, a High Velocity BB's for decoy shooting maybe going to a BBB but stick with the high velocity loads. Ideally I like the Hevy Shot loads in a number 2 but I know others really like 4's and 5's as well. I have seen just as good of killing out of 3 inch as I have with 3.5 inch. This coming fall will show new loads from Federal and Winchester as well so that is great news for goose hunters.
 

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In my experience, since switching over from lead any shot from #2 on up to BB is good for Geese. The one thing that you will want to consider is the speed of the shot you are using. When using different velocity shot your timing will be different when judging distances. As in rifle shooting when changing brands of cartridges and grain weights that can dramatically make a difference in bullet placement. The same for Goose hunting. I use a #2 or #BB shot with the same velocity to ensure that when I'm swinging through on a shot whether it is 10 yards or 40 yards I know how far to lead because I'm use to the shot I'm using.

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Last year I was smoking them with Win. HV #4's over decoys[within 30 yd.s] Anything farther out and I'd switch up to #2 or BB's
 

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GooseBob CamoPants said:
I like the 3" Kent Faststeel in BB, every goose I hit went down hard and didn't get up again.

While I like eating goose, I don't like seeing the wounded suffering and struggling about from weaker hits.
Amen! That is why I like hevi. Did you go out scouting this weekend? Just wondering what you saw out in the fields.
 

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goosehunter2118 said:
GooseBob CamoPants said:
I like the 3" Kent Faststeel in BB, every goose I hit went down hard and didn't get up again.

While I like eating goose, I don't like seeing the wounded suffering and struggling about from weaker hits.
Amen! That is why I like hevi. Did you go out scouting this weekend? Just wondering what you saw out in the fields.
I was going to scout the areas that you told me about this past Saturday, but I ended up fishing at Lake Wallenpaupack instead--didn't catch anything--I did see a number of geese and ducks!

I did see some nice hunting areas on my way north, lots of potential along Rt. 402!:D

This weekend I'll get down to the farms that you mentioned--thanks again.

John
 

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If your using steel.. 2's below 30yards. BB's for anything longer range. If you can afford the hevi shot, god bless you and shoot 4's for just about any good goose range. I limit my shooting to 50 yards for the most part so steel gets the job done. I used the 835 last year. the hevi shot worked real well out of it but the geese didn't taste any better using a shell that cost 4 times as much as a regular 3.5 BB steel.. Just my opinion. Good luck and have a great season. :beer:
 

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I was going to scout the areas that you told me about this past Saturday, but I ended up fishing at Lake Wallenpaupack instead--didn't catch anything--I did see a number of geese and ducks!

I did see some nice hunting areas on my way north, lots of potential along Rt. 402!:D

This weekend I'll get down to the farms that you mentioned--thanks again.

John
I went to a 3-D shoot saturday. The ducks are starting to be out and about again. I am going up the mountains this weekend to do some deer scouting and dog training. Good luck.
 
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