Join Date: May 2010
Location: Colorado by way of Montana
Re: 3" or 3 1/2" for geese?
Like most avid hunters...I'm very opinionated about what I like and what I don't like when it pertains to my sport...To each his own. Here's my opinion. 8)
I hunted with a 3 1/2...one time. It felt slow to swing, almost sluggish and there wasn't that nice authoritative "womp" at the trigger pull. To this day I don't get it, because it was basically the same gun that I always shoot anyway.
For a good realiable "day in day out" Goose Gun, give me a solid 3" magnum, and Pump or Over/Under are my preferences when the shooting gets going hot. And I'm deadly with Steel "T" shot that screams out the barrel(s) at a velocity of ~1500 FPS...to me 1500 is the magic number for steel, and faster is better yet. These days its hard to find "T" shot, so I load my own...if I have to "BBB" will fill the bill, but the shots need to be much closer...nothing over 30-35 yards.
Water fowling is a hoot...good times and good friends...what could be better? 8)
“Lost?? Hmmm... been fearsome confused for a month or two, but I ain't never been lost!”
Henry Frap the "Mountain Men"
“Ain't this somethin'? I told my pap and mam I was going to be a mountain man; acted like they was gut-shot. Mother Gue said to me; ‘Make your life go here, son. Here's where the people is. Them mountains is for Indians and wild men.’ "Mother Gue", I says "the Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world," and by God, I was right. Keep your nose in the wind and your eye along the skyline.”
Del Gue in "Jeremiah Johnson"