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Got my first Canada Goose - tasty! Went out with a friend, borrowed his O/U, basically "borrowed" everything as it was his decoys, blind, boat, etc. Caught the bug, so I'm selling off some stuff to get a semi-auto shotgun, and going to try sporting clays to prepare for next year.

Anybody waterfowl with a 24" barreled semi-auto (3" 12ga)? same OAL as a 28" O/U, which was a nice size IMO in the blind and boat. Might be a handy length for deer, turkey, and other fowl as well. Not really wanting to collect guns like golf clubs.

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teamnelson,


I've hunted teal, big ducks, smaller geese, the greater Canadians and sand cranes.
3" 12ga steel shot will work well for em all.
The guys are right - Just pick the choke and shot size appropriately.
Also learn to judge distance or use something for distance markers,
as those really large birds can look much closer than they really are.
An old goose hunter told me to wait until you can hear the wind rustle through their feathers
because they will look in range when they still are not.


Now here's a potential problem with the shorter 24" barrel shotguns:
If someone is hunting with you, please be aware of the muzzle blast.
Its courteous to the person next to you for you to use longer barrels in boats and blinds.
Not problem if your hunting alone, but with short barrel,
Position yourself on one end and don't swing gun close to your neighbor.
Shoot out your side or end only.

Ray
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