Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: The Great White North, almost.
I did virtually all my waterfowl hunting with a Rem 870 Special trap model in 12 ga Higher comb, extra high rib, double beeds, 30" barrel.
Couple of points for you.
A They are WAY faster than any duck, Canadian Honkers, Snows, they MOVE. You need about 3x the lead, I learned this the hard way aiming at the lead bird, dropping the 3rd one back.
B Small shot sizes penitrate better. And instead of trying for body shots where they have all those feathers. Aim for heads.
I've shot honkers with all sizes of buckshot, rocked him good, then watch him fly away as buckshot dribbles out of the feathers.
But a load of Dueces or 4 to the head would drop them like a ton of bricks.
My partner and I were setup for decoying northern mallards. First 2 rounds were 4's, last was a duece.
Instead of ducks it was a small flock of Canadians that came in. Dropped 4 in 3 shots. My buddy is looking at me like "When did you turn into the goose killler?"
I picked up the empty's, saw the 4's and duces and was convinced for life.
Beyond 50 yards dueces or BB's, beyond 60 don't shoot.
That's what my goose hunting boils down to, hope it helps.
Also you can fool them once, never twice with the same trick.
Interests wide and widely varying.
Happily married 18 years. Retired on SS with lots of time to spend.
Started with .223 Ultra Bull barrel. Added .357 Talo barrel. Added an action and stock set bought here, 7.62x39 barrel. Then bought complete guns .444 Marlin and .300 Blackout. Leaving me at 4 complete rifles plus a barrel. Plus a 9mm stub job bought here, and I have been finding and buying H&R shotguns at our local pawn shop where they seem to go cheap.