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  • What is the best 3.5 inch load for geese?

    What is the best 3.5 inch load for geese?

  • #2
    It depends on the range, if using steel I would go with #2 or BB if you think your shots are going to be 60 to 70 yards or if you are shooting snows get a box of Kent Matrix in a 2oz load of #3s or #1s. Stuff is great use with a full or improved modified the honkers wont know what hit them. Good luck

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    • #3
      Try Federal.

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      • #4
        You asked for the best well the best is very expensive. It's without a doubt high-density shot loads in #2 or BB kills like lightning. There are several brands WW, Federal and Remington com to mind. Otherwise Kent fasteel in BB or BBB is good. My Benelli SBE has a Patternmaster choke tube on it for waterfowl.

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        • #5
          I have been using Remington BBB, and another guy told me to use T shot

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          • #6
            Remmington BBB

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            • #7
              Ditto IDduckhntr, the Kent shells are great!

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              • #8
                If you are pass shooting and your range is a little longer, 50-60 yards, I would use nothing smaller than BB. However, if you can decoy the birds and they are landing at your feet go with #2. Out of my Benelli, I will use Federal Black Cloud 3.5in BB for pass shooting and Winchester Supreme HV #2 when I am hunting over decoys. I have found that these two loads pattern the best out of my Briley IM choke for their respected situations.

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                • #9
                  It's only pass shotting.

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                  • #10
                    My SBE's shoot Rem or Fed BBs on the river where shots tend to be rather close and usually Ts in the fields as these shots can be a little longer. All are steel through modified tube.

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                    • #11
                      Try Federal 1 3/8 oz BB! They come out at 1550fps and its in a blue box. i have witness them to be deadly on late season honkers out to 70 yards out of a patternmaster! I will often use Federal 1 1/2 oz BBB for my thrid shot. Again deadly at extreme ranges!

                      Another shell to look at is Winchester 1 1/4 oz BB at 1625fps.. this is my early season third shell following 3 1/2" #2s...sometime even shoot 1 1/8 4s at honkers in early season.

                      Federal Blackcloud 2s, BB, and BBB are a great load... but not out of a ported patternmaster.... it will ruin your tube quickly!!! unless you invest in the unported tube..

                      something to think about

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                      • #12
                        hevi shot dead coyote T shot massive energy out to 70 yards with 54 pellets traveling at 1350fps

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                        • #13
                          it depends on the gun,choke

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                          • #14
                            Agreed with idduckhntr answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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