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  1. WABBIT-SLAYER

    WABBIT-SLAYER Senior Refuge Member

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    For hunting canada geese over decoys with a 12ga. shooting 3" 1&1/4 oz. load of BB's @ 1400 fps, which choke would be best? I.C., L.M., or Mod?
     
  2. spaightlabs

    spaightlabs Elite Refuge Member

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    Well now, that'd depend on how close over the decoys you get 'em...

    Most would be well-served to weld the IC into their gun and throw the rest away.
     
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    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member

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    That is the same load I use, with the exception being #2's sometimes.
    In both my main guns, I am pleased with my after-market Light Mod tubes.
    Even then, when birds are "close", even those tubes can be a bit "tight".
    I would go with the L.M. or even Imp. Cyl but certainly no tighter with shot larger than #2's.
     
  4. WABBIT-SLAYER

    WABBIT-SLAYER Senior Refuge Member

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    I would say most shots are at 25-35 yds.
     
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    leftyhunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Do your friends have various types of chokes that you could pattern with the above loads? Or put another way could you barrow their chokes and if they fit on yours you could experiment?
    Leftyhunter
     
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    spaightlabs Elite Refuge Member

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    At 25 to 35 you would be just fine with Skeet 1 or IC. No need to go any tighter.
     
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    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Skeet 1 (0.005") is perfect for that range.
     
  8. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    With the understanding that a 1 1/4 oz of BB's have 90 pellets in it and at 35 yds you could conceivably have a 70 % pattern in 30" .....what is there
    not to like about using a Skeet 1 choke ? Taking into consideration the size bird you'll be shooting at , it should be more than plenty if you can do your part ?
    Infact , even those medium size ducks that sometimes show-up will be in trouble !
     
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    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator Flyway Manager

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    I get 70% with shot sizes from #3 to BB at 25-28 yds respectively with my SK1 choke, and I've killed a lot of geese and ducks past 35 yds as well.
     
  10. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    Personally I do see and understand why some Fellas go with a little tighter constriction say (.015 ) as I do use one myself in a case where birds don't
    want to finish or I'm just off the X in the wind . The knowledge of knowing what your pattern is doing at different distances , gives me this edge !
    A lot of this can be cured by how well you call and or read birds !
     

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