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Pass shooting snows-loads?

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  1. Finlander

    Finlander Senior Refuge Member

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    I was looking at the Heavy shot High velocity at 12ga., 3", #4 shot @ 1575fps, 1 1/4oz. as a possible load out to 50 yards!
    Also federal speed shock 12ga., 3.5", 1 3/8oz. T's and BBB's @ 1550fps!
    What do you think is the best load for pass shooting snows at 50 yards?;)
     
  2. DUKFVR

    DUKFVR Elite Refuge Member

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    Hevi-Shot 3 ' 2's . 1 1/2 loads @ 1300fps. 4's will kill'em @ 50 yrds ,but 2's give you a little margin for error on your range estimation.
     
  3. xtremefowler

    xtremefowler Senior Refuge Member

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    My load is Kent 3.5in 1 3/8oz. at 1550fps in #BB and that works just fine on those snows out to 50yds. The main thing you need is a good choke that holds your pattern together at longer ranges. Also just bought a couple boxes of those new Federal 3.5in. Ultra shoks at 1500fps in #BB with a 1 1/2oz. payload to test.
     
  4. webfoothunter

    webfoothunter Senior Refuge Member

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    I would stay away from the T shot, I think you loose too much density with shot that large. BB will do the job in steel, and 2's or 4's with heavy shot or other high end non-toxic loads. Just be sure to get it going fast, 1450 or better seems to be what it takes to get them to fall at 50 yards.
     
  5. stuwest

    stuwest Elite Refuge Member

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    HeviShot
    1-3/4oz in 2s
    1-7/8oz in BBs
    both 3.5s are running about 1300fps and do the job.

    In my hand loads, I'm running the same weights in 3.5"s also and have slightly denser patterns than the factory loads.

    Wouldn't touch any other pellet.
     
  6. gaddy getter

    gaddy getter Senior Refuge Member

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    i have a question......i've got a choice of 2 guns to use for my spring snow goose trip.....a remington 1100 (semi-auto) that will only hold 2 3/4" shells, and an 870 (pump) that will hold 3" shells. is there a big differnce between the 2 3/4" and 3" shells for snows? i'd like to use the 1100 because of the semi-auto feature, but if it ain't gonna kill nothin, i'll use the 870.
     
  7. mrdux

    mrdux Elite Refuge Member

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    Let them get closer and you won't have to worry about 50 yard shots! We passed up a bunch of 40 yard shots this weekend and had a ball!

    I shoot Kent or Winchester Supreme 3 !/2" BB at everything.
     
  8. stuwest

    stuwest Elite Refuge Member

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    use the 870 3".
    if you can get ahold of a 3.5" gun use it.
    and use HeviShot.
     
  9. Mr. Lee

    Mr. Lee Elite Refuge Member

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    That Hevi-shot will kill snows alot further than 50 yards. Try closer to 75 yards. Two problems however

    1.keeping the pattern dense enough at that range

    2.and probably more importantly.....being able to consistent hit them at that range.
     
  10. Goose Hunter Jr.

    Goose Hunter Jr. Elite Refuge Member

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