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  1. duckbuster5901

    duckbuster5901 Elite Refuge Member

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    Hate to see what the price will be on them this time around. Still have just a few of their turkey loads for 12. They will surely put a turkey down a long ways off.
     
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    $44.99 at Dunham’s last week for 3” 12ga.


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    I’m guessing 20ga will be $39.99.
     
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    Just checked and got that email also. Looked at 20 gauge ld. and listed as 1700 fps. Got to be a typo i,m thinking, maybe 1400 FPS but who knows.
     
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    When I bought mine they were about $19 on clearence. Been a while don,t u think!
     
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    Use to love their 12 gauge 2 3/4" 6,s for duck loads. Actually shot very few of their 12 gauge 3" on waterfowl as I used Federals 3" tungsten loads in 2,s for those long range days.
     
  6. Drake91

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    I think for happy medium for good performance in a 20 bismuth seems to be in that ball park... today was the first time I seen bismuth used in a goose today from my 20 ga of hevi bismuth 3" 1 1/8oz. Of 2's out of the mod choke at about 30 yards close enough for steel for sure but crunched the birds
     
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    bought quite a few boxes of 12ga and 20ga years ago for $8. Still got a couple two three cases of 20ga and 12ga.

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    BTW, these 20ga loads are the best for geese or anything for that matter including cranes.

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  8. duckbuster5901

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    They make the little 20 pretty potent.
     
  9. WaterFoulHunter

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    Whatever you buy make sure to pattern it. Case in point: (and I don’t recommend this!) earlier this month I was walking into a spot that I go to toss out a few decoys. It’s walking distance out my front door and almost always good for a group of mallard or two; an afternoon thing usually. Since I frequently jump a few coveys of quail enroute, I throw two Fiocci #7’s in my little 20 ga for the walk. As I approach the honey hole I happened to look up to see a greenhead cupped hard coming over straight up. Without thinking I pull up on him and completely crushed him, broken wing, splintered bill, the whole works. #7 steel at at least 25 yards. Now a duck isn’t a goose (we shoot those with 3” 2’s in the 20) but I was shocked at how hard those #7’s hit that bird. I guess I’m saying it’s best to pattern your load of choice to know what it’s capable of.
     
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    3 inch 3s have been my all around go to load for a few years. Last year I moved to a 20 gauge and bought a case of Boss 3inch #3s.

    Killing decoying geese without issue.
     
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