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#11945500 - 04/03/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
Sitka deer Offline
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Watched my father drop a triple on passing coots with a 458win magbolt action with 410 shotshells loaded in brass cases.

He wrote a piece about it in one of the mags of the day...
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#11945515 - 04/03/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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I am pretty sure I would have liked your Dad, Art.

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#11946440 - 04/03/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Sitka deer]
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Originally Posted By Sitka deer
Watched my father drop a triple on passing coots with a 458win magbolt action with 410 shotshells loaded in brass cases.

He wrote a piece about it in one of the mags of the day...


Now we're talking!
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#11946535 - 04/03/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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Registered: 12/04/02
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Loc: Russell, PA
My son just got a Stoeger M3500 on Saturday. Pretty nice gun for the money. Very similar to my SBE. Ran some light loads and patterned it for turkey. Just another option...

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#11946804 - 04/03/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: kingston]
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Originally Posted By kingston
I've got a BNIB BPS 10 GA 24" bbl I'll sell you. The only down side is that it's blued and walnut.


I have spray paint.
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#11947361 - 04/03/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
abbydog Offline
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Fabarms.

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#11947584 - 04/03/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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Loc: Montana
You have to shoulder a couple different shotguns to get the one that fits you best.

The most important thing to look for in a waterfowl gun is to make sure you can shoot your hunting partner's shells in it.
Grin.


Edited by Backroads (04/03/17)

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#11947625 - 04/03/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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If you're looking for a multiple role shotgun to use on geese & home defense I'd highly recommend a 870. Parts, barrels, and gun protectants are cheap to keep it running & looking good.

I'd also recommend running some Hevi-Shot or Kent Tungsten Matrix #2's or 4's and you'll be stacking the geese. I've had tremendous success running high density loads 1-2 shot sizes smaller opposed to premium steel BBB and BB.

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#11947810 - 04/03/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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I shouldered the SX3 today again and like the way it feels, still waiting to try out a Beretta. Think I have it narrowed down? Stay tuned.

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#11947827 - 04/03/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: gitem_12]
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If that'll get it out of my safe!
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#11978782 - 04/17/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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I've been a little lax as far as any amount of waterfowl hunting is concerned. Still have my AYA SxS 10ga. 3 1/2" magnum.



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#11981555 - 04/19/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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Registered: 01/23/08
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Loc: Northwest Wisconsin
My vote would be for a Remington 11-87 12 ga. with a 30" Full choke bbl and a 3' Chamber. Then pick up a 26' bbl for around the house. I have hunted Canada's for almost 30 years with either an 1100 or a 11-87. Both are awesome and reliable. The 11-87 can handle almost any loads, while the 1100 couldn't handle light loads. You also could get an 11-87 with the Remchoke system. Then you should have yourself covered
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#11981691 - 04/19/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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JR sure like your avatar and quote! He was the guy who had been there!

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#11982118 - 04/19/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
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Originally Posted By WyoCoyoteHunter
JR sure like your avatar and quote! He was the guy who had been there!


smile Thanks. My interest in Elmer basically started with my interest in handguns and a short while later expanded to firearms and hunting period. Reading his articles in various publications plus gradually acquiring many of his books became a regular search for info and experiences, some of which I'll never gain. In the early to mid 70's, I made a decision to go visit him and made arrangements with him by mail to do so. I actually met with him twice. On that 1st trip, I spent the day with him at his home in Salmon Idaho and the following photo is one I had him pose by my truck as I was preparing to leave.



The 2nd meeting was at a gun show in Kalispell Montana a year or two later. That was just after he had been awarded the 1st Handgunner of The Year award. I consider meeting Elmer the highlight of my experiences shooting, firearms involvement and hunting. smile
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#11982279 - 04/19/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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I'd like to get a SP10.
Until then I'll run Bismuth 3" mag #2's in an 1100 Magnum.

I do have an 870 Supermag for turkey, could use it on geese. Even turkey hunting, I only use 3" stuff. Reason I got it over the reg 870 Turkey model, 23" bbl instead of 21". Makes it a decent "general purpose" rig.

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#11982287 - 04/19/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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Was an SP10 at a shop not long ago, decent price....but had nasty gouge in buttstock.


Edited by hookeye (04/19/17)

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#11982782 - 04/19/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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JR, cool story.. met him a couples also.. Something a guy doesn't forget.. He was the greatest.. Didn't always agree with him, but he had been there.. Have many of his articles some from the old Riflemen days.. wish there was some way to get it all together in one place..

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#11982827 - 04/19/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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I have a Rem SP 10 maybe some day someone will take me goose hunting
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#11982961 - 04/19/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]
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Originally Posted By WyoCoyoteHunter
JR, cool story.. met him a couples also.. Something a guy doesn't forget.. He was the greatest.. Didn't always agree with him, but he had been there.. Have many of his articles some from the old Riflemen days.. wish there was some way to get it all together in one place..


;)Even to this day, he still seems to have an influence on me and some of my choices. Not long ago, I contacted the manufacturer of his holster, as seen in the earlier photo of him standing by my truck. I was pleasantly surprised when they agreed to my request to make a replica of it. The modern version has a covered trigger guard area, but they made mine the same as Keiths. Slight difference in colour but the same basic design and pattern.



I'd have to say, the 4" S&W model 29 is my favorite revolver/handgun. And the one in the following photo is further enhanced by 'wearing' a set of S&W factory ivory grips. I lucked into those at a local gun show and they're the first and only pair I've ever seen smile .

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#11983093 - 04/19/17 Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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This Browning Auto-5 Magnum Twelve has been a goose (and duck) killing machine - plenty of used ones out there for good prices. They just keep on working and are reliable shotguns.

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#11986738 - Yesterday at 06:21 AM Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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JR super nice.44.

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#11987031 - Yesterday at 09:02 AM Re: Goose Shotgun [Re: Esox357]
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Registered: 02/13/17
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I'll sell my Swarovski's when I have to argue they are just as good as Bushnells (or leupolds or vortex) I'll sell my ten when
a. it gets too heavy! or
b. when I have to argue that it is "just as good as a twelve"

10's (if you can handload for them) are just the cat's ass for anything big or at longer range.

Do you NEED one? Of course not but you should WANT one! Now the choice between pump/double/auto gets interesting. Nice double up above btw...

I have had 3 BPS 10's and they just keep killing birds, from pheasants to turkeys. Load down to 1-1/4 of lead (pheasants)to 2-1/2 oz for turkeys.

For honkers a swarm of 1-1/2 oz bb's at 1500+ fps is good.

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