.410 for geese?

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kculbert2
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.410 for geese?

Postby kculbert2 » Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:15 pm

According to all of the data I've seen, tss 7 shot carries more energy than steel BB. If that's real, then a 5/8 .410 round of tss 7s should be more effective than a 1.25 oz load of steel BB, which was my old standby in my 12 gauge. I say more effective, because 1.25 oz of steel BB has about 90 pellets, whereas 5/8 oz of tss 7s has 115 pellets. Am I thinking about this the right way? Am I missing something? Because this sounds too good to be true. Also, has anyone actually used 7s for Canada geese? Can 5/8 oz of tss 7s bring down a big Canada goose at 40 yards? Any actual field experience would be appreciated.



patternfreak
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Re: .410 for geese?

Postby patternfreak » Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:29 am

The answer to all of your questions is yes. A 5/8 oz charge of 18 g/cc #7's is more effective than 1.25 oz of steel BB. I have personally used this load and it has no issue taking geese at 40 yards, or further if your shooting ability allows. I do not think 7's are necessary though, I prefer 7.5's for geese, or 8's if I have a mix of ducks and geese. I just need to buy a 410 with interchangeable choke tubes because the full barrel is way too tight!!

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hawglips
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Re: .410 for geese?

Postby hawglips » Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:56 am

kculbert2 wrote:According to all of the data I've seen, tss 7 shot carries more energy than steel BB. If that's real, then a 5/8 .410 round of tss 7s should be more effective than a 1.25 oz load of steel BB, which was my old standby in my 12 gauge. I say more effective, because 1.25 oz of steel BB has about 90 pellets, whereas 5/8 oz of tss 7s has 115 pellets. Am I thinking about this the right way? Am I missing something? Because this sounds too good to be true. Also, has anyone actually used 7s for Canada geese? Can 5/8 oz of tss 7s bring down a big Canada goose at 40 yards? Any actual field experience would be appreciated.


Correct thinking. 7s will handle the big geese further than that.

There are folks shooting 3/8 oz of 8s (for more pattern density) for big Canadas in a 410 and doing very well.



kculbert2
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Re: .410 for geese?

Postby kculbert2 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:57 pm

Thank you for the replies! Boosted my confidence, for sure. I am pretty pumped up to try it.



DagSwane
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Re: .410 for geese?

Postby DagSwane » Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:46 am

kculbert2 wrote:According to all of the data I've seen, tss 7 shot carries more energy than steel BB. If that's real, then a 5/8 .410 round of tss 7s should be more effective than a 1.25 oz load of steel BB, which was my old standby in my 12 gauge. I say more effective, because 1.25 oz of steel BB has about 90 pellets, whereas 5/8 oz of tss 7s has 115 pellets. Am I thinking about this the right way? Am I missing something? Because this sounds too good to be true. Also, has anyone actually used 7s for Canada geese? Can 5/8 oz of tss 7s bring down a big Canada goose at 40 yards? Any actual field experience would be appreciated.

0.5oz of hw15 7’s can kill a Canada goose at 40. Tss 7’s will be able to do the same. I’ve killed Canada’s with the .410 and HW15 6’s and 7’s.

0.5oz of HW15 6’s is almost identical to 1.25oz of BB steel in pattern (pellet count, 88) and performance. We shoot 1.25-1.5oz of steel 2’s at geese at 40yards, so anything larger or better ballistics than steel 2’s will work.



DagSwane
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Re: .410 for geese?

Postby DagSwane » Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:49 am

patternfreak wrote:The answer to all of your questions is yes. A 5/8 oz charge of 18 g/cc #7's is more effective than 1.25 oz of steel BB. I have personally used this load and it has no issue taking geese at 40 yards, or further if your shooting ability allows. I do not think 7's are necessary though, I prefer 7.5's for geese, or 8's if I have a mix of ducks and geese. I just need to buy a 410 with interchangeable choke tubes because the full barrel is way too tight!!

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That’s a great goose pattern, I like the Mod and IC constriction in .410 from bismuth - tungsten shooting. That’s what’s great about an OU, 2 choke options and 2 different loads ready to go.



manchap
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Re: .410 for geese?

Postby manchap » Sat Oct 16, 2021 10:03 am

I will agree 410 with 5/8s of 7s is more than enough for big canada geese , Im not able to get a picture on here from my phone but i took 2 canadas out, one with 5/8 7s at 64yrs the other at 54yrs with 14gram in a 2.5" hull .

Like said above dont over choke the tss/410, I tried the Tight turkey coke i might as well used my rifle and is as tight as that, 1/4 factory is what took the canadas out .




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