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    2 3/4" For geese???

    Is a shotgun chambered in 2 3/4 going to be sufficient in hunting geese and duck? What should I have to consider if hunting waterfoul with this size cartridge. Thanks in advance for your info

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    Re: 2 3/4" For geese???

    NO !!! Only a 3.5" chamber with black cloud shells will work. Anything else will bounce off.





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    Re: 2 3/4" For geese???

    2-3/4" BB's and find the fastest ones you can. 3" and 3.5" are 1550fps i am sure the same is with 2-3/4". BUT pattern your gun with a few shells and whatever your gun patterns best with use that. BB's and 2's I wouldnt go any smaller.

    Easy awnser is yes your gun will do fine shoot 30yds and under and pattern your gun...........And above all post pictures and location to all your geese
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    Re: 2 3/4" For geese???

    I hunt with a guy who only uses an old O/U chambered 2-3/4. He knocks em out of the sky all the time. Something to be said about shot placement. Think of it as a 300winmag to a mooses gut isnt going to drop him. But a .243 to a moose neck will make him fold.
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    Re: 2 3/4" For geese???

    I come from Sask and have shot a lot of geese etc...and all my birds have been shot with a old 12 gauge Ithaca feather light 2 3/4 inch payed $50 from some guy in a yard sale but that was with lead shot, steel may be differant but back in the day I shot more geese with the that old gun than the guys with 3 inch and even one guy that had a 10 gauge that came with us one day so shot placement is more important than anything. Like some say its not the size of the stick it's the stick handler
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    Re: 2 3/4" For geese???

    Absolutely, its just the size of the payload your sending. I never spend the money for 3 or 3.5 inch shells when I go waterfowling, 2 3/4 knocks em just as dead as 3.5 inch. Get em backwinging, and bust em up!!
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    Re: 2 3/4" For geese???

    My wife and I have shot piles of Saskachewan geese with 2 3/4" steel in a couple of old Model 12s,but we are shooting out of layout blinds over good decoys.I usually don't pull the trigger until I can actually see the goose's eye!That's close but the result is a dead bird and no cripples.We don't pass shoot. Gunner
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    Re: 2 3/4" For geese???

    Thanks to all for input it's always appreciated. I'm trying to decide which OU to buy and I've narrowed it down to the browning cynergy classic field in a 3" chamber, but I'm not fond of the grade 2 wood. or the cynergy euro sporting which has the grade 4 stock I like but is chambered in 2.75. So it looks like You've help me make my decision. Euro sport it is Thanks everyone and happy hunting

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    Re: 2 3/4" For geese???

    I agree with all the above Matt, and have taken many geese myself with a Rem 1100 chambered in 2.75 over the years.

    That being said if I was buying new, or even a new to me gun, I would buy at least someting chambered in 3 inch. I personally feel since we went to steel shot the 2.75 has lost a little thump. At least with a 3 inch you have some options.

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    Re: 2 3/4" For geese???

    Yep
    I guess Gilly has the right idea, get the 3".
    Personally I have no problem with the 2 3/4" I always hunt over Dekes and watch my range tho.
    The added versatility of the 3" is prolly a good idea.
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