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Capt John Black
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Goose Hunting Reply with quote

Has anyone ever gone goose hunting with a flintlock? I am planning on giving it a shot, early goose season is next month. Just wanted to get some opinions, advice, or whatnot. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like fun.You could get some practice shooting at crows.I did read somewhere about wearing shooting glasses when your pointing upwards with a flintlock.Some primer gun powder can fall back into your eyes if it doesn`t fire off.Something to think about.Good luck and you`ll have to show us some pics.
What gun and cal. are you useing?I never went goose hunting,but I would think what you use for turkey would work for goose.Here in PA,I think you have to use steel shot for water fowl.Check your rules and regs on that.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using a .750 cal. fowler, and yes we have to use a non toxic shot in RI too, which I am having some trouble finding. So this should be an adventure! Pictures to follow, in a few weeks.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for non-toxic shot, find some modern bismuth shotgun shells and cut them open...or look up non-toxic shot on google and you'll find a few offering there too....None of it's cheap

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have shot geese coming in to my beaver pond, with my "Bess" and with my Chamber's 10 bore N.E. Fowler. I used 80 gr FFg and 100 gr equiv of # 4 shot. [ bismuth] I got better patterns with a paper shot tube.
Mine were taken at about 25 yds , wings set, coming in to land. Worked like a charm.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Track of the wolf sells no toxic shot.

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