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Unread 01-29-2019, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Duck duck I want a goose !

We did the goose thing this morning on a farm pond . Saw maybe 400 geese but none would cup their wings and come in . Had my circa 1899 EH 3 frame 32Ē with me shooting handloaded #1 Bismuth pushed with SR7625 .
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Weíll try it again Friday. Might just take my Grade 2 10 top lever for a change of luck .
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Still a nice way to spend a Tuesday That is a nice 10 gauge! I would like to add an EH to my collection one day. Good luck on Friday!
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Still a nice way to spend a Tuesday That is a nice 10 gauge! I would like to add an EH to my collection one day. Good luck on Friday!
Thanks thatís my second of three EHís . My first which is far nicer is an 1889 2 frame with 30Ē and the third one Iíve owned almost a year now is an 1891 2 frame with factory original 28Ē barrels .
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Craig- best wishes for the goose with the EH. I too have a EH 3 frame 32 inch barrel made in 1899. SN 91071. I killed a lot of geese this year and got many of them with the EH. It killed the biggest goose I or my partner had ever seen around here. Two ounces shy of 14 pounds. Love that gun. No cripples. I used RST 2’s as they (RST) believe they pattern best. I don’t know. I used to hunt in the Valley out by Harrisonburg when I lived in Falls Church. Field hunting. As we say, “Take ‘em!” Good luck. Jeff
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Craig- best wishes for the goose with the EH. I too have a EH 3 frame 32 inch barrel made in 1899. SN 91071. I killed a lot of geese this year and got many of them with the EH. It killed the biggest goose I or my partner had ever seen around here. Two ounces shy of 14 pounds. Love that gun. No cripples. I used RST 2ís as they (RST) believe they pattern best. I donít know. I used to hunt in the Valley out by Harrisonburg when I lived in Falls Church. Field hunting. As we say, ďTake Ďem!Ē Good luck. Jeff
That pond is in Madison County not to far from US-15 . Iíve got Bismuth 1ís , 2ís and 4ís loaded . All 1 1/4 ounce pushed with 30 grains of SR7625 . I donít load these by volume using the shot bar on the loader I weigh them on a scale , sounds kinda anal Iíll admit but thatís what I do . When I first started loading Bismuth 3 or 4 years ago all the folks I buy from were out of #2ís and Iíve never been a fan of BBís so I went with #1ís , then last year BPI I think it was had Bismuth on sale so I got some #2 and #4 .
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At the moment I have a dozen or so 10ís and as the saying goes ďIf the good Lords willingĒ I wanna kill a goose with each of them !
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Thanks for the information! I like the way way you load the bismuth. I do it that way with 1 1/4 oz 12 gauge. Slow but how many do we get to shoot anyway? I probably will get into 10 gauge reloading but I would rather not. Best of luck out there. I’d post a EH goose photo but I m not very good at it.
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One Big Ten is enough right now. I may buy a 6 frame 10 from a fellow trapshooter if he ever wants to get rid of it. I probably wouldn’t shoot it. Have you ever tried to sit up in a layout blind with one of those beasts. Scary.
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Iíve got a layout blind Iíve used some I fall asleep in the darn thing more then anything .
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