Re: Ultimate Long Range Waterfowl Rig
I have quite a bit of BB Hevi Shot. The only time I shoot it is during snow goose season when the birds are hanging up at 75 - 85 yds right over the spread. Otherwise Hevi Shot is a waste of money. If you can't kill birds with steel, you need to work on yer shooting abilities. One thing most folks overlook on chokes is they're not standardized on their constriction. What I always recommend is to pick up several extended chokes. Briley is my favorite. I bulged a Pattermaster years ago and it never pattered worth a crap anyway. Whatever loads you plan on using, take them out and pattern them in a 30" circle at whatever yardages you plan to shoot at. Tom Roster puts a pellet guide on how many pellets are needed in a 30" circle at varying yardages. If yer gun doesn't pattern worth a crap, you'll need to try different chokes or loads. If a gun doesn't pattern properly, you'll never hit crap no matter how good of a shot you are.