- Mar 7, 2009
- Reaction score
- New Braunfels, Texas
Congrats on a successful hunt and that fine bird! 4f in a 10 gauge? I would have never thought that would give you good shot patterns but the proof is in the pudding. That's a nice looking shotgun too. Maybe you can post some pics of it someday?I get this year's goose with a muzzloader, again, I am delighted to say.
A goodly skein fast on the wind and a little higher than I like!
The 10g was loaded with 100gn of 4f, yes that's correct 4f, and 2oz of #3 tungsten matrix.
Two thin cards and one thin leather as a wad.
Before I left home I popped a cap on a rodded patch per barrel for good measure. I do not store my muzzloaders with oil so was confident of ignition.
So the first smaller skein as I feared got blown wide by the wind but the larger skein behind was looking good in the failing light but was also a little lower!
They were so fast I had to shoot early and the bird did indeed react as though shot but did not fall!
Instinctively I swung through the same bird now directly overhead and fired to witness the same bird fold up and plummet to the ground thirty yards behind me!
That 10g and fine powder gets some horsepower up!
I feel a meatloaf a coming up....
Thank you Lord.
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