The design of your shotgun is a mixture of shot size and choke size and how the pellets hit a target at a certain space. Getting to understand what mix of the two functions best with your favorite snow goose hunting shotgun is fairly easy. You are going to want several things to begin. You are going to want different size choke tubes you happen to be going to use, a variety of shotgun shells in an assortment of sizes, a backboard to put on your paper target, pencil and paper, and eye and ear protection.
First set up paper target and your backboard in a safe place. It is possible to use some old cardboard boxes or poster board for you target. The backboard is just something to hold upward your targets. If you’re able to, set several of these up. It’ll save you some time. On you paper targets draw a 30″ circle by putting a thumb tack near the centre with a 15″ piece of cord linked to thumb tack on one end and a pen or pencil on the other. If you prefer to us those you can even locate waterfowl routine targets online.
Mark a number of different spaces from your own target off. Spaces are dependent on how much you will end up taking shots. Open water geese in lakes or rice fields you are going to likely get a 40 yard shot 20 to 30 yard shots or marsh geese, wooded place geese. Be willing to use a number of different spaces to have a better comprehension of your shotguns routine at each space.
Now that everything is setup, let us get started. Choose your shotgun and begin with one of the choke tubes. Now lay you out shotgun shells out according to size you’ve chosen let say you began with #2 shot. Fire a shot with the #2 shot at the centre of the circle from every space you marked out. Use a brand new target for each shot at each space. For benchmark, mark the choke tube and shot size used on each target. Now document the shot density within the circle by averaging or counting the quantity of pellets that hit within the circle. Do this for space, shot size, and each choke tube. By the time each shot size has been shot by you through each choke tube at each space, you are going to have an excellent image of your shotguns pattern. Additionally you will have a much better notion of which choke tube operates best with a unique shot size at a specific space. Hopefully this will help make you a more successful waterfowl hunter.