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    Shotgun on Goats

    Just thinking out loud here - Given I will be handing in a certain item in the next few weeks I am mulling over an issue I will be facing for a few years.
    I need to control a goat population in a pine plantation, the trees are reaching the stage that they provide perfect cover and it is very tight to hunt. There is also issues with neighbouring properties and safe backdrops.
    Has anyone had experience with using shotguns with buckshot, and what shotguns people use?
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    I'd be more inclined to get a hold of a couple of departments and tell them it's now their.problem.

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    shot only a couple years back...#00 buck into billy at about 15 yards....nine holes in and nine holes out......had to skin it completely to find out what went wrong as he just took off after shot,my aim was through ribs...in hindsight shoulder forwards to neck would be much better...little shock effect..I headshot a deer in spotlight on private land one night at about 20 yards...two pellets in head and neck did the job.....#7 buck would be worth a look for goats,28x .22 cal pellets from memory...worked well on wallabies but the absolute best on them was #BBs whcih could work ok on goats too...it doesnt smash bones but with 90 pellets it has good pattern to shred lungs etc..pretty deveastating at close range to be honest.
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    I used Shotgun (side by side Miroku) way back in 70's on KingCountry farm
    Its good out to 60-70m - especaily if modded up which they are most of time

    I remember once a mob took off over a bank and all converged onto a Logging bridge (3m wide if that)
    I pulled both triggers the same time at 45m and flattened 9 or 11

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    As above - was using 00 Buckshot
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    Pump action remy with no 2 or bb and an evil black gun was a good combination in plantations. A pump is the safest, you can drop it on a fired chamber and unshoulder the rifle when they break cover in cleanings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    I used Shotgun (side by side Miroku) way back in 70's on KingCountry farm
    Its good out to 60-70m - especaily if modded up which they are most of time

    I remember once a mob took off over a bank and all converged onto a Logging bridge (3m wide if that)
    I pulled both triggers the same time at 45m and flattened 9 or 11

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    As above - was using 00 Buckshot
    That sounds impressive!

    I am going to try a ranger 870 with 00 or number 3 or 4 falcon. 5 round tube so no worries there.

    This is in tight native Bush.

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    I've skinned a goat and found bird shot in around the rear legs.... Some people.... But as you said buckshot should do it, close range front shoulder neck shot. Or maybe a solid?
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    00 buckshot is good out to 25-30 m. depending on the choke of your gun.

    I like to pin up a sheet of cardboard at 30 m. and fire one shot at it, to see the spread of pellets.

    Avoid number 3 or 4 bird shot, it's way too small for effective kills on goats unless you're right on top of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockland View Post
    00 buckshot is good out to 25-30 m. depending on the choke of your gun.

    I like to pin up a sheet of cardboard at 30 m. and fire one shot at it, to see the spread of pellets.

    Avoid number 3 or 4 bird shot, it's way too small for effective kills on goats unless you're right on top of them.
    Ah well. Guess I'll have to find some more cheap 00 buck shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    shot only a couple years back...#00 buck into billy at about 15 yards....nine holes in and nine holes out......had to skin it completely to find out what went wrong as he just took off after shot,my aim was through ribs...in hindsight shoulder forwards to neck would be much better...little shock effect..I headshot a deer in spotlight on private land one night at about 20 yards...two pellets in head and neck did the job.....#7 buck would be worth a look for goats,28x .22 cal pellets from memory...worked well on wallabies but the absolute best on them was #BBs whcih could work ok on goats too...it doesnt smash bones but with 90 pellets it has good pattern to shred lungs etc..pretty deveastating at close range to be honest.
    I've not shot a goat but found the BB's to be fantastic on wallabies. Have used in both pump action (GC 870 clone) and semi.
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    what about a 410 pump action with slugs?
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    Iv shot quite a few goats & sheep using buck shot & slugs , the slugs smash them bit of over kill especially head shots !! , 00 is good get a nice tight choke on the end you will drop them at 40 easy enough , I don’t have any yards at my place so everything gets shot & sometimes I can’t be bothered strategically approaching sheep with a 22 so I grab the pump action choke is pretty tight don’t no what size it is but my finger doesn’t go to far in there , sheep at 40 no trouble head shots of course but even if you were aiming at the shoulder it would have the same effect it’s quite devastating.
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    Lever action .357? Semi Auto .22 magnum? I've never actually used buck shot on anything bigger than hares. At least if you use a rifle you can use 10 shot mags.
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    We used to shoot goats in the Hunuas using solids. Never lost one

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    Barefoot, buy a box of 12g solids and come out here and have a play on my range with my little tactical pump action on your way home one afternoon. It will give you an idea of accuracy. I also think I still have some double ought and know I have some number four buck shot that you can have a blast with.
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