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Tough choice between the Win Supremes and Federal high speed heavy magnums in factory goose loads. I went with the Winchesters as they reload better in my machine. I have had good experiences with any 3", 1 1/4 oz in the 1400 fps range in the 12ga. . I don't like the 1500 fps loads, one gives up 10% of the shot charge and a major increase in recoil for a minor increase in speed. I usually use size BB for smaller geese up to the size of snows and BBB for big geese. In my reloads, I go with B shot for snows.
Ducks I use 1 and 1/18 oz reloads mainly. A 1 oz load load of 3s in the previous velocity range is my typical load when shooting in harvested fields. If over water, the heavier load at the same velocity in 2s is used the most. If I am expecting mostly teal, woodies, or other small ducks, I will stick with the 3s and for divers I'll go with a 3", 1 1/4 oz load of 2s. I currently have two guns chambered for 3 1/2" but have only fired 1 long shell out of any of them. I have not found a need for them and if I do feel I need additional shot, I go with my 10 ga.
 
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