Pheasant shotgun education needed...

Discussion in 'Upland Game Forum' started by olepal, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. olepal

    olepal Elite Refuge Member

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    Ok guys, for the first time in my 64 (almost 65) years, I may get to pheasant hunt in SD, MN, or maybe IA this year. Here is my question.

    I own the following:

    Browning Auto-5 Belgian Light Twelve - 28" Full Choke

    Browning Auto-5 Magnum w/Invector chokes. I have a 30" barrel and a 28" barrel for this gun. I also have normal invector chokes and a few extended/ported chokes.

    What, in your opinion (please, no arguing), might make the best set up to reach out and get a rooster?

    Many thanks,

    olepal
     
  2. WABBIT-SLAYER

    WABBIT-SLAYER Senior Refuge Member

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    If you are restricted to just those 2, I would take the magnum with 28" barrel and I.C. & Mod. chokes. Be warned, that sucker is going to get heavy in a hurry!
     
  3. cancan

    cancan Elite Refuge Member

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    Just remember if you hunt on Fed WPA's you'll need to use steel..... I hunt out there with steel only that way I don't have to worry about swapping loads or if I have lead on me by accident. Most times I shoot 20 ga #4's steel for phez, calm nice days you can get away with 6's......I hunt over pointing dogs so most of my shots when the dogs get them pinned are at closer ranges.
     

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