Shot Size

Discussion in 'Upland Game Forum' started by Cascade Hunter, Apr 26, 2002.

What size shot do you normally use?

  1. 9

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 8

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. 8 1/2

    0 vote(s)
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  4. 7 1/2

    36 vote(s)
    48.0%
  5. 6

    28 vote(s)
    37.3%
  6. Other

    7 vote(s)
    9.3%
  1. the big bumper

    the big bumper Refuge Member

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    I like using 7 1/2 for quail.
     
  2. Neapolis

    Neapolis Senior Refuge Member

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    6's for Pheasants, 7 1/2 or 8 for Grouse.
     
  3. Rail

    Rail Elite Refuge Member

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    With 12 ga. I use 7 1/2 for everything.. I'll throw a 6 in for the 3rd shell in late season.. In my 20 ga (which I use a lot) I also use 7 1/2 for early season and then 6's later on.. This year I finished up an old case of #7 3" 20 ga shells... They really did the trick on pheasants.. I hunt over Pointers so I very rarely take a shot over 20 yds.
     
  4. Hunt The Duck

    Hunt The Duck Elite Refuge Member

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    #5 for pheasants
    #9 for dove
    #8 for quail
     
  5. Floridaboy

    Floridaboy Moderator

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    7.5s for dove and snipe, usually 8s for Rail (they get up close)
     
  6. Pantherdux

    Pantherdux Moderator - MN forum / Photography Moderator

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    7 1/2 does the trick for me.....but what ever i have around also works...even steel left over from the ducks I don't shoot...
     
  7. 870Wing

    870Wing Senior Refuge Member

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    # 8 for woodcock.
    # 7 1/2 early season ruffed grouse (Sept-Oct)
    # 6 late season ruffed grouse (Nov-Dec)

    All shot out of a sweet handling little 20 gauge Wingmaster.

    Take care

    870Wing
     
  8. Todder

    Todder Refuge Member

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    I use 7 1/2 for grouse and woodcock. I will use a heavy game load if the leaves are still up.
     
  9. PA Marsh Man

    PA Marsh Man New Member

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    6's for pheasants and. late season grouse7.5 for woodcock.
     
  10. RCG

    RCG Senior Refuge Member

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    7.5 is the largest I'll use for grouse. I have used target loads out of my 12ga. Target loads have proven effective on grouse for me. I do not shoot long distances because I do not dog to assist me.
     

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