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Discussion in 'Upland Game Forum' started by Cascade Hunter, Apr 26, 2002.
I like using 7 1/2 for quail.
6's for Pheasants, 7 1/2 or 8 for Grouse.
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.
#5 for pheasants
#9 for dove
#8 for quail
7.5s for dove and snipe, usually 8s for Rail (they get up close)
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...
# 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.
I use 7 1/2 for grouse and woodcock. I will use a heavy game load if the leaves are still up.
6's for pheasants and. late season grouse7.5 for woodcock.
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.