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Discussion in 'Upland Game Forum' started by Creek Henry, Aug 7, 2012.
What ever Walmart has on sale.
Its doves...................not rocket science.
1 oz of 8's through a mod choked 16ga Remington Model 58.
Those are sweet guns, aren't they? I have one in 12. Never had a gun fit me that well. What's your's choked to?
Used mine all last year, except for ducks.
Has anyone noticed a big difference in performance between #7.5 and #8? I gave up on trying to get #9 to work (no range and very effected by wind) and #6 don't pattern dense enough, imo... not in 1oz anyway.
The pellet count for 1 1/8oz #7.5 is the same as 1oz #8 so if recoil is about the same, I guess it is all about getting the cheaper shell. But, hey, we always look for ways to get more birds in the bag with fewer shots!
I prefer the 1 1/8 of #8's, just a good dense pattern. When I hunted white wings in TX, #6's worked well for me.
Last 16ga remington to be built on a scaled frame.
I use mine on ducks on occasion as well.
I'll use 6's late in the season. We have a late dove season that overlaps rabbit and quail. I'll carry 6's to cover all my bases though they are really too big for quail.
For the 12 ga., I generally prefer a 1 1/8th oz load of #7 1/2's... #6's if it is longer shooting (I get a nice dense pattern in a full choke).
Usually I play around with my Browning O/U 20 ga. a bit, but this season it was the only gun I used. We were shooting a few Euro's and pigeons as well. A 7/8 oz load of #7 1/2's is a good load, with 1 oz of #6's in the top barrel for longer shots or to help out with a Euro or Pigeon... I shot the gun so well, I am considering taking it duck hunting this season.
I get pretty good patterns with #6's in the 20 ga., and for valley quail a 1 oz load of #6's is my standard load. I have a lot less cripples and lost birds with this load (as cripples are frequently unrecoverable in the terrain I hunt for quail).
The Euro's in our area are a tough bird... Not quite as tough as a pigeon, but a lot tougher than a mourning dove:
I'll probably go mod/full also on Euros also when they start getting more common. I"ve seen a few around here, but not many. They are big for doves.
I want to get in to feed-lot pidgeon hunting but I didn't garner any interest from the feelers I put on (to ranchers in the area). #6 shot would probably be best for those flying hogs
I use 1/2oz. # 8 1/2 shot in the 2 1/2" .410 for doves here in Kentucky... Shoot a Winchester Model 42, 28" bbl. with mod choke.
I've been shooting 1 oz of 7.5 shot out of my 12 gauge. Chokes are Cyl and IC in my o/u.