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Thread: Grouse 12 ga shell questions

  1. #21
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    Re: Grouse 12 ga shell questions

    I see what you’re stabbing at and I think your insights into the subject are pretty irrefutable. That being said I believe, firmly, that a 20 gauge is still the answer to our man’s original problem. Newer shooters will shoot and ‘pattern’ a 20 better no matter what a Pro trap shooter is up to. Never found it lacking in the upland. Hell I started out with a 28g and a half crazed lab over 2 decades ago now and I think the old 28 probably still in the running as far as body count goes.

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    Re: Grouse 12 ga shell questions

    12 gauge 3.5 bb or tripple bbs lead always aim for breast.

  3. #23
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    Re: Grouse 12 ga shell questions

    Would like to hear some more replies on what make for a new 20 gauge pump .
    Arctic Lake
    Member of CCFR and BackCountry Hunters & Anglers Would encourage you all to join both today !

  4. #24
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    Re: Grouse 12 ga shell questions

    It’s not a pump Artic, the Weatherby SA08 compact in 20 had my eye for a bit, not sure if the PA08 was made in a compact.
    A lot of the areas I hunt the grouse can be a little thick with brush, so the compacts come in handy for those places.

  5. #25
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    Re: Grouse 12 ga shell questions

    I will try the modified choke this time but I will also bring the full choke this week. Thank you all for you valuable answers!!!

  6. #26
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    Re: Grouse 12 ga shell questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Lake View Post
    You fellas are recommending to the OP a 20 gauge can you recommend a good make . Are there ones with interchangeable chokes ? Maybe the two of us will learn something !
    Arctic Lake
    Thank You
    My personal choice is a Mossberg SA20 with some Carlson extended chokes.

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    Re: Grouse 12 ga shell questions

    Quote Originally Posted by MRP View Post
    Xxx turkey choke #6 shot
    I actually did this on Friday. Out for turkey and a ruffled flushed and I instinctively pulled on it... it didn’t have much left behind the breasts, but zero pellets in the meat. Legs and guts were MIA. I’m going to try not to do that again. Probably my best wing shot ever based on how tight the pattern would have been at the 15 yard distance!
    If we’re not supposed to eat animals, how come they’re made out of meat?

    BHA, BCWF, CCFR, PETA, Lever Action Addict.

  8. #28
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    Re: Grouse 12 ga shell questions

    I use 7 1/2 when the grouse if not too far and, if i think it is a bit far, i use no. 2 shots! It works very well and i almost never loose a grouse!

  9. #29
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    Re: Grouse 12 ga shell questions

    I would join your next rod and gun club and go trap or sporting clay shooting. In principle grouse can be killed by 6-shot from an upland load ( 1250 fps or faster ) with a tight choke (IM or full) out to 60y. Hitting is the issue.
    And practice is more fun and more useful than upgrading your gear.

    Also armoured grouse need 3.1/2 in sell and buckshot.....
    The 375 Ruger was improved the day it was necked down to 9.3 mm

  10. #30
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    Re: Grouse 12 ga shell questions

    Does no one use a 410 for Grouse. Holy smokes a 12 gauge any shot size is plenty for them. I use a 12 or 20 gauge for pheasant but make sure theres some distance out before shooting. Know your gun and its pattern , shoot some Clays once your connecting on them your ready for any flush.

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