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20 ga for grouse....
« on: July 18, 2011, 08:38:17 PM »
So I am going to be using a 20 ga. full choke for grouse this year and was wondering what size shot I should be using?.....I saw another post about .410-20 ga and what to use for a modified choke, but what should i be using for full choke.....I was  thinking #7 to a #9 target load should work fine but wanted some more opinions....
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Re: 20 ga for grouse....
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 08:47:57 PM »
I'd go with 6's but 7 1/2's would be ok too.

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Re: 20 ga for grouse....
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 08:48:31 PM »
I use copper plated 6's in my O/U and it kills them dead
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Re: 20 ga for grouse....
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2011, 08:54:08 PM »
I carry a 20ga for grouse all the time and have always shot #6's with a full choke and have never had a problem.

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Re: 20 ga for grouse....
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011, 09:26:37 PM »
I've settled on #6 shot for my Franchi O/U with modified choke for the first shot and full for the second. You don't want to go too tight on the choke for a close in shot or you won't have much bird left for the grille. Makes for an interesting "feather cloud" though....

If you are thinking about going for the big blues in the high country, you may even go to a #5 shot. They are some big birds.

Save the #9 for quail.
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Re: 20 ga for grouse....
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 09:33:42 PM »
I'd go with 6's but 7 1/2's would be ok too.
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Re: 20 ga for grouse....
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011, 09:52:19 PM »
I've settled on #6 shot for my Franchi O/U with modified choke for the first shot and full for the second. You don't want to go too tight on the choke for a close in shot or you won't have much bird left for the grille. Makes for an interesting "feather cloud" though....

If you are thinking about going for the big blues in the high country, you may even go to a #5 shot. They are some big birds.

Save the #9 for quail.

Well, i dont have an option for the choke due to it being a single shot with a full choke and no threads for other options....My other question is most shots that we had last year were at 15ft +/-....I am just hoping that a full choke and #6's wont totally annialate the poor bird...I may just aim high and pray...
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Re: 20 ga for grouse....
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 09:57:14 PM »
Head shoot them always.
 
#6 shot size.
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Re: 20 ga for grouse....
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2011, 10:09:15 PM »
Thanks you guys...Very helpful...
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Re: 20 ga for grouse....
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2011, 10:10:37 PM »
I'd go with 6's but 7 1/2's would be ok too.

 Would have to agree with Bobcat cant go wrong with either of those.

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Re: 20 ga for grouse....
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2011, 10:14:10 PM »
Has anyone ever tried a sling shot for this? :dunno:
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Re: 20 ga for grouse....
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2011, 10:25:42 PM »
Has anyone ever tried a sling shot for this? :dunno:

Someone I know has killed them with a slingshot, but the only problem with it, is that it's illegal.

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Re: 20 ga for grouse....
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2011, 10:35:30 PM »
You think that since it might be way harder to do that it would be a legal method of hunting them. :dunno:
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Re: 20 ga for grouse....
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2011, 10:40:25 PM »
You think that since it might be way harder to do that it would be a legal method of hunting them. :dunno:

I think there concern is that the shot won't kill them....not all sling shots give enough UUMMPH
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Re: 20 ga for grouse....
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2011, 10:50:08 PM »
6's and 4's would be my choice.
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