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Offline JasonG

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Grouse, with .22?
« on: August 13, 2017, 08:00:00 AM »
How many guys/ girls hunt grouse with .22s ? What's your go to Grouse gun?

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 08:33:51 AM »
I usually take my 20 gauge for grouse, but there have been times when I was in the woods during grouse season and only had my Ruger 22 pistol. Also have shot grouse with a Ruger 10/22, and if I were going to hunt grouse with a 22 that's the gun I would choose.

My 11 year old daughter may be going grouse hunting with me this year if she passes her hunter education course this week, and if she does she'll be using her little single shot Savage Rascal.

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 09:44:46 AM »
I always like using my win 410 but my go to is my ruger mark 1. I enjoy the challenge of it.
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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 10:02:35 AM »
Back when I was a kid (a long time ago) all I knew was shooting grouse with a 22. Dad gave me a Remington model 521 in .22 lr. By the way, I still have this gun. We always carried this gun in the jeep " just in case" we saw a grouse, but we were usually deer hunting back then..

Today I take a shotgun. Not that the .22 isn't effective. But when I go out I am usually targeting grouse and I have the dogs with me. Using the shotgun has allowed me to get a second bird several times when it flushed after I have shot the first bird.

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 11:58:47 AM »
First 3 days  Mathews with a turkey adder behind a field point   :tup: :tup: :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: After all it is archery season  :bash:   Than after the shotgunners scare them around switch to the 10/22  :yike:   Dinner served !!!
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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 11:59:37 AM »
Browning buckmark with a red dot. Lethal and easy to carry.

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 04:37:31 PM »
Walther P22 and a green crimson trace laser.


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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 05:18:51 PM »
I carry a S&W Model 41 .22 pistol during modern deer just for grouse. Always makes for good camp meat!

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 06:55:06 PM »
Betcher @$$!

And I will be doing it again in a couple of weeks.  With a newer Ruger pistol!
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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 07:36:55 PM »
looking forward to putting a few feathers in the air with a new 410. I always have the ruger 3 target hunter near by to
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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 07:45:23 PM »
When we were kids, the go to gun was a O/U .22 & 20 gauge.

I carried a .22 Ruger single six for years during rifle elk.

Than a 20 ga behind the seat a few years. The last few years the grouse have fallen to my .410 ,Judge,Circuit Judge, or Bond Hand Cannons.

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 08:40:42 PM »
That's a killer O/U combination ghosthunter  :tup:
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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2017, 09:15:26 PM »
When we were kids, the go to gun was a O/U .22 & 20 gauge.

Hell ya!  First gun my pop got for us boys was a savage O/U 20 gauge/.22. Shot a TON of franklin, ruffled, and blue grouse with that combo
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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2017, 09:24:11 PM »
my colt huntsman .22 has taken a lot of grouse

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2017, 09:32:18 PM »
the 22 bird shot is really effective also, killed a couple rattle snakes with them a few weeks ago. gives you a little room for error on the aiming as well

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2017, 08:21:38 AM »
I prefer the .22, I know there won't be a surprise  BB buried somewhere in the meat.
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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2017, 10:35:46 AM »
Pretty much all I used growing up.  Still use a .22 if I'm not big game hunting. 

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2017, 07:07:31 PM »
Pretty much all I used growing up.  Still use a .22 if I'm not big game hunting. 

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2017, 07:21:12 PM »
I have a 36 year old Mark 1 that will be with me at all times this year.  Can't wait. 
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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2017, 08:36:01 PM »
I have a 36 year old Mark 1 that will be with me at all times this year.  Can't wait.

I love the old Mark 1&2 pistols. The knuckle of my thumb not so much when I was a kid.
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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2017, 12:48:40 PM »
this thread makes me want a Ruger 22/45 real bad. Anyone have any suggestions for the best place to buy a used one? Getting tired of picking out pellets

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2017, 12:51:13 PM »
this thread makes me want a Ruger 22/45 real bad. Anyone have any suggestions for the best place to buy a used one? Getting tired of picking out pellets
That's why my family uses 22 ,no pellets

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2017, 01:03:23 PM »
I normally use the 20 gauge barrel on my TC Encore system.  I have one of those rare 20 smooth bore barrels.  If I can I use my favorite gun of all time which would be the CZ 452 FS.  Can take the head off a grouse every time within 60 yards.

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2017, 01:15:33 PM »
usually a 20 o/u savage
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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2017, 02:35:37 PM »
this thread makes me want a Ruger 22/45 real bad. Anyone have any suggestions for the best place to buy a used one? Getting tired of picking out pellets

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