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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.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2017, 09:55:32 AM by mdbuck5x5 »

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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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