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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 »
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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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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2017, 04:05:25 PM »
Anyone use a Browning Buckmark?

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2017, 07:17:32 PM »
When i was 15 I spent two months worth of berry picking money to buy a brand new Savage model 24DL 22LR/20GA 3" chamber.  I shot the head off of a lot of grouse with open sights and that gun when I was a kid.  :tup:  Rarely used the 20GA, 'cause even though I was deadly with the rifle I couldn't hit anything with the shotgun.   :yike:  It's still in the safe, but I don't use it any more.   :IBCOOL:
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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2017, 07:47:05 PM »
When i was 15 I spent two months worth of berry picking money to buy a brand new Savage model 24DL 22LR/20GA 3" chamber.  I shot the head off of a lot of grouse with open sights and that gun when I was a kid.  :tup:  Rarely used the 20GA, 'cause even though I was deadly with the rifle I couldn't hit anything with the shotgun.   :yike:  It's still in the safe, but I don't use it any more.   :IBCOOL:
Between the two of us we have one good gun. I can't hit much with the .22 barrel on my 24.

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2017, 08:10:51 PM »
Probably use my ruger mark III now that it finally got bloody. It's the only gun I have successfully killed anything with. 

My fear with grouse is actually my own death, it's pretty rare I see those things until they are flushing right under my feet.
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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2017, 08:51:47 PM »
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similar to this one pictured.
Of course my dad using .22 bird shot killed a grouse a few times with his .22 pistol. If I did it I'd take my dads old .22 rifle loaded with bird shot and LR.
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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2017, 09:20:58 PM »
Gonna be using my new Buckmark this year, my wife just gave it to me tonight for our 1 year wedding anniversary! I'm super stoked, I saw this model with the aluminum bull barrel about a long ago on sale cheap, and didn't get it.

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2017, 03:01:10 PM »
Anyone use a Browning Buckmark?

See my earlier post. Best little grouse gun I've ever owned. Accurate as hell and fun to shoot.

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2017, 02:12:53 PM »
Anyone use a Browning Buckmark?

See my earlier post. Best little grouse gun I've ever owned. Accurate as hell and fun to shoot.

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2017, 10:27:07 AM »
Im cant wait! Gonna be trying out my new .22/.410 over under! Its a funky little gun made by Chiappa. Nothing too fancy but its fun as hell to shoot!

That aluminum barrel buckmark is beauty. I also love shooting grouse with my bull barrel MK IV ruger. I have a thing for 22's!

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2017, 11:03:35 AM »
I've taken more grouse with a Ruger Mark II target model than any other weapon, second would be archery with a 1/2" washer behind a field point (poor man's judo).  A fair number with shotgun, a few with a .30-06 (crosshairs just above the head, otherwise you'll blow it up).  One each with my everyday carry .380s, a Ruger LCP and Sig P238.
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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2017, 09:36:25 AM »
First 1 of 2017. As blues love to do he flushed and flew to a nearby tree. Popped him in the lower neck on the 2nd shot at about 50 yds.

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2017, 04:11:58 PM »
And 3 more to end the weekend. Ruffs this time. :)

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2017, 04:24:16 PM »
Anyone use a suppressed .22?  I'm thinking that would be the ultimate grouse getter.


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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2017, 04:32:26 PM »
Anyone use a suppressed .22?  I'm thinking that would be the ultimate grouse getter.

Not yet, but hopefully soon.  Planning on taking my 22/45 with red dot and suppressor along for the ride this fall whenever I can get out.

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2017, 06:49:53 PM »
The boys only let me get one this weekend.

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2017, 06:38:54 PM »
How many grouse have died by way of a Ruger 22 pistol....its gotta be in the billions  :chuckle:

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Re: Grouse, with .22?
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2017, 06:51:56 PM »
Never owned a shotgun till this year. My dad started me at 8 with a marlin mod 60 and I killed everything with that gun till I bought a buddy's savage MKII and killed em with that till a few years ago. Now I've got a Chiappa 22/410 that took 2 dozen last year. 3 this year.
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