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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

My all time favorite grouse gun!
I also use a Single six, and a SP101, but the 22/45 is my favorite.

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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 »
.16 gauge shotgun
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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