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Offline jetjockey

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Re: 12 or 20 gauge for Wild birds
« Reply #60 on: September 01, 2018, 07:14:05 AM »
Sure, a one ounce load of 6's will do a great job of killing pheasants, but not at 50 to 60 yards.

Shhhh.  Donít tell this rooster.  He was smoked at about 50 yards with 7/8oz of #5ís at only 1125fps.  The only reason i donít shoot that load all the time is because itís a 100 year old gun that only comes out on occasion.

Btw.  I shot a new 12 bore last year that I got from a good friend after he passed away.  I lost more birds in one day last year with that 12 than I have the last two years combined. 


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Re: 12 or 20 gauge for Wild birds
« Reply #61 on: September 12, 2018, 05:33:30 PM »
28 if you have good dog.  All these were with a 28ga and all wild birds....

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Re: 12 or 20 gauge for Wild birds
« Reply #62 on: September 14, 2018, 01:40:02 PM »
28 if you have good dog.  All these were with a 28ga and all wild birds....
That is exactly the look I get from my dogs when I make them pose for a picture next to birds! Nice gun. I don't have any experience with a 28 but sub gauges intrigue me.
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Re: 12 or 20 gauge for Wild birds
« Reply #63 on: September 19, 2018, 09:18:14 PM »
I have two, 7/8 oz loads I use regularly. Packs a punch but easy to carry. I almost hunted exclusively with 28ga last year and did very well, almost too well.  It is fun to shoot and better to reload.

 

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