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Shot Size- What's best
Last Post 11 Sep 2009 07:54 AM by Porknbeans. 16 Replies.
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Foremost MediaUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:97 Foremost Media
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25 Aug 2009 03:17 PM
    What size shot do you use for pheasants and why?
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    #4 (1)
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    #6 (5)
     62%
    #7 (2)
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    Talking Shot Size-  See what field staff member Hill Billy has to say about SHOT SIZE FOR UPLAND BIRDS

    grouchyolddudeUser is Offline Happy Puppy Happy Puppy Send Private Message Posts:173 grouchyolddude
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    25 Aug 2009 04:09 PM
    hm.. guess that I'll risk an opinion, before reading hillbilly's preferrances..
    I shoot 6's at the farm/reserve, and like 4's for late season. But as a happy medium I like #5's, 3 inch, copper coated outta' my 20.
    LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO HUNT WITH AN UGLY GUN
    BrowndogUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:35 Browndog
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    25 Aug 2009 05:33 PM

    I also shoot copper-plated #5 from a 20ga. unless non-toxic is required(#4 steel)

    PorknbeansUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:542 Porknbeans
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    26 Aug 2009 09:07 AM
    Grouchy hit mine right on the head.
    Porknbeans Grand High Pooba of the Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
    grouchyolddudeUser is Offline Happy Puppy Happy Puppy Send Private Message Posts:173 grouchyolddude
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    26 Aug 2009 09:11 AM
    Posted By Porknbeans on 26 Aug 2009 09:07 AM
    Grouchy hit mine right on the head.


    hope it didn't leave a knot!...

    LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO HUNT WITH AN UGLY GUN
    PorknbeansUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:542 Porknbeans
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    26 Aug 2009 09:17 AM
    Nope, it's empty. It just sort of bounces actually.

    Porknbeans Grand High Pooba of the Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
    grouchyolddudeUser is Offline Happy Puppy Happy Puppy Send Private Message Posts:173 grouchyolddude
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    26 Aug 2009 09:19 AM
    haaaaaaaaaa!
    LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO HUNT WITH AN UGLY GUN
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    26 Aug 2009 09:29 AM
    I shoot a O/U so in my first barrel I use 7 shot and in the second 6 shot. In the late season the 6 shot is replaced with 5 shot......Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    26 Aug 2009 11:46 AM
    One thing nobody has mentioned is that your shot size should be worked out with the perfect choke. The range of your shots, over a pointer or flusher and things like that should be taken into account.......Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    26 Aug 2009 01:41 PM
    I like 6's out of my 20ga less holes in pattern and that's what works for me. But 7's in magnum lead reloaded like but on just about everything. But you just can't go out and buy them.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    Capt. HookUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:19 Capt. Hook
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    26 Aug 2009 05:20 PM
    I use mostly # 6's. But, for wild birds I like to use 4's
    "His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. He has promised to wait for me..whenever... wherever — in case I need him. And I expect I will — as I always have. He is just my dog." Gene Hill
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    26 Aug 2009 05:48 PM
    Hillbilly, I use all Remington Gun Club Cases and reload them with this recipe. It works good for me. Really any modern Remington Case will work.

    Remington 209 Primer

    17.8 grs Longshot

    SP20 wad

    1 ounce 7 shot

    Pressure12000 Speed 1220FPS..................Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    BobUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:550 Bob
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    26 Aug 2009 05:49 PM
    Capt. Hook I like your signature line it is so true........Bob
    My Dog And I Are A Team. We Practice Every Day. I Always Trust Tony, He Knows More Than I do.
    Capt. HookUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:19 Capt. Hook
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    31 Aug 2009 09:02 PM
    Thanks Bob,

    I had never heard of Gene Hill untill I went to a semiar at the PF in Madison. So, as the curious man that I am, I looked up the author and just fell in love with most of his stuff. For any of us on here, mostly everything that this man writes hits close to the heart.
    "His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. He has promised to wait for me..whenever... wherever — in case I need him. And I expect I will — as I always have. He is just my dog." Gene Hill
    PorknbeansUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:542 Porknbeans
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    10 Sep 2009 08:56 AM
    Gene Hill is a great writer. I also like the stuff from Tom Davis as a more contemporary version.
    Porknbeans Grand High Pooba of the Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    10 Sep 2009 08:59 AM
    I'm sorry that I'm not familiar with his writing but you all can enlighten my.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    PorknbeansUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:542 Porknbeans
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    11 Sep 2009 07:54 AM
    Porknbeans Grand High Pooba of the Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
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