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  • What is your favorite gun and load combo for pheasant hunting?

    What is your favorite gun and load combo for pheasant hunting?

  • #2
    I forgot to add to my question, what choke do you prefer?

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    • #3
      Mossberg 500 or a Browning 12 gauge.

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      • #4
        Beretta SXS modified and full choke #5 shot

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        • #5
          Browning Gold 12ga, mod. 2 3/4 #5 or #6

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          • #6
            12 gauge O/U or double with IC/Modified chokes.
            1 1/4 oz 6s when I shoot lead, which is rarely.
            1 1/8 oz steel 3 or 1 1/4 oz. Kent Tungsten-Matrix 5 or 6 for non-toxic

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            • #7
              Are three inch shells necessary or is 2 3/4 sufficient?

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              • #8
                12 gauge O/U or double with IC/Modified chokes.
                1 1/4 oz 6s when I shoot lead, which is rarely.
                1 1/8 oz steel 3 or 1 1/4 oz. Kent Tungsten-Matrix 5 or 6 for non-toxic

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                • #9
                  12 ga Kent Fastlead #5, 1 3/8's oz in a 2 3/4's in configuration through a modified choke. This combe will probably kill'em farther than most can hit them.

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                  • #10
                    My Browning Mod.2000/12Ga,23/4" Mod/Chock with a Mix of #71/2,#6,#6.

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                    • #11
                      I use Browning A-5 Light 12 with modified choke and Federal Hi-Velocity #6 shot. I think things are going to change this year though. Turns out my eyeballs are quite fragile (in addition to fragile retinas) so I have been ordered to acquire something with less recoil to hunt geese (I use 3" 870 shooting hard-kicking very high velocity steel). That Light 12 belts me pretty good shooting those loads. Also, for shooting over the flushing labs that gun and shell combination was excellent. However, my Brittany pup is really coming into her own so I'm thinking I'll need a more scattered pattern for closer shooting.

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                      • #12
                        And I should be able to get away with less punishing loads too.

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                        • #13

                          20 ga O/u, or same ga. autoloader, and 1 1/4 oz. of 6's. Make the bird be in range, and get out front...dead ringneck.

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                          • #14
                            Twenty gauge side-by-side double (IC&M) with #6 shot.

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                            • #15
                              Beretta 686 Silver pigeon 28 ga O/U with WW 1 oz loads of #6 shot will kill the biggest rooster if I am on target. OR my 687 EELL 12 ga with 1 oz loads of #6 or 5 shot with same results if I do my part.

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