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chokes used for rabbit

Old 01-01-2014, 09:44 PM
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what choke do you guys prefer for rabbit Ive used mod. for the most part but cilinder bore for tight places
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:24 AM
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Depends on the range I'm hunting, but usually I play with 6 shot and a full choke out of a .410, or 7 1/2 shot out of a modified. In tight places, I may use 8's or 9's out of a an improved or cylinder (if I have it).
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:00 AM
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We use 6 or 8 shot with .410. We found that bigger shotguns (while easier to hit rabbits) typically put too much shot in the rabbit and were hit really hard. What size shotgun are you using? We reload our own shells, it allows you to play around with different loads and see what works best for you.

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Old 01-02-2014, 11:43 AM
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only .410 and no. 6 shot .i like full choke only for head shot.
but i dont hunt rabbits anymore here in pa do to ticks i see hanging from their necks.
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Old 01-08-2014, 03:52 PM
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im using a 20ga.
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:14 PM
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When rabbits were abundant and my uncle had a good dog before I was old enough paintbrush used 20ga and mod choke mainly.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:46 PM
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I, and most the guys I know that grew up out west, use a .22.
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by flags View Post
I, and most the guys I know that grew up out west, use a .22.
That's 'cuz a lot of us western hillbillies grew up eating the rabbits we shot, and a single hole in the head doesn't ruin nearly as much meat as blasting them with shot! Egg, flour, all spice, and some peanut oil and bunny nuggets came together pretty quick for lunch.

Pretty common "tradition" among old timers around here to teach kids to hunt by having them stalk and shoot rabbits. Gotta move stealthily and gotta shoot straight. Shotgunning them felt like cheating when I was a kid!
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:05 PM
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I use a 12 gauge with 7 shot and an improved cylinder... you guys must be better shots than I am.
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