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Old 08-01-2008, 07:11 PM
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what number shot do you prefer for pheasant?
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:16 PM
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Earlier in the season I'll use 1 1/8oz 7 1/2 shot as the birds are usually at close range when they flush. Later in the season after birds have been hunted and cover depleted,I will go to 6 shot. If its really windy in the late season, I use 4's.
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:52 AM
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I have always liked 5 or 6 shot.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:13 PM
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i like 7.5. I just like the few extra pellets in my pattern
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:14 PM
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7.5 here as well. As cowboy said, I like the extra pellets in the pattern. Know your effective range and they work very well.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:02 AM
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:35 AM
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:00 AM
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If it's my semi then.... #7 1/2 then #7 1/2 and last shot #6, as I figure that when they get further away I need a little more help with the distance and the heavier shot helps.
Later in the season I go #7 1/2 then #6 then #6.

If it's my double then 1st barrel = #7 1/2 and 2nd barrel = #6
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:41 PM
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20 ga mod choke remington 23/4" #5 1 oz
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:43 PM
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I usually go with 2 3/4" 1 1/2 oz #6 at 1300fps.
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