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pheasant/quail load

Old 10-11-2012, 07:18 PM
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Since where I hunt we run across both bobwhite quail and pheasant. I was wondering what would be a good load/choke combo. As for the guns, I have 12ga auto, 16ga pump, 20ga auto/SxS, and a 28ga SxS. Season starts Nov. 10
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:55 PM
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People might not agree with this but i say #7 1/2 shot would work well.
#6 shot would work great for pheasant but might be "overkill" for quail.
I was always told that #7 1/2 will work for everything in my area (ruffed grouse,wood cock, bobwhite quail and the occasional pheasant).

I have downed everything from squirrels to blue herons with 7 1/2's.
The blue herons are pretty big birds but the #7 1/2s with a modified choke at 30 yards made quick 1 shot kills out of them.
Don't tell the wardens .
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:47 PM
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Fiocchi Golden Pheasant High-Velocity



As you head out to North or South Dakota your going to need to make a choice on ammunition. I can definitely recommend the Fiocchi Golden Pheasant High-Velocity shotgun shells. With a Muzzle velocity: 1,485 f.p.s. (2 3/4) we recommend the #4 shot for maximum range and take down capabilities. Give it a try!
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by thelukai1100 View Post
Don't tell the wardens .
You already did.
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