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Old 09-13-2013, 08:36 PM
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well to start the season grousing i shoot the first couple with my 300wsm. just to make sure its shooting where its supposed to be. take there heads off and then get old painless out. my remington 870 express with the turkey choke on. yes i shoot em on the ground. the forests are thick here in wa state. aim at or above there heads with #6 shot. you would be amazed at the lack of pellets in the breasts. my brown lab takes over from there.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:57 PM
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Gentlemen this is a game of sport using a shotgun and I shoot all birds in the "air". I shoot turkeys in Missouri on the ground, not in the roost OK.

My favorite pheasant gun is a 16 ga Belgium Browning with full choke. My favorite quail gun is a Remington 1100 in 20 ga. English stock, using improved mod choke.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:43 AM
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I use my Benjamin Marauder Pistol in .22 caliber wearing it's carbine stock to take grouse heads off while archery hunting. I have turned my kids, my neighbor, and other friends on to taking them this way too. It is a quiet way to harvest camp meat while hunting for big game.

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Old 09-29-2014, 11:49 PM
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If I just have to take a generic shotgun in the field for Grouse, I either take my Browning BSS in 12 gauge (the one with the English stock). Or I'd take my Beretta A390 in 20 gauge. I've used 870's, 1100's, and Beretta A series autos in the past. None are perfect for sure. Sometimes I take a 12 gauge O/U, and it works better than the others. But my all time favorite is a cheap 20 gauge O/U that I've owned for thirty years. Patterns well with everything from eights up to fours. It's a true box lock with a double bead rib. My only complaint is that it's a 20 gauge instead of a 16 gauge or 28 gauge.

The best bird gun is a 16 gauge SS built on a 20 gauge frame. Stocked with an English cut, and a splinter fore end. In other words a Bernadelli Hemingway
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:32 AM
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Gentlemen this is a game of sport using a shotgun and I shoot all birds in the "air". I shoot turkeys in Missouri on the ground, not in the roost OK.

My favorite pheasant gun is a 16 ga Belgium Browning with full choke. My favorite quail gun is a Remington 1100 in 20 ga. English stock, using improved mod choke.
Grouse taste so good that a sitting grouse is a gift from GOD.
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:58 AM
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I used to take my Remington 1100 special field but I haven't in years. I actually thought of selling it, they don't make them anymore. Which is a shame because they were such nice guns. Short and fast.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:12 PM
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when I get a chance to get out bird hunting (lately it's been next to never as I am working too much) I use my Winchester sx2 3.5" with 2 3/4" field loads. If the birds are out there I'll switch to a turkey choke and hand loaded buffered #3's (or bigger). That'll knock a rooster or grouse on it's butt out past 80 yards if you are up to it. I've even knocked a few down around the 100 yard mark. I really do not care if they are flying or sitting when I shoot them, but the bounce when they hit the deck from a wing shot sure is satisfying.
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