Pheasant hunting

inchr48

10 pointer
May 14, 2013
1,261
NW Indiana
So how did it go? My wife just bought a 28 O/U and is looking forward to some bird hunting, as soon as this snow quits falling, and temps aren't single digits.
 

Bradford

Fawn
Jan 13, 2014
20
Well, I brought two guns and when we got up there it was so windy, I decided to go with the 12 gauge! Guys we're saying the birds were gone before they had a chance to shoot because of the wind! Having said that we got 11 out of 12 pheasant and 5 out of 6 chukar!
 

djs

Fawn
Jan 30, 2010
34
For pointed game farm birds, inside of 30 yards, a 28 should be fine. There used to be a couple of 1oz 28 loads available, essentially matching a field 20 G load too.
 

claynut69

6 pointer
Nov 14, 2007
329
pulaski, co
One thing to remember, whether you are shooting a 10ga or a .410 you are shooting the same size shot at the same velocity with the same amount of inertial force. The BIG difference is the size of the payload. the smaller the gauge the less forgiving the pattern.
 

Rodge_3210

Spike
Aug 5, 2005
62
Central, KY
I've hunted with a guy that carried a 28ga for several years out in N Dakota on wild birds. Our last hunt, he doubled on a pair of birds and knocked both dead. One thing I noticed was that he was selective on his shots and consequently, had no problems with a 28ga. Depends on the hunter. . . .
 

Bradford

Fawn
Jan 13, 2014
20
All good points! But I do agree with oldearnhardtfan, I got a little nervous when your paying for them birds and the 12 made it a
Title more comfortable!
 


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