Pheasant hunting

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Bradford, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. trapshooter

    trapshooter 6 pointer

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    i like the 28 ga. win or rem supersport 7 1/2 shot 1300 fps keep your shots close, fun little shotgun. good luck. trapshooter
     
  2. Mob169"

    Mob169" 6 pointer

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    You'll be fine. Don't listen to the naysayers
     
  3. Bradford

    Bradford Fawn

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    I just got a Benelli 28 gauge legacy so I have to give it a wirl!
     
  4. inchr48

    inchr48 10 pointer

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    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.
     
  5. Bradford

    Bradford Fawn

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    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!
     
  6. dipits

    dipits 8 pointer

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    The 28 being lighter and quicker you might have got them all.

    HA HA
     
  7. OldEarnhardtFan

    OldEarnhardtFan 10 pointer

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    I just don't think hitting the south end of a northbound pheasant with the 28 will be enough unless it's a really close flush!
     
  8. djs

    djs Fawn

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    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.
     
  9. dipits

    dipits 8 pointer

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    Another big if on this subject is who is pulling the trigger.
     
  10. claynut69

    claynut69 6 pointer

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    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.
     
  11. Rodge_3210

    Rodge_3210 Spike

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    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. . . .
     
  12. OldEarnhardtFan

    OldEarnhardtFan 10 pointer

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    Good point Rodge. I guess when I only can put up 6 or 8 birds a year, I can't afford to be that selective so I like the 12 for the added lead I can throw!
     
  13. Bradford

    Bradford Fawn

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    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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