First shot gun ....in preparation for the season later on I will be trying out various ammo . started buying 2-3/4 , 1OZ # 6 (Remington) but looking for recommendations for fall squirrel and perhaps crow hunting , typically 20-40 yards. Seem to be difficult to find larger birdshot than # 6 ?? Was hoping for light recoil for jr to try as well .
This 870 comes with a modified choke (which i will stick with for the time being) and yes I was planing on eating the tree rats. Any recommendations on on-line vendor, brand and actual shot size/load , thanks in advance.
It's been 45 years since I hunted tree rats with a shotgun ...
May 16 2012, 3:41 AM
but from what I remember (with a 12 guage). #6 shot with regular power shells (say 1100 fps) had to pick through lots of shot when eating. #4 shot high power shells (say 1280 fps) went all the way through and no crunchy shot to eat around.
Where i grew up in Kansas, we had big fox squirrels, they would stay still long enough for a shot with a rifle. But in the South, they have greys, and they are constantly moving, almost necessary to use a shotgun.
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