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#7087794 - 11/18/12 09:21 PM Head shots only.
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Registered: 09/20/12
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Loc: Idaho, Clearwater County.
Me and Sally the dog, went for a little walk this morning and managed to harvest a few of the local Quail.


Upon cleaning, I was suprised to see that none of the pellets had hit the breasts.


Now I ask ya,,,, is that good shooting or what? grin

(Course, it might just be an indication that I only connect on straight away shots. blush )
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#7088236 - 11/19/12 12:08 AM Re: Head shots only. [Re: FieldGrade]
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Registered: 07/24/01
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Loc: Banana Belt, Montana
Well done!

I wish we had quail in Montana, but I get to Idaho often enough not to feel too bad about it--and Huns aren't a bad substitute.

I like the shotgun too....
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#7088334 - 11/19/12 12:43 AM Re: Head shots only. [Re: Mule Deer]
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Registered: 09/20/12
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Loc: Idaho, Clearwater County.
Thanks
I was just amazed how clean they were. Almost looked store bought.
Well,,, cept for that one unaccounted for leg.

Plenty of Huns around here too, although the Pheasant numbers are so good this year, I haven't really chased em.
Early season Huns IMO are about the best bird out there for working a young dog.
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#7088413 - 11/19/12 01:06 AM Re: Head shots only. [Re: FieldGrade]
DonFischer Offline
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Registered: 09/08/06
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That is a nice looking gun! Sorta looks like an AyA?

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#7088500 - 11/19/12 01:30 AM Re: Head shots only. [Re: DonFischer]
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Registered: 09/20/12
Posts: 4608
Loc: Idaho, Clearwater County.
Thanks, it was my retirement present.

20ga Merkel IC/Mod
Handles like a dream despite the single trigger.

It's about all I use any more.
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#7088948 - 11/19/12 03:22 AM Re: Head shots only. [Re: FieldGrade]
luv2safari Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 14802
Loc: NW NV & Far NW MT
Do you give shooting lessons?? laugh

I'll bring my own gun. wink
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#7095837 - 11/21/12 03:39 AM Re: Head shots only. [Re: luv2safari]
Cheesy Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 6745
Loc: SW Missouri
Wishing we had quail around here worth chasing.

Been looking at a few Merkel 1620's as well, double trigger only though. smile

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#7097143 - 11/21/12 04:45 PM Re: Head shots only. [Re: Cheesy]
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Registered: 09/20/12
Posts: 4608
Loc: Idaho, Clearwater County.
Originally Posted By: Cheesy
Wishing we had quail around here worth chasing.

Been looking at a few Merkel 1620's as well, double trigger only though. smile


I also prefer double triggers, but I sure ain't gonna look a gift horse in the mouth. Especially when it's a Merkel.

Shame what's happened to America's Quail population.
Progress and technology huh?
I'd hardly call it progress, but that's another thread.
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#7101611 - 11/22/12 11:06 PM Re: Head shots only. [Re: FieldGrade]
Jericho Offline
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Registered: 05/28/02
Posts: 6058
Believe it or not, the first PA grouse I ever shot only had
one pellet wound to the head.

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#7143346 - 12/04/12 07:53 PM Re: Head shots only. [Re: FieldGrade]
TexasPhotog Offline
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Registered: 04/09/10
Posts: 1773
Nice! Looks like fun and I like that shotgun. I wish we had quail around here!
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