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#13588011 - 02/21/19 Blue grouse  
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I have an old sauer 16 ga. with hammers 27 1/2" full and full barrels and it weights less than 6lbs.the shots will be between 30 and 50 yards.I was wondering what brand and shot size ammo out there would be good for this?......Thanks

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#13588210 - 02/21/19 Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek]  
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Before you start,check the chamber for proper length. A lo of older guns have shorter chamber for older wad type ammo and the new star crimp ones get opened up in the forcing cone.Not good.

#6 shot will do fine


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#13588242 - 02/21/19 Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek]  
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It was opened up for 2 3/4 at some point .

#13588331 - 02/21/19 Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek]  
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I would say 6 shot. But that's just me!


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#13588355 - 02/21/19 Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek]  
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When I was growing up, a friend of mine had two really nice Ithaca 16's. He always shot Kynoch shells with #4 shot well on ruffed grouse and ring necks. Good luck in your search. Maybe buy a few different brands to see how they pattern in your gun.


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#13589609 - 02/21/19 Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek]  
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I like 5's for blues.. Some are quite large.. 6's also work well..


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#13594025 - 02/23/19 Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek]  
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Never shot one with a shotgun...but Im guessing WCH is right...5s


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#13594199 - 02/23/19 Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek]  
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#6 shot would be a good choice.

#13594789 - 02/23/19 Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek]  
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Thanks for the great info.I will check out RST so I can keep my pressure lower.I will get some 5 and 6 shot loads to pattern.I also have 1 box of old super X 4 shot that came with the gun 2 9/16 shells.

#13595012 - 02/23/19 Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek]  
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Blues are a favorite hunt for us, and 5s seem to work best, especially latter when the feathers are thicker. 6s are not a bad choice, nor are 4s, but I stay with 5s. We need the range often that 5s have, and we need the better pattern density than with 4s. Just my $0.02. Blues can be BIG! wink

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#13600925 - 02/25/19 Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek]  
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Great photo and love that sling.I will be hunting along the edge of woulds next to ski runs and some will be far and open so I will order some 5's today to pattern.

#13623776 - 03/04/19 Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek]  
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#13645159 - 03/11/19 Re: Blue grouse [Re: Costillacreek]  
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I like 5s for about everything anymore. I do use 6s for turkey heads.



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