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beefcake
08-31-2010, 06:33 PM
I see alot of on chokes in this forum (good stuff) does anyone load 2 different shot size(for a double gun) I will load NP# 5 1/2 shot out of the IC and NP#4 out of the MOD barrel.

FCSpringer
08-31-2010, 07:59 PM
1 oz Kent 7,1/2 1450fps, bottom barrel 1st shot Mod, and 1,1/4 oz PF federal premium load at 1500fps in a IM choke 5 or 6 shot, for the second. All 2 and 3/4". With my last gun it was same load but the IM and full for follow up. Different patterns on the two guns.

BritChaser
08-31-2010, 08:04 PM
I see alot of on chokes in this forum (good stuff) does anyone load 2 different shot size(for a double gun) I will load NP# 5 1/2 shot out of the IC and NP#4 out of the MOD barrel.

You, sir, with your crafty chokes and loads, are not what pheasants want to trifle with, no sir! Mixing up chokes and loads is very effective -- and deadly.

Bullet1
08-31-2010, 08:13 PM
You mean that you shoot more than once at the same pheasant????? LOL!

Dakotazeb
09-01-2010, 02:24 PM
I shoot IC/Mod and use the same load of #6 shot in both barrels of my 16 ga.

bobeyerite
09-01-2010, 03:00 PM
I shoot mainly light mod and mod I use 7 shot (not 7.5 shot) with the light mod and 6's with the mod.........Bob

cheesy
09-01-2010, 03:05 PM
When carrying a double, 90% of the time its IC and M with 1 3/8 oz of 5's.

With my auto, its 90% M with 1 3/8 oz of 5's.

copheasanthunter
09-02-2010, 02:50 PM
Bob, that is exactly what I use, I load the 7s up to 1350 fps and they are devastating for the first shot over pointing dogs

winchester21
09-02-2010, 04:14 PM
I shoot full choke whenever possible in all of my guns and gauges. My only double, the Model 21 Win has Mod/Full. I like having the longer range capability and usuallyhave the patience to let the close ones get out a bit.

For shot, I'll shoot whatever I've got but if I was only allowed one size, it'd be a hot load of 5's.

Perhaps this will change with the addition of my new GWP pup but old habits die hard.

oscar
09-06-2010, 06:45 PM
I shoot a Red Label and use 5's in the skeet barrel and then a 4 in the modified barrel.

Thor
09-06-2010, 07:11 PM
I shoot an autoloader and choose the choke everyday depending on the conditions, number of hunters and dogs etc. I bring chokes and a wrench with me when I go, and change if I am posting. I ususally shoot steel shot with I.C.

Shadow
09-13-2010, 02:17 PM
I used to use just light 8 shot in skeet tubes- been using 7.5's last year- worked up a nice 7 shot 1 once load- skeet tubes- but I only shoot at pointed and held birds -shooting is rather fast and up close though

Brittchaser- Lawrence- hum- I've got 4 Britt's and Lawrence is quite familiar:)

BritChaser
09-13-2010, 02:44 PM
I used to use just light 8 shot in skeet tubes- been using 7.5's last year- worked up a nice 7 shot 1 once load- skeet tubes- but I only shoot at pointed and held birds -shooting is rather fast and up close though

Brittchaser- Lawrence- hum- I've got 4 Britt's and Lawrence is quite familiar:)

You live in Lawrence, KS. too?

Shadow
09-13-2010, 03:04 PM
30 some years- daughter graduated from KU

I did move out here on the farm in pheasant country- sure miss the good ole days of quail south of Lawrence

kgpcr
10-24-2010, 07:12 PM
Fiocchi Golden pheasant 12ga 2 3/4 5 shot and a modified has done me well over the years