Is 1 oz of 7.5 too much for grouse and woodies.
I have been in grouse mode the last few weeks something fierce once dove came in. I have been looking at different ammo and such. I checked out some 20 gage loads yesterday but the price about shocked me. I saw federal high brass shells that have 1 oz of 7.5 shot. I went to pick them up but they are 19.95 a box. seems a little high to me, so I put them back. The cheaper "estate" shells were 14.95.
Stop by wally world this morning and the Winchester AA shells in 7/8 oz of 7.5 were $7.97 a box. The box says a velocity of 1300 fps. I think I am going to pick up a box of these and see how they perform. on the pattern paper. I am thinking that by going with a skeet and improved cylinder choke, and 1 oz of 7.5 I would get the best pattern I could for grouse hunting, and offer the most shot without going to a smaller shot like 8.
Am I wrong in my thinking?
Any ammo suggestions, and things of that nature would be appreciated. It is just hard for me to fathom spending 20 dollars for a box of shells for grouse hunting. All this coming from a guy who spends 6.50 per shell on his turkey ammo. The thing is I am not the best shotgun shot, and imagine most of the shots I am going to take this year will end up empty handed. Is that extra 1/8 oz of shot really worth double the price of a box of ammo. Nearly triple?
What are you guys shooting?
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