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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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20ga for squirrels

Hey guys,
Most of my life i've hunted squirrels with a 12ga or a 22.
12ga cause my dad started me off on a 12ga single barrel iver johnson champion ..
Last year i bought a used stoeger uplander supreme sxs in 20ga , it was cheaper then paris hilton so i couldn't pass it up. I got a chance to squirrel hunt with it one time last year, got one squirrel with. For you guys useing a 20ga what size shot do you like for squirrels
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Re: 20ga for squirrels

6 normally, if i anticapate longer range shots i'll use #4 and a full choke

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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 08:14 PM
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Re: 20ga for squirrels

My 20gauge is a fixed mod and i've always had good luck with 7 1/2 out to 30yards or so,and aim for the head when ever possible

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Re: 20ga for squirrels

I've taken them with 7 1/2 as well keep em close like skook said 30yds and less.

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Re: 20ga for squirrels

I know a few guys that use 20 gauge pumps for squirrel
and grouse.
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Re: 20ga for squirrels

Its a front stuffer but still a 20 ga.I use #6's and shots are limited to 25yds.Generally muzzys have to go 1 size larger to achive same energy as a smokless shotgun.


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Re: 20ga for squirrels

I always would use #6's in mine. Worked great.
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6's is what I use

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Re: 20ga for squirrels

6 shot is what i had used.
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