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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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rabbits load??

what is a good # shot for rabbit hunting in a 12 guage. i have some #8 that i use on squirrels and grouse will that work? thank you

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 08:58 PM
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Re: rabbits load??

You Bet! #8's are fine! I load up 7 1/2's in the fall for trap shooting and small game hunting. Good luck, hope to see some success pics soon!

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I use 5 and 6 for bunnies and tree-rats.

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Re: rabbits load??

I use 7 1/2 for all small game i hunt,we have no problem stopping the bunnies with them,I'm sure 8s would work fine as well just haven't tried it yet

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Re: rabbits load??

I would recommend 5's or 6's. Too many pellets in 7.5's or 8's.
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Re: rabbits load??

ok, i want to eat the bunnies. So i am stuck between buying some 6# or sticking with 8#.

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Re: rabbits load??

I mainly use 5's and 6's, even 4 shot out of the .410

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I only use low brass #6's for cottontails out of my 20ga.

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Re: rabbits load??

8's will work, but I'd recommend 6 shot for the late season. Usually longer shots and the larger lead carries a bit further, IMO.

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Re: rabbits load??

6's less shot in the meat

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