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Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: washington county
Re: shells for squirells
Don't need much knockdown power but 5s and 4s will well penetrate a squirrel's tough hide.
Distance with a scattergun determines damage more than load so up to 1 1/4 in a 12 is reasonable.
Lot of squirrels are killed by a 410 and 6s but I use a 16 gauge and 1 1/8-5s or 4s through a Model 12's factory full choke.
Modified in a Sweet 16 Auto 5.
Anything in that range, plus or minus a bit, will work if you are doing your part.
Not much rocket science involved in shooting a squirrel.
1 1/8-4s or 5s...or 6s is a nice 12 gauge load...Shurshots are in 6s, maybe the larger shot as well and they come in a swell looking box. But, WW are equal...actually, it is hard to find a bad shotshell.
GBE was correct....decades ago.
Rory has a good owner now....lucky lad.