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best load and choke for grousing with 12 guage

Hey guys just got the bird flu with getting my first grouse today. I have a 12 ga 870 and have a modified choke. I just grabbed some of my target shells and went out today.

Wondering what you guys suggest for shells, shot size, and chokes. I am not a great shot but do decent. Shot an 18/25 on my first round ever. I am happy with the modified choke but would like to know your opinions.

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Re: best load and choke for grousing with 12 guage

If you are considering a change, I would suggest shooting 7 1/2 shot through either a skeet 1 choke, or if you can't find one of them then improved cylinder.
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Re: best load and choke for grousing with 12 guage

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Re: best load and choke for grousing with 12 guage

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If you are considering a change, I would suggest shooting 7 1/2 shot through either a skeet 1 choke, or if you can't find one then improved cylinder.
I'm with dap. Sometimes I'll drop down to #8s, especially if woodcock might be on the menu too.
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Re: best load and choke for grousing with 12 guage

I concur FWIW
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Re: best load and choke for grousing with 12 guage

What dap said.

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Re: best load and choke for grousing with 12 guage

7 1/2 shot and Imp. Cyl. choke.

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Re: best load and choke for grousing with 12 guage

We use Improved chokes with 7 1/2 shot Remington express long range shells.
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Re: best load and choke for grousing with 12 guage

yep...7 1/2 oz shot, 1 1/8 oz load with improved cylinder
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Re: best load and choke for grousing with 12 guage

Thanks guys I will be looking for these, seems to be the going specs. I may have to wait on the improved cylinder though. Is the modified choke tighter than improved?

Is the object to have a lot of smaller bb's in a wider pattern? I am not really a wing shooter by any means, but I may just get into skeet shooting this upcoming year.

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