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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Lancaster County
An effective “light” load for Pheasant?
I recently picked up a Winchester Model 59 with the famous Winlite barrel and aluminum alloy receiver. I checked and the receiver is in good shape and I like to keep it that way. I know not to shoot steel or Magnum loads thru it, but how low would you go on the load for Pheasant? Should I be looking at the overall shot weight, the dram or the FPS? I’d like to keep the barrel and receiver pressure low but still have an effective shot.