Squirrel loads

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  1. Nov 14, 2019 #1

    snubnose57

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    Soon to go hunting with my new to me double barrel 12.
    What size shot and shot to powder ratios do you like to use
    when hunting the* chicken of the trees*?
     
  2. Nov 14, 2019 #2

    Treestalker

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    One and a quarter oz number 5 or 6 shot (American) and equivalent volume or a little less of powder. Every gun is different, but if you have a choked gun you will do better; if your gun is full choked, aim for the nose to avoid too much damage to the meat. You'll love your double. George.
     
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    Brokennock

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    I'm using a 20 gauge and use 65 grains of 3f under a lubed felt wad and 1oz of #5 shot in a paper shot cup.
     
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    Sidney Smith

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    I use 1 - 1/8 oz of no. 6 shot over 70 grains of 2fg. Crumpled phone book paper wad, paper shot cup made from thick brown Kraft paper. Cylinder bore 20 gauge.
     
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    Loyalist Dave

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    I use an ounce of #5 or #4 launched with 70 grains of 2Fg.

    LD
     
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    I use #7 1/2 shot as my 'all around' critter gitter. Whatever wad/charge combo patterns best for you is what to go with.
     
  7. Nov 18, 2019 #7

    Rich

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    In my 20ga smoothie I use Skychief load, 68 grains 2f, 1 and 1/8 oz number 6.
     

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