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Phesants

Postby FarmerMatt » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:46 pm

What is the best choke size and shot shell for phesants? I am shooting a Rem 870 20 ga.
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Postby bowhunter20 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:32 pm

full, 3-6 shot is what i use and it seems to work. :thumbsup:
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Postby MinnesotaDan » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:07 pm

Way back when, I used an old 20 popper. I used 4 shot usually and used a modified choke.
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Postby A-Bomb » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:39 pm

I like a 20 GA with a full choke and high brass #4's.
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Postby Kiskadinna » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:57 pm

20 Gauge, modified, 4-6s here.
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Postby duckplucker » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:23 pm

i got a 20 ga i use for pheasant. has a modified choke, and i use 4's-6's depending on conditions and time of season.
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Postby WillHuntForFood » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:04 pm

I have a hand me down 20 ga. that my Dad gave me there is no removable choke so I am guessing it is either an IC or a Mod, not definite though. As far a shot size I use 2 3/4" shells with either 7.5 or 6 shot.
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Postby Remington Steele » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:32 pm

WHFF,

Not sure what model your talking about but if you take the fore stock off the fixed choke pattern maybe be imprinted on the barrel somewhere...I know it was on mine.
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Postby WillHuntForFood » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:39 pm

Remington Steele wrote:WHFF,

Not sure what model your talking about but if you take the fore stock off the fixed choke pattern maybe be imprinted on the barrel somewhere...I know it was on mine.


Yeah I thought of that when I was cleaning it for the opener did not see any info on it I know it is an Ithaca 20 ga. pump I think it’s a model 37 but not 100% I can check it when I get home and post up more info about it.
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Postby Remington Steele » Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:41 pm

Interesting that it's an Ithaca that's the make of my O/U 12 ga.
I bought mine from someone who got it at a Grouse Unlimited dinner, an elderly lady who donated it from her late husband.
I bought it because of its looks and thought hmm that would be a good upland gun. A friend of mine showed me where the barrels were stamped SK SK...skeet and skeet but I can hit the birds with it. I posted on here a while ago to see if anyone knew what it might be worth but no replies.
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Postby A-Bomb » Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:18 pm

My Dad has an Ithica model 37. What a great gun. Nice and light, bottom ejection, never fails...He's had his since he was 12 i think. Im not sure what choke he had on his originally, but he had a poly choke put on it years ago.

Another pheasant gun i like is my Dads SKB that was made for them by Ithica. Its an autoloader. The gun is blued stainless except the reciever with is still shiny and is engraved. Talk about a beautiful gun...and light too. And it just doesnt look good, it performs too...Ithica flat out makes good stuff. Im not sure what a new Ithica with a bird barrel is worth, but id say theyre not cheap. An Ithica model 37 deer slayer is like $700.00 if i remember right. :eek:
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Postby WillHuntForFood » Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:13 pm

Ok I got some info on my gun I will post it in the shotgun forum so as to not :hijacked: this thread anymore.
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Postby NHDuckHunter » Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:39 pm

It depends on where you are hunting and what kind of pheasants and weather or not you have a dog. Up here in the Northeast where we hunt farm raised birds, I shot a skeet choke over an improved choke (I am shooting an O/U obviously) and I shoot 7.5's and 8's. Most of my shots are within 20 feet or so on the smallest most disappointing pheasants you could imagine. :no: :no: :thumbsdown:







Looking forward to Kansas next year where I am guessing I will be modified over full 4's. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby njonesy_07 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:50 pm

I shoot Kent fasteel 2 3/4" 1 1/16oz. 3shot out of my Rem. 870. I use a full choke and i got a total of 5 in 5 outings. I shot practically everything that jumped up!
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