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Best shotgun setup for ruffed grouse

what shotgun setup is best to use for ruffed grouse in thick heavy cover

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Best shotgun setup for ruffed grouse

I wouldn't say what is the best set-up, But I use a 20ga. with #4's for blue grouse, and #2's to help go thru the trees a little better. But I also always aim for the head too. I say a 20ga because that is all that I own.

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Best shotgun setup for ruffed grouse

I've always used a 12 gauge on blue grouse.

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i always use my winchester 12ga pump on grouse also but i once in awhile use my russian made 20ga

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I use my .22 when i want a challenge to see if i still got the skills.

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Best shotgun setup for ruffed grouse

I've had success with a 12 gauge Benelli SBE (Super Black Eagle) semi-auto shooting 1 1/4-oz. of Winchester Supreme #5 lead shot @ 1,400 fps in a light modified choke.

If cover is denser than average, it's best to consider staying with #5 or #6 shot, but going to a full-modified or even full choke if necessary.

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Best shotgun setup for ruffed grouse

LoL no kidding its takes a real bad shot to miss with that bro.

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Best shotgun setup for ruffed grouse

12 ga. 2-3/4 #5-6, improved and modified

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i prefer the 3 inch mags with # 5 or 6 but thats just me

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12 guage 2 3/4" #6 improved choke,no better combo for grouse,3" shells blow them to unedible pieces and thats a horrible waste grouse is some of the best wild game in the hills YUM!! Thumbs up

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Best shotgun setup for ruffed grouse
nevadahntr wrote:
12 guage 2 3/4" #6 improved choke,no better combo for grouse,3" shells blow them to unedible pieces and thats a horrible waste grouse is some of the best wild game in the hills YUM!! Thumbs up

I use 3" mags, #4 12ga, all head shot. I do it with a Remington 1100 3" magnum express, unedible only if you hit them wrong, should be shoting the heads anyways. Shame on You!

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