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#3203445 - 06/27/12 11:09 PM grouse/ptarmigan gun
AKscott Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/07/07
Loc: north pole, AK
What do you like for a grouse gun, I had the firing pin engagement plate break on my grandpas old h&r and the way the things are built it is a pain to tear down so it's going to be a wall hanger now. I was thinking about a stoeger coach gun in .410 I also have a bunch of .22's but I notice if you hit the breast with a 22 "as much as i try to avoid it" it will often push feathers into the meat, not a big deal as long as you clean the would canal well. Just curious what you like to use.
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#3203453 - 06/27/12 11:18 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
lbtrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/21/10
Loc: alaska
410. On occasion I'll use a 20 gauge
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#3203473 - 06/27/12 11:35 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
Castor Gitter Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/15/08
Loc: Fairbanks, AK
savage over/under in .22 mag/.20 gauge. great combo for lotsa situations

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#3203498 - 06/27/12 11:55 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
Boco Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/08/11
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
22, 410, 12ga, 20ga.


Edited by Boco (06/27/12 11:56 PM)

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#3203514 - 06/28/12 12:28 AM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
Aknative Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/10/09
Loc: Fairbanks AK
Head shots or base of neck (if you can, I'm hit or miss) with 22s, wing shoot them in the air with my 20 gauge. I wanted a .410, but they're kind of spendy for ammo and I'm more likely to hit them and any incidental waterfowl with a 20 gauge. On my long list of guns to buy is the 22 mag/20 gauge combo, whenever I get one it may replace my Henry 22 mag on the snow machine, but I'll burn that bridge when I get to it.
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#3203538 - 06/28/12 01:44 AM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
AKTrapping907 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/08/10
Loc: Southeast, Alaska
I've got the Mossberg .410
Reloading my own shells helps a lot, but it is a very good ptarmigan gun

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#3203946 - 06/28/12 11:20 AM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKTrapping907]
trapper ron Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/08/08
Loc: Kelowna BC Canada
I love my take down Savage .22/.410 over and under. Great gun for grouse and the trapline.
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#3205001 - 06/28/12 10:54 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
akmac Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/21/08
Loc: Kenai Alaska
Try a .177 pellet gun, one of the newer model types that use a single spring/barrel break. They will push the pellet in excess of 700 FPS and it will kill the bird with no problem. Plus it is quiet so you can pick off any other birds in the immediate vicinity without the whole flock spooking. Works so good it is almost like cheating.

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#3205012 - 06/28/12 11:02 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
AKscott Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/07/07
Loc: north pole, AK
that didn't even cross my mind, I know they are getting pretty advanced with pellet guns like that new electronic benjamin .357
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#3205534 - 06/29/12 01:14 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
Trapper_243 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/10
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
I use maverick 12 ga and my brother is using a 20 ga. We use it both for grouse ptarmigan ducks and it works perfect I find. Also shot lots of grouse and rabbits with .177 Cal pellet gun


Edited by Trapper_243 (06/29/12 01:14 PM)

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#3206539 - 06/30/12 07:59 AM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
BlueDuck Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/07
Loc: Hayden, Idaho
I use a contender pistol in .410. Shot a truck load of grouse over the years with it.

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#3206599 - 06/30/12 08:52 AM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
Spek Jones Offline
"FATHER"

Registered: 01/10/09
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Just my own preference, but I'd rather have one 22 bullet hole that passes on through than
to have 5 or 6 shotgun holes, with the BB still in the meat. With a scope on a 22 most of
the time they are close enough to do head shot's consistently, and with no meat damage.

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#3206735 - 06/30/12 10:39 AM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
trader steve Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/21/12
Loc: southern ind
i have an use a CZ 20ga auto here in indiana very lite an fast handling

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#3207588 - 06/30/12 11:29 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
decoy Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/24/07
Loc: north Idaho
Matthews Switchback & 100gr. heads
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#3207661 - 07/01/12 02:58 AM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: decoy]
AKscott Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/07/07
Loc: north pole, AK
[quote=decoy]Matthews Switchback & 100gr. heads [/quote

Yea that is fun, I have also blown through a lot of money in arrows shooting "at" grouse, turns out they will keep going after you hit them with a broad head, those new turkey razor heads would be pretty neat too.

And I can definatley understand your point of view on the subject spek.
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#3208160 - 07/01/12 02:43 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
Gen2600 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/10
Loc: Alaska
I'll put a .22 through their head every time. Saves time and chipped teeth smile
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#3208197 - 07/01/12 03:26 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: Gen2600]
Cougartail
Unregistered

Originally Posted By: Gen2600
I'll put a .22 through their head every time. Saves time and chipped teeth smile


I'll put a .22 through their head 10% of the time. Going to the supermarket is still cheaper than the dentist.

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#3218424 - 07/08/12 08:05 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
Taximan Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/20/07
Loc: SW Montana
The Springfield M6 Scout.This one is .410/.22 Hornet.Slow on the second shot but will get the job done.The rifle barrel is surprisingly accurate in mine.Stows shells in the buttstock and breaks down for packing.The sad part is,since they quit importing them,they are no longer an economical gun.

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#3218454 - 07/08/12 08:19 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
Looks like it would be cold to handle
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#3218504 - 07/08/12 08:46 PM Re: grouse/ptarmigan gun [Re: AKscott]
Taximan Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/20/07
Loc: SW Montana
Only in the Winter,White.Don't you guys wear gloves?

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