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Old 12-12-2012, 01:41 AM   #11
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What a pretty pup! Looks like would rather run bunnies than eat! Have not had a good rabbit dog in ages- it was great. *Envy*
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:49 AM   #12
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I remember a cousin and I shot one while quail hunting once. 12 ga size 8 shot low brass. If you're gonna eat them use a .22 or a .410.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:58 PM   #13
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What no 10 gauge? My buddies always used 20 gauge. I use my fathers old H&R 28 gauge.
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I like a .410 when hunting with dogs. When jump shooting rabbits the shots tend to be longer so a 20 ga fits the bill better. I have bagged many a bunny with 12 ga 00 buck. Nothing but the top of the rabbits head was damaged. Gauge doesn't matter as much as picking good shots. If you shoot rabbits running away you are going to shoot up the meat with any shotgun.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:00 AM   #15
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Comes down to personal preference really....410 sure makes it fun! Take the challenge out of it and you soon lose the fun and excitement of hunting...just my two pennies worth
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20 gage 870 Wingmaster for me.

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I use 12 gauge with Remington #6 game loads. 28 inch vent rib and IC choke. Pretty good setup and doesn't ruin the meat too bad.
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Never saw anybody use shotguns. Here we always used .22
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410 pump for me plus a good dog, have not gone rabbit hunting for 25 yrs and always had a good beagle for my companion
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I use my old savage 24. That 410/22 combo makes for the best rabbit and squirrel gun I've ever used.
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