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Old 12-27-2010, 03:29 AM   #1
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Hey guys im looking to do my first rabbit hunt and trying to get ready for it. Im thinking of getting a 20 gauge shotgun maveick 88 or mossberg 500 in the 20gauge. Any other sugestions in the cheap price range im open too. But my qestion is what load should i use to hung rabbits im hunt in CT and Ny areas.
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:34 AM   #2
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most of my rabbit hunting has been 22lr. i have used 20 and 12ga birdshot works very well. i also use longbow since i moved to wis. anything more does too much damage ruining the meat.
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:57 AM   #3
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Default Remington 870

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Either in 20 gauge; or 12 gauge.
Depending on your shooting area; 6-8 shot
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well ive used a double barreld shotgun 16gauge or a 1886 trenchgun works also fine ( dont use rifles :/)
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6 shot should do just fine on those wascally wabbits. I normally hunt them with a .410 but a 20 ga. shouldn't be overkill. Shoot straight and stay safe, Joe
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Never considered a .410. I have a mossberg 500 12 ga but i figured it would be overkill and i was able to talk the wife into letting me get a new shotgun for rabbit so im not going to say no to her lol.
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.22lr was always my norm also. Just something about spitting lead pellets. Do you have beagles??
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i dont but my buddy does. I plan on getting a few if i get big into it. ive been looking at these H and R single shot 20 gauge shotguns. Are they any good?
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My middle son has a Topper Deluxe 20Ga. Great little gun.
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Would the single shot be a good idea for rabbit hunting is the real question i guess.
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