squirrel loads.

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by idareya, May 13, 2013.

  1. idareya

    idareya New Member

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    I own a 870 and when squirrel hunting I have always used 6 shot heavy game loads with modified choke. Is using cheap 7 1/2s going to give the same results?
     
  2. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    No not in my experience they will do fine at 10-15 yards but.farther than that you will have some get away...I use number 4s with a modified or full choke
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2013

  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    NO..............I use 3 inch #4 in my .410 or a .22LR solids.................
     
  4. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    3"number 4s in a 410 are fun to hunt squirrels with too
     
  5. bamashooter68

    bamashooter68 Member

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    I have killed many squirrels with my Rem. Express Super Mag with 2 3/4 shells, 7.5 shot and modified choke.
     
  6. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    Just keep using #6, I can get it for $5.50 a box here.
     
  7. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I use #6 or #4. Fewer pellets to spit out, and easier to find than the finer shot.