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Offline gdragon

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Shotgun for groundhog
« on: June 24, 2006, 07:10:42 PM »
Board sure is slow lately.

Went looking for groundhogs today. Saw a big fat one about 40 feet away but the cow barn was directly behind it so I couldn't take the shot with the rifle I had with me. Anyone ever use their 12 ga?

What shot/choke do you use?

I think I'll take my K-Hornet or my Nova with me next time I go there.

Offline 220_Woody

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2006, 12:45:11 AM »
i use old turkey loads in my 12ga. i've had problems in the past trying to anchor a ground grizz with just a small game load for dove or rabbit. get somthin with some 'umph'.

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Offline gdragon

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2006, 08:33:25 AM »
That was what I planned on. Is it worth screwing in the turkey tube or will modified be okay? We're limited to #4 birdshot right?

Offline 220_Woody

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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2006, 08:38:31 AM »
wouldnt hurt to try some different chokes. experiment alittle. yeah...#4 shot is the limit. actually i didnt realize there was a shot size restriction....i always thought if it went 'bang' it was legal for chucks. learn somthin new everday.
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Offline Harry Sigafoo

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Shotgun for groundhog
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2006, 05:19:21 PM »
I've killed them with 12 ga.  But you will roll 2 for everyone you kill and anchor.  They have just too much body fat. I've used 3 inch 4 but still not a great anchor tool.

A 22 mag works wonders on barn hogs.

Harry