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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-20-2008, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Question What is a good grouse gun?

Hi everyone,

New to the site. I have found there is a good grouse population on some property I own in NY state. I tried hunting them with my Mossberg 500 but find it's hard to carry and swing that beast all day (before I go any further I've had this gun for almost 35 years and dearly love it). Looking for a good inexpensive gun to use for grouse and rabbits two or three times a season. Any suggestions?

Thanks, -Mike
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2009, 06:10 PM
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410 is awesome and doesn't muck up the bird, also nice and light to carry around with no kick
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2009, 08:35 PM
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need a hunting buddy?i use my dads winchester 20 for grouse i found my 500 to heavy to lug all day as well.Where in NY?

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-26-2009, 11:33 AM
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If you can find an old 28 guage this would make for a great grouse gun. Finding ammo may be a challenge though. The last time I searched for ammo I could find only #9 and #6 shot.
Hard to go wrong with a 20 guage as well. Easy to find ammo. I started hunting with an Ithica 20.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-26-2009, 01:48 PM
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something like an old Savage 20-16ga in a double barrel and with 25-26" barrels should do the trick.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 07:40 PM
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How about a Mossberg 500 in 20 Ga?
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-21-2012, 08:26 PM
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A short barrel over/under in 20 GA.
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