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Old 11-30-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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I was wondering what everyone's opinion was on what is the best shell/shot combo for rabbits? Both 20 and 12 gauge.



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Old 11-30-2013, 03:45 PM   #2
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Winchester or Remington No. 4 or No.5



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Old 11-30-2013, 03:52 PM   #3
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Whatever is on sale and cheap.

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Old 11-30-2013, 03:55 PM   #4
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Whatever is on sale and cheap.
X2. But I like a 3" #4 in my 410 for rabbits.
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:28 PM   #5
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I have tried many different loads and I like Remington shurshot heavy dove in 6's the best. Good load at a cheap price

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Old 11-30-2013, 05:48 PM   #6
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6 lite loads

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Old 11-30-2013, 05:51 PM   #7
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20ga. remington express long range #6

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Old 11-30-2013, 06:12 PM   #8
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Remington pheasant loads 5s or 6s. I shot 4 rabbits with only 4 shots so far. 1 shot 1 kill!

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Old 11-30-2013, 07:15 PM   #9
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swamp rabbits 4 shot heavy loads.

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Old 11-30-2013, 09:21 PM   #10
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I use a 28 gauge. 6 shot 7/8 ounce load

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Old 11-30-2013, 09:54 PM   #11
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I also shoot a 28 guage with Winchester 5 shot

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Old 11-30-2013, 09:56 PM   #12
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7.5,1/2 oz, 410 reloads, works great

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:37 AM   #13
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I like 20ga #5 or #6 prefer the 5.

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Old 12-01-2013, 06:39 AM   #14
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Prefer #6's in my 20's & 410's in Winchester/Remington. Started shooting Winchester 3"-3/4 oz #6's in 410 and really like them so far. Hate those shells that don't have regular brass, instead they have that cheap silver/aluminum end had some problems with them

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Old 12-01-2013, 08:43 AM   #15
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I have tried many different loads and I like Remington shurshot heavy dove in 6's the best. Good load at a cheap price
X 2. And they don't tear the rabbit up as bad because they shoot slower.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:50 AM   #16
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I like #5's in my 410.I don't like having to pick all that shot out of the meat.Dental work is expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 12-01-2013, 04:03 PM   #17
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The best shell is the one that gives YOUR GUN the best pattern, because every shell does not pattern well. Shoot several different ones to see what gives you the pattern you want.

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Old 12-01-2013, 05:07 PM   #18
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THE VERY BEST IS,,,, 7 1/2, High Brass Wincheter SuperX.. Red shell comes in gray box....

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Old 12-01-2013, 08:47 PM   #19
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Remington express long range #4 in 20 gauge

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Old 12-04-2013, 12:53 AM   #20
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20 gauge federal heavy shok 1oz #6

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Old 12-04-2013, 12:29 PM   #21
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THE VERY BEST IS,,,, 7 1/2, High Brass Wincheter SuperX.. Red shell comes in gray box....
I use that exact load, 12ga in the past and now 20ga. I used a full choke and Imp on my 12ga, now use a Mod for my 20ga.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #22
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I have been hunting with a T/C 45/410 for the last 3 years and it likes 3" #6 as they seem to be different from gun to gun.

Thirty years ago I swore by IMP Cyl 12 ga with "Skeet" loads either 7 1/2 or 8's then I graduated to 20 Ga 1100 with a Rifle Sighted bbl and low brass # 7 1/2.
IMHO it does not take a lot of "Knock Down" to kill a bunny and most shots with Beagles are usually 20-30 yds.

Good Luck

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Old 12-04-2013, 02:16 PM   #23
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In 12ga I like #6s full choke or #4s modified. I don't like picking the #7-8 shot out of the meat( or biting it). I also hunt a lot of row crops so there are many shots taken 35-60 yards out and full choke reaches out there to "touch em".

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Old 12-04-2013, 03:03 PM   #24
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I was wondering what everyone's opinion was on what is the best shell/shot combo for rabbits? Both 20 and 12 gauge.
I use 20 ga Winchester super X # 6 shot.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:20 PM   #25
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I like #5 soft lead 7/8 oz 12 ga. reloaded with red dot. Very little destruction when used with ic.



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