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#1 MULEPACKHUNTER

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I have a case of 7-1/2 shot 12 gage , and I have a case of 6 as well. I have not hunted Quail a lot just wondering what is best Thanks
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#2 6ANut

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Use that 7 1/2 early season then those 6 once they start flying a little further out

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6Anut nailed it. Exactly what we do.

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Yup. The sums it up.

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#7.5 or #8 AA black box Winchester for early season. #6 high brass Federal or Kent for late season.



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Same.


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I really don't like using high brass 6 unless it's for pheasants etc... after blowing a few close flushers up.

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#8 MULEPACKHUNTER

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Cool deal, I only ever used 7-1/2 but my buddy bought 6 I'll keep some of both but 7 mostly. Was doing some organizing and tripped over the case of 6 so figured I would ask.
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Depends on what size you prefer to chew on. :lol:



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1 1/8 oz 6's loaded up to 1300fps, early, late or anytime have been will always be "the" load



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Use that 7 1/2 early season then those 6 once they start flying a little further out

 

I keep 3-4 high brass 5 shot in my pockets for January.  For when those guys are 80 yards away and not flying, can't get any closer, I have shot one on the ground before.  Usually you can see them and they can see you that far but not running I have had times that they gave me enough opportunity to switch out my round.  (Shooting birds on the ground goes against my code, until Januray :)



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I shoot a 20 gauge semi-auto and use 7.5 first two shots and 6 for the third.

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Usually 7 1/2 with Improved and Modified chokes for Gambels. and 8 with skeet and skeet for Mearns



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I always use 6. I chase a lot less cripples than my hunting partners that use 7 or 7 1/2. I also have larger holes in my birds and chew on more lead. Either will work.

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I wish they made more 7 shot for 20ga. You pretty much have to load your own to get #7s or shoot steel. I'd shoot nothing but 7s if they sold them. I shoog both 6s and 7.5s now.




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