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5 hours ago, Edge said:

I drove along the AZ.P. Canal this morning, I lost count of the hundreds of quail in the first couple miles. Not yet spooky which raises the question, what's your favorite quail medicine? I think I'm going with a #6.

Good old fashion Winchester Dove & Quail loads from Walmart.   I think they’re #8.  

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the addiction of Quail hunting.  then you find some scalies or Mearns and you will question your own IQ for getting involved.  fun and high end shotguns though.

 

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Just now, biglakejake said:

the addiction of Quail hunting.  then you find some scalies or Mearns and you will question your own IQ for getting involved.  fun and high end shotguns though.

Here, I hunt scales and gambrel at the same time. I have had scrambels at the house before. I won’t hunt that close to home though.

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tough birds.  have found scalies just east of vernon, gambles at lyman lake and winslow and Mearns at Black Canyon lake.

the cripples can teach a youngster patience.  just be still for few minutes where they fell and you often hear the death rattle from under a nearby bush.

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For ground swatting 6's are great but there isn't much meat left for the skillet, LOL! Number 8's place a good concentration of shot in a 30 inch circle and don't cook the bird in the process. Late season shots with 7 1/2  at 50 yards are great ground swatting rounds and will leave enough meat for the a good meal!! 

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34 minutes ago, oz31p said:

7 1/2 but I shoot them on the ground 

How does the old phrase go? “Run like a rabbit, die like a rabbit.” Or “Take the runners out of the gene pool.” When you are running a flushing hound (Aka my Retriever) or are dog less and they run out to 40-50 yards before they bust it Is so frustrating.

When shooting a double I like a 7-1/2 in the first barrel and 6 in the second or 8 and 7-1/2 if they are holding tight like when you are hunting thick cover. 

 

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I like blowing them out of the sky as much as anyone but I'm not opposed to hammering them on the ground. At a distance, a #4 might be in order?

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14 minutes ago, Edge said:

I like blowing them out of the sky as much as anyone but I'm not opposed to hammering them on the ground. At a distance, a #4 might be in order?

6. Got five on the ground in one shot once.

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8 minutes ago, el diablo said:

6. Got five on the ground in one shot once.

When you wanna go

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7s when we could still buy it. Still have 1 bag left at pops house. Life has been way too chaotic the last 1.5 years to load or hunt though. 

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