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SHOTGUN AMMUNITION:
HUNTING

Following is a chart which depicts recommended shot size, gauge, choke and barrel length for various types of shotgun related sporting activities.

             Recommended Shotgun/Shot Shell Specifications 

Game Shot Size Gauge Choke Barrel Length
Turkey,  Fox BB, 2, 4 12, 16, 20 Modified or Full 24" to 32"
Geese T, BBB (steel)  12, 16, 20 Modified or Full 24" to 32"
Ducks (Pass Shooting) BB, 1, 2 (steel)
12, 16, 20 Modified or Full 30" or 32"
Ducks (Over Decoys) 2, 4 (steel)
12,16, 20 Modified 26" or 28"
Pheasants 6 12, 16, 20, 28 Modified or Improved Cylinder 26" or 28"
Sage Grouse, Prairie Chicken 6, 7 1/2 12, 16, 20, 28 Modified or Improved Cylinder 26" or 28"
Squirrel, Rabbit 5, 6 12, 16, 20, 28, .410 Modified 28" or 30"
Partridge, Grouse 6, 7 1/2 12, 16, 20, 28, .410 Modified or Improved Cylinder 26" or 28"
Quail, Doves 7 1/2, 8 12, 16, 20, 28, .410 Modified or Improved Cylinder 26" or 28"
Woodcock, Jacksnipe, Rail 7 1/2, 8, 9 12, 16, 20, 28, .410 Improved Cylinder 26"
Trap 7 1/2, 8 12 Full, Improved Cylinder, Modified 30" to 34"
Skeet 9 12, 16, 20, 28, .410 Skeet 26" or 28"
Deer Rifled Slug or 00 Buck Shot 12, 16, 20 Modified, Improved Cylinder or Special 22" to 26"


 

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