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Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?

Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?

Postby Southwind » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:15 am

Looking at an old 20ga o/u that has fixed skeet chokes. Will this still work on quail hunting over pointing dogs?
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Re: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?

Postby Steve007 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:33 pm

Heck, yes. My 20 g. Browning BSS Sporter has Briley Thinwall chokes (recommended). I can use any chokes I want, but when it's quail over pointing dogs, I generally use Cylinder/SK or Sk/IC for windy days. As I expect you're aware, harder shot will tighten up your pattern if you need to. May be a little different for a very slow shooter, but i don't think so. Skeet's a good choke for what you're describing.
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Re: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?

Postby Settertude » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:15 pm

Yes---and grouse and woodcock and pheasant.
My go to is a 101 20g skeet model. Its been a very faithful wand.
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Re: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?

Postby Steve007 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:12 pm

Settertude wrote:Yes---and grouse and woodcock and pheasant.
My go to is a 101 20g skeet model. Its been a very faithful wand.


If you're consistently using a 20g. skeet choke on pheasant, you must be a faster or better shooter than I..which is entirely possible. I've used Hevi Shot with my 20 on pheasant and it hammered the birds solidly, but with regular ammo, 16 g. ,1 1/8 ounce and tighter chokes is as light as I'd go. But..there are certainly better shooters who might get away with less.
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Re: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?

Postby polmaise » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:16 pm

Yea, well.It depends on how good a shot you are . ?
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Re: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?

Postby Southwind » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:05 pm

I have always used 20ga imp cyl with 7.5 shot on phez and quail and have never had a problem, but have no experience with skeet chokes. Thx for the replies.
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Re: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?

Postby Warrior372 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:55 pm

I have skeet 1 and skeet 2 fixed chokes in my 20ga s/s. Hunt quail, huns, and chukar with it.
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Re: Any one use a 20ga with skeet chokes for quail?

Postby art hubbard » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:04 am

Used Sheet x Skeet in my 28 ga Ruger o/u for years on quai & huns and never had any problems.
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