Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Do-Nothin, Connorj47, Txlonghorn, Blacqy, jmrmem
62804 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 83621
stxranchman 52093
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44289
BOBO the Clown 42877
bill oxner 41603
BMD 40619
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34887
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31420
facebook
Forum Stats
62804 Members
46 Forums
440010 Topics
6059293 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6843510 - 08/03/17 07:27 AM Shells for upland hunting
kccycle2003 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/01/17
Posts: 9
I am taking my father on a Pheasant, Chucker and quail hunt at Prairies End in Sherman, I have never done one of these hunts and was wondering if anyone had advice on what size shot or shell to use to cover all three

Top
#6843522 - 08/03/17 07:40 AM Re: Shells for upland hunting [Re: kccycle2003]
Barny Topwater Offline
red bone Bob

Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 3126
Loc: New Braunfels TX USA
Just my $0.02 #6 should do fine either 12 or 20 depending on how well you shoot. By your O.P. I'm guessing released birds.
_________________________
There is time, and you must take it, to lay your hand on your dog's head as you walk past him lying on the floor or on his settle, time to talk with him, to remember with him, time to please him, time you can't buy back once he's gone" GBE

Top
#6843534 - 08/03/17 07:46 AM Re: Shells for upland hunting [Re: kccycle2003]
syncerus Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2502
Loc: Dallas, TX
#7.5 will knock down pheasant and kill some, but the overall performance is noticeably inferior to #5 shot. For a combo hunt, I'd follow the previous advice and go with #6.
_________________________
NRA Endowment & DSC Lifer

Top
#6843664 - 08/03/17 08:41 AM Re: Shells for upland hunting [Re: kccycle2003]
kccycle2003 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/01/17
Posts: 9
yes its released birds, not my favorite but its something my 75 yr old dad wants to do and will be good for my boys. Thanks for the advice I will go with 6's

Top
#6844212 - 08/03/17 02:19 PM Re: Shells for upland hunting [Re: kccycle2003]
16ga Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/04/16
Posts: 8
If over pointy dogs 1oz 7 1/2's, all you need.

Top
#6844404 - 08/03/17 04:45 PM Re: Shells for upland hunting [Re: 16ga]
TXPanhandler Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 508
Loc: Texas Panhandle
Originally Posted By: 16ga
If over pointy dogs 1oz 7 1/2's, all you need.


x2

I have killed more pheasants with 7.5 than any other round. Anything bigger will tear those quail up.
_________________________
upshaw-insurance.com

Top
#6844669 - 08/03/17 08:50 PM Re: Shells for upland hunting [Re: kccycle2003]
q-all Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/20/10
Posts: 170
I have hunted at prairies end a few times last spring.. first time I brough my normal prairie storm #5s I use on wild birds, big mistake. Your shots will be close and 7.5 shot will do just fine.

Top
#6845716 - 08/04/17 06:28 PM Re: Shells for upland hunting [Re: kccycle2003]
Windrider Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 628
Loc: McKinney, TX
Open up that choke too. Pen raised pointed birds a skeet choke is pretty good.

I've used Cyl/IC in an out with good results.
_________________________
Thought for the day: Ducks were almost hunted to extinction long before camo was invented.

Top
#6847495 - 08/06/17 04:44 PM Re: Shells for upland hunting [Re: kccycle2003]
reeltexan Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 2714
Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS

7.5s will work fine.
_________________________


"Count that day lost whose low, descending sun
Is not, in part, obscured by powder from my gun"
B. Spiller

Top
#6847922 - 08/07/17 01:12 AM Re: Shells for upland hunting [Re: 16ga]
Nitronx898 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 03/23/15
Posts: 165
Loc: Crosby Tx
Originally Posted By: 16ga
If over pointy dogs 1oz 7 1/2's, all you need.

Top
#6849051 - 08/07/17 09:32 PM Re: Shells for upland hunting [Re: kccycle2003]
rdh1 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 964
Loc: Moffat,Tx
My .02 yes 7 1/2 can and will kill Pheasants but they are tough birds. Pointed or not pin raised or wild
#5 golden pheasant by Fiocchi to get the job done right. You are paying a lot per bird so bring them down
With the first shot
_________________________
Zeva,Buck & Sandy


Top
#6858654 - 08/16/17 02:25 PM Re: Shells for upland hunting [Re: kccycle2003]
bassfishinglawyer Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/08/04
Posts: 1055
Originally Posted By: kccycle2003
I am taking my father on a Pheasant, Chucker and quail hunt at Prairies End in Sherman, I have never done one of these hunts and was wondering if anyone had advice on what size shot or shell to use to cover all three


Is this the one SW of Gainesville or is there another one in Sherman? Just wondering.

Top
#6859233 - 08/16/17 10:03 PM Re: Shells for upland hunting [Re: rdh1]
HCHunter28 Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 303
Originally Posted By: rdh1
My .02 yes 7 1/2 can and will kill Pheasants but they are tough birds. Pointed or not pin raised or wild
#5 golden pheasant by Fiocchi to get the job done right. You are paying a lot per bird so bring them down
With the first shot


There is a big difference between pen raised and wild. #5 golden pheasant is over kill. A bb hits a pen raised and they drop. Pen raised don't know to run and bury themselves in the grass so they're usually easy to find.

Top
#6859393 - 08/17/17 07:35 AM Re: Shells for upland hunting [Re: kccycle2003]
Hunter307 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 53
For put and take, probably el cheapo 7.5.

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide