Spankey, see what you started? :shock:Spankey said:I would plan on shooting and bringing 20 ga. Remington Long Range Express, Nitro Pheasant Loads and Buffered Nitro Magnums in 2 3/4" #'s 4, 5, & 6 shot. I know it's not all about the gun and ammo, I'll have to do my part and am looking forward to it. I'm planning to bring both 12 & 20 ga. O/U for a trip like this.
Any opinions are appreciated.
You are on very solid ground, and by carrying both a 12 and a 20 gauge with you your preference will be clear by hunt's end.
I do believe that #5 shot is "THE" best compromise for pheasants-- better penetration than #6, yet also a better pellet count per oz. than #4.
1-1/8 oz. loads give you larger effective patterns than the 1 oz. 2-3/4 in. loads, or denser patterns as you can see for yourself.
When it is over, you will no doubt have your own perceptions and conclusions. Looking forward to hearing them.