Learn about various types of ammo used for hunting dove and quail from a hunting expert in this free dove and quail hunting video.
That was a picture of a covey of quail in lonely pines. As you know when you are after this game it can be quite challenging. This section is on shot selection and exactly what you want to use to hunt quail and dove. Now you know everybody; at least if you hunt you know you hunt quail and dove with a shot gun. A shot gun is simply a weapon that has a bunch of small pieces of lead or steel or whatever. If you are hunting quail and dove you are probably going to be using lead shot, that s on the inside of a shot shell. Riffles are single projectiles. I know that some deer hunters hunt with shot guns, but usually it's a slug or a shot that has only a couple of the balls in it. If you are hunting quail you probably want to shoot something that scatters pretty quickly. Again the selection there is going to be you a use twenty gage, twelve gage, sixteen gage, twenty eight gage or four ten, there is a variety of them. You want to pick what you are going to be most comfortable with. Another selection probably nines, eights, seven-halves somewhere in that range are going to be an ideal choice. You also want to keep in mind the kick of the gun. For some people who are lighter or small in frame this maybe an issue. If you have kids or women who are smaller you need to make sure that it is appropriate. If you are hunting dove you are going to be shooting a lot of time at a further distance. So your selection will probably want to use an express or something that has a little bit more powder in it. The shot selection will be depending on your preference. Seven-halves or eights I've found for dove hunting work pretty well. Again as you look at your gun selection and your shot selection you want to make sure that you know the pattern and know exactly how it is going to perform in the field. That means going to a range and shooting and experimenting and finding out what works best for you.
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