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Question:
What type of shotgun and ammo do I use for a particular game?

Answer:
Below is a chart of recommended shot size, gauge, choke and barrel length for different types of game:


Recommended Specifications for Various Game
Game Shot Size Gauge Choke Barrel Length
Turkey, Geese, Fox BB, 2, 4 12, 16, 20 Modified or Full 24" to 32"
Ducks (Pass Shooting) BB, 1, 2 (steel)
4, 5 (lead)
12, 16
20
Modified or Full 30" or 32"
Ducks (Over Decoys) 2, 4 (steel)
5, 6 (lead
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 Modified, Modified 30" to 34"
Skeet 9 12, 16, 20, 28, .410 Skeet 26" or 28"
Deer Rifled Slug, Sabot or 00 Buck Shot 12, 16, 20 Modified, Improved Cylinder or Special* 22" to 26"
* Browning offers a series of game gun shotguns with rifled barrels or rifled choke tubes.


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