16ga.com Forum Index
Author Message
<  16ga. Ammunition & Reloading  ~  chukar loads
16 Candles
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:30 pm  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 16 Nov 2005
Posts: 19
Location: Oklahoma

I'm going on my first ever chukar hunt this fall. Does anyone wish to share info on their favorite loads?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
AmericanMeet
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:01 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 26 Apr 2010
Posts: 2954
Location: NCWa

I'm giving it a try this year too. I'd picked out the shotgun and the load, but everyone I talk with says that I'll be falling down & scratching up the gun, so now I'm in a quandry not only about the load, but also about the gun.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
UncleDanFan
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:20 pm  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 06 Apr 2007
Posts: 2765
Location: The Great Northwet

The best day I ever had chukar hunting was with federal factory 1 oz. 6's out of an ic/m choked Syracuse Lefever. I went 5 for 5 before missing one. Any factory 1 oz. load of 6's will do fine, though I do shoot custom 1 oz. 6 reloads at 1300 fps in cut down 2.5" federal hulls. 1 1/8oz. 6's would also be good. Some guys use 5's, but pattern density at longer ranges is an issue. Cripples can be very tough to find, as they can really run, and they crawl under a rock or in a bush and totally disappear. Practice low angle and down angle quartering away and crossing shots up to 40 yds. Hit them well, and they will go down.

Falling does happen once in a great while, but as long as you remember tp carry your gun to the outside so you're bracing your fall with your hand instead of your gun, you'll be fine. I learned that lesson the hard way. Shoot the gun you want to shoot. Life is short. Enjoy it! Very Happy

_________________
Gun art: www.marklarsongunart.com
Gallery art: www.marklarsonart.com

Great Odin's Raven! Is that a 16?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
16 ga gun dog
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:53 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 07 Jan 2010
Posts: 82

Well said UDF.

A scratch or ding in the furniture gained during a hunt never bothered me. The one from taking it out of the safe or bumping it on the truck... That REALLY chaps my arse.

_________________
It's my dad's fault. He killed all manner of game with a beat up old Sweet 16.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
16 Candles
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:14 pm  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 16 Nov 2005
Posts: 19
Location: Oklahoma

Thanks, I'll be using a Superlight Citori choked IC/M or SK/IC. Will probably go with the 1 1/8 load of 6's for more density.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
All times are GMT - 7 Hours

View next topic
View previous topic
Page 1 of 1
16ga.com Forum Index  ~  16ga. Ammunition & Reloading

Post new topic   Reply to topic


 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum




Powered by phpBB and NoseBleed v1.09