Guns and Ammunition
Selecting the right shotgun is a highly personal choice. So as long as your firearm offers you between-the-hand balance and the features you prefer in the field, bring it along.
12-, 16- and 20-gauge are typically preferred for Pheasant, Grouse and Partridge. We don’t typically recommend 28-gauge shotguns, however some clients have proven to be very efficient with them.
Our experience has been that longer-range shooting can result in more wounded birds getting away. A variety of chokes can be used and we highly recommend patterning your gun to determine the optimal choke.
The following chart is provided to assist in determining the proper shot shell.
|Pheasant||12, 16, 20, 28||20-30||IC/M||5, 6, 7½|
|Grouse||12, 16, 20, 28||30+||IC/M||5, 6, 7½|
|Partridge||12, 16, 20, 28||30+||IC/M||6, 7½|