I am thinking of getting a new shotgun and was wondering what gauge has the best priced shells. And also what would be the best gauge for hunting grouse,rabbit...
I'm going to assume if price per shell is an important factor for you that you will be putting a lot of rounds through your gun per year? A case of target loads for example works out to be approximately 24 cents per shell at regular price,and black cloud 3.5" works out to be around $1.40 per shell, you can probably work out a deal if you buy multiple cases of shells. As for the best gun for grouse and rabbit, I would have to say the 12 would be the best as well just because it can do pretty much anything if using the right load. And weight of the gun is no longer really an issue when talking about some of the newer guns. For instance my maxus is 6 pounds and 16 ounces, and as a comparison the remington 870 20 Gauge is over 7 pounds.I am thinking of getting a new shotgun and was wondering what gauge has the best priced shells. And also what would be the best gauge for hunting grouse,rabbit...
Bowtech is right on this one, you can get cheap promo loads for the 12ga, but when you step up to standard field loads the price is identical between 12 & 20ga.I think for youth, women and upland 20ga is the perfect guage but if you want something that does it all then you can't go wrong with a 12ga. Shells are of equal price either way as you can buy cheap or expensive shells for both guages.