For general upland hunting, both wild Pheasants and ruffed grouse, my primary is an old model 59 Winchester Winlite. I use heavy field loads of 1 1/8th oz. #6 shot. The gun weighs less than six pounds with a 28" bbl and a modified choke.
"Only hunting and mountain climbing are sports. The rest are just games." - R.Ruark
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