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Grouse Shotguns | Grouse Hunting Guns

Grouse hunting is often seen as a special type of bird hunting, as it mainly focuses upon chasing the birds around cover, either alone or in organized groups, with/without the aid of hunting dogs. What makes it special is that unlike other types of bird hunting, for grouse the hunter must do more than call or setup in dense cover, the hunter must be more physically active and during some days, he could travel even a few miles. 

Grouse Hunting Guns

Regarding the grouse hunting guns that are used commonly, the ammunition used is in most cases is the one preferred for non-water bird hunting, like quail, pheasant, woodcock. The shotgun shells should be designed for the size choke on the grouse hunting gun. Improved cylinder and modified chokes work for prairie and ruffed grouse hunting. Most of the shots made during a grouse hunting expedition are done within 20 to 30 yards or so. Experienced hunters recommend purchasing steel shot instead of lead shot if you intend on eating the pray. A steel shot will also maintain its shooting pattern better than softer materials. The choice of ammo should be with a shot size of 6 to 9, the larger the number of shot is, and the larger the shot will be. Many hunters advise purchasing Remington's Express long-range shotgun shells for good general bird hunting ammo, there are other reliable products as well, this is just an example to create a clear view about what customers should look for. This product is available in most gun sizes and is an all around game bird ammo. Their Sport load is also a general bird hunting (and clay shooting) option for 12 or 20 gauge shotguns.


Grouse Hunting Shotguns

Choose your choke wisely and according to the time of the season in which you will be hunting. Early season grousing hunting can limit your shot to within a 20 yard radius. In such a situation some hunters prefer no choke, while others use an improved cylinder or modified choke to cut through the brush. During late season hunting the canopy and brush are lighter and the hunter’s shot radius can be 30 yards or even more. More important than the gauge of a grouse hunting shotgun is its fit and feel in the hands of the hunter. In the vast majority of the situations, you, the hunter, will have approximately 2.5 seconds to mount and shoot the grouse gun between the time the bird is up and gone. The stock should fly to the shoulder and cheek without a hitch. A very important issue, the muzzle must cover the target immediately. The best grouse guns feel light in the hand, have at most a modest kick and are easy to reload. Here are a few examples of what our reviewers consider to be very good grouse shotguns: Remington 870, Winchester Model 12, Remington SPR310, Tikka T3 and the Benelli Super Black Eagle II.


Undoubtedly, the best shotgun for grouse hunting is the one you feel the most comfortable with, which is why it is very hard to give a general example for this. Nevertheless, reviewers of the site started debating which would be the best grouse hunting guns and they came up with a rather surprising and interesting answer, the Tikka T3 Laminated Stainless Rifle. Although it has a hefty price of more than 1,000 dollars it offers supreme quality, combining all-weather durability and stability with almost perfect accuracy. The receiver, bolt and bolt handle are stainless steel and he free-floating, high-grade stainless steel barrel is cold-hammer forged. The stock is made of grey matte-lacquered laminated hardwood providing stability and extreme durability.


The ideal gun for grouse hunting expeditions is the one that fits the hunter perfectly. It must be able shoot where the gunner is looking. The hunter has to shoot it without any sort of effort. Get the gun you like, feels good at the counter of Gander Mtn. with the correct choke, and shells and go hunting. If you are one of those gunners that shoots thousand of shells every year, out of several different guns and your always in your mind comparing them in terms of “which are the best grouse hunting guns" only then do you know when you shoot one that you consider to be special.

M 03 De Luxe
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Probably the most elegant rifle Mauser ever made, this model benefits from hand-engraved leaf arabesques that cover the action as well as the trigger guard. The unit has been made by using a distinctive wood stock that brings out the true quality of this special model.
Centerfire RifleType: Centerfire Rifle .222 Rem.Caliber: .222 Rem.
Bolt-ActionSubtype: Bolt-Action 7 3/4Weight: 7 3/4 lbs.
MauserBrand: Mauser 44Overall Length: 44 inch
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M 03 Africa PH
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It was designed to take strong calibers, while at the same time sporting a very compact profile, blending in very easily in the equipment of the professional hunter. It has a highly stable synthetic stock with a kickstop that has been colored in natural sand.
Centerfire RifleType: Centerfire Rifle 9,3x62Caliber: 9,3x62
Bolt-ActionSubtype: Bolt-Action 9 1/2Weight: 9 1/2 lbs.
MauserBrand: Mauser 43Overall Length: 43 inch
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M 03 Africa
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Another M 03 model from Mauser, this one has been designed in order to combine a classic big game bolt action rifle with the diversity and safety of the M 03. Thanks to its excellent balance, the rifle guarantees rapid and intuitive aiming. It has a kickstop installed in the stock for reducing the felt recoil.
Centerfire RifleType: Centerfire Rifle 9,3 x 62Caliber: 9,3 x 62
Bolt-ActionSubtype: Bolt-Action 9 3/4Weight: 9 3/4 lbs.
MauserBrand: Mauser 44Overall Length: 44 inch
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  • Mike S. says:
    1100 Classic Trap
    Good gun, but very heavy. Will surely hurt your arm if you keep it for a long period of time in an unproper position. So watch out !...
  • Brad Olson says:
    Model 70 Featherweight
    Best Bolt Action Rifle I have ever owned. It is light, accurate, and as appealing to look at as any rifle I have ever seen....
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