what ammo?

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  1. M-66

    M-66 New Member

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    Hey Y'all,
    I have a 12 gauge Ithica m-66 super single shotgun...... The gun can take a 3 inch shell but i am looking for a good starter ammo seeing is how i ain't shot the thing yet... i have been told to start with 2 3/4 inch buck shot but i have been also told thats too strong.Please let me know what i should buy.....Thank you!!
  2. XP100

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    Get some 1 oz. trap loads. The 66's have a lot of recoil due to light weight. 1oz. will have less recoil.
  3. carver

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    Just make a run down to Walleyworld and pick up a box of bird shot. This is low base and does not have the power of full 12ga. loads. Work your way up to the hi-base loads, then on up to the full house 00 buck in 2 3/4" loads, then on up to 3" if you want to shoot them. I own a 12ga. single shot chambered for 3" and shoot 00 buck all the time in it. I hunt birds, squirles, and deer with mine. I also have a Remington 1100, and I love the gun, but it is heavy. Most of the time I just take the old single barrel. I usually carry at least one round in my left hand for that quick second shot if I need it, and while deer hunting I will carry two rounds of 00 buck in my left hand, between the fingers. That gives me three shots as fast as I can load the gun, if needed. This works great for multiple targets like you would get while squirle, or bird hunting.

    Y'all be safe now, ya hear!
  4. Shellback

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    This is my starting load Winn. AA hulls, 1 1/8 oz of #7 1/2 or 8 shot, WA112 wads, 21 grains Universal Clays. it is a light to med load and a very good starter load. I load sabot's, OO buck, and every thing in between slugs you name it not with that load per say thats just a good starter load:) oh yea winn. 209 primers
    Tim
  5. Oneida Steve

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    +1 to starting with low-brass Dove & Quail loads.
  6. M-66

    M-66 New Member

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    Ok,thanks ya'll

    I picked up some Remington 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch 3 3/4 dr. EQ ( what ever that is), 1 1/0z shot 6 shot shells today. and as a first shot it was ok but i got to get used to the power of a shot gun,thanks for the input.
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