Cartridge sizes for Fox

#1
Evening Fellas,

I have a chance to go out hunting for Fox on my local shoot in a few weeks time. Where we are shooting doesn't allow rifles except for the deer management fellas. So i dont embarrass my self what cartridges should I take along and should I use my tightest chokes to ensure a humane as posible kill? :? (Thats if I actually get near one!)

Any other tips & advice gratefully received. :)
 
#2
commzmeanzbombz said:
Evening Fellas,

I have a chance to go out hunting for Fox on my local shoot in a few weeks time. Where we are shooting doesn't allow rifles except for the deer management fellas. So i dont embarrass my self what cartridges should I take along and should I use my tightest chokes to ensure a humane as posible kill? :? (Thats if I actually get near one!)

Any other tips & advice gratefully received. :)
AAA or BB would be a common choice.

Unless it's this sort of Fox in which case I'd go tooled up with something with a bit more Muzzle Energy than a 12B :)

 
#3
EX_STAB said:
commzmeanzbombz said:
Evening Fellas,

I have a chance to go out hunting for Fox on my local shoot in a few weeks time. Where we are shooting doesn't allow rifles except for the deer management fellas. So i dont embarrass my self what cartridges should I take along and should I use my tightest chokes to ensure a humane as posible kill? :? (Thats if I actually get near one!)

Any other tips & advice gratefully received. :)
AAA or BB would be a common choice.

Unless it's this sort of Fox in which case I'd go tooled up with something with a bit more Muzzle Energy than a 12B :)

Bloody hope not!! With BB or AAA are there any choke issues?
 
#4
Shouldn't be any choke issues with ANY CIP proofed rounds (which are the only ones you'll find in the shops) even slug. What you should be more wary of is whether the load is too heavy for the gun. What make and age of gun are you using?
 
#5
Its a miroku mk38 sporter with teague chokes, I have only had it since last August so should be ok?
 
#6
commzmeanzbombz said:
Its a miroku mk38 sporter with teague chokes, I have only had it since last August so should be ok?
Oh that'll be fine. Some older guns were only really designed for an ounce load at moderate velocity and some modern heavy cartridges are a bit much for them.
 
#8
Ex STAB - Trying hard to read the number on that Fox - Mine was 01 GM 42 and to my poor eyesight....

Any idea where and when for that photo ?
 

ugly

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#11
Mine was 00 GM 42 I think!
I sit corrected 00 GM 94 I think;
 

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#12
I tried to hunt this Fox, but sadly had the wrong sort of weapon.
 

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