I do not doubt you... based on near identical post and time years past. Looking forward to bird hunting vicariously through your reports as I seem never to be able to free up the time to get into this myself .
Roper, save that 16 ga ammo for pheasants, as you know, that is the ideal gun for them. Grouse are 'up close birds" and doves are too small to need much shot to bring 'em down. And Jim hit the nail on the head, I mean there is a hell of a lot of difference in the amount of shot in 3/4 oz vs 7/8 ounces...not.
I know both you and Jim shoot way too well to need a bazooka for doves or grouse.