12 gauge or 20 ?

Discussion in 'Upland Game Forum' started by Joey O, Mar 12, 2001.

  1. Bogey

    Bogey Elite Refuge Member

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    Pheasants, Quail, Grouse, Huns, ANYTHING, as long as it's not a duck blind, and my 20 gauge Browning is with me!!!
     
  2. Blue Duck

    Blue Duck Elite Refuge Member

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    12ga. for everything.
     
  3. AGR

    AGR Guest

    I use a 20ga. Beretta o/u for everything. I just change my loads. For Huns I use 2 3/4 7 1/2s and for pheasants and sharptails 3 inch #6s
     
  4. HTDUCK

    HTDUCK Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm with Flashman and Rogue Hunter,16 bore
    is the best all around upland gun.Not as heavy to tote as a 12 but a bit more punch than a 20.
    Although I did shoot more roosters with a 20
    this past season than anything else.
    I just don't like the weight of the 12 to have to carry around all day.
    See Ya,
    HTDuck
     
  5. HTDUCK

    HTDUCK Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm with Flashman and Rogue Hunter,16 bore
    is the best all around upland gun.Not as heavy to tote as a 12 but a bit more punch than a 20.
    Although I did shoot more roosters with a 20
    this past season than anything else.
    I just don't like the weight of the 12 to have to carry around all day.
    See Ya,
    HTDuck
     
  6. Greybeard

    Greybeard Elite Refuge Member

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    Side by Side 20's and 16's for me. I've had an unreasonable love affair with those all my life. I've always wanted to try the 28 but never had enough "spare change" to justify the cost of one. Side by Side 28's go for more than I pay for a car!
     
  7. black eagle

    black eagle Guest

    I have a Benelli SBE I use for everything. With the 24" barrel and a improved cylinder choke it's great with 1 1/4 oz. loads. And if at the end they start to flush a bit wild I use a Hastings light modified choke and 1 3.8 oz high speed handloads.
     
  8. CaliDuckBuster

    CaliDuckBuster Senior Refuge Member

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    I use a good ol reminton 12 gauge pump! works great, except if i am hunting quail, i use my 16 die by side! :eek:
     
  9. clintdogg

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    I personally like the 20 ga. since I mostly hunt grouse and pheasants. The 12 would be a little to much for them grouse. :D
     
  10. arctic hunter

    arctic hunter Elite Refuge Member

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    i started out using a 20 guage. but now i would have to say that a 12 guage is much better. however, it may be because of my lack of shooting ability. more pellets=more dead birds.
     

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