20 gauge shotguns - goid ones/bad ones

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  1. dla

    dla Senior Refuge Member

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    My son, who shoots a Browning BPS, asked me for help breaking down his shotgun for a thorough cleaning. I chuckled to myself as I thought about my Franchi Affinity that I can completely break down without any tools. Gotta love the simplicity of those inertial actions.
     
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  2. Lame-Duck

    Lame-Duck Elite Refuge Member

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    I do. :)
     
  3. Billy Jo

    Billy Jo Refuge Member

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    870 Express only way to go. High resale value when kids grow up.
     
  4. Frylock

    Frylock New Member

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    I've shot my 20ga m2 almost exclusively since I purchased it several years ago, I'll only begrudgingly take a 12ga if I'm targeting geese. I often neglect to clean it and yet it's never missed a beat. My go to load is Remington's Nitro Steel 1oz #2, which are often on sale at Rogers.
     
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    Had a Benelli M2 and hated it. Damned thing shot high. Never could get a decent sight picture with the ridiculous raised rib and achieve a 60/40 pattern. However, the Benilli Montefeltro with its flat rib is a much better shooter. You'll see some rib with the Montefeltro, but it's better than mostly see the back of the M2 receiver. Downside for the Montefeltro is no plastic stock in 20ga.
     
  6. smashdn

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    Have a CZ 720 I bought used from someone here when i had a hankering for a 20ga gun. Killed ducks with it using winchester xperts. I have a whole flat of rio bismuth stocked away for it as well. Seemed like a soft shooting gun to me. Needs a sling stud in the mag cap though.
     
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    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    The SX3 could be a good choice as Winchester is coming out with a SX4 and will be discontinuing the SX3-read reduced pricing to get them off the shelf.
     
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  8. leftyhunter

    leftyhunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Try slickguns.com to find the vendor with the lowest price. Also try CDN arms. One might be able to get the SX3 for under$700 including shipping and FFL transfer fee.
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  9. wing seeker

    wing seeker Senior Refuge Member

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    a big vote for a Mossberg SA-20 super gun and extremely
    affordable
     
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  10. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    Seems all the SX3's I have found only have 26" barrels. Sounds more like a youth model.
     

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