How many guys use 20ga for ducks

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  1. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    I've got an American Arms Brittany I bought for grouse and quail. I can hit with it better than any gun I own. (not sayin much)

    3" hevishot 6s is a good load but you gotta make sure they're not too close.
     
  2. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    I used to have a pre war Model 12 20 gauge, tight choked. I'd shoot bismuth 4s out of it for ducks.
     
  3. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    As long as I'm able, I will continue to shoot a 12 ga and follow Nash Buckingham's advice "A good big gun will beat a good little gun every time".
     
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  4. mmayes

    mmayes Diver Forum Mod Moderator

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    M-1 20, but rarely take it out cause I have shot my old HK SBE so long it is a trusted friend. I love shooting the 20, but really need to set down and pattern it. I have a plethora of different shell to try as seem to buy closeout ammo after season and can't pass up a good deal even on 20ga. Back in the days of lead I shot 1oz #5, and 7.5's out of a Rem Mod 11 2 3/4" with a 26" Mod

    Mayes
     
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  5. SB2MAG

    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    Cz Ringneck. IM and F chokes, 3” Remington Hypersonic 3s. Or Remington 2 3/4” steel 7s in the first barrel for close shots then 3s for the second barrel.

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    Missed two geese hence all the shells in the above picture. :(



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    Sears Ranger 101. Remington 2 3/4” Steel 2s and Fixed IC choke.

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    Dropped one at 35yards. Missed the other at 40 then dropped it at 45.
     
  6. NW BIRDHUNTER

    NW BIRDHUNTER Senior Refuge Member

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    I like to use my 20 gauge SuperX3, Blades camo. for ducks, although I frequently have my 12 or 10 with me, in case the birds don't want to cooperate. I shoot 3" 2's and 4's most of the time. If I do my part and get the birds into the wheel house it has no problem taking Mallard size ducks.
     
  7. fishnfool

    fishnfool Elite Refuge Member

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    20 Gauge Franchi O/U.....I shoot 3" #4s and keep shots close for ducks, closer for geese. I haven't ever patterned different brands with it. Usually I just shoot Winchester Super X because that's all I usually find on local sporting good shelves.
     
  8. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    He was speaking of the 10ga, you weenie, man up and use one or zip it.
     
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  9. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Nash was a skybuster
     
  10. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Naw, he was speaking of 12 ga. And by the way...yo momma.
     
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