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Who's hunting with the 20ga.?

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  1. Ratdaddy

    Ratdaddy Senior Refuge Member

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    Been using the 20 ga. exclusively all year and I LOVE IT.

    I have been pleasantly surprised with how effective the little gun is. I dont feel like I give anything up by using it most of the time and feel like I track for the 2nd and 3rd shot faster.

    Been using Rio Blue Steel 3" 1 oz. loads of 3 shot mostly.

    Much of what I read here and other places was a bit hard on the little gun. I think effective range is a bit better than most let on.

    So let's hear it. Who's using one and favorite loads, success stories etc..

    Something besides how bad the hunting is this year.... 20191031_183244.jpg

    Bill
     
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  2. prairie hunter

    prairie hunter Elite Refuge Member

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    20 gauges are great. Brother used to shoot a 28 on occasion ... next day he'd shoot his 10 ... go figure.

    Interesting back drop to that photo.
     
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  3. Ratdaddy

    Ratdaddy Senior Refuge Member

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    Not a school. A park at a church. Sometimes you just cant help where you live...

    Bill
     
  4. Ratdaddy

    Ratdaddy Senior Refuge Member

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    Unless you meant the rusty tailgate/pickup bed a handyman jack and a bar of ivory soap.....

    Bill
     
  5. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Shot my 20 ga alot this year.
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  6. Sunklands

    Sunklands Elite Refuge Member

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    ‘71 20 gauge, Belgian Browning Auto 5 Magnum. Absolutely wonderful handling gun. Kills all my mallards in the woods.
     
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  7. SB2MAG

    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    Remington Hypersonic 2s for geese.

    4 shots five geese.

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    Five shots with the 20ga, five geese.

    One shot with the 10ga, one crane.

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  8. Vammy

    Vammy Elite Refuge Member

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    Remington 1100 Lt 20 Special Field, love this shotgun. Typically shooting 3” Fasteel 3’s. Just a great combo for me
     
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  9. Dirk Van Schmaldlerson

    Dirk Van Schmaldlerson Senior Refuge Member

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    I must have forgot. Does steel shot from a 20 not do the same thing as steel shot from a 12? Put the shot where it counts and you can kill them with a .410.
     
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  10. drahthaarducker

    drahthaarducker Elite Refuge Member

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    M2 99% of the time
     
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