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What you you shoot?

What is your favorite ga?

Anyone else love 20ga?

Shooting 3" Nitro Mags...How much difference have you experienced between 12 and 20 ga?
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Shoot = Just about anything

Gauge = 12
not a huge fan of 20's, but I do own one. My wife clams, "It don't have enough power!" She also shoots a 12.
 

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I have shot 20 gauge most of my life starting with skeet shooting in the late '50's. I have used 20's for all of my bird hunting and really enjoy the gauge.

Any 2.75" 20 will propell the shot column at the same velocity as a 12 gauge. The only difference is that the 20 will have a little less shot in the column.

I also really enjoy shooting 28 gauge in the field and for skeet and informal sporting clays. I guess that while I really prefer the magnum caliber rifles, I feel that the smaller bore shot guns are just fine.

Anyone that has basic wing shooting skills will be able to shoot the smaller gauges as proficiently as the 12 and will really enjoy it. (except .410).
 

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The first gun I ever fired was a shotgun. I had so much fun that I was hooked on shooting from then on.

In my opinion, the Remington 3200 shotgun was the best over-and-under ever made for less than $2000. I truly love the one I have. I have three sets of barrels for it: 12ga trap, 12ga skeet, and 20ga skeet. I change the buttstocks between the trap and skeet styles. I do all of my target shooting with this gun.

I prefer the 12ga to the 20ga because they reload better for me, but either gauge is fine for breaking clays. I do not hunt with anything other than 12ga.
 

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I shoot competitive Skeet during the warm months of the year..also "dabble" at Trap and Sporting...use either a Winchester 101 O/U w/Skeetmaster sub-gauge tubes or a Remington 3200 O/U w/Purbaugh sub-gauge tubes...I usually just shoot the 20-ga. tubes in the 12 ga. event, but the 28 ga. is REALLY my favorite...in 1985, before Prescription glasses, gettin' old, etc., I had the third-highest 28 ga. avg. in the country...shot at 800 targets, "lost" 5--.9938, I believe...not bad for a "po' boy" from Georgia!!!....mikey357
 

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I love shotgun shooting. Just starting to get into Skeet and other clay shooting. I've owned both 12's and 20's. Currently I own a Benelli Super Black Eagle 12 gauge that will be my turkey and goose gun and maybe pheasant. I also own a Franchi Veloce O/U 20 gauge w/ 3" chamber. I'll use it for everything from rabbit to quail and maybe even duck and pheasant.

Several years ago I bought a Ithica/SKB XL900 in 20 gauge w/ 3" chamber. My intent was to use it for duck hunting up in North Dakota when I was stationed there. All my buddies had Remington 1100 12 gauges and laughed at me for picking up a 20 gauge. But every time we went duck hunting, I'd limit out. That was 5 ducks every time! Enough said!!!

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I am a shotgun nut!!

I currently only have 12GA, but there isn't anything wrong with a 20. I have an 1100 Trap model that was Gramps. I built another 1100 up to trap specs.
I also have a Mossy 590 and a Benelli Nova 18.5" for tactical games.
 

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I only have two shotguns in the safe. Both are my Dad's, but I have them for safe keeping until I inherit them one day. A Winchester model 12 and a LeFevere .410 Nitro Special double barrel. He grew up with both guns, as I did, and as my kids will. The Model 12 joins me on my spring turkey hunts now instead of collecting dust in the closet.
 

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I am not into shooting clays etc, but I have done in the distant past.

I really like doubles - side by sides or OU's. 12 or 20-gauge. I wouldn't turn my nose up at a 16 these days as there seems to be more 16-gauge ammo around.
 
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