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#5459570 - 12/05/14 10:48 AM Duck hunting with a 20 gauge
texashunter16 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/20/14
Posts: 4
What do y'all think? i have a 12 but i was wondering if it could do the job. The best ammo i could find was 2 3/4 6 shot. i feel confident about teal but what about bigger ducks?

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#5459591 - 12/05/14 10:59 AM Re: Duck hunting with a 20 gauge [Re: texashunter16]
Buffs 1 Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 454
Loc: Mansfield
2 3/4 #6 is a pretty light load, but if you're shooting em right in the decoys you should be fine. Just don't extend your range too much or you'll be chasing cripples all day.

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#5459599 - 12/05/14 11:06 AM Re: Duck hunting with a 20 gauge [Re: texashunter16]
Bulletproof10 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/02/14
Posts: 1
I use to hunt with a 20 but I was able to find 3 and 4 shot for mine. I was able to knock em down but only if they were fairly close. Any long shots just forget it. Save your shells for another bird. The 20 limits you to closer shots for sure but it is possible to hunt with.

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#5459602 - 12/05/14 11:11 AM Re: Duck hunting with a 20 gauge [Re: texashunter16]
DuckCoach1985 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 1414
Loc: SMTX
My huntin buddy has every gun under the sun but he loves his old 870 express 20 ga and he kills lots of ducks with it! He gets the 2 3/4 6 shot. It does limit your range, but forces you to focus on making better shots, and I think if you're hunting alone, it's a great thing! Problem is.. when you're hunting with a guy like me who's antsy and quick to unload, you may never get a [good] shot!
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#5459603 - 12/05/14 11:11 AM Re: Duck hunting with a 20 gauge [Re: texashunter16]
dfwguy Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/22/10
Posts: 478
Loc: DFW
Read this thread and you'll have more faith in your 20 ga.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/5454044/1

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#5459608 - 12/05/14 11:17 AM Re: Duck hunting with a 20 gauge [Re: texashunter16]
Just Nate Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/14/12
Posts: 4625
Loc: Austin, TX
Shoot the ducks in the head, 4 shoot in a 20 gauge is the same size as 4 shoot in a 12 gauge just less of it.

I personally prefer to hunt with my 20 gauge. There is one guy on here who has been killing ducks all season long with a 410.

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#5459663 - 12/05/14 11:49 AM Re: Duck hunting with a 20 gauge [Re: Just Nate]
duckhunter55 Offline


Registered: 02/08/09
Posts: 152
Loc: Granbury
I hunt with a guy who only allows 20 gauges on his ranch. We shoot 3" 7 1/2 Hevi shot. You'll be surprised how far a 20 will kill a duck.
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#5459782 - 12/05/14 12:59 PM Re: Duck hunting with a 20 gauge [Re: texashunter16]
known hunter Offline


Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 35
If everyone used restraint and common sense we could all hunt with 410's but it will never happen. But to your question a 20 guage is fine. It will make you a better hunter.

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#5459793 - 12/05/14 01:04 PM Re: Duck hunting with a 20 gauge [Re: texashunter16]
known hunter Offline


Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 35
One more thing. I believe 98% of so called duck hunters have never been on a real duck hunt where you let the birds work and just pass em up if they aren't good killing shots.

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#5459814 - 12/05/14 01:16 PM Re: Duck hunting with a 20 gauge [Re: texashunter16]
Esh and Hattie Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/05/14
Posts: 312
Loc: N Texas
I think hunting with a 20 is illegal in Texas. Have to shoot at least 12ga 3 1/2" heavymetal bb's to kill ducks round here.. At least that what I see on a regular basis.

All right comments on here, 4 shot doesn't know what gun shot it, get ducks commited in your decoys and mow em down with your 20. Took the 28 several times this year, just take smart shots

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#5459865 - 12/05/14 01:41 PM Re: Duck hunting with a 20 gauge [Re: Esh and Hattie]
Corn Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/05/12
Posts: 57
Loc: Duck City, TX
Originally Posted By: Esh and Hattie
I think hunting with a 20 is illegal in Texas. Have to shoot at least 12ga 3 1/2" heavymetal bb's to kill ducks round here.. At least that what I see on a regular basis.


I heard they are now requiring 10 ga to enter public lakes starting next year. Texas state law.

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#5459867 - 12/05/14 01:43 PM Re: Duck hunting with a 20 gauge [Re: texashunter16]
Leonardo Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/03/08
Posts: 4664
Loc: Wise County
Killed two limits with 20 gauge this morning before work. No problem at all if you can shoot decent.

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#5459972 - 12/05/14 02:59 PM Re: Duck hunting with a 20 gauge [Re: texashunter16]
pervis Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 559
I use a browning citori white lightning 20. Most guys I hunt w say I'm a good shot though, I think i inherited that from my dad fortunately. At gander mtn you can find 2-6 shot. It's about 23$ a box though. Winchester shells. You do have to make your shots w a 20, I will say. I also run kicks high flyer mod and full chokes. Full on top tube mod on bottom

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#5460034 - 12/05/14 03:37 PM Re: Duck hunting with a 20 gauge [Re: texashunter16]
brazosboyt Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/09/11
Posts: 1677
We've been doing just fine with .410s lately. Shot the same limit as the guy with the 12 ga today.


Seriously-try a box or two of the Winchester xpert hv target steel 6's. You'll be shocked at how hard it hits em at 35-40 yards.

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#5460053 - 12/05/14 03:51 PM Re: Duck hunting with a 20 gauge [Re: texashunter16]
beaversnipe Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/17/10
Posts: 14775
Loc: Terlingua,TX
Im gonna try my 20 beretta silver hawk tommorrow with black cloud nr 2. Wish i had nr 4 though

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