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#5619792 - 02/25/15 11:39 AM Talk me out of
HuskerinAggieland Offline
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Registered: 02/11/14
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Buying a 20 ga over under. I only have 1 20 gauge (1100) that my wife shoots. Everything else is in 12 ga. Now I am considering a 20 gauge o/u for skeet, dove, and duck (at least teal season). So pros/cons? I have shot my kids' 12 gauge o/u and like them- just looking for lighter gun/less recoil and that way wife and I can share shells. A year ago I would have opted for 12 gauge just to consolidate my ammo stocks.
Thoughts?

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#5619830 - 02/25/15 12:00 PM Re: Talk me out of [Re: HuskerinAggieland]
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Id much rather shoot a 20ga than a 12ga. If I had found a good deal on a 20 before I bought my 12ga, I would have bought it. I think for dove and quail hunting, as well as busting clays, the difference won't be much. It's a little less shot, sure. But I doubt you notice too many more misses than now. I'm not sure about duck loads for the 20ga. Never been a duck hunter.
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#5619853 - 02/25/15 12:18 PM Re: Talk me out of [Re: HuskerinAggieland]
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I can't talk you out of it.

I'd rather have a 20 ga. now. I've always had 12's but I do have a couple of 20 ga. pump shotguns. I'd love to get my hands on a decent 20 ga. SxS.
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#5619866 - 02/25/15 12:23 PM Re: Talk me out of [Re: HuskerinAggieland]
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I've got a 20 gauge side by side that's my favorite shotgun for shooting purposes. My granddad's old pump 12 gauge is my favorite for sentimental purposes.

Paid $200 for the side by side 20 gauge (sears & roebuck branded) at the LGS about 5 years ago.

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#5619870 - 02/25/15 12:24 PM Re: Talk me out of [Re: HuskerinAggieland]
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The only reason I can come up with to talk someone out of buying s gun is that I might think the idea of that individual owning a gun is just scary. I think you're playing reverse psychology here. Buy it!
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#5619888 - 02/25/15 12:31 PM Re: Talk me out of [Re: HuskerinAggieland]
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Only if you were going to buy a cheap O/U.

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#5619940 - 02/25/15 01:01 PM Re: Talk me out of [Re: HuskerinAggieland]
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Uh, wife will like it and then you will have to buy another? Other than having to buy two of them go for it.
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#5619973 - 02/25/15 01:13 PM Re: Talk me out of [Re: blackcoal]
HuskerinAggieland Offline
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Originally Posted By: blackcoal
Uh, wife will like it and then you will have to buy another? Other than having to buy two of them go for it.


Yep- that is kinda what I am thinking!

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#5619974 - 02/25/15 01:14 PM Re: Talk me out of [Re: Colt W. Knight]
HuskerinAggieland Offline
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Loc: College Station, TX
Originally Posted By: Colt W. Knight
Only if you were going to buy a cheap O/U.


What would a cheap O/U be?

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#5620250 - 02/25/15 03:23 PM Re: Talk me out of [Re: HuskerinAggieland]
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I've got a "cheap" Baikal O/U and a Remington 1100. Both are 12 gauge and I use the O/U a lot more than the 1100. Love the gun and wouldn't ever get rid of it. If I miss a dove twice, a third round is just throwing ammo away.
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#5620441 - 02/25/15 04:40 PM Re: Talk me out of [Re: HuskerinAggieland]
Tff caribou Offline
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Originally Posted By: HuskerinAggieland
Originally Posted By: Colt W. Knight
Only if you were going to buy a cheap O/U.


What would a cheap O/U be?


Yildiz from academy. good shotguns for the money.
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#5620466 - 02/25/15 04:56 PM Re: Talk me out of [Re: Toxarch]
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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
I've got a "cheap" Baikal O/U and a Remington 1100. Both are 12 gauge and I use the O/U a lot more than the 1100. Love the gun and wouldn't ever get rid of it. If I miss a dove twice, a third round is just throwing ammo away.
I have a Remington Spartan SxS 12 ga. (Baikal) that's a wonderful shotgun, built like a tank. I'd love to get one in 20 ga.
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#5620512 - 02/25/15 05:19 PM Re: Talk me out of [Re: HuskerinAggieland]
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X2 on the 20ga yildz

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#5620591 - 02/25/15 05:59 PM Re: Talk me out of [Re: HuskerinAggieland]
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If all you're looking at it for is skeet or dove, then go for it. I bought a Citori Lightning Feather O/U some years back and opted for 12 gauge just because as expensive as it was, I didn't want to be limited to certain types of shooting/hunting.

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#5620998 - 02/25/15 08:27 PM Re: Talk me out of [Re: HuskerinAggieland]
HuskerinAggieland Offline
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Loc: College Station, TX
Checked out a few tonight at Academy and Gander. Did not like the Yldiz or Berretta. Browning citori was nice but 1900 seems a bit steep for right now.

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