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My 20 Gauge Magnums are smiling and ready to eat! #5337488 10/02/14 03:26 AM
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Just got my order in of Fiocchi 20 gauge 3" #71/2 shot! Took me forever to find this old school size/load combo. Time to reach out and touch some late season passer by's! 👍

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Good luck

Re: My 20 Gauge Magnums are smiling and ready to eat! [Re: Arbor Guy] #5337650 10/02/14 10:21 AM
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How may oz of shot? What is the velocity?

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They are the Fiocchi Golden Pheasant shells 1 1/4oz 1200 velocity.

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What in the world you going to shoot w those? Pen raised pheasant I hope. Got a flat or 2.



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Re: My 20 Gauge Magnums are smiling and ready to eat! [Re: Arbor Guy] #5338896 10/02/14 10:53 PM
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Are you going to use those for doves?

Re: My 20 Gauge Magnums are smiling and ready to eat! [Re: Arbor Guy] #5339250 10/03/14 01:59 AM
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Yes...I use them in a tight choke and you can put a denser pattern at longer distances. 25% extra the pellets than a standard load and if I'm not mistaken more pellets than a 12ga winchester heavy dove load. It is an old school load. Winchester and Remington used to make them then dropped the shell about the time there was a push for non-tax loads in waterfowl shells. I believe they caught grief over the amount of lead the shells were throwing into the environment. Fiocchi is the only one that makes them now. I remember making some long rang shots with them in my A5 Magnum 20 as a kid.

Re: My 20 Gauge Magnums are smiling and ready to eat! [Re: Arbor Guy] #5339274 10/03/14 02:13 AM
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Sounds good to me!

Re: My 20 Gauge Magnums are smiling and ready to eat! [Re: Arbor Guy] #5339413 10/03/14 03:20 AM
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Shooting is shooting no matter what it is you are shooting. With that being said, I will add my .2 cents. Just because there are 25% more pellets in the shell, does not automatically mean 25% more dense pattern downrange.

There is a lot of science in shot column length vs width. To boil the scientific termonology into redneck, it simply means 10 pounds of cow doo doo in a 5 pound bag. Sometimes more turns out to being too much. I hope not in your case. I hope you beat the doves silly with that load combo.


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Re: My 20 Gauge Magnums are smiling and ready to eat! [Re: Greekangler] #5339422 10/03/14 03:23 AM
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Have pen raised pheasant will travel...I'll take that as an invite for field testing.

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Exactly...It all boils down to shooting. I'm really just excited to use my old 20 gauge magnums.

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Shooting is shooting no matter what it is you are shooting. With that being said, I will add my .2 cents. Just because there are 25% more pellets in the shell, does not automatically mean 25% more dense pattern downrange.

There is a lot of science in shot column length vs width. To boil the scientific termonology into redneck, it simply means 10 pounds of cow doo doo in a 5 pound bag. Sometimes more turns out to being too much. I hope not in your case. I hope you beat the doves silly with that load combo.

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Yup. I don't shoot more than 1 oz shells in 12ga for dove either. Rio 20ga about 5.50 box when you can find them. 1.25 is a bit overload- must be younger than me 😀



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What are the series of nunbers at the end of yall's posts?


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1.25oz of 7.5s is serious dub med-sin.

I use that with a 12ga and skeet choke. It kills dubs further than I can and it's a pretty good combo even at 45 or so yards.

Out of a 20ga that could be entertaining.


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Re: My 20 Gauge Magnums are smiling and ready to eat! [Re: Arbor Guy] #5342285 10/05/14 04:06 AM
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Well I had a good day with it...birds are still thick out west by the way! Went the day after the front and it was fast action. But I should have patterned it before I took it out. My old school gun is a beretta A301 magnum and the 3" chambered barrel is a 28" fixed full choke. Every bird I killed was on my follow up shot after they were further away. Couldn't hit a short bird to save my life but Hit a few high flyer sthat I had no business shooting at. Also tried some winchester high brass 1oz 7.5 and that one will take em for a spin. Over all it was a fun day. I'll definitely say that my choked up 20 with the right load will spin birds with authority way past my 12 gauges effective range....but I missed all the gimme shots my 12 would have bagged.

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Ive never patterned a gun in my life.

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