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What Gauge #7319885 10/19/18 06:07 PM
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I know Bill O hunts with a 20, until this year I bounced between 16 and 20, this year I'm taking a 28. What sez the crowd?


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I go 20 for all my covey birds and use a 12 on Pheasants. I use 1 oz. #7 1/2 in the 20 and a 1 1/8 oz. #s 6-7/1/2 in the 12.


Re: What Gauge [Re: Dogmountin] #7320032 10/19/18 08:18 PM
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28gage cause I'm old and it's light.

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Again .28 less weight to haul around. I am probably older than chet and can hunt longer if i carry less.

Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7320050 10/19/18 08:37 PM
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I use a 20 on quail and pheasant. High brass #6 for the ditch chickens.


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20 or 28 on quail, 20 on doves, 16 for pheasant, and 12 for waterfowl.

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20 or 28. Depends on how wild the birds are.

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My 20 gage is as light as a 28. Comes in at 5.5 pounds

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20 or 28


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Is not, in part, obscured by powder from my gun"
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Mostly a 20 for upland birds. Sometimes a 410 in early season.


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28 gauge

Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7321104 10/21/18 12:03 AM
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20 gauge. Forrest

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I have always used a 12, but time is a villain and a thief... and I'm really on the fence about picking up a 20 gauge in the near future


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its not the gauge, the shooter


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
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Starting out in Nebraska with my 16. Down the next weekend in Kansas I might start with the 28 or 20 who knows.

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I use 20 for everything except ducks. I don't want to take my nice SxS into the duck swamp.

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16 side by side

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20 for quail and dove, 16 for pheasant, 12 for turkey.

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For quail I like the 28 but also use 20 and 16 at times. The 16 is an old Browning A5 that was my uncles quail gun, bring it out in memory of him on some hunts

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28 on Dove and Quail, 20 on pheasant usually but do break out the 16 ga.Model 12 for old times sake....it “shoots where I look” a bit better than the others.

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Do not trifle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
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Twenty.


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410 single shot


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I have them all and shoot my 20 the most of the time. Quail have been so wild and skittish and getting up so far away, that I admit that I pulled my 12 out a couple of times last year. I have decided to just shoot a camera this year with the number of birds down so low. I am going to try to take a bird only if one of my young dogs does it all right i.e. point and hold and lets me flush.

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Looks like a 12 gauge Nikon this year......

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