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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?


There is time, and you must take it, to lay your hand on your dog's head as you walk past him lying on the floor or on his settle, time to talk with him, to remember with him, time to please him, time you can't buy back once he's gone" GBE
Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7319976
10/19/18 07:33 PM
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Broomfield, CO
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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.

Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7320046
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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.


Silver spurs and gold tequila
keep me hanging on.
Pretty girls and old cantinas
give me shelter from the storm.
Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7320078
10/19/18 09:03 PM
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20 or 28 on quail, 20 on doves, 16 for pheasant, and 12 for waterfowl.

Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7320357
10/20/18 01:42 AM
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20 or 28. Depends on how wild the birds are.

Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7320428
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Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7320526
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My 20 gage is as light as a 28. Comes in at 5.5 pounds

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Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7320561
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20 or 28




"Count that day lost whose low, descending sun
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.


Smokey Bear---Lone Star State.
Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7320935
10/20/18 08:47 PM
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28 gauge

Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7321104
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20 gauge. Forrest

Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7321117
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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


Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7321125
10/21/18 12:18 AM
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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.

Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7322573
10/22/18 11:47 AM
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I use 20 for everything except ducks. I don't want to take my nice SxS into the duck swamp.

Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7328038
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16 side by side

Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7328127
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20 for quail and dove, 16 for pheasant, 12 for turkey.

Re: What Gauge [Re: RayB] #7328131
10/26/18 08:22 PM
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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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