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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7931095 08/11/20 03:43 AM
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.410 bore and Fiocchi 7 1/2's 3". When the birds wise up and it gets more frustrating, I'll switch to the big 20 ga.

Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: scalebuster] #7931110 08/11/20 04:07 AM
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Maverick 88 20ga.
I usually get whatever academy has On sale.. Remington, 1250 or 1200 fps.
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Whatever the cheapest 20ga 7 1/2 load is.


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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7931731 08/11/20 07:44 PM
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Whatever is left over in the closet from last year.

Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: scalebuster] #7931998 08/11/20 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by scalebuster
Whatever the cheapest 20ga 7 1/2 load is.


Me too

Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Mr. Jeem] #7932049 08/11/20 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Jeem
Whatever is left over in the closet from last year.



LOL, I sure hope the morning you leave you find them. I'd worry about the kiddo going clay shooting and leaving me with memories.


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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7932893 08/12/20 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Hopedale
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Whatever is left over in the closet from last year.



LOL, I sure hope the morning you leave you find them. I'd worry about the kiddo going clay shooting and leaving me with memories.


Kids are all out of the house. Plenty of 20 & 12 gauge left.

Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7935583 08/14/20 06:50 PM
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20 ga. Winchester Super X 7.5 7/8 or 1oz, whichever I can find.


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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7935680 08/14/20 07:34 PM
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I'm planning on using 12 ga Rem Heavy Dove 7.5's and also have some Rio high brass in 6's and 8's to use up.

This is my son's first time hunting and the recoil on his O/U was a bit stout the other day at the skeet range. I found him some Win AA light recoil/noise loads at Academy for him to use.

Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Guy] #7936706 08/15/20 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Guy
20 ga is for kids.


20GA is for doves


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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: TCM3] #7936717 08/15/20 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by TCM3
Maverick 88 20ga.
I usually get whatever academy has On sale.. Remington, 1250 or 1200 fps.
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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7936777 08/15/20 04:50 PM
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12 gauge with 7.5 or 8 shot, whichever Academy has cheap.


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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7937609 08/16/20 02:56 AM
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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7938098 08/16/20 05:26 PM
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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7942360 08/19/20 06:48 PM
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i like to shoot the cheapest ammo within reason. Meaning I look for the Winchester White box 7.5 1 1/8oz 1200fps @ $5 /box. This ammo patterns well and has knockout power.

Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7943083 08/20/20 02:23 AM
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I use my 20 early season, but bring my 12 if they are flying higher. I've been using the Academy Estate shells and they are surprisingly good. Got some estate highbrass 7 1/2 20's for $5.49 Besides that I like winchester better than remingtons...usally 7 1/2

Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Greekangler] #7943192 08/20/20 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Greekangler
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20 ga is for kids.


20GA is for doves



Yes, and quail, and rabbits, and....

Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7943298 08/20/20 11:55 AM
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I shoot a traditional English style SXS 20ga for dove and other small game. Also a great gun to take when I hunt the tanks where it's less likely to get wet/muddy. I'm shooting a mixed bag of shells this year, 7.5s and 6's, Rem, Rios, Winchester


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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7943526 08/20/20 03:18 PM
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I've got lot's of Remington Heavy Dove 7.5's so I might as well use them. I'll go with a 20 gauge to start the season off, then adjust as needed.

Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7944016 08/20/20 08:56 PM
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You guys seeing any sales/deals on dove loads? I miss the old days of the local Walmart and Kmart etc. competing newspaper ads for $3.50-4 per box of game loads.


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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7944102 08/20/20 10:00 PM
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Will be shooting both this year, but I'm going back to 20 gauge soon. I want an O/U 20.

Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Hopedale] #7945725 08/22/20 05:22 AM
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My son headed out to Texas Tech a week ago. On his way out, he says "Hey Dad, can I take some ammo with me?". Have no idea what or how much he took... guess I better go see what shells he left me.

Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: Guy] #7945766 08/22/20 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Guy
20 ga is for kids.


12 ga is for people that can't hit shlt….


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Re: 12 or 20 and what brand shells are you using this year? [Re: snake oil] #7945859 08/22/20 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by snake oil
Originally Posted by Guy
20 ga is for kids.


12 ga is for people that can't hit shlt….

up


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Originally Posted by snake oil
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20 ga is for kids.


12 ga is for people that can't hit shlt….



Got eem!


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