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    I use a 12 for mud pies and 20ga for hunting but 28ga when hunting upland over my dog as the shots are usually close with the birds rising and away. All U/O's

    Shots are close and gun is light as usually carried a lot and shot little with a bit of walking in between now...............if I were a serious duck hunter shooting steel then I would be using a 12ga auto most likely an A400 to lessen the recoil of the heavier loads traditionally used by waterfowl hunters.

    However heavy 20ga loads will boot more than 12ga loads of the same weight as guns are generally lighter (talking u/o's here).
    Lot of people I know give there lad a 20ga with the heaviest loads they can find cause its "only a 20ga" and wonder why the poor sausage struggles with the recoil
    Just my 2 cents worth
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    That's very interesting mate thanks for that I've always wanted to have a crack at upland gambits hunting !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    I use a 12 for mud pies and 20ga for hunting but 28ga when hunting upland over my dog as the shots are usually close with the birds rising and away. All U/O's

    Shots are close and gun is light as usually carried a lot and shot little with a bit of walking in between now...............if I were a serious duck hunter shooting steel then I would be using a 12ga auto most likely an A400 to lessen the recoil of the heavier loads traditionally used by waterfowl hunters.

    However heavy 20ga loads will boot more than 12ga loads of the same weight as guns are generally lighter (talking u/o's here).
    Lot of people I know give there lad a 20ga with the heaviest loads they can find cause its "only a 20ga" and wonder why the poor sausage struggles with the recoil
    Just my 2 cents worth
    yep mikee makes about as much sence as shooting 3 1/2 inch ammo at ducks then moaning about the recoil.
    the whole point of subgauges is you dont need 36/40/42/52 grams of shot to kill birds ive taken umpteen canada geese with 30/32 gram loads of 3s/2s respecctively.[img][/img]
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    That's awesome good looking dog also!

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    12ga Beretta A390 wood & blue jobby 2 3/4" fine for most of my shooting. Hmmm those 28ga have interested me for awhile now, nice little sub gauge
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    just had the word from doc and f&g lead 20 all the way ok
    sanity has prevailed

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    @Mathias Thanks for putting me onto the browning. It performed flawlessly, and a pleasure to shoot. Pass my regards onto Ron next time you see him. I've lost his number, but he wanted to know how I got on. Even the 3 1/2 wasnt to punishing, but after a day with them, I guess you'd know that you'd been shooting
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsp follower View Post
    yep mikee makes about as much sence as shooting 3 1/2 inch ammo at ducks then moaning about the recoil.
    the whole point of subgauges is you dont need 36/40/42/52 grams of shot to kill birds ive taken umpteen canada geese with 30/32 gram loads of 3s/2s respecctively.[img][/img]
    ELVIS RIP.hope you had a quiet word to him yesterday GSPF.likewise your other great mate the one and only RED.
    Im stillon the trail of replacements.

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    I cant believe all these people using semi's to hunt. Chris Cahills imaginary friends have stated they dont need or want semis to hunt with.

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    Benelli M2 20 gauge, #4 lead. Gamebore and Kent Ultimate. Went alright yesterday on the mallards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
    I guess just posting on a hunting forum might indicate that you might own a gun.... Better delete yourselves...

    Think I'll take the 20ga on opening, can't beat a SXS

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    @Cody.a what range are your ducks at? I run 30 gram 3s or 4s in the 20, prefer 3s but at times hard to get. The 28ga to me is a solid 30 metre gun, fantastic over the ferrets. Where as the 20 will do anything a 12 will do, tighten ya choke and shoot better Hell, I don't even own a 12 heavy bastards of things, heavy guns and can't carry enough ammo without a packhorse.
    SXS is my prefered but can't find a 28 in that I like so it's U/O.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirehunt View Post
    Good man.

    @Cody.a what range are your ducks at? I run 30 gram 3s or 4s in the 20, prefer 3s but at times hard to get. The 28ga to me is a solid 30 metre gun, fantastic over the ferrets. Where as the 20 will do anything a 12 will do, tighten ya choke and shoot better Hell, I don't even own a 12 heavy bastards of things, heavy guns and can't carry enough ammo without a packhorse.
    SXS is my prefered but can't find a 28 in that I like so it's U/O.
    man after my own heart wirehunt at the moment cos i knew there,d be plenty of parries at close to longish range, ive got fiocchi 30 gram 3,s and 5s.
    ashburton outdoor adventure sport has a good supply ring them and I'm sure chris could arrange something for you.14.90 a pkt
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    20g Yildiz U/O. Cheap enough so I don't feel sorry for it, but comfortable enough for me to hit birds accurately.
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    #6 or #7.5 for quail
    All in 1oz.

 

 

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