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    Upland Shotguns and Chukkor

    Pretty open ended question here, but for Pheasant, Quail, Chukkor etc - what is everyone’s opinion on the best all round upland gauge and shotgun?

    Also if anyone has time, some advice on hunting Chukkor, never hunted them let alone seen them and very keen to dedicate a week to them next year/season. Only want two or so and to get my pointer working in some big country for a bit of an adventure,

    Cheers
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    Personally I like the 20 gauge. Should be on a smaller lighter frame than the 12g so makes it easier to carry.
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    Looking around and reading as much as I can I like the look of the Rizzini 20g over/under with interchoke, anyone using?

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    20ga Beretta SP3 or SP5 field gun (I have the SP3) is a really great light gun. I use mine with 1/4 and 1/4 choke for pheasant and quail (just not this year as circumstances changed) its my Huntin gun, I have a 12ga specifically for clays
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benfransham View Post
    Looking around and reading as much as I can I like the look of the Rizzini 20g over/under with interchoke, anyone using?
    couple of guys have Rizzini 12ga's at my Club. Nice guns, rust easily mind

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    I always had an inkling for a 20g years ago.
    I was in Gun city and was being a pain in the butt getting them all down for me to try out. I wasn't buying anything but they didn't know that.
    There was a bunch of new rugers up there and they felt nice and were about 2500 bucks from memory. The last one I got down was magical. Nice and light, It seemed to fit, point, balance, you name it, all perfectly. Except for shooting it was just the shizzle. I swear I cold feel the light side of the force flowing through me and to this day would be the nicest feeling shotgun I've ever shouldered
    Second hand browning at 4500 dolleros, that was why it felt so good Big deep sigh and handed it back

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    I rate the 20 ( and the 28) high for upland, I dont even have a 12 anymore .... thats how much use they got once I changed to lighter guns.
    Like it has been said the 20 should be on a proper sized frame for its gauge and not a "cheapie" built on a 12 gauge frame as then it will be a heavy gun. Most are around the 6lb mark which makes them more responsive ( if thats the right word) for those fast flying quail and chuks.
    You can find good second hand guns in the 1500 to 2500 range. You could get lucky and get one for less.
    As for shot size I go for 6's on everything Screw in chokes are a bonus if you go for different game on different days, I have a skeet and 1/2 in my Miroku that have never been out apart from a clean up and overhaul at the end of the season.
    If you get extended chokes they help to protect the end of the muzzles from dings and marks, especially if you move around your hunting area in a vehicle.
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    used to have a bettinsoli 20g it was a nice gun I used it for duckshooting and sporting clays .like a idiot sold it to buy new hunting rifle.

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    Mine is a yildiz SxS 20ga. Can't usually hit shit with it but it's very agile so I persist...

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    i have a Mossberg 410 pump action that is a nice gun to carry and shoot have used it for ducks and rabbits would be fine for upland game.

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    Pity 16ga 'died' due to lack of support outside of Europe, and US fixation with 'bigger is better'.
    Used to shoot clays with a 12, but have always thought a 16 would be ideal clay/duck/upland gun.
    Can't find 16 ammo/reloading components anywhere and guns are usually old/clunker SxS hammer guns.
    If 12 isn't your bag, looks like 20 is the next best thing.
    Plus lead isn't 'verboten' for sub gauges - YET.
    Just my 2c worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by WallyR View Post
    Pity 16ga 'died' due to lack of support outside of Europe, and US fixation with 'bigger is better'.
    Used to shoot clays with a 12, but have always thought a 16 would be ideal clay/duck/upland gun.
    Can't find 16 ammo/reloading components anywhere and guns are usually old/clunker SxS hammer guns.
    If 12 isn't your bag, looks like 20 is the next best thing.
    Plus lead isn't 'verboten' for sub gauges - YET.
    Just my 2c worth
    Huglu shotguns still do a SxS 16ga still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    i have a Mossberg 410 pump action that is a nice gun to carry and shoot have used it for ducks and rabbits would be fine for upland game.
    Ive got a Remington pump 410. Its a neat little gun. Bought it for the missus to use out with me.
    I would've preferred a 20g as 410 ammo is way dear but it is a nimble little bugger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WallyR View Post
    Pity 16ga 'died' due to lack of support outside of Europe, and US fixation with 'bigger is better'.
    Used to shoot clays with a 12, but have always thought a 16 would be ideal clay/duck/upland gun.
    Can't find 16 ammo/reloading components anywhere and guns are usually old/clunker SxS hammer guns.
    If 12 isn't your bag, looks like 20 is the next best thing.
    Plus lead isn't 'verboten' for sub gauges - YET.
    Just my 2c worth
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    Cheers mate - will check the website out.

 

 

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