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12 gauge VS. 20 gauge

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Unread 09-24-2010, 01:43 PM
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12 gauge VS. 20 gauge

Recoil aside, which one is better for long range hunting? 200 yards or so.
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    Unread 09-24-2010, 09:24 PM
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    Re: 12 gauge VS. 20 gauge

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    Recoil aside, which one is better for long range hunting? 200 yards or so.

    Neither @ 200 if you must the 12 with 3" still runs 1000lbs at 180yards with less drop.
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    Unread 09-25-2010, 11:02 AM
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    Re: 12 gauge VS. 20 gauge

    My TC Encore 20 fully rifled with Nikon BDC will run and kill with any 12 and that is using a 2 3/4 sabot. Accuracy is key versus big MV and recoil that misses.

    Been the 12 ga route for years and ran a lot of tests of 12 and 20 myself and I see the 20 as capable as the 12.

    It is really using the same bullets as a 50 Cal muzzleloader with sabots and they are uniformly agreed as being 200 yard capable.

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    Re: 12 gauge VS. 20 gauge

    Im my mind the edge goes to the 20g with the 3" rounds at 200yards.
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    Re: 12 gauge VS. 20 gauge

    I've always used Lightfields due to accuracy and if you go with them the 12 ga. 3" will out run the 20 all day tgo he numbers and paper dont lie. Even If you go with the 3" 20ga.

    As stated the recoil of the 12 is something you will have to deal with. I went through the nubers when I built a designated slug gun

    12 Ga 3" Hybrid elite 100 yard zero @ 150 yards drops -3.97
    20 ga 2-3/4 100 yard zero @ 125 yards drops -3.49
    20 3" 100 yard zero @ 150 yards drops -7.21


    I shoot a 20 and a 12 with 2-3/4 for designated long range 3" 12
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    Re: 12 gauge VS. 20 gauge

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    Neither @ 200 if you must the 12 with 3" still runs 1000lbs at 180yards with less drop.
    Could you elaborate on that a bit? Are you saying neither is good @ 200 yds?

    I'm leaning toward the Savage 210F, seems like a very solid gun from what I've researched so far.
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    Re: 12 gauge VS. 20 gauge

    get a savage 220, 20ga, it will do all you want it to do and its priced decent, i have one and it will shoot sub inch groups at 100 and about a 2-4 inch at 200
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