20ga Water Fowl Hunters

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by Gregory Duerr, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Gregory Duerr

    Gregory Duerr Active Member

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    What is your load using a 20ga?? Do you reload??
     
  2. tmmcampbell

    tmmcampbell Well-Known Member

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    I bought my daughter a 20 ga several years ago. She shoots 3” Kent faststeel. I shoot a 3.5 12 ga. I also use Kent. Our last hunt she killed about 3-1 over me.
     
  3. wildwings

    wildwings Well-Known Member

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    No reloading for me. My son uses either Hevi X or Hevimetal shotgun
    shells in his Mossberg 20 gauge. He has take Cans, pintails, mallards,
    etc with zero problem
     
  4. 1ASSASSIN

    1ASSASSIN Active Member

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    I shoot a Weatherby SA-08 20 ga. with Fiocchi 7/8 oz. #2 steel and it does very well out to 40 yds., but I would definitely consider that to be the maximum range for that load.
     
  5. birddog93

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    I do not reload shotguns for steel. I use Hevi-Metal 20ga 1oz #3 shot. I am finding myself using the 20ga more than my 12ga due to weight of gun, recoil, and quick handling. I am running a Benelli M2 in both the 12 and 20ga for waterfowl.
     
  6. wildwings

    wildwings Well-Known Member

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    Bird
    I like the 20 gauge as well but only with the Hevishot shells for either waterfowl or turkeys
     
  7. wildwings

    wildwings Well-Known Member

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    I picked up some Hevi X 20 gauge shells to use
    during the first week of the season
    I am super excited to try them