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Old 02-18-2011, 09:44 AM
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Works great pheasant hunting especially if you get to some birds that haven't been shot at a bunch. I have matching Benelli shotguns in 12 and 20. I will take the 20 everytime until I start having birds flush out farther than it will reach.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:44 AM
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I use mine for Dove and Quail and the occasional rabbit if I see one.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:55 AM
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I use mine for small game and small birds particularly, in tight cover - after all, that's what a sub gauge is for !
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by shredder4286
From what I understand, the 20 ga shotgun round is a bit overkill for small game like squirrels and rabbits, but most fowl hunters prefer the full punch of the 12 ga. So where does the 20 ga fit in all of this?
It's my Quail & Rabbit choice.........Always used .22cal for squirrels

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Old 02-18-2011, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Sheridan
I use mine for small game and small birds particularly, in tight cover - after all, that's what a sub gauge is for !
"tight cover"- you mean like if you're in a ground blind, or you can't move much?
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:18 AM
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Thick brush/woods.

Quick shots from a gun that's lighter, shorter and swings easy.



Here is what I use;

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/prod...ducts_id=84622
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:31 AM
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My shotgun is a 20 ga, and I use it pretty effectively for small game. For small game shotshells walmart is my go to store. they usually have a 100 round sporting clay value pack for around $22. perfect for dove. for squrrel and rabbit I use 6 shot
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:47 PM
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beagle- i think that's what i bought a few years back. they were federal, i believe. thanks to all u guys who gave advice, i'll try the 6 shot on the tree rats and bugs bunnies.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:34 PM
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For the last 20 years I've used a 20ga for all of my upland bird hunting. I'll only take out the 12ga for Ducks and Turkey. The 20 is plenty for all types of upland birds. In fact the last two years I've taken nothing but a .410 bird hunting and have not skipped a beat putting birds down.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:25 AM
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good for anything the 12 can do with less recoil
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