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10 gauge 0 0%
12 gauge 15 83.33%
16 gauge 0 0%
18 gauge 0 0%
20 gauge 2 11.11%
28 gauge 0 0%
.410 1 5.56%
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Old 07-16-2007, 15:32   #1
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whats your favorite Shotgun gauge?

What's your favorite?
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Old 07-16-2007, 18:44   #2
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I don't hunt waterfowl or turkey. With that in mind, my favorite is the .410. I use my Mossberg 500 in .410 for everything from squirrel, rabbit, quail, dove, skeet, and have even used it with slugs for raccoons. A lot of people have given me trouble over the years for using a .410 but I have out shot them when they are using 20 and 12 gauges.
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Old 07-16-2007, 20:06   #3
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Double posted thread. Moved one internal post to this thread, and deleted the other thread.

My two favorite shotgun gauges are 12, and .410 bore. Great fun.
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:32   #4
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12 guage due to overall usefullness, followed closely by 20 guage. I never had much use for 410 or the others. I have a 10 guage bolt shotgun (mossy I think?) that I bought for geese but never shot due to confilct with family outings and time...
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Old 07-17-2007, 03:52   #5
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honestly ive never had a problem with the ol 12 ga what me and my family got most ammo for is 12gas but a buddy of mine has a saiga in .410 and that thing is deadly on small game
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Old 07-17-2007, 17:14   #6
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All I've ever shot are .12s and .410s...and since I'm cheap, I voted for .12 guage.

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Old 09-22-2007, 21:37   #7
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12 gauge is the perfect balance of power and still easily controlled...........John
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:50   #8
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definately 12 gauge. far more loads & covers everything from clays to deer. i do like my little 20 gauge o/u too.
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Old 11-07-2007, 19:07   #9
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I've got a 12 but i like 20 just because it's gentler for those prolonged periods of shooting.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:10   #10
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12 gauge and 410 bore are my favorites, honestly never had a need for anything else
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Old 03-11-2008, 21:15   #11
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If they make a special purpose shotgun shell, they'll sell it in 12 gauge first. If a store only sells one gauge of shotgun shells, it'll be 12 gauge. If ever SHTF, you'll be able to find 12 gauge ammo.
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Old 03-12-2008, 13:21   #12
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I have to go with 12 ga. There is such little percieved difference in recoil between 12, 16, and 20, there is no argument there. Also, you can always underload a 12 if you want, but you cannot over load a 16, 20, or smaller. Put that with the availability of ammo, and accessories for those guns. Many guns of the same model but smaller gauge have smaller frames (ie. Rem. 870) and the accessories do not fit.

10ga? Nothing a 3 1/2" 12 ga cannot do......
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:06   #13
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It's a .12 ga for me though I do want to get a mossberg 500 in .410 for grouse...
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:15   #14
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joining the bandwagon of the 12 gauge
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Old 09-15-2011, 13:01   #15
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I've always liked the 20 gauge. Assuming I do my job the 20 gauge will be enough. Recoil will be less and they cost less. My only issue is that the 20 gauge is quite a bit harder to find and variety is a bit more limited.
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Old 10-28-2011, 15:25   #16
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Talking Here's what I think !

I own alot of scatterguns , and I'd vote that the 12 gauge is the king round !
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Old 11-12-2011, 18:56   #17
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How about a poll for what brand & model of 12 gauge?
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:04   #18
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Rem-12 Gauge 870
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Old 04-16-2012, 16:27   #19
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I like 16 gauge best, especially in a Belgium-made Browning.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:19   #20
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I favor the 12 Bore,
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