dakotashooter2 wrote:This is a different situation. This is a competition and a single miss is the difference between a win and a loss. But 1 or 2 less birds is not going to break a season.If the 20 was as efficient at killing birds, you'd see at least as many 20's as 12's on the trap line at the Grand. But you don't. You see zero 20 gauge guns. There is a reason
Different situation, but the same gauges.
You are correct, those guys cannot tolerate a single miss. That's why they use 12's and not 20's. Your statement verifies what some of us have been saying: you'll kill more birds with a 12 than you will with a 20.....even if it's 1 or 2 more a season or 1 or 2 more a week, or one or two more every time you go out.
Some of you may be willing to give up several birds. I like to think that I stand a better-than-average chance of bringing down every bird I shoot at, even if it's 40 yards out. That's why I shoot a 12.