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shotgun choice

Postby atlas lion » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:58 am

HI all i do have a o/u shotgun kriekoff 80 i can change the choke in it from 12 gauge to 20 to 28 to 410. i do have an ITHACA 500 20gauge with build in choke mo/ic . i alwyas shoot the 20 gauge ithaca but the barrel is only 26 inch but the friegoof is 30 inch barrel i would to test different gauge.for waterfowl. what do you thing hunters? which should i use in the future. thanks
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Re: shotgun choice

Postby carl1783 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:57 am

atlas lion wrote:HI all i do have a o/u shotgun kriekoff 80 i can change the choke in it from 12 gauge to 20 to 28 to 410. i do have an ITHACA 500 20gauge with build in choke mo/ic . i alwyas shoot the 20 gauge ithaca but the barrel is only 26 inch but the friegoof is 30 inch barrel i would to test different gauge.for waterfowl. what do you thing hunters? which should i use in the future. thanks



The K-80 has different interchangeable barrels for different gauges. Chokes don't change the gauge, just the bore restriction at the muzzle. The Ithaca would be a better choice because it's a less expensive piece and it's 26", but waterfowl guns get banged up and o/u's can be awkward in a blind. But if you can afford a K-80 why not buy a 12 gauge auto loader for a dedicated duck gun? :huh:
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Re: shotgun choice

Postby atlas lion » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:06 pm

i do have interchangeable barrel . i would like to try 28 gauge for duck hunting. is it a good choice? what kind of shell should i use for duck and geese?
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Re: shotgun choice

Postby carl1783 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:34 pm

Not being rude but 28 gauge wouldn't be your best choice for ducks, but they have been killed with all gauges. Ammo is harder to find and you will have less pellets in the load compared to 12 or 20 gauge.

#4 shot might be the biggest you can find in 28 ga, but it will do. Non-toxic pellets (steel, tungsten) ranging in size from 4-1 is common place for ducks. For geese, I like BB but it all depends on your situation for both types of birds. Are you pass shooting, jump shooting, or over decoys? If over decoys I like to use an improved cylinder choke and 2's or 3's for ducks, but everyone has their own preference. I'm sure others will chime in after they get back from hunting today.
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Re: shotgun choice

Postby atlas lion » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:49 pm

thank you all i will stick to my 20 gauge with shell 2 or 3 .i shoot over a decoy .
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Re: shotgun choice

Postby War Wagon » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:45 pm

Sad to see somebody even thinking about using a K-80 for duck hunting... :no: It's like buying a Destroyer to go perch fishing. :fingerhead:
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Re: shotgun choice

Postby atlas lion » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:37 pm

that is my gun i can use it the way i want .
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Re: shotgun choice

Postby dakotashooter2 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:41 pm

OK...so what is the appropriate game for a kriekoff....... or should one just hang it on the wall and look at it?

I'm one of those guys that buys guns to use them. Granted it's unlikely I would buy such a gun for hunting but if I inherited one it would probably get used.....................
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Re: shotgun choice

Postby carl1783 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:56 pm

I agree you can use it how you want. IMO the Ithaca would be a better option because of the shorter barrel, 20 ga. and it being a less expensive gun so when it does get banged up, dropped, and scratched I wouldn't mind as much.
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Re: shotgun choice

Postby DuckManClyde » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:20 pm

dakotashooter2 wrote:OK...so what is the appropriate game for a kriekoff....... or should one just hang it on the wall and look at it?


The only appropriate game for such an expensive gun would be upland or a clay pigeon. Would you take a Jag or Mercedes out in the mud hole? I think not.
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Re: shotgun choice

Postby ohio mike » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:18 pm

Somebody's trolling and got a few bites. :yes:
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