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20g Auto

Postby mdycrk » Fri May 09, 2014 12:46 pm

I'm in the market for a 20g automatic. I would give anything to find a Browning in a 20g but I'm not a huge fan of the silver, and they don't make it in a Maxus, so I'm kind of kicking tires seeing what else is out there. I think Benelli makes one, but never been a huge Benelli fan, but may end up with one. I'm wanting a good 20g automatic in camo...let me hear some suggestions and pros and cons.
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby surfrat » Fri May 09, 2014 1:05 pm

Pro...it is light...Con it is a 20 ga.
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby Luvbowhuntn » Fri May 09, 2014 3:19 pm

Try to find a Browning Gold 20. I've got a Browning Gold Classic 20 FLD. It's not synthetic but it's one of the sweetest 20 ' s I've ever shot. Dang near zero recoil. I picked it up from some strawberry farmer you know lol. Seriously go with the M2, gold 20, or Winchester makes a 20ga version of the sx3 that's suppose to be awesome

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Re: 20g Auto

Postby cootlover » Fri May 09, 2014 3:32 pm

I own the m2 20 ga its my favorite shotgun. I have shot the x3 20 ga its nice but the m2 fit's me better the 20 ga gold is a good gun to I don't think you could go wrong with any of them but I would go with the M2.
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby 3200 man » Fri May 09, 2014 5:05 pm

In Mexico I shot 1800 shells through a M2 20 in 3 days , as light as the M2 is , it could use some weight but , it fired
every time and with no plug , very fast at times ! By adding some weight to one for waterfowl hunting , I would think
it would be better than it is without weight . :yes:
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby micneador » Fri May 09, 2014 8:55 pm

Been shooting 4 years with my my m2 20. It's killed everything from pigs, to waterfowl, to turkeys. If it wasn't for my o/u citori, I'd never put it down.
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby 10gaOkie » Fri May 09, 2014 9:39 pm

Since season ended, I have been shooting my Escort Supreme 20ga auto. Nothing but live pigeons and skeet but having a blast shooting it.

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Re: 20g Auto

Postby cootlover » Fri May 09, 2014 10:36 pm

3200 what was you hunting doves?
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby chevyobsession » Sat May 10, 2014 5:07 am

Remington makes an 1187 in 20 ga. I've never shot it and don't have any review for ya, but they do make it. Not sure about camo but they make a synthetic version.

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Re: 20g Auto

Postby KRB » Sat May 10, 2014 7:31 am

Bought a Franchi Affinity 20ga 2 months ago and really like it. Light, simple, reliable.
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby ohio mike » Sat May 10, 2014 9:28 am

Remington 1100, they don't make it in camo but if you hold it still it's invisiable.
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby Tgunz_64 » Sat May 10, 2014 10:10 am

Love my M2. It goes bang everytime. Lightweght and reliable. What more do you want?
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby 3200 man » Sat May 10, 2014 11:45 am

Coot , Yes Doves .

The times I've gone to Mexico we had our choice between M2's and Berettas , shooting both , I preferred the Beretta
as it was a little heavier than the M2 but , both shot well . You get an idea of what fits you best when you run 50 or boxes
of ammo through one . I have a Citori 28" 20 ga INV + and a Mod 12 20" that I shoot ducks with some , but for fast ,
hot barrel shooting , auto's seem to be better . I know Chris will put the Escort through its places , both with field loads
and steel shot so , I'm waiting for his expert advise even tho there are a couple being shot here locally .

20's are fun if you stay within your ability shooting and the guns capabilities ! :yes:
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby Jon Bergren » Sat May 10, 2014 1:17 pm

I shoot mostly 7/8 and 1 oz 20 gage loads in my 12 gage guns only a helluva lot faster. Ned S
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby 3200 man » Sat May 10, 2014 1:37 pm

Jon Bergren wrote:I shoot mostly 7/8 and 1 oz 20 gage loads in my 12 gage guns only a helluva lot faster. Ned S


I hope you don't drive like you load your ammo But , I do understand Texas is the Second Biggest State ? :lol3:

You should try less Coffee , Jon ?
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby Jon Bergren » Sat May 10, 2014 3:50 pm

3200 man wrote:
Jon Bergren wrote:I shoot mostly 7/8 and 1 oz 20 gage loads in my 12 gage guns only a helluva lot faster. Ned S


I hope you don't drive like you load your ammo But , I do understand Texas is the Second Biggest State ? :lol3:

You should try less Coffee , Jon ?


I limit myself to 2 cups a day which keeps my speed down. I was allergic to milk when I was a kid. My Swedish Grandmother came to live with us when I was 3 yrs old and told my mother to give 1/4 cream and 3/4 coffee. I never got sick from it and got my milk. When I went to school and had to write what I had for breakfast, I got hell for it. I told them to call my Mother. This happened every school year until High School. I finally outgrew being allergic to milk. Never was allergic to women. Ned S
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby mudpack » Sat May 10, 2014 7:47 pm

Jon Bergren wrote:I shoot mostly 7/8 and 1 oz 20 gage loads in my 12 gage guns only a helluva lot faster. Ned S

Ned, the OP doesn't care. He's in the market for a 20ga gun....not your lightweight 20g loads.
Try to stay on-subject, okay?
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby mudpack » Sat May 10, 2014 7:54 pm

mdycrk wrote: I would give anything to find a Browning in a 20g but I'm not a huge fan of the silver, and they don't make it in a Maxus, so I'm kind of kicking tires seeing what else is out there.

Have you considered the Winchester SX3? I have one and really like it. The price certainly is right. :thumbsup:
It is mechanically/internally identical to the Browning Gold (of which I have two) and seems to be every bit as bullet-proof. I've put about 2000 rounds through mine and it's never failed me. I had a Remington 11-87 20ga before the SX3, but always had problems with it.....even though it seemed to be one of the rare 20ga 11-87's that was problematic. I really liked the gun otherwise. You'd probably have a great gun if you bought one of those, too....
I wouldn't be afraid to buy any of the modern 20ga Beretta autoloaders, either. :thumbsup:
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby mdycrk » Sun May 11, 2014 7:35 am

mudpack wrote:
Jon Bergren wrote:I shoot mostly 7/8 and 1 oz 20 gage loads in my 12 gage guns only a helluva lot faster. Ned S

Ned, the OP doesn't care. He's in the market for a 20ga gun....not your lightweight 20g loads.
Try to stay on-subject, okay?


Haha. Y'all are nuts!
Thanks for all the suggestions. I hadn't looked at the SX but I might take a look at that one too.
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby kcwellington » Sun May 18, 2014 11:16 am

Benelli m2 no doubt!!
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby el diablo » Sun May 18, 2014 7:41 pm

I have a Browning Gold 20 and a SX3 20. Internally they are the same. If you like Brownings and how they operate then get the SX3. I also had the 20 gauge m2, it was light and handled well. The M2 felt great in the hand. Ya feel the kick more with the M2 than the SX3, but it isn't bad at all. It was hard to press shells into the magazine on my M2 which was annoying. I sold the M2 to get the SX3 and do not regret it. You can't go wrong with either one.
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby z51 » Mon May 19, 2014 8:24 am

For waterfowl, SX 3.
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby B-Boy » Mon May 19, 2014 2:19 pm

kcwellington wrote:Benelli m2 no doubt!!

ABSOLUTELY. I have taken everything from Chuckar to Mallards with my M2 20 gauge. It went bang every time I pulled the trigger. It worked best with 1 oz loads (Lead or steel), but I did try some heavy 1 1/4 oz #6 load for pheasant once. That load was much more than needed, both on the bird and the shoulder.
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Re: 20g Auto

Postby spit note » Tue May 20, 2014 8:24 am

I've got a Franchi Affinity.Absolutely love it. Best bang for your buck in my opinion.
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