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20 gauge blind side?

Postby billybob123 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:09 pm

My grandson shoots a kids mossberg pump 20 gauge with a modified choke. I am thinking of trying out the blindside hex shot for him this year. Kids season is Sept 20 and mostly teal then. Does anyone have any experience over decoys with the blindside hex shot from Winchester in a 20 gauge? I am thinking of first two shots of #5 and last shot #2. Love to get your input. I believe it comes in 1 1/16 oz at 1300 fps and another lighter but faster load.
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Re: 20 gauge blind side?

Postby Yuchi1 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:06 pm

Billy...my firsthand observations are with the 12 gauge loads over a four day hunt and it was absolute crap so I can only imagine the 20 gauge version will be worse.
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Re: 20 gauge blind side?

Postby shoveler_shooter » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:50 pm

I have used Nitro Steel and Drylok in 3" 1oz #2 since the late 90s, can't go wrong with those. I think you can get Drylok in #3 also. Recently I have been using Fiocchi 2 3/4" #4 on teal and wood ducks with good results too.
The Federal Classic 3" 1oz in the silver/gray box was also a good one, not sure if they have anything in 1oz anymore though.
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Re: 20 gauge blind side?

Postby hawglips » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:05 am

Yuchi1 wrote:Billy...my firsthand observations are with the 12 gauge loads over a four day hunt and it was absolute crap so I can only imagine the 20 gauge version will be worse.


Round shot will perform better.
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Re: 20 gauge blind side?

Postby mudpack » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:20 am

The 1 1/16oz load of #5 should give your grandson the best chance if he's using Blindside. It would be counterproductive to go to #2 steel for the third shot, fives will carry enough energy for 30 yard birds and he should not be encouraged to take shots that are longer....not at this young age, anyway.
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Re: 20 gauge blind side?

Postby zpstl321 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:55 pm

I would be shocked if he didn't find Blind Side #5 to be quite effective on Teal.
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Re: 20 gauge blind side?

Postby Honkerblaster » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:05 pm

zpstl321 wrote:I would be shocked if he didn't find Blind Side #5 to be quite effective on Teal.

I would be shocked if he did
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Re: 20 gauge blind side?

Postby War Wagon » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:57 am

Why would anybody buy that "Crap"?.... :no: ...
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Re: 20 gauge blind side?

Postby cootlover » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:05 pm

Wagon that the smartest thing I heard all day :thumbsup:
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Re: 20 gauge blind side?

Postby d_money » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:01 pm

My son's first year he used fed 2 3/4" #6. They work really well out to 30 35 yards in his 20 even with mallards. I would say that it would be a great teal load. I also really like the 2 3/4" win supreme #4. Best 20 load I have shot and I shot basically all of them.
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Re: 20 gauge blind side?

Postby MinnesotaDan » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:29 am

Blindside is garbage. Its not even stacked. I was so heated when I cut one open and saw it wasn't really stacked in there.
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Re: 20 gauge blind side?

Postby zpstl321 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:31 am

You guys are too funny.
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