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Is a 20 gauge big enough

Postby Mallard Killer 9787 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:25 pm

I am going duck and goose hunting December 20th and need to know if a 20 is big enough to bring down a goose and if it is what size shot and choke do you use. And for ducks what size shot and choke do you use.
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Postby Naterdashotgunner » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:57 pm

yes, i use a 20 gauge 1187 and it will take down a goose or duck easily you just can't shoot them from as far out, i think this year im gonna use some 1s and 2s for geese.
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Postby allgreenhead » Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:56 pm

i use a 20 and it works fine for ducks i would recomend 3 in size 2-4, and for geese 3 in size 1-2.

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Postby duckin-A » Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:16 pm

gotta be very close!!!!
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:56 pm

I think you should be just fine witha 20, while a lil more punch is desirable...it is not a necessity. Heck, there was even a video of some guys out hunting geese solely with 20's. Get the right load, and the right choke you'll be fine. Just put a few rounds on paper to make sure you know how it's working.
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Postby woodiesmacker88 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:34 pm

yes, a 20 ga is a good duck and goose . i killed 30 geese with my 20 ga. im hunting with a 12 ga 20 ga shot size was 4 shot. all geese was over 16 pounds.
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Postby shoot-n-goose » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:53 pm

woodiesmacker88 wrote:all geese was over 16 pounds.


:lol: Those are some pretty big geese. Did you send one in to get the dozen free fullbodies?
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Postby Dckhntr94 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:35 pm

duckin-A wrote:gotta be very close!!!!

That is not true. I used a 20 and brought down geese at 60 yards with 1's and 2's. You just have to know how to shoot well enough.
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Postby captainkevan » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:50 am

20 guage is plenty. I would suggest using an improved cylinder and number 1's or 2's. Also, if your gun shoot 3 inch I would shoot those. We actually played around with hunting with 20 ga a few weeks a go and were quite happy with the results.
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