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lightweight 20 guage

Postby duckidaho » Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:57 pm

Howdy, my waterfowl gun is too big to carry grouse hunting. Any suggestions on a really lightweight 20 gauge. Preferably wood stock and under $600. Thanks
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Re: lightweight 20 guage

Postby Kiskadinna » Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:10 am

I would make a recommendation for a Browning BPS -I'm sure there are lighter guns but at around 6 3/4 lbs for the upland special in 20 gauge, and just shy of that $600 dollar mark, I've been real happy with mine.
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Re: lightweight 20 guage

Postby duckidaho » Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:38 am

My wife uses a Browning BPS Micro. I've carried it and it would be perfect except for the short length of pull on the Micro. I was already thinking along those lines. Thanks
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Re: lightweight 20 guage

Postby Steel Rain » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:59 pm

You can buy a used in good condition Remington 1100 LT or LW for about 300-400 bucks. I have an inherited LW and a LT I received as a gift for my first fathers day. Both are 20s and work great. Sometimes you can find a nice Franchi AL48 for less than $450.
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Re: lightweight 20 guage

Postby keith96 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:09 am

the 870 exspress youth comes in 20 ga its a pump but its a good gun.
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Re: lightweight 20 guage

Postby haiwee » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:42 pm

I would look for a used Ithaca Model 37. You can often find them on the auction sites for less than $250. My 16 gauge (made in 1942) weighs just a bit over 5 1/2 pounds, and the 20's are a bit lighter. It's my go-to gun for upland game.
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Re: lightweight 20 guage

Postby ohio mike » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:04 pm

Yea for the Ithaca guy.
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Re: lightweight 20 guage

Postby apexhunter » Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:27 pm

I learned to shoot with my Dad's Ithica 37 Featherlight (it still resides in my safe beside it's 12ga bigger brother). It is easy to tote all day, drop dead reliable, easy to clean and will last longer than you or I. The only potential drawback would be that there is no action to assist in absorbing recoil so you will definitely feel stout loads more than with an auto. But when grouse hunting one typically isn't going through a box or more of shells per day so recoil wouldn't be a large issue.
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