dakotashooter2 wrote:Those of us that use 20ga do so because WE CAN, those who use 12 ga do so because THEY CAN"T.....................LOL
I'd say that it's the revers, those that can't shoot the 20. Here's why. There is no question that a 12ga has a much greater payload than a 20ga. Since patterns bloom from the center out and range is determined by the rate of decay of that bloom (read payload), choke for choke, with any given shot size and material, the 12ga will have greater range. Since it is much more difficult to hit targets at 50 yards than 30, those that CAN choose a 12ga.