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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge duck load
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:10 pm 
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footballtime wrote:
I would suggest Hevimetal 3" #4's.....for the 20 gauge


I agree with this. I am personally not as happy with the blindside #2 also in 3".




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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge duck load
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:46 pm 
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footballtime wrote:
I would suggest Hevimetal 3" #4's.....for the 20 gauge

Already using them in the swamp..But looking for something with a little more down range for big diver ducks on big water


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge duck load
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:34 am 
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There're some very legitimate reasons to use a 20 gauge for ducks but if you are intentionally going after big water ducks you should use a 12 or plan to have the discipline to pass on otherwise makeable shots.


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge duck load
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:06 pm 
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Rubberhead wrote:
There're some very legitimate reasons to use a 20 gauge for ducks but if you are intentionally going after big water ducks you should use a 12 or plan to have the discipline to pass on otherwise makeable shots.
. I agree.. but got a bad vertebrae in my neck trying to shoot something with a little less weight and recoil...That why I'm trying to make my 20 gauge my duck gun for next season


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge duck load
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:06 pm 
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Rubberhead wrote:
There're some very legitimate reasons to use a 20 gauge for ducks but if you are intentionally going after big water ducks you should use a 12 or plan to have the discipline to pass on otherwise makeable shots.
. I agree.. but got a bad vertebrae in my neck trying to shoot something with a little less weight and recoil...That why I'm trying to make my 20 gauge my duck gun for next season


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge duck load
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:16 pm 
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Thanks - I understand.

I've been shooting a Sweet Sixteen some lately with 15/16 ounces of Steel #2 at 1,350 fps. It's a pretty deadly load with only moderate recoil and a fairly light gun. I haven't killed a canvasback with it but have killed sea ducks and redheads with no problem.

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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge duck load
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:26 pm 
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Have to agree with the Kent 3" being one of the best factory loads. #3's are my choice in the 20ga. You need to choke it tighter and not shoot as far due to pattern density loss from lighter loads. I think 22-24" pattern from the 20ga vs 30" from the 12ga. If you are really trying to reduce recoil, load your own 3/4oz of #3's in 2 3/4" hulls. At 1500+ FPS they are duck killers even on big ducks and divers. It is all I use anymore. Practice lots of crossing shots at clays in the off season so the smaller pattern does not hurt you and enjoy the light recoil and light gun.


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge duck load
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:59 pm 
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The Hevimetal 3" 4's or 2's are super in a 20 gauge


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge duck load
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:38 pm 
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Just picked up some old Remington hevi shot
1 1/8oz #6s for the 20 gauge. Can't wait to try them this fall


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge duck load
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:12 am 
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My son is going to use Hevimetal 3" 4's this weekend
in Arkansas....


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 Post subject: Re: 20 gauge duck load
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:03 am 
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footballtime wrote:
My son is going to use Hevimetal 3" 4's this weekend
in Arkansas....



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