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 Post subject: 3 1/2 inch 20 gauge ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:10 am 
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When will we see our first 3 1/2 inch 20 gauge shotguns ?

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 Post subject: re: 3 1/2 inch 20 gauge ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:24 am 
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About 2 years ago, Hornady slugs and H&R single shot rifled barrel gun, didnt get real popular.


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 Post subject: re: 3 1/2 inch 20 gauge ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:28 am 
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How about a 4" 28ga? Purdey, 1890's!

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 Post subject: re: 3 1/2 inch 20 gauge ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:43 am 
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Very correct!

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 Post subject: re: 3 1/2 inch 20 gauge ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:04 am 
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It is current and popular I think in some shotgun only states.
It's a buffalo killer.

http://www.hastingsammunition.com/id4.html

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 Post subject: re: 3 1/2 inch 20 gauge ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:22 am 
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How 'bout a 6" .410? Makes about as much sense!

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 Post subject: re: 3 1/2 inch 20 gauge ?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:30 pm 
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Why not? Steel shot can't tell the difference anyway... :P

But if you're looking for a bigger payload in a smaller gun, I'd prefer a 3" 16 gauge that could handle 1 1/8 oz factory steel loads.


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 Post subject: re: 3 1/2 inch 20 gauge ?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:29 am 
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Hornady makes a 3 1/2 slug for the 20 gauge.
Designed for Buffalo at 100 yards, Look it up on youtube. I'd take it bear hunting if I had one...

If I find one though I'll be sure to pick it up, cant have to many guns you know!

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 Post subject: re: 3 1/2 inch 20 gauge ?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:37 am 
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Why?

Doesn't a 3" 20 ga mag pattern poorly enough for you? :shock:


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 Post subject: re: 3 1/2 inch 20 gauge ?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:05 am 
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My 3 inch shells dont pattern bad at all for my Rem 870. So long as I keep the choke open.

I wouldnt use 3 inchers for small game, just for ducks and geese and only in tungsten 5.
the 3 1/2 would be another excuse for me to get a new gun.

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 Post subject: Re: re: 3 1/2 inch 20 gauge ?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:15 pm 
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BobK wrote:
How 'bout a 6" .410? Makes about as much sense!

BobK

I completely agreed...the idea of using a smaller gauge, in addition to lower carrying weight has a bit to do with some prestige, you're almost saying "I don't need as much shot as this fella to do the same job"

Bob....clammy?


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