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 Post subject: Sub-gauge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:47 am 
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What makes a sub gauge a sub gauge? Everything 16ga and below is called sub gauge so what is 12 ga called? Maybe even 10ga although I've never seen one!




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 Post subject: Re: Sub guage
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:01 pm 
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Don Fischer wrote:
What makes a sub gauge a sub gauge? Everything 16ga and below is called sub gauge so what is 12 ga called? Maybe even 10ga although I've never seen one!

Nah, in my mind it isn't sub-gauge until you get to the 28. 16's and 20's are small bores.


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 Post subject: Re: Sub guage
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:46 pm 
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I don't known or sure but I distinctly recall SHOTGUWORLD Jay asking for new section ideas while about half a dozen of us were using the forum snapchat feature. The way I remember it, it was specifically requested as "sub-gauge forum", perhaps in an effort to be more inclusive. The dude that suggested it was big time into 28ga. at the time. He still is, I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Sub guage
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:55 am 
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It's simply a matter of opinion and semantics. To some of us, 24, 28, 32, .410 etc. are "subgauge". To others, anything less than 12 is a "subgauge".

I don't worry about it, I just have fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Sub guage
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:52 pm 
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Don,

BobK is absolutely correct, opinion & semantic. Sub gauge to me was always 24, 28, 32, & .410. The 12, 16, and 20 were always standard hunting gauge double guns. This forum sees anything below a 12 as sub gauge, this is not a big deal. I do not worry about the semantics each person has his own ideas on what sub gauge actually means.

Have fun with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Sub guage
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:20 pm 
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When I’m shooting my 10, everything below it is a sub

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 Post subject: Re: Sub-gauge
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:14 pm 
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Casonet,

I believe old Nash Buckingham would agree with ya!

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One sweet sub-gauge double gun.

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 Post subject: Re: Sub-gauge
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:14 am 
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Back in the old days of Skeet as I understand it, one match was the "All Gauge" event (generally 12 ga but anything could be shot). All other matches were "sub gauge" events.

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 Post subject: Re: Sub-gauge
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:08 pm 
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Bob_K,

I have to admit back when I grew up in the 50's the 16 gauge gun was not considered a sub-gauge gun and to me it still is not, I do not really consider the 20 gauge as a sub gauge gun either. 12's thru 20's were our main hunt guns, the 28 and .410 were consider sub gauge however. Although my Great Grandfather had a LeFever 32 gauge it was the only gun like it in our family, wish I had that gun today!

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