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 Post subject: Question from a Newbie about 12ga / 20ga
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:25 am 
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Hello Browning Lovers

I am a "soon to be" 725 Sporting owner. Its my first. Its on the way.

I've only shot sporting clays one time... and that was a few weeks ago. So forgive me for asking basic questions.

I have no plans to hunt, I will be a clay shooter. I bought a 12ga, which felt/seemed right for skeet and sporting clays. But my question is... what's the deal with the 20ga ?

Why do many people have both 20ga and 12ga shotguns? It it for hunters? That doesn't matter for clay games, right?

What's



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 Post subject: Re: Question from a Newbie about 12ga / 20ga
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:56 am 
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Some people shoot 20 gauge guns just because they enjoy shooting them!
If you're only going to have one shotgun, make it a 12 gauge. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Question from a Newbie about 12ga / 20ga
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:25 am 
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viking wrote:
Some people shoot 20 gauge guns just because they enjoy shooting them!
If you're only going to have one shotgun, make it a 12 gauge. :)


You can cover a lot of " stuff" with a 12 gauge pump shotgun.

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 Post subject: Re: Question from a Newbie about 12ga / 20ga
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:29 am 
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Some sporting clay courses offer subgauge events which would include the 20, 28 and 410 bore sizes. Many skeet shooters prefer the reduced recoil from 20 gauge loads and thus shoot them for 12 ga events as well as the 20 gauge events

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 Post subject: Re: Question from a Newbie about 12ga / 20ga
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:37 am 
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md2020 wrote:
Hello Browning Lovers

I am a "soon to be" 725 Sporting owner. Its my first. Its on the way.

I've only shot sporting clays one time... and that was a few weeks ago. So forgive me for asking basic questions.

I have no plans to hunt, I will be a clay shooter. I bought a 12ga, which felt/seemed right for skeet and sporting clays. But my question is... what's the deal with the 20ga ?

Why do many people have both 20ga and 12ga shotguns? It it for hunters? That doesn't matter for clay games, right?

What's


You chose wisely. Enjoy yourself.


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 Post subject: Re: Question from a Newbie about 12ga / 20ga
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:40 pm 
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You can always add a 20 ga. sub gauge tube set or if you reload do like me and reload 7/8 oz.
and even 3/4 oz. which are 20 and 28ga. payloads.



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