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Old 07-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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Looking to take my grandpa out for dove season what is a good shotgun and gauge to use



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I use my mossberg 917 12 GA w heavy field loads. A Remington 870 20 GA w #6 or #7½ heavy field loads would work well as well. Its what my aunt and little cousin uses.



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i use to use a 20 ga years ago for dove hunting. like Marlinman, i think the Remington 870 in 20 ga would be just great for dove hunting. i used an older single shot 20 ga!

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i use to use a 20 ga years ago for dove hunting. like Marlinman, i think the Remington 870 in 20 ga would be just great for dove hunting. i used an older single shot 20 ga!
So did I starting out. A NEF partner youth to be exact then I moved to a mossberg o/u 12/20. Still got both. Still use the o/u for skeet sometimes. Just for the challenge
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So did I starting out. A NEF partner youth to be exact then I moved to a mossberg o/u 12/20. Still got both. Still use the o/u for skeet sometimes. Just for the challenge
12/20 ?? Sorry newbie here bare with me.
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12 ga. #8, which is Dove Shot, or Home Defense ammo if you've watched Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds one too many times...

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12/20 ?? Sorry newbie here bare with me.
Top barrel is 20 GA and bottom barrel is 12 GA. Not to many of em made that way. They are a good gun though. Mine has 28" barrels.
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Doves? I couldn't shoot the symbol for Peace. Drug dealers, yes! Doves, no way!
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Doves? I couldn't shoot the symbol for Peace. Drug dealers, yes! Doves, no way!
They are goooooood eattin Pan
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I like my 1100 Trap.
Bud had Benelli Montefeltro 20 that I think might be the cat's meow...........if you are in an area where you can use lead.



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