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Old 09-17-2011, 04:12 AM   #21
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but why? .410 will cost you at least 10.00 a box 12 ga 5-6.00 learn to shoot

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Old 09-17-2011, 10:10 AM   #22
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but why? .410 will cost you at least 10.00 a box 12 ga 5-6.00 learn to shoot
lot of people like the option of multiple types of ammo with only having to have one firearm. plus 410 has next to no recoil compared to a 12ga.
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I had a friend who picked up 16 gauge shells by mistake... so he wrapped them with duct tape and tried them in his 20 gauge. nice browning bottom eject type pump shotgun ruined beyond repair.
Excuse me but wouldn't the 16 Gauge shell being bigger than the 20 Gauge preclude that from happening.
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Excuse me but wouldn't the 16 Gauge shell being bigger than the 20 Gauge preclude that from happening.
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yes but its still STUPED and the sad thing is you cant fix it

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lot of people like the option of multiple types of ammo with only having to have one firearm. plus 410 has next to no recoil compared to a 12ga.
true but with chamber inserts you have 0 accurcy. with good tubes its a different thing ,but good tubes can cost as much as another gun.or if you just want to go bang theres no reason to continue this conversation
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My girlfriend likes to go shooting as much as I do. I have two shotguns, they're both 12ga. and she doesn't like the kick of the 12ga. I was just wondering if someone might be manufacturing some specialty shells that were sized to chamber in a 12ga, but were actually a lesser load. I know I'm thinking WAY outside the box here, but I just had to ask. Or perhaps some kind of sabot type "sleeve" that could be put over the smaller shell to increase it's size for 12ga use. If I had a reloading setup (which I may in the near future) I suppose I could load up a batch of "light" loads just for her.

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you ansered your own question . get a reloader and build some 3/4 oz loads
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true but with chamber inserts you have 0 accurcy. with good tubes its a different thing ,but good tubes can cost as much as another gun.or if you just want to go bang theres no reason to continue this conversation
i saw many years ago the testing of Briley's tube sets first hand and can tell you they perform very well and are very accurate. a lot of competion shooters use tube sets as the cost of the primary weapon will sometimes exceed $3000 + the cost of accessories. many of these shooters compete in sporting clays, skeet and trap, and the cost of say three different shotguns could be in excess of $15000! so one very nice 12ga + tube sets + all the accessories, say about $4000, makes a lot of sense moneywise. plus not have to lug and keep up with three different guns. tube sets are not for everyone and they make sense if it is practical to your needs. i do know about Briley's reputation and quality, and i know whatever they offer has been very thoroughly tested. there quality and workmanship is second to none. i have used bought and used their products very many years and will continue to buy and use them.
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I'm not sure if anyone has posted this, but there are adapters available. I don't seet the advantage in shooting shot from a smaller gauge shotgun, but a slug or bullet (Adapters for many different calibers exist) would be ok by me, since it just "floats" down the barrel. They're really only accurate out to 20... maybe 40 yards. Adapters with rifling can be custom ordered, but they are more costly and you run into a legal grey area.

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12 gauge to 20 gauge Shotgun adapter - Short Lane Arms

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Just reverse the numbers and it makes sense.
I knew there was something funny about the way I put it Yeah it was some kind of Browning 16 gauge that his grandfather gave to him. It was like this one with the brushed receiver and engravings.

Browning BPS Grade III 16 Gauge Pump Shotgun
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