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Old 10-22-2012, 04:15 PM   #21
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IMO opinion, if an intruder is hit at 20-40 feet either it will outright kill him.
I prefer the 12 as it may be somewhat heavier but that with helps felt recoil.
Someone might want to comment the recoil difference between a 12 ga with 2 3/4 loads vs a 20 with 3 inch loads. I'll bet they may be close and the heavier 12 ga might have an edge

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This seems to be a pointless conversation. You are choosing between a cannon and a cannon that is slightly smaller to use inside a building. Either way you go, you are still going to have a cannon and I am sure either will be more more than effective. You could get s break gun with 2 barrels and flip a coin before you go to bed every night.

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If your wife is going to be shooting id go with the 20. My wife shot my 12g once an now she won't touch the thing. Everytime I leave the house at night I'm stripped of my pistol because she doesn't wanna use the shotgun. Something to consider

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I read that a 20 gauge is all that is needed for a HD firearm. I ordered a Mossberg 500 20 gauge for the range as well. If my wife ever decided to try, this should be plenty for her to handle.

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