whats your favorite gauge shotgun?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by bobski, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. 10ga

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  2. 12ga

    86.5%
  3. 16ga

    5.4%
  4. 20ga

    29.7%
  5. 24ga

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  6. 28ga

    2.7%
  7. 32ga

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  8. 410

    13.5%
  9. 9mm

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  10. rat shot pistol rounds

    5.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    pick 2!
    mine is 12ga and 410.
    yeah yeah i know 410's not a gauge but for sake of conversation...let it slide!
     
  2. jarhead0881

    jarhead0881 New Member

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    I love 410!! Great guns!! But, my favorites are 10 ga for playtime and 12 ga for work.
     

  3. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    then vote........!
     
  4. tomgodd

    tomgodd Active Member

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    My father has an old H&R
    28GA. I love that thing. Shot a lot of squirrel .and dove with it. Only problem is shells are a nit more expensive.
     
  5. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    youre right, usually double that of 12ga....
     
  6. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    Right now #1 is 12 because i'm a tacticool mall ninja with a fancy HD pump gun, but I can't forget all the days of my youth and the only shotgun our family owned, the 20 gauge..Lots of memories.
     
  7. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    12 and 12 lol I don't have any reason to have anything else
     
  8. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    I like the 12 and the 20, 8 or 9 shot shells. Breaking clays makes me happy.
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    12 and 20. Two of the most common, easiest to find, and affordable to shoot, and they're both well rounded.

    If only one, I'd pick 12. Didn't used to be that way, but I finally found a gun that's actually comfortable for me to shoot all day.
     
  10. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have a 16 Ga 870 that is very comfortable to shoot and can handle almost every kind of game. It was built in the 50s and is still going strong.
     
  11. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    They 12ga is to shotguns what the 357 is to revolvers. It is by far the most flexible chambering available.
     
  12. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    I'm partial to the 16ga. Have a 1200 and a SxS Springfield/Stevens. Had a J.C. Higgins bolt gun for awhile but could never get the carrier for it. I like them because they recoil like a 20ga but carry the payload of a light 12ga. I have a source for shells just a couple dollars more than 12/20ga loads so it's not too bad to shoot.

    Not nearly as expensive as my least favorite shotgun chambering the .410.
     
  13. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    I like my 12 gauge for hunting anything and HD I also like it for sport shooting, but for camping and just walking through the woods I like a single shot 410 with an 18" barrel on it light really handy and just easy to throw into my bag.
     
  14. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    I like'em all. The beautiful trim over and unders and classic Side by Sides. The sleek little .410 and .28 ga. quail guns. The light short .20 ga field guns.But the .12 Ga. is the most versatile regardless of type of shotgun. :)
     
  15. cblowe13

    cblowe13 New Member

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    10 gauge bolt action is pretty darn fun with a 5 foot gun. My favorite though would be twelve.
     
  16. duddie10

    duddie10 New Member

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    My two most fav are my h and r 20ga break barrel and my h and r 10ga break barrel. :)
     
  17. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    duddie...i dont see your vote in the poll up top for the 10ga? did you vote?
     
  18. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    12ga.
    20ga.
    Used to shoot A Lot of Trap & Skeet.
    And shot AT Duck & Dove.

     
  19. malmais

    malmais New Member

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    Definitely a 12 or 410 kills big and small game plus a 410 isn't to loud incase you don't want to scare all the animals everywhere
     
  20. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    20 gauge and .410. There are a few things that a 12 does better than a 20, but the 20s are lighter, and carry easier than the 12s. The .410 is just fun when used to still hunt tree rats, and it is so light when afield all day.

    I know a lot of folks who tell me to step up to a "real" gauge during deer season. Most of them have 12s , and they cant hit the broadside of a barn past 40 yards with their 12s. A 12 is a great brush gun, but the 20 I use is dead on at 70 yards, and it kills just as dead as a 12 at 50 yards. Putting lead on target is more important than knockdown IMO.