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Gonna go chase some ringnecks this weekend. My question is, 20 gauge 870 or 12 gauge 1100?

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  • Gonna go chase some ringnecks this weekend. My question is, 20 gauge 870 or 12 gauge 1100?

    Gonna go chase some ringnecks this weekend. My question is, 20 gauge 870 or 12 gauge 1100?

  • #2
    20 gauge is easier to handle.
    Remington 870 hardly ever has a mechanical problem.

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    • #3
      Smitty, my vote is the 20 gauge, but its your hunt. I took my 20 gauge EAA over and under last year pheasant hunting and it will be with me from now on, its lighter and does not bust the birds up to bad, more meat for the pot. Are you hunting with a dog, or kicking the brush piles yourself? Good luck.

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      • #4
        THE 20 IS MY CHOICE FOR DOVES AND I REVER THE 870. BUT FOR PHESANTS i like PUTTING UP A LOT OF SHOT IF i GOTTA DO A LOT OF WALKING 1100 ON THE BIGGER BIRD

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        • #5
          Either will work fine unless you are in an area that requires steel shot. The WMA in IA require the use of non toxic shot and I use steel so the 12 guage is my choice. Good luck with your hunt. I use 2 3/4 magnum 2 steel for pheasants on he WMA's.

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          • #6
            This is going to sound obvious, but I would say whichever one you're a better wingshot with, if there's any difference in that regard. Otherwise I would vote for the 20, usually pheasants make for fairly close shooting, unless they're heavily pressured, and the 12 is unnecessary weight and bulk. Good luck!

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            • #7
              Thanks all ya'll for your input. I have decided to go with the 20 gauge 870 and i will be using 2 3/4 #6.

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              • #8
                25-06,
                I will be using a friends pointer.

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                • #9
                  I know I am a little late to the party, but it sounds like you made a good choice. Of course you really could not have gone wrong, either would work fine.

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                  • #10
                    Hey everbody. Went out for awhile this morning, saw two hens and a rooster but nobody took a shot. Also had two rabbits escape us.
                    Mesarich,
                    You are absoultely right, it is hard to go wrong with either of the two guns.

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