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20 vs 12 for turkeys

Always used a 12 gauge, sometimes even a 10 gauge, but just got a 20. What are your thoughts on the best gauge to use, and why?
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20 gauge!!!

With the improvements in shot shells and chokes. Thereís really nothing to gain from a 12 and especially the 10 gauge. Except pellet count and pain.

Kill turkeys all day to 60 yards with a 20 and tss #9!
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used both . a 20 gauge with full choke barrel and a 12 gauge with a full choke tube. used #4 shot in both.
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used both . a 20 gauge with full choke barrel and a 12 gauge with a full choke tube. used #4 shot in both.
#4's in a 20 gauge ???

God bless ya............

Properly choked and with the right shotshell, today's 20's are doing things NO 12 gauge would do 25 years ago. I have a massively tricked out BPS 10 gauge..........several tricked out 3 and 3.5 inch 12 gauges............. My turkey gun for the last 2 years has been a well worked 20 gauge and I can't see changing that up.............ever.
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20 for me...I have some very nice 12 ga. which I hunted turkeys with for a few decades of springs.

However, with the HTL ammo my pair of cheap 20 ga. camo guns will out perform my twelves using the ammo of back in the day giving me a sure range of 40 Yds. I don't test further as I am not going to shoot further and love 20-30 yds best.

The twenties are light weight to carry, less recoil, durable and more than adequate for my spring needs....
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Had a BPS 10 years ago but found myself leaving it at home and carrying my lighter 12. Now you bums are making me want a 20!
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Try it you will like it....
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I love my 20. With today's factory loads there really isn't a reason to beat your shoulder up carrying anything bigger.

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TSS #9's in a 20 will amaze you... I had to see it myself to believe it..
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Always used a 12 gauge, sometimes even a 10 gauge, but just got a 20. What are your thoughts on the best gauge to use, and why?
>>>>>20 with TSS#7 IMO...just got 2 boxes for my kid(I take his 20 when he's not around)

..I also got 2 boxes for the 12s

..should last 5 years at 2 spring gobblers a year..

TSS and a great choke is a TRUE gamechanger in the hunting world...It flushes the 6.5 CM hype down the toilet. The patterns and killing out to 50 yards (because we all misjudge distances) is just as good or exceeds a 10ga or 12ga...at half the lugging weight ....
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