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by mrvmax
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: 20 ga slugs
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

Re: 20 ga slugs

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:58 pm
mrvmax wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:22 pm
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:47 pm
bbhack wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Anyone shoot 20 ga slugs with a smooth bore? Is there a difference between a smooth and rifled bore for 50 yard shooting? I don't own either one yet.
It sometimes pays to reread the OP!

Narcissist referred briefly to this, but the difference in recoil between 12 and 20 gauge is negligible. I’ve been told before that this is because 20 gauge is a higher pressure shell than a 12 gauge, so while 12 gauge recoil could be described as "stout", 20 gauge recoil could be described as "sharp". I have a 12 gauge O/U and my wife has a 20 gauge O/U that we use for skeet. Neither is what I would call unpleasant to shoot, but there is also not much difference between shooting the two.

Given that, you might want to consider a 12 gauge.....and maybe some "low recoil" am for it if someone else is going to use it.
And I read/viewed the opposite when looking for a slug gun. Multiple articles (or reviews and videos) I read stated that 12 gauge performance was not significantly more than 20 to warrant the extra recoil. Here are a couple but there are videos on YouTube and much more if you search Savage 212 vs 220.

https://www.chuckhawks.com/savage_slug_gun.htm

https://www.chuckhawks.com/savage_212_slug_gun.htm
That's a pretty convincing review in favor of the 20 gauge. My limited experience between the two gauges is with O/U's, shooting bird shot, and my only experience with shotgun slugs is with rifled slugs from smoothbore barrels—the recoil of which is within my tolerance.
I had no clue but the more I looked the more people stated that so I stuck with 20. Unfortunately Savage recommends the Remington Premier Accutip 3” for best accuracy. It mentions those in the owners manual but I never read it until after I bought 2 3/4. I may try what the OP asked and take out my 870 and see how slugs do at 50 yards just out of curiosity. It will be a while before I take it out but when I do I’ll try and find this thread and post my results.
by mrvmax
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: 20 ga slugs
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

Re: 20 ga slugs

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:47 pm
bbhack wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Anyone shoot 20 ga slugs with a smooth bore? Is there a difference between a smooth and rifled bore for 50 yard shooting? I don't own either one yet.
It sometimes pays to reread the OP!

Narcissist referred briefly to this, but the difference in recoil between 12 and 20 gauge is negligible. I’ve been told before that this is because 20 gauge is a higher pressure shell than a 12 gauge, so while 12 gauge recoil could be described as "stout", 20 gauge recoil could be described as "sharp". I have a 12 gauge O/U and my wife has a 20 gauge O/U that we use for skeet. Neither is what I would call unpleasant to shoot, but there is also not much difference between shooting the two.

Given that, you might want to consider a 12 gauge.....and maybe some "low recoil" am for it if someone else is going to use it.
And I read/viewed the opposite when looking for a slug gun. Multiple articles (or reviews and videos) I read stated that 12 gauge performance was not significantly more than 20 to warrant the extra recoil. Here are a couple but there are videos on YouTube and much more if you search Savage 212 vs 220.

https://www.chuckhawks.com/savage_slug_gun.htm

https://www.chuckhawks.com/savage_212_slug_gun.htm
by mrvmax
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: 20 ga slugs
Replies: 11
Views: 4270

Re: 20 ga slugs

Never tried from a smooth bore. I bought a Savage 220 (bolt action, rifled, detachable mag, slug gun) last year I need to get sighted in. Supposedly with the 3” sabots it will group well out to 200 yards.

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