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I think I've been given the ok to ask Santa for a 20 gauge for Christmas (or before). Thoughts guys? New, used, brand, etc. Going to go semi auto. New ones sure seem pricey. The hunt is on:mrgreen:
 

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I bought a Beretta A400 xplor in a 20 ga. Over the summer. I love shooting that little gun as well. It was a little expensive, but what a nice little gun.
 

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I'm partial to Remington model 1100's myself. The Browning B2000 is a nice one too. Personally I am on the lookout for an 1100 in 20 gauge with screw in chokes, the one that handles both 2 3/4" and 3". I am also looking out for a 20 ga SxS with screw in chokes if I can find one reasonably priced.
 

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Synthetic or wood? Pros and cons?
Synthetic for waterfowl, wood for upland birds. Wood is more expensive, camo patterns are more expensive. When I purchase mine it will be black synthetic, just like my SX3.
 

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I have a Beretta 390 and a SX3 in 20 gauges. They will have to pry these 2 guns out of my cold dead hands. Love them both.

A friend has the Weatherby SA-08 in 20 gauge. It has been a sweet shooter & hasn't gave him any troubles.
 

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I've got a SA-08 20 ga. Really pretty gun. A great value.
 

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Pretty nice looking guns all of them and good reviews on all. Guess I need to go shoulder a few and see what fits, Loke you have a variety of them? Cooky got some down there?
 

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Franchi are sweet. I have found TriStar to be a solid gun in the value price realm. I carry a Rem 1100 in either 12 or 28ga, but would like to find a quality used 20-- I'll wait for LL to find two and let me buy one. I love to shoot my son's Ruger Red o/u.

Gotta go with wood. Wood looks better, feels better, looks better, feels better and looks better. Who wants to carry a plastic shotgun? :) Quality Walnut can handle even the worst conditions if a guy is willing to care for it.

Synthetic is better when it is a downpour, if you like to leave your wet gun in the case (which doesn't help the metal), or in case you need an extra oar.
 

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I have 5 20 gauge semi's in all, an 1100, beretta 391 sporting, weatherby sa-08, an a-5, and a benelli m-2.
I would go and handle some different ones and see what fits you but here's my 2 cents on which one to get.

Until I picked up that m-2 last year; my go to hunting 20 was that weatherby. It's a great gun for the price, mines been thru hell and kept on shooting. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

My beretta 391 is an awesome gun as well but mine is a sporting model and I use it as a dedicated clay gun, it has much too nice of wood to haul around in the marsh, however she has found her way out to a few dove fields.


Now if you want the cream of the crop and $ ain't an issue, it's hard to find a better handling, smoother swinging killing machine than that M-2. They are sweet!!! I was floored when then wife bought it for me last fall, I ran it almost all of the late duck season and most of turkey season as well.

Happy shopping
 
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I know it ain't an auto, but I gotta throw a shout out for an Ithaca 20 gauge pump.
 

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I believe we have most of them in stock, but probably not on display. We can always grab one out of the back if you want to give them a try.
 
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I have a 20 gauge mossberg 500 pump. It's a deadly combo with a pointing dog. Cheaper ammo and less pellets in birds.
 

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I'd be happy to shop shotguns with you, we ought to be able to come up with something you like. Have look at the Stoeger M3020, nice little shotgun for not a lot of money. If I were buying a 20 it just about have to be a Montefeltro, but I like pretty wood.
 

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Decisions? Heck maybe one of each? No seriously thanks guys going to go handle all of them and decide. They all have good reviews.
 

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Decisions? Heck maybe one of each? No seriously thanks guys going to go handle all of them and decide. They all have good reviews.
I was thinking; you don't have dogs so all your shots will be close. I'd get a .410.

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I'd be happy to shop shotguns with you, we ought to be able to come up with something you like. Have look at the Stoeger M3020, nice little shotgun for not a lot of money. If I were buying a 20 it just about have to be a Montefeltro, but I like pretty wood.
Nice thing about the 3020 is the weight. Probably one of the lightest 20 gauge semi autos out there AND it's an intertia driven gun. They are beauties for sure.
 
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