shotgun question

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by Milsurpguy, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Milsurpguy

    Milsurpguy New Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    I'm looking to get into duck hunting. I'm looking at a H n R 20 ga pump and a maverick 88 20 ga pump. Would either of these be sufficient to begin with.
  2. tim peterson

    tim peterson Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Yes both of those guns well take ducks and are good starter guns. A a kid I killed sevreal mallard ducks and pheasents with my trusty HR single 20ga.If possable you might want to look at 12ga you might get better results. The 20 ga is a good choice but it has its limits. I could be wrong (havent hunted ducks in 5 years) And I useally am but looking around stores and shops I noticed that some 12ga shells were cheaper than 20ga and easyer to find. Best of luck to you and have fun.

  3. CHW2021

    CHW2021 Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    20 Ga. is fine, just live with the limitations of a smaller shot load than a 12. I have not hunted ducks in years, but, I took many as a child with a .410 and 20ga; the ducks could not tell the difference.
    Please do pattern your gunswith the type of shot you intend to hunt with before you go out for the first hunt; you may have to try a few different loads or choke combinations (provided you have screw in chokes) to find what works for you. Maybe try a few rounds of skeet.
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