12 gauge or 20 gauge in coach gun?

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  1. Tallball

    Tallball Member

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    I chose 12 gauge for my side-by-side coach gun, but recoil doesn't bother me much.
     
  2. TTv2

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    Less available, but pricewise? Seems all the defensive buckshot I know of is running about $1 a shell. The cheap stuff like Rio is maybe 20% cheaper.

    I don't think price is an issue comparing it to 12ga, but for 20ga? I doubt the cost would be any different.
     
  3. danez71

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    I was buying Rio in 12ga & 20ga* buck shot for about .35 ea for a flat of 250.

    *I'm positive it's Rio in 12 & pretty darn sure it's also Rio in 20ga.
     
  4. weaponhead

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    Assuming equal availability of buckshot ammo, I would go with the 20 all day long....
     
  5. TTv2

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    and when was this?
     
  6. danez71

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    A couple yrs ago. Actually, a couple years pre china bug.

    The Military buckshot in the plain brown box was 5 rounds @ about $6.

    Most run if the mill buckshot or slugs were in the 75+ cent range on ammoseek.

    Mini shells and reduced recoil were a buck or more.

    Rio seems (seemed) to flood it out cheap a few times a yr. A few different times I could get flats or sleeves for about half the cost of others; not 20% less.

    That's my experience.
     
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