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Author Topic: 20ga Lead (Pb)  (Read 1085 times)

Offline dawei

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20ga Lead (Pb)
« on: April 15, 2021, 04:38:56 PM »
Do any of my fellow 20ga hunters still use lead? I shoot a Mossberg® Mdl 500C 20 ga with a 26" barrel and a Wrights® SWARM™ choke (.555"). My ammo of choice is the Winchester® Longbeard XR® #6Pb.

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Offline crow

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Re: 20ga Lead (Pb)
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 05:51:31 PM »
In the fall I hunt with a sxs 20 with lead "6 pheasant loads in the right barrel for close turkeys, scattering a flock and for flushed grouse.  Tss in the left barrel

Never tried longbeards in it, about 35 yds is all the farther I could get with any other lead turkey load  in several different guns with several chokes including the truglow .550

in the spring with that  sxs 20 I use a light load of tss or HVWT 15g shot in the right barrel and
tss in the left

Offline WildTigerTrout

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Re: 20ga Lead (Pb)
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2021, 04:22:43 PM »
I think I was one of the few that had good results with Hevi-Shot's 20 ga. lead shot Triple Beard (5,6,7 shot).  Worked very well in my Benelli Nova 24" using HS Strut Undertaker .570.  Triple Beards have been discontinued but I bought 6 boxes while they still made them so........ ;D
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Offline dawei

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Re: 20ga Lead (Pb)
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2021, 12:24:25 PM »
I think I was one of the few that had good results with Hevi-Shot's 20 ga. lead shot Triple Beard (5,6,7 shot).  Worked very well in my Benelli Nova 24" using HS Strut Undertaker .570.  Triple Beards have been discontinued but I bought 6 boxes while they still made them so........ ;D
I'm glad to hear that they worked so well for you as I was not so fortunate.

David

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2. The American Soldier, Sailor, Airman, and Marine.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

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Offline BHMTitan

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Re: 20ga Lead (Pb)
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2021, 09:19:42 PM »
I do... the Longbeards #6 in my Weatherby SA08 with Indian Creek 0.555 does all I need.

Offline quackaddict

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Re: 20ga Lead (Pb)
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2022, 10:38:39 PM »
Winchester Super Pheasant 3” 1 1/4 #6s have worked real nice out of my Franchi 720, along with #6 longbeards.


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Offline surehuntsalot

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Re: 20ga Lead (Pb)
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2022, 04:07:18 PM »
Winchester and Federal 3" 5's and 6's
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