Which new 20?

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Turkeydog708
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Which new 20?

Post by Turkeydog708 » May 7th, 2019, 6:06 pm

I’m looking for the lightest most reliable semi auto 20ga for under $600, any suggestions?

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by Hobbes_mobile » May 7th, 2019, 7:50 pm

My brother has the stoeger and likes it, but hasn't had it for long enough to say how reliable it is

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by Turkinator » May 7th, 2019, 7:57 pm

I shoot a benelli, but I handled one of the stoeger 3020s at cabelas the other day. I may try one with a 28” barrel as a dove/ target gun.

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by Swamp Hunter » May 7th, 2019, 8:39 pm

Find a used Franchi Affinity. I picked up a compact model on Gunbroker last year for $515. Its lightweight and hasn't jammed on me yet after running a couple hundred bird loads and probably 25 turkey loads through it.

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by Jstocks » May 7th, 2019, 9:52 pm

X2 for the Affinity

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by big6 » May 8th, 2019, 4:20 am

Look at the Mossberg SA 20.

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by BoxCall@68 » May 8th, 2019, 6:28 am

Looked at the SA 20,and as usual its like finding hens teeth.good 20 gauges are getting hard to find in stock.

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by pullit » May 8th, 2019, 6:51 am

I have a Wby SA 20 and a Wby 459 both have been rock solid
I may not be smart but I can lift heavy objects

I have no need for a 30-06, I have a shotgun

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by BeardBuster » May 8th, 2019, 8:02 am

Weatherby SA459 20ga. All I’ve used the last three years. Has been a solid gun for me.


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Re: Which new 20?

Post by el diablo » May 8th, 2019, 9:39 am

Can't go wrong with any of the mentioned guns. I have an SA20 turkey and M2, it is stressful every morning deciding which one to take.

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by guesswho » May 8th, 2019, 10:11 am

I'm on the SA459 wagon. No issues here. But I have heard several instances where the gun is throwing the ejection bolt. One guy lost a tooth shooting one left handed. Mine has yet to have that issue.
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Re: Which new 20?

Post by toasty » May 8th, 2019, 2:33 pm

A used benelli montefelfro would be my choice. Why settle for the knock-off when you can have the original. Plus, wood stock is way better than synthetic.

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by okiefowler » May 8th, 2019, 8:46 pm

toasty wrote:A used benelli montefelfro would be my choice. Why settle for the knock-off when you can have the original. Plus, wood stock is way better than synthetic.
My dad snagged a "used" monte last year for my sister. It was sitting on the used rack. Had zero signs of burn powder in the chamber and no scratches. Been a wonderful little gun and a heck of a quail gun as well.

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by hoobilly » May 9th, 2019, 7:05 am

guesswho wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 10:11 am
I'm on the SA459 wagon. No issues here. But I have heard several instances where the gun is throwing the ejection bolt. One guy lost a tooth shooting one left handed. Mine has yet to have that issue.
Man that would suck!!!

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by bwhana » May 11th, 2019, 11:55 am

I have the Stoeger M3020 in camo synthetic stock with bronze cerakote finish. Tagged out on Thursday with it. Love this gun, especially with Fed TSS or Apex, only regret is I didn't get it last year.

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by Turkeydog708 » May 14th, 2019, 11:06 pm

I ended up getting a Mossberg SA-20 off GB with a 28” barrel, by the time I send it to sumtoy to be cut down and re-threaded I’ll still have less than $475 in it

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by hoobilly » May 15th, 2019, 7:28 am

Turkeydog708 wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 11:06 pm
I ended up getting a Mossberg SA-20 off GB with a 28” barrel, by the time I send it to sumtoy to be cut down and re-threaded I’ll still have less than $475 in it
How short you going with it?

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by Turkeydog708 » May 15th, 2019, 8:35 am

20-22” probably

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Re: Which new 20?

Post by savduck » June 11th, 2019, 8:46 pm

I have two weatherby sa08. Have been great guns

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