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Gotta love the old 870's, very reliable well built firearms. I have my late uncles and shoot it quite often, the 30" full barrel on it really reaches out there as long as you remember it patterns high left.
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I'm a big fan of "do-it-all" tools, so I go with the 12 gauge.
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Favorite gauge ???

I guess favorite may depend on whether I am using my heart or my mind. In my heart, I love the little .410 but my practical mind picks the 12. I used to reload, but don't anymore. The price difference in 20 and 12 ga. is not much. If I was shooting a lot of .410 or 16, I might still be reloading. I think my go to gun is a Winchester Model 12 solid rib.
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I have to go with a 12ga with 3.5" chamber. Light 2 3/4" loads for general use, then switch chokes and go to the shoulder killing 3.5" for turkey season.
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I started out as a kid with a 12ga 1100. That's all I used for nearly 40 years. Then I fell in love with light framed doubles in 16ga. The patterns seem to be more consistent and recoil lower for same payload as shot in a comparable 12 or 20. To me it's the sweet spot of scatter gunning.
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I guess it depends on what I'm doing. I favor the 12 heavily, as I have a beautiful old BRNO SLE double in 12 bore for my bird hunting, and it's my favorite for anything that flys, except for waterfowl. For that, I have an old Auto 5 12 bore with a poly choke. That dial-a-duck choke ain't no joke boys. And, for geese and turkey, I have a 10 bore Belgian 3.5" magnum. Kills on both ends, but it don't play around. But for all-around woods walking, I turn to one of two guns: an old Model 12 Winchester pump 16, or my grand dads old Winchester 37 single shot 16. That old 37 has killed a lot of game in it's time. Overall, I like my 12's but I have a soft spot in my heart for the old 16 gauge. As for the smaller bores, I don't care for them much. They just don't have the "oomph" for most of my hunting.

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I only shoot sporting clays and skeet so it is a 20 gauge over under for me. I love the looks and feel of the smaller frame of the over under and the ability to set up with 2 different chokes at different stations in sporting clays. I will admit my sons Remington 20 semi auto has a little less kick. I do have a short barrel 12 gauge pump gun in my bedroom as my house gun.
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16 and 28 gauges for me.
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16ga.

Old Remington 870 corn Cobb.

And a Remington 1100 16ga.

Also have a nice LT20 Remington 1100.
20ga.


And my barn gun.. old Stevens single barrel, 16ga.
Shoots like a Rifle.
I like my L. C. Smith in 16ga. It is a really nice shotgun and too pretty to take out in the field.
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