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    Pigeon & clay shooting, reloading

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  1. As above - 20 gauge wanted, ideally Browning BPS or Benelli Nova, but anything interesting and good condition considered. Please PM with details, thanks.
  2. Thanks Vulpinehunter and Figgy. There is often confusion between smoothbore and rifled adapters, smoothbore have no restrictions but I appreciate the caution. Where I live getting an adapter made with suitable quality would probably cost more that a mass-produced item so not a viable option (unless of course a skilled PW member has the ability to make one, if so please let me know!).
  3. Thanks for the reply Mossy835. I may get back to you on that, but ideally would like .410 if at all possible.
  4. I have one of these and it is a superb rifle. Great for target shooting and foxing if you don't need to carry it a long way.
  5. Yep, but noisier and less fun. If I had spare room in my gun cabinet I'd get a .410 for old times sake, but it's not an option... hence search for an adapter.
  6. Anyone have a 20ga to .410 adapter surplus to requirements? Would prefer a Lil Skeeter but anything is of interest to help me deal with a squirrel problem. Thanks, Paul
  7. I have one of these on a Browning Maxus 3.5 inch. It works really well with 28gm subs (homeloads) and standard 28gm fibre wads (Fiocchi) so as recommended above I would try some different cartridges. I find this moderator really good when shooting pigeons near to built-up areas and much better to handle than my previous silenced Mossberg which was too "barrel heavy"
  8. They're around £200 and very effective. I have one on a Browning Maxus and being able to use my regular gun is a good option rather than having a separate silenced shotgun for occasional use. Compared to my earlier Hushpower pump it's as quiet but much lighter and easier to handle, and of course leaves more cabinet space available.
  9. Thanks Jimbo, but I've got a full range of decent scopes and don't need any more (until I buy more rifles of course )
  10. JDog

    I am interested in the Beretta 20 bore. If i can make it i will be heading to Norfolk next week and would like to have a look unless you have sold it previously.

    1. PaulN

      Mossberg 535

      Great wildfowling gun. Reliable, easy to clean and cycles anything.
    2. My 20G cycles anything - the 12G doesn't, but best results come from using a 70mm case. I load 24gm to 32gm, high and low velocity (subsonic), plastic and fibre wad and lead or steel shot ... very versatile. Any shell will fire because you're not depending on recoil to work the action, but shorter (65mm) cases can sometimes cause minor loading issues when "pumping" quickly to get that last escaping pigeon.
    3. I've used a Hushpower 20G Mossberg 500 for pigeons and it is extremely effective (latest outing this morning) and the three shot capability is very useful. Like any pump it takes a little getting used to, but is easy to clean, reliable and cycles any ammunition. I also have 12G, but 20G is my favourite, For "general" game shooting or clays you can change to a standard barrel in seconds.
    4. Hi - and a Happy New Year. I've got a Hushpower Mossberg 500 in 20g - superb all round reliable gun and you can use a wide variety of cheap ammunition. It sounds reasonably loud when fired but friends quite close to me say that they haven't heard me out shooting so it must be reasonably effective. For roost shooting it doesn't scare the pigeons away so does exactly what I need it to. I also picked up a spare standard barrel which is really useful for general shooting when you don't need the moderator.
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