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Question by Fabio. Uploaded on June 16, 2010
Check your state regulations - make sure it isn't illegal to have .22LR shells in your possession if you are bird hunting with the 20 gauge.
I have a Savage 24 in that combo. Killed everything from coyotes to grouse, muskrats, possums, rats, fisheating birds on my pond, and feral cats with it. If I could only have one gun for survival, that might be it.
I think a good combo would be a .22Hornet or.223,over a 20ga, I have an old savage in .22Hornet/16ga.
I have a .22 mag over 20, a .222 over 20, and a .223 over 12, and would like to find a .22 over .410. Like em a lot.
I find them to be a good all around truck gun or survival type gun as WMH said. For an every day gun I find them to be a compromise. For bird hunting I'd rather have a pure shotgun.
I've thought about getting one. Seems like they'd be ideal if your rabbit hunting and need the 22 for long shots and the sscatter gun for running bunnies.
For your first firearm, definitely not. Learning to hunt or target shoot with either a rifle OR a shotgun will greatly improve your accuracy as well as your confidence.
the 20 gauge is a good starter gun so is the 22 because the .22lr bullets are cheap but there not for bigger game as you can probly tell but for small game and maybe meideum size game there good. and the 20 gauge can kill pretty much anything up to a whitetailed deer (cleanly) great for birds with bird shot and small game.and deer with buck shot and slugs.
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