The Best 20-Gauge Shotguns

The most common shotgun gauge used around the world has always been the 12-gauge shotgun, but many new gun owners are discovering the smaller 20-gauge offers advantages over its larger kin.

A 20-gauge shotgun pairs useful loads with manageable recoil and an overall lighter gun, making it approachable for a wider variety of users than the stiffer-shooting larger bore scatterguns.

This article is part of our ongoing Guide to Shotgunning.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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