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Old 01-14-2013, 20:00   #16
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The weight and maneuverability still matter in the woods, and especially camping.

Having experienced the joys of hopping into vehicles in a hurry with machine guns, the shotgun has the same issue.

Most patrol cops given a chance, will usually use a (NFA regulated) 14" shotgun for the maneuverability.

If you manage to burn off six rounds of buckshot or slugs and have not fixed the problem with a shotgun.... either you're missing and need to reload, or you've been charged by a squad of bears in which case, kiss your butt goodbye.

I'll lose a round or two on tap to gain the weight and maneuvering advantage.

At one time I"d have said the 20" as well. Experience taught me otherwise.
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