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Old 08-24-2019, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Yildiz 20 ga

In the market for a new 20 ga and academy put this on sale and was thinking about buying it. Iv never had a O/U and would like to try one. Figured since iv got a couple hundred dollars in gift cards i would be out the door for less than $250 and a gun i would not have to worry about scratching up in west texas shooting birds and clays. Any body have any expiernce with the Yildiz.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/yil...dCatid=1584952
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:08 PM   #2
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For the money, you can’t beat em. I had a 12ga o/u and never had an issue.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:10 PM   #3
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I have one in 12 ga. Never even shot it yet. It looks and feels great.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:29 PM   #4
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I bought one a couple years ago and love it. They weigh a lot less than the 870 I was using.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:59 PM   #5
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Probably 1000 rounds thru the 20 we have. I keep saying I'm gonna shop for a 410

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Old 08-24-2019, 08:40 PM   #6
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I bought my son a yildez 20 10 years ago and have thousands of rounds fired through it. I bought me a 12 3 years ago. Both are great guns and shoot good.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:21 PM   #7
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alrighty then, sounds like i will swing by and pick it up tomorrow
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:23 PM   #8
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Great guns.

Check all the ones they have in stock for wood quality. Some of them have amazing figure.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:24 PM   #9
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I have the 12 and the 20. Love them both


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Old 08-24-2019, 09:27 PM   #10
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Have put a couple thousand rounds through my 12. Still works great.

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Old 08-24-2019, 10:43 PM   #11
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Have probably put a thousand through my 20, dove and teal. I'm about to paint mine and dedicate it to teal and buy another one for dove hunting. Love it
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:12 PM   #12
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Pretty darn happy with my 12 gauge
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:45 PM   #13
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For the money, it’s a good gun
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:16 AM   #14
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Everyone knows to kill a dove you need a Benelli Superblack Eagle 3.

I own a Yildiz 20 and coupled with a Briley light modified choke, it's a dove killin, clay busting machine! No issues in the 4 years I've owned it.
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:19 AM   #15
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Everyone knows to kill a dove you need a Benelli Superblack Eagle 3.

I own a Yildiz 20 and coupled with a Briley light modified choke, it's a dove killin, clay busting machine! No issues in the 4 years I've owned it.
You also need a 12ga with 00 buck to kill WW doves. Leave the 20ga for the little kids.....🤣
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:21 AM   #16
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My son bought a Yildiz and it lasted 4 shots of dove loads. Academy did right by taking it back and getting it repaired, but my son lost all interest in the gun. Got him a Remmy instead. But, YMMV
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:55 AM   #17
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Good for the money and a great loaner
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:12 AM   #18
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My son bought a Yildiz and it lasted 4 shots of dove loads. Academy did right by taking it back and getting it repaired, but my son lost all interest in the gun. Got him a Remmy instead. But, YMMV
Do you still have it? Does it work properly and are you willing to sell it??
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:11 AM   #19
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Only problem with them is the recoil. Not sure why they kick so bad but they will flat out work on you. We have 2 20s for our 4H shotgun team. Mechanically they are good guns but we have had to add Mercury tubes and Gra-coil butts on them.


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Old 08-25-2019, 10:15 AM   #20
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I’ve had a 20 for 10+ years and have zero complaints. Thousands of rounds through it and not a single mechanical malfunction.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:14 AM   #21
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Do you still have it? Does it work properly and are you willing to sell it??
Yup, text me at 18307084486
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:03 PM   #22
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Everyone knows to kill a dove you need a Benelli Superblack Eagle 3.

I own a Yildiz 20 and coupled with a Briley light modified choke, it's a dove killin, clay busting machine! No issues in the 4 years I've owned it.


Same set up as mine. That LM extended choke is the ticket.


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Old 08-25-2019, 02:10 PM   #23
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Only problem with them is the recoil. Not sure why they kick so bad but they will flat out work on you. We have 2 20s for our 4H shotgun team. Mechanically they are good guns but we have had to add Mercury tubes and Gra-coil butts on them.


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They kick solud because they are aluminum instead of steel and weigh in at under 6 lbs for the 20 ga. Thereís just not enough weight to absorb the recoil
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:13 PM   #24
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Only problem with them is the recoil. Not sure why they kick so bad but they will flat out work on you. We have 2 20s for our 4H shotgun team. Mechanically they are good guns but we have had to add Mercury tubes and Gra-coil butts on them.


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Tell me about the tubes. Self install or needs a Smith?

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Old 08-25-2019, 02:55 PM   #25
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We have 3. 2 of them were shot in competition by my sons and easily have 5000 rounds fired.

Never a problem.
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:15 AM   #26
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Tell me about the tubes. Self install or needs a Smith?

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You can install yourself.


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Old 08-31-2019, 09:29 AM   #27
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Iíve got the youth model in 20ga. I love that thing. Points super easy & I can follow lot easier with it than my Yeildz.410


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Old 09-02-2019, 06:51 PM   #28
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I wish they had a 30" barrel
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:25 PM   #29
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Had one for a very long time, Easily saw 8k or maybe more rounds through it before I sold it. Not one hiccup ever, solid gun. If you plan on shooting a bunch maybe add a recoil pad.
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:32 PM   #30
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Light gun, higher recoil....but everybody I know that has them, except 1 person loves them.... and that was a 20 owned by a lady.


For the money it is hard to beat in an O/U....
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:10 PM   #31
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I have one. For a cheap shotgun I have zero complaints
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:31 PM   #32
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I have a youth 20 and enjoy shooting it as well, might have to look into a couple of new chokes.
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