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The 20-gauge shotgun is a smaller-caliber firearm with a smoothbore. The gun's cartridges are represented with a yellow hull. The color is required because of the potential to dangers from obstructed conditions that could result from accidentally chambering a 20-gauge cartridge in front of a 12-gauge shell. The cartridge has a shoulder diameter of .673 inches (17.1 millimeters), extending to the base (.692 inches, 17.6mm) and rim (.761 inches, 19.3mm). The rim is .50 inches (1.3mm) thick. An unfired case measures 2.270 inches. It features a centerfire primer. The 20-gauge shotgun is traditionally used for small game or as a training shotgun for beginners and novices. The smaller gauge is preferable for small animals, such as birds, because the pellets do less damage to animal flesh. Rabbits, squirrels and other rodents are also suitable targets. The lesser recoil of a 20-guage shotgun is why it is preferable for beginners or those planning to do extending shooting. It also make the gun suitable for younger (and elderly, for that matter) shooters who may have trouble controlling recoil in a larger shotgun. It is worth noting that recoil is often a function of how heavy the gun is itself as it is about caliber. All models are different, so check the listing you plan to bid on carefully.
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