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.28 Gauge #8119865
04/11/24 09:07 PM
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St. Cloud, MN
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Would you buy one? If so, what would you get? I find it intriguing and am "sorta" shopping for one. I'm leaning toward a double, either O/U or SXS. If you have one, what's your take, love it or leave it?


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Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119866
04/11/24 09:13 PM
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I can't really think of one good reason to own a twenty eight gauge, Unless it's just are an excuse to buy something different.


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Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119878
04/11/24 09:19 PM
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Already have a .410 and a .20 gauge, I feel like it's a novelty but I wouldn't turn down a beretta semi in 28 gauge.

Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119880
04/11/24 09:20 PM
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Missouri
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28 g yes o/u get a Beretta silver pigeon. Had a Remington 1100 28 g and doubled my money selling it CZ makes good doubles SxS but I never could get one. Love the 28 g. Silver pigeon is hard to beat. Great gauge for anything except ducks and geese. Some use them but I was never that good

Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119881
04/11/24 09:20 PM
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Ohio
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I shoot a CZ Sharptail and a Ruger Red Label. Lightweight, easy to carry, balanced real nice, and if you're on the target it kills it. wink But plan to reload!


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Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119889
04/11/24 09:28 PM
04/11/24 09:28 PM
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Maine, Aroostook
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I had one of these years back. Daintiest little thing at five pounds but I couldn't hit a thing with it. I prefer a twenty gauge.
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Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119898
04/11/24 09:34 PM
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I only ever shot skeet one time. With an italian shotgun (long time ago don't remember the brand) Belonged to an Air Force pilot. i was hitting them pretty good. Had never shot any clays before that. Just birds. Little gun was easy on the shoulder.


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Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119900
04/11/24 09:37 PM
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I believe I had 5 or 6 of them before the boating accident of 2022. I enjoy them and they are "different". I have a Remington auto that I bought as a grouse gun. I couldn't seem to hit a bird with it. One day in the fall I walked right into a flock of turkey's and having a Fall turkey tag in my pocket I decided to give it a try. I absolutely SMASHED one at around 40 yards. Carrying it home I walked by my shooting range and decided to try patterning the gun. It shoots like a rifle! I have taken my turkey each year since with it. I have a bunch of single shots in 28 too and they are just a joy to carry.


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Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119905
04/11/24 09:40 PM
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Picked one up a couple years ago just because I didnít have one. Shot a couple prairie dogs with it just because I could. Itís a cheap automatic fun to shoot running dogs with. Planned to take it bird hunting last fall but had a couple others I was eager to try.

Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119913
04/11/24 09:59 PM
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Absolutely on my bucket list. I grew up shooting a 410 and no matter what I've never been able to beat its limitations on shot size vs pattern. The 410 is a really poor design for a shotshell. The 28 on paper is everything the 410 should've been.
As to which, well it would have to be a JMB design as I'm kind of funny that way. So a franchi AL48, remington 11-48 or Ithaca 37.

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Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119923
04/11/24 10:09 PM
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I have a browning 28ga bps pump still have original box of shells I bought with it only 3 missing just never really found a good use for it but I bet I could find more for a semi auto beretta


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Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119925
04/11/24 10:12 PM
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Maine, Aroostook
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A buddy has a 28 gauge Rizzini O/U that he uses as his primary grouse/woodcock gun and he kills his fair share with it.

Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119928
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Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119929
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My brother kills lot's of birds and loves his 28 gauge.light weight and packs easy.

Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119930
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East Central Mn.
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I have a franchi AL48, and a CZ. Love them.

Re: .28 Gauge [Re: uplandpointer] #8119936
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I bought a Tri Star side by side last year, just because I never had a 28. Pretty good quality for the price and a lot of fun to shoot.
Real good rabbit gun, wish we still had grouse around here.

Zim

Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119959
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I mainly hunt everything with 20s leaving the 16 and 12s at home. Never liked how thick a 12 is. Only shot 410s a few times and was not impressed. On pattern density at 20 yards.

During the last shortage 28g was about all that was on the shelf, and I believe it looks like it would do all I need it to do on an even trimer frame gun. If I see a good one that fits me for a fair price it will come home with me. Also if I ever wanted to load shot shells less powder and shot makes it more affordable to shoot especially when I don't like shot in my meat and most of my shots are point blank to 3O yards on rabbits or quail. Sure don't need any more than a 20 and I think a 28 will be fine.

What gun? Preferably a sxs or o/u but if they made a model 12 on a 28 frame like they did the 42 on a 410 or anything similar built for the 28 not a bigger gun with small barrel slapped on they could follow me home. I don't even hunt with a shotgun much anymore ( have not packed one in a few years) but would buy it in a second.


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Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119960
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Re: .28 Gauge [Re: Zim] #8119961
04/11/24 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Zim
I bought a Tri Star side by side last year, just because I never had a 28. Pretty good quality for the price and a lot of fun to shoot.
Real good rabbit gun, wish we still had grouse around here.

Zim


You need to come for a visit. I would let you shoot a few of my pet grouse.


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Re: .28 Gauge [Re: trapperkeck] #8119975
04/11/24 11:24 PM
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Zim, last fall MN was literally polluted with ruffed grouse, if they have decent nesting success again it should be a banner year.

Come on over.


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