28 ga . . . anyone ?

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  1. Trevor Shannahan

    Trevor Shannahan Elite Refuge Member

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    Beretta 686. I hunted most of a season with one a few years back and had no issues killing decoying geese with it.

    I prefer it to a 20 gauge as it patterns better and has significantly less recoil
     
  2. Dr Swane

    Dr Swane Elite Refuge Member

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    I have the tristar semi auto, Mossberg SA28, FAIR SLX600 OU, Pounter OU, Tristars OU, a single shot for the kids, and a Browning Model 12. I enjoy shooting them, and people who are intimidated by the 12gauge recoil or weight enjoy them as well. I hunted quite a bit with the Pointer, a few times with the Model 12, and just yesterday with the FAIR. They’ll kill geese and ducks, I mostly shoot handloads.
     
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  3. Rudder

    Rudder Senior Refuge Member

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    I have a Beretta 686 28 ga that is great on doves and released quail. Recently bought a pair of 410 barrels for it as well.
     
  4. markd

    markd Elite Refuge Member

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    28 is a fine gauge, if you handload it will do anything a 12 will do. If you don't handload and want to kill ducks/geese you are generally way better served with a 20.
     
  5. hutty

    hutty Elite Refuge Member

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    Have a Franchi 28 gauge O/U. Have been hunting with it for rabbits and upland birds for the better part of 10 years. Gun has taken a beating and I love hunting with it. Have a few 20 ga but always go to the 28.
     
  6. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    The standard load for 28 ga is 3/4 oz. and there are numerous offerings in 7/8 and 1 oz. When the shelves are empty of 20 ga shells, you will usually find 28s albeit more expensive but they've always been that way.
     
  7. eyeonyou

    eyeonyou Elite Refuge Member

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    Wayne last time i saw you your still look like you 6-6 +/- and a solid 225 or so, You carrying that little 28 is gonna make you look like The Rock shooting a BB gun ahhahahahaaa
     
  8. HatterWayne

    HatterWayne Elite Refuge Member

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    EOY, your so kind! 225? . . . more like 275 now HA! :)
     

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