20 gauge vs. 28

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20 gauge vs. 28

Postby Bill in Oregon » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:35 am

Those who have field experience with both gauges, what is your take on the 28 for upland work?
I've shot the 20 off and on for decades, but only have shot a few clays with the 28.
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Re: 20 gauge vs. 28

Postby AverageGuy » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:42 pm

If I want to go small gauge I prefer a 28 gauge. I have two them that weigh 5 lbs and they are fun. Otherwise I carry a 6 lb 12 gauge. The 28 has a short shot string and kills better than the gauge implies is my view. I think the 28 gauge performs closer to the 20 gauge (23/4), than a 20 gauge performs compared to a 12 gauge.
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Re: 20 gauge vs. 28

Postby Bill in Oregon » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:18 pm

Thanks AG. Just the kind of information I was looking for.
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Re: 20 gauge vs. 28

Postby blue04 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:44 pm

I've never killed anything but clays with a 28 gauge. But I wouldn't hesitate to try one for upland.
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Re: 20 gauge vs. 28

Postby stubblejumper » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:39 am

I have killed around 200 pheasant, chukar, grouse and Hungarian partridge with my 28 gauge shotguns, and I have shot well over 10,000 rounds at skeet with the 28 gauge, and it has become my favorite gauge to carry and shoot.
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