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Re: 3" 28 Gauge

Postby orhunter » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:19 pm

Kent: Yea, a person doesn't go through much ammo shooting pheasants over pointin' dogs. When packing the 12, I have three in the gun and two in the vest. If the birds aren't holding well or packing the 28 I'll take a couple more. Have never run out. Maybe I'll think about getting a 28 loader next summer.
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Re: 3" 28 Gauge

Postby J D Patrick » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:53 am

AverageGuy wrote:If you really need a larger shot charge it is time to use a larger gauge which will pattern it. 3 inch .410 won't do what a 23/4 28 will, a 3 inch 20 won't do what a 23/4 inch 12 will and a 3.5 inch 12 won't do what a 10 gauge will.



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Re: 3" 28 Gauge

Postby orhunter » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:52 am

Yup, couldn't agree more.
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Re: 3" 28 Gauge

Postby Willie T » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:51 pm

I’ll be the odd man out here. The only reason I carry a sub guage is for the advantage of an easy carrying, fast handling, nimble shotgun. That is it’s only advantage the sub gauges have. A baby frame 28 that fits is pretty sweet in that respect. A 20 doesn’t drive the same. Nothings free though and you give up a lot of horsepower to get it. Testing patterns are why I gravitate to the 20 over the 28. Now if I could capture 20 guage performance and the quick intuitive handling of a baby frame 28, I would be all in. With a little innovation and buffered shot, it may be looming on the horizon. A similar innovation with the introduction of the 3” 20 gauge is what turned the fine old 16 gauge into a novelty.
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