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Old 02-20-2013, 01:25 AM   #1
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I am upgrading from a 410 bore to a 28 gauge. Do you have any recommendations. I'm a small 15 year old.

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:34 AM   #2
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Have you considered a semi auto 20 gauge?

Easy recoil and the ammo may be easier to find.

I've personally never even seen 28 gauge on the shelf. I know it exists, and I hear it's a very popular choice for dove in South America, but have you shopped availability?

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Best advice I can give you, us see what fits you the best and what you like the best, in ny area you would have to go to a 20 ga because the 28s are few and far between and If ya do find one they are really really pricey or they are beat up.

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Best advice I can give you, us see what fits you the best and what you like the best, in ny area you would have to go to a 20 ga because the 28s are few and far between and If ya do find one they are really really pricey or they are beat up.
Thanks. That explains why the prices are high on some of them.
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No problem and the 20ga semi auto with light recoil loads are not at all bad to shoot, any other questions feel free to ask.

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Unless you reload, the cost of 28 gauge shells is a killer, and first you have to find them. A Remington 870 pump or 1100 semi in 28 gauge is a highly serviceable and fun gun, but to get the most benefit from one you need a gun that is really scaled to fit the size. Those receivers started out as 28 gauge guns, but then they put the 20 on the same receiver, so there went any advantage. In the higher dollar SxSs the 28 is a quail hunter's dream.

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Yea I would also find a 20 gauge or maybe just go ahead and step up to a 12 gauge depend on how big you are...I started shooting a 12 when I was about 13 or 14 but I.am a pretty good sized guy

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One problem with the 28 is that some companies build them on a 20 gauge frame. That kind of defeats the purpose. The Remington Russian made Baikal over and under is a pretty nice gun in 28 gauge. It has 26" barrels with fixed I.C. and Mod. chokes. The only problem with it is that it weighs 7 pounds. The Beretta and the Browning Citori O/U are good guns, but very pricey. I have a Browning made copy of the Winchester Model 12 pump that is very light, well balanced, and lively handling. I bought it used for around $500. Check the on line gun auctions. Ammo can be ordered by the case from companies such as ballistic products.com
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