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 Post subject: Tristar G2 28 gauge
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:08 pm 
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Location: Central Florida
Back in January I bought a new Tristar G2 bronze in 28 gauge. Shot in a little the first few months and then only a couple of times over the next 6 months. Got it out last Sunday and spent the morning at a local SC range that I'm a member of. The day before they hosted a large charity event so targets were somewhat softer than usual. I took the 28 and also my 725 Pro Sporting . To make a long story short I shot over 200 rds. with the 28 and only 50 with the 725 that morning. One of the range owners also ran the 5 stand for me just to see how well I could do with a sub gauge gun and even he was impressed. The G2 28 is a great option for someone looking for a 28 and not wanting to spend a huge amount of money.
Mine has been flawless so far. The only thing that is hard to get used to is the light weight after shooting an 8 pound O/U so I machined a brass weight that takes the place of the plastic magazine plug that added around 8 ounces but now has been reduced to around 4 ounces and the part that was removed is now in the stock right behind the recoil pad. I also build a 1/2'' spacer to go under the recoil pad to add a little length of pull to it
Right now it has around 1000 rds. thru it and when I tore it down to clean it it was no worse than any other SA I own or have owned as far as being dirty.
For the money the G2 series of SA's are hard too beat. But that's just my opinion.




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 Post subject: Re: Tristar G2 28 gauge
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:30 pm 
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I too own a Viper G2 28 gauge and my experience regarding reliability and ease of cleaning is identical. Wonderful gun - at about the third of a Beretta A400. I have put at least 5000 rounds through it without a hitch. In my opinion, if you want an inexpensive SA, you can't go wrong with a G2 in any gauge.


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 Post subject: Re: Tristar G2 28 gauge
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:19 pm 
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Location: Fleming Island, FL
I can't wait, having one delivered on Tuesday. Watch out next dove phase :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Tristar G2 28 gauge
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:27 pm 
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Location: Murfreesboro, TN
I have owned the 20 ga version and I presently own the .410 version of the G2. Both haven't missed a beat for the money I gave for them.

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 Post subject: Re: Tristar G2 28 gauge
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:20 pm 
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I have had mine for two years. I am amazed just how good it is for less than $500. As I have said many times here if I was 40 years younger I would have one in every gauge.


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 Post subject: Re: Tristar G2 28 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:23 am 
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I've had my Viper G2 Bronze 28 ga. for almost 2 years now. I continue to be impressed by this gun.


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 Post subject: Re: Tristar G2 28 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:40 pm 
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Location: southern Ohio
I’m definitely considering one

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 Post subject: Re: Tristar G2 28 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:51 pm 
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I’m in the market for a .410, perhaps I should take a longer look at the G2, the prices of the used 1100’s and 870’s are through the roof. I will use it a a casual hunter and clays gun, and I also will be reloadIng.


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 Post subject: Re: Tristar G2 28 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:19 pm 
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Location: Belcamp,MD
I, too, have the G2 Viper in 28. My kids purchased it for me as a 60th birthday gift.
I love the gun. Not one hitch in the giddy-up yet!


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 Post subject: Re: Tristar G2 28 gauge
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:46 pm 
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Joined: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:05 am
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The G2/28gauge is a great gun. I added 7oz to the stock to balance it out.




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