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 Post subject: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:25 am 
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I use my 12 gauge Browning Crossover Target for Trap and Sporting Clays. When I want a lighter gun for two or three rounds of Sporting Clays, I use my Beretta A300. I like both guns and shoot them as well as I can, which is enjoyable for me. Now, just for shits and giggles, I'm interested in pursuing an inexpensive 28 gauge gun. Will only use it three or four times a year. My goal is to keep it less than $1000 bucks. Thank's Guys!



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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
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Semi, hard to beat an 1100, or if light weight is paramount a Benelli Ultralight or a Stoeger 48.
In a SxS a Dickinson or a V. Bernardelli (not talking the new ones, can't speak to those.)
In an O/U, a scaled frame Beretta. Only O/U that has tempted me in over 40 years.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:33 am 
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Virginian, this Zoli looks nice as well:
http://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-f ... =100789294

And a Rizzini DT O/U weighing <5-1/2#:
http://images.gunsinternational.com/lis ... 8E5050.jpg

c'mon lotto

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:30 am 
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Franchii 48-AL! Browning Model 12. Ithaca 37.

Can't fathom a Zolli or Rizzini at your price point! Though I got a 28 and .410 Sig-B. Rizzini TR-20 a few years back for a nickel under a Grand each. New, fixed choke 26-3/4" barrels, PoW stock, Sweet little guns. Love shooting skeet with them! Monsoor's in Wisconsin, for some reason I can't recall the name of the city. Old river boat town on the Mississippi south west corner of the state. Give them a call. No web site but a search will bring up a bio and phone #. Always an add in Shotgun Sports magazine.

Bedlan's in Fairbury, NE. Never know what they might have kicking around.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:23 pm 
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There is a new Beretta A-400 in 28 ga on the Classifieds for $1069
Very good price on a new gun.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
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Tough to come up with an O/U of any quality at that price point. A used SKB might show up now and again for that. Browning or Beretta's command higher unless beat. I love my scaled frame SP1, but seldom shoot it with the 28ga barrels. With 410 barrels it is a pleasure to shoot, with 28ga barrels it stings a bit, almost too light. I personally won't chase 28ga hulls from a SA. I'm a reloader and can't stand to see them hit the ground.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
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A friend of mine recommended a Legacy Pointer 28g

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
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Weatherby SA08 in 28 gauge is sweet! Reliable, great Weatherby service and priced right. The choke thread pattern is Beretta Mobil Choke so aftermarket chokes are abundant.


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+1 on the above. I am a fan of the SA-08 in 28 gauge. Purchased on last March, have maybe 2K rounds through it from everything to skeet, sporting clays, and even some upland game hunting. No problems thus far with the gun.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
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The only thing that I don't like about my semi autos is the fact that I reload my hulls and my 1100 ejects those empties into the next county. Same for my Benelli, but not quite as far. Ditto on my 1100 .410. Something to consider.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
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How about 28 gauge tubes for the Browning?

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
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+2 on the Weatherby SA-08. Love it.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
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TriStar has nice sweet little 28 ga auto at under $600. I bought the 12 ga Bronze model. So far so good. But it is an auto and will throw empties. As mentioned, a set of Briley Companion tubes would do a nice job. I've got a set I use in my 425 and XS Skeet. If you are looking for light, that's not it. Franchi used to make the Veloce in both 20 and 28, even a combo. I had a 20 that was nice and light. I'd think IF you could find one in 28 that $1,000 figure might be pretty close. Just another option to pursue.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:57 pm 
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That's for all of the great suggestions. I thought about Briley tubes for the Browning, but they will only increase the weight of the gun. The Weatherby SA-08 28g is a great suggestion. Thanks again!

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
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I bought one of the Yildiz O/U's, the SPZ ME 28ga. The wood is great, gun seems to work fine, I kinda wish it had extractors instead of ejectors... but I just don't shoot it much. It was about $450 at Academy Sports. Can't say I'd recommend it, but it's an inexpensive option if you don't want to chase 28ga hulls. If you don't reload them, someone does.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
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The only 28ga in my safe is a gorgeous little Wingmaster that's probably older than I am. It's what my wife, son, daughter, daughter-in-law and grandson all learned to shoot with and it's patiently waiting for our granddaughter to take her turn.

We've also got a couple of 20ga SA-08s in the family, both plastic and the Deluxe models, and if I really started 'jonesing' for another 28, it would definitely be a Deluxe Weatherby SA-08. ...and now that I'm thinking about it...
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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
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Where do you find these SA-08 in 28ga?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
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Flyn'dutchman wrote:
Tough to come up with an O/U of any quality at that price point. A used SKB might show up now and again for that . . .


I was going to post exactly that. In fact, I purchased my 28 gauge SKB 585 on Gunbroker for $1,000 buy it now. Great gun!

To find one, you have to luck into it, spend a LOT of time scouring the auction sites or set up searches with e-mail notification and be prepared to pounce.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
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Franch 48AL no longer listed, how about the Browning BPS, in the $600 range in 28GA.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a reasonably priced 28 gauge
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:30 am 
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I originally purchased a Weatherby SA08 28 gauge for occasional 28 gauge events and really like it as I stated earlier. But I ended up purchasing some 28 gauge Sidekicks and prefer them for competing. As far as balance and weight, I can't even tell any difference when they are installed in my Caesar Guerini which I feel is an awesome advantage. Shooters seem to either love or hate Sidekicks. Performance wise, I have no issues with them, having won several subgauge punches this year. The SA08 will gobble up every brand of shells I have tried and the Sidekicks basically require AA's, etc. You have options :D




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