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 Post subject: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:35 pm 
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I recently bought a 725 in 12 gauge. I liked it so much that I bought another in 28 gauge.

Now....I only want to shoot the 28! It's amazing!

What do I do? How do I rectify this problem?

Seriously....I'm a convert.



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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:07 pm 
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Especially if you reload!!!

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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:53 pm 
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As I see it, you need to rush out and find a 20 Ga 725. It's never too late

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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:27 am 
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Buy and shoot a .410 before you waste more money on those big clunky cannons.
.410's are the most fun you can have shooting shotguns.
You'll thank me.


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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:19 am 
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Thanks for the warning, I got my 20 ga 725 first then the 12 hoping for the same magic, never happened. I'm afraid if I try a 28 it will be my new favorite...…..they are sweet guns.


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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:21 am 
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I agree with single stack - the .410 is The One to have. My 28 gauge has remained in the safe since the first day I shot my .410. I'm "saving" my 20 gauge for the day when I feel my 12 gauge is too heavy / slow swinging and I retire it too. Enjoy shooting. -Ed


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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:36 am 
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I get frustrated with the .410, but have always loved the 28 gauge. For a while my best skeet average was in 20 gauge, but now it is in 28 gauge.

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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:15 am 
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Y'all are a bunch of enablers....I'm just sayin'....LOL

Have a Happy 4th!

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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:46 pm 
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TPerk92,

No mistake, welcome to the wonderful world of 28 gauge guns. I have more than a few of them myself.
Now Join the 28 gauge Society forum with the rest of us 28 gauge crazies. We talk about the guns and have a lot of knowledgable people, who really know the guns for both hunting and clays shooting.

All the best
Pine Creek/Dave
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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:48 pm 
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Pardon me but what's a 12 gauge..... :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:03 pm 
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Uh, it's the one that outsells and outperforms all the other gauges combined.


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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:59 am 
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lossking,

Out preforms?, now as much as I do like a good 12 gauge L.C. Smith #5 gun, when shooting Grouse I do prefer a 16 or 28 gauge double gun. No reason to carry a heavy gun when walking the mountains. Also it gives the birds a more sporting chance if you use a lighter gun, so it depends on the performance you are looking to achieve, what gun you decide to carry. For me there is nothing like a 16 gauge #5 L.C. Smith double gun, unless you own a pre 1910 Purdey.

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16 gauge #5 L.C. Smith

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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:17 pm 
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I was just responding to Gamekeeper's tongue-in-cheek post in similar fashion. I own two 16s and a 20 in addition to my several 12 gauges, and enjoy shooting them.


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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:08 pm 
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lossking,

I figured as much from your prior posting!

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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:44 pm 
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single stack wrote:
Buy and shoot a .410 before you waste more money on those big clunky cannons.
.410's are the most fun you can have shooting shotguns.
You'll thank me.


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Get a .410. I was surprised when the 28ga seemed equivalent to the 20ga to me. But not the .410. It remains a whole different animal. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:37 am 
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After buying my first 28 ga. I have to make myself take my 12ga. to the sporting range a couple of times a year.
Now pull out one of your accurate 22 lr. and you will double your fun.
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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:03 pm 
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My shooting buddy bought a 28 gauge Remington 1100, then he found a Citori Sporter in 28 gauge.
He's hooked on 28 gauge now.


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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:10 pm 
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My buddy thinks the 28ga is the greatest thing since sliced bread too. After three shoulder surgeries, he got a Remington 1100 Sporting and loved it. Then he moved on to a Beretta A400 and a lightly used SKB 85TSS. He does well with the little gauge on ducks and clays, and I must admit that its small size belies its effectiveness.


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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:09 pm 
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lossking,

I love my 28 gauge double guns for Grouse and Woodcock hunting, however there is a time when the 28 is not the correct gun to carry in the Grouse woods. Early in the season when the habitat is like the Viet Nam jungle in the Pa mountains the 28 gauge gun is just not enough gun. Even the 20 gauge is a might light, some due use the 3" shells in it to help get the job done. However I have been known to carry my light #4, 16 or even my #5, 12 gauge gun, during this time of the year. There is just not enough shot in the 28 gauge shells to penetrate the foliage and still kill the Grouse in flight. The 28 gauge is a great gun for Grouse hunting, however it has its limitations in the early part of the Grouse season.

Pine Creek/Dave
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Penny and her beautiful Grouse taken with the modern L.C. Smith 28 gauge double gun.

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 Post subject: Re: I made a big mistake!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:52 am 
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Here In Michigan for early season grouse/woodcock with shots 15-25 yards max do to thick thick cover. We love the 28ga 3/4 ounce and 410-3" 11/16 ounce with Cyl & IC chokes. For late season when the leaves are gone a 7/8 to 1 ounce load of either #7 or #6 works great for those 25 to 40 yards shots. So that calls for a 28 or 20 gauge.




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