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 Post subject: 28 Gauge skeet, shells?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:53 am 
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28 gauge for skeet, can you use 3" shells? or does it just matter 3/4oz shot load? 2 3/4" only?
Completely new to 28 gauge shooting.
recommendations for skeet shells, and for pheasants if I feel real confident lol



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 Post subject: Re: 28 Gauge skeet, shells?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:02 am 
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28ga. 2 3/4", max 3/4oz loads. I don't think there is any 3" shells manufactured now or ever was.


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 Post subject: Re: 28 Gauge skeet, shells?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:54 am 
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Fiocchi makes a 3" shell and a few guns are chambered for 3"; but it is very limited.

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 Post subject: Re: 28 Gauge skeet, shells?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:19 pm 
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Here's an article published by Shooting Sportsman by the author Tom Roster on the subject of 28 gauge 1 ounce shells. He reviews both 2 3/4" and 3" shells containing 1 ounce and 1 1/8 ounce 28 gauge loads. I found it well worth reading.

https://shootingsportsman.com/todays-1- ... uge-loads/

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 Post subject: Re: 28 Gauge skeet, shells?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:36 pm 
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Thank You good article piano2ner.
But it is a few years old, a few companies offering 28ga 2 3/4 " 3" guns now and shells in a wide range of shot and velocities and a variety of shells.
I just bought some of the Golden Pheasant Nickle plated 1 1/8 oz loads 3", we will see how they pattern and shoot.
Thanks for your help Im new to this 28ga stuff. I have found shells range from $9 to $20 a box. so limited skeet and mostly small game gun is my plan, Might be in over my head that's why I purchased a used CZ Drake(2 3/4" / 3"), to see if it realistic fun for me? time will tell.
Thanks for the link to that article .

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 Post subject: Re: 28 Gauge skeet, shells?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:45 pm 
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There is NO shell length restriction for NSSA Skeet. You can use 3.5" 12ga if you want as long as you don't exceed 1 1/8oz of shot.

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 Post subject: Re: 28 Gauge skeet, shells?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:24 am 
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I am assuming based on your subject title you are referring to using 28ga loads for NSSA skeet shooting. As mentioned above there is no shell length maximum but for cost sakes and easy of buying 2-3/4" shell will be your best bet. Also the NSSA does not allow more that 3/4oz loads for 28ga. http://nssa-nsca.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-NSSA-Rule-Book.pdf see page 7 and to my knowledge I think the only factory 3/4oz you will find are 2-3/4" shells. Plus once you start shooting 28ga for skeet your going to fall in love with it and only shoot that so its worth it to reload and 2-3/4" hull have infinite wads and reload recipes.


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 Post subject: Re: 28 Gauge skeet, shells?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:09 pm 
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Thanks for the info, I do hope I fall in love with it? Im very new to to the sport of skeet, I have and still shoot Trap regularly, but Skeet is seems to be a far different game. It also is addicting to me.
Thanks for your help regarding the shells.

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 Post subject: Re: 28 Gauge skeet, shells?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:56 am 
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Just started shooting skeet doubles this fall with my 28 and had good success use my standard reloads, 3/4 OZ 1250 fps. Also did my first pheasant hunt with my 28 and because we have to use non toxic shop on the preserves I got some copper plated non toxic from Boss Shotshells #4 shot at 1350 fps and never had to shoot twice.


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 Post subject: Re: 28 Gauge skeet, shells?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:20 am 
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rbdjr wrote:
Thanks for the info, I do hope I fall in love with it? Im very new to to the sport of skeet, I have and still shoot Trap regularly, but Skeet is seems to be a far different game. It also is addicting to me.
Thanks for your help regarding the shells.


Why would you even want to shoot the 3" shells? I assume your shotgun is chambered for the 3" ones. The 28 gauge is one of my favorite gauges to shoot for skeet. I reload so it is economical in that it has only 3/4 oz. of lead and that it also patterns very well with that amount. With to good patterning that 3/4 oz. has plenty of soldiers to beat up on that target. Not to mention the reduced recoil that you have makes it a great gauge to shoot a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: 28 Gauge skeet, shells?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:45 am 
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I have used some 28ga 1oz loads for skeet, it was just practice. I did not even realize they were 1 oz until someone pointed it out.They thumped you pretty good and took the fun out of shooting the 28.




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