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I have been shooting a 28 ga. O/U and am impressed with this little shell. I don't know why, but I have been bitten by the nostalga bug lately. I would like to purchase a 28 ga. SxS for the heck of it.

You guys have always given me great advice in the past, so let's keep it going. The fun budget has about 3k presently. Any suggestions?
 

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I know of a used but very nice 28 ga. AYA #2 sidelock for sale. They've been asking $2995 for a few months now. If you're interested, I can point in their direction.
 

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I've been sort of looking for the same thing. I would just use it to chase quail around the desert so I really don't want to spend $5K plus. If you check out GunsAmerica there are some reputable dealers with a pretty good selection of Uagrtechea's and AYA boxlocks in the $2,500 - $3,000 range. The reputation of both makers are excellent and I don't think you could go wrong with either.

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On the other end of the scale, I have a DeHaan 28 SXS. It's been a fine gun, attractive, too and had it a little over a year and a half, and have put 3500+ rounds through it without a hiccup. It's a good shooter, breaks skeet and Sporting targets real well, and a pleasure to carry. SST but only extractors, but the price is under $1K.

Of course, I can't guarantee they are all made that way, but I am VERY pleased with mine!

The 28 makes a good quail, grouse, woodcock, pheasant and bunny gun, too!

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I know of a used but very nice 28 ga. AYA #2 sidelock for sale. They've been asking $2995 for a few months now. If you're interested, I can point in their direction.
I stopped and had a closer look at the AYA today. A beautiful, very lightly used gun with nice wood, leather covered recoil pad, and fitted with a full set of Briley Thinwall choke tubes. Tasteful engraving, nice case colors with hand removeable sidelocks. No tools required. The only problem I see is that it's got a 13 1/4" LOP w/pad from the front trigger.
 

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I posted above with the link to the Franchi Highlander SxS.
I e-mailed Franchi b/c I am in the market for a SxS .410 and really like my other Franchi's. They e-mailed me back saying that the Highlander is only being made in 20ga. right now and that it will be due out in 2006.
 

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Thanks guys.

Mark....The AYA is at a god price, but too short for me.

BobK....When I look at the DeHaan site I read what I consider too much inconsistency in the product line. This may not be a fair statement because I don't know how many they produce. Just seems like lots of difficulties with them.

Bob Hill...The Poli sure does look nice. When you satisfy the itch, I would like to see it at WW. After today's performance with my 28 O/U, I may have to reconsider!!! :cry:

Thanks again all.
 

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Man Dwain I thought I had the itch all the time but I think you take the cake. By the way, you hit more with that 28 than I did with the .410. :evil:
 

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Those Uggies from Lion Country Supply are really nice...i got one last year....love it.
 

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The Turkish Huglu's imported by CZ are getting a good reputation, and you have the CZ name and facilities to stand behind your purchase. I like my CZ/Huglu Bobwhite in 28 gauge; double triggers, extractors only. The only thing I would change is that it has interchangeabke chokes, and being a simple sort I would prefer fixed IC/MOD. There are other versions that have ejectors and single triggers, if you prefer them.



 

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Good Morning everyone,

Thank you for the pictures.

Hey, that's a nice looking shotgun.

When you get a chance please give us a Field Report from your
next outing.

See yea
 

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I would recommend that you budget a little more and buy yourself a Parker Reproduction. I believe they represent the best value of virtually any gun available today.

Shoot it for a lifetime and pass it on to your heirs. If you have no heirs and decide to sell it after a few years you'll be able to sell it for a bundle more than you originally paid.
 

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I don't care for the looks of the Parker although I agree they are quality firearms. I would be interested in hearing opinions on the positives / negatives of the Ugartechea vs the AyA boxlocks.
 

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Sorry for the delay; for $700.00, the gun performs well for me on clays thrown by a friends voice-activated machine. As far as weight, the November 2005 "Shooting Times" has an article on this gun, theirs weighed 5 lbs 3 oz, and I'd say mine is in that ballpark.
 

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want a project? Galazan is selling 28ga actions/barrels in the white. get the action final fitted and go straight blue or get fancy with the reciever... then send it to a custom stock maker and get a pretty piece of wood to your dimensions.. probably would be in your budget, especially if you got bud whos a gunsmith...

you'd have a new all american made 28ga.. Hmm, that would be something special.
 

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want a project? Galazan is selling 28ga actions/barrels in the white. get the action final fitted and go straight blue or get fancy with the reciever... then send it to a custom stock maker and get a pretty piece of wood to your dimensions.. probably would be in your budget, especially if you got bud whos a gunsmith...

you'd have a new all american made 28ga.. Hmm, that would be something special.
Yeah, it could be something special, but unless you can do most or all of the work yourself, I doubt that you'd get off cheaply by going this route. There would be many hours in "final fitting" and custom stock work. When it's done, you'd better like it because resale value will likely be NIL.
 

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price range was originally listed at $3000

Parts from Galazan run $795 in the white. Just checked at midwest: finish in blue reciever and barrels about $300. $200 for trigger job and gold plate triggers sxs. American gunstock company says 280-300 for grade three wood. figure in another 700 for fitting and finshing. reproduction butplate and grip cap installed about 60$, figure another 125 for s&H during all this. that leaves about ten hours shop time to fit the barrels to the action, at $65/hr, to get in under $3000. (honestly not sure how long this takes...),

Didn't say this was the route for everyone, but is possible in the budget. as for resale? anyone considering this course of action is not likely to get rid of this custom gun any time soon. why sell a quality gun that fits?

the above does not include checkering. that would push the budget over. If you were willing to do the final sanding, checkering and finish the stock after fitting, some $ could be saved there.

again, some value an american made gun enough the time and energy would be worth it to them.
 
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