28ga shooters

Discussion in 'Upland Bird Hunting' started by Gregory Duerr, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Gregory Duerr

    Gregory Duerr Active Member

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    What is your upland bird load ?? and what birds do you hunt with your 28ga?
     
  2. DavyJoes

    DavyJoes Member

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    I have shot a 28 since 1976, a Win 101, sk1 &sk2.
    Shot most everything with it including a turkey that flew over me at 10 yards.
    Have also a 28 Dickinson Estate. Love that gun! Has been a great pheasant gun this year.
    Effective to 25 or 30 yards on phez. Just like any other gun you have to put the pattern on the bird. Great grouse and woodcock medicine.
     
  3. 26Reload

    26Reload Well-Known Member

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    We have TriStars in s/a and o/u....
    I worked up some loads following BPI loads...varied a touch(maybe shot or amount of powder), but came up with a great 25 cal buckshot load..and a load that bust clays at 50 consistently.....7/8oz load....
    But since moving to Idaho just havent found the time to shoot shotguns much......really haven't found time to shoot much at all......need to figure out how to be dishonest and charge people more for less time worked and take more time off........lol
     
  4. Gregory Duerr

    Gregory Duerr Active Member

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    if we dont have a good chukar hatch this year i will be doing a lot of duck hunting. In Nevada you spend your whole life waiting to draw for a deer, antelope, elk tag and waiting for a good Chukar hatch way to much time in-between.
    Ordering me a new Fly Rod and plan on doing a lot for fishing, and coyote hunting .
     
  5. wildwings

    wildwings Well-Known Member

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    I shot pheasants with my 28 last year but only with
    Hevishot Duck shells. The lighter gauge needs a
    premium shell to make up the difference in my opinion
     
  6. 26Reload

    26Reload Well-Known Member

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    If you have ever broken open a heavyshot shell..it is ridiculous the shot they put into them and then say it is certain size shot....the stuff is all over the board as to size and "a lot " of it is welded together...great big chunks....
    I have been tossing the idea of trying some of the ITX shot from BPI...but being i haven't shot a shotgun in three years it really isn't cost effective....most the time with wife and kid driving thru the woods looking for deer we see grouse and shoot them in the head with the one pump pellet gun...not as noisy and less cleanup from a blown up bird.....