28 ga

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  1. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

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    From what I have read recoil between the 20 ga and 28 ga is only 1 ft pound more felt energy, availability of ammo for the 28 is the biggest plus.
    I already own 3 20s might get the double in 20,ga also
     
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  2. Travis Thacker

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    The recoil is very dependent on the model of 28 gauge you purchase, it's weight, and the 28 gauge load size you decide to shoot. Example: If you purchased a very lite 5.25 or 5 pound double or O/U 28 gauge and shot 3/4 oz loads it's not going to feel that much different then shooting heavy .410 magnum loads in a lite single shot. If you tried to shoot 1 oz magnums in that lite model double it will feel have more felt recoil then a 20 gauge or roughly = to 20 gauge guns of the same weight.
    Most of the older pumps or auto 28's on the market are built on 20 gauge frames or slightly "lite" 20 gauge frames meant for variable gauge uses. Browning BPS, Remington models in the 870 and 1100 classes, and some other off brand pumps. I'm sure if Mossberg had built a 28 gauge 500 model it would have been on the existing 20 gauge Aluminum receiver they already had. All of those "lite" 20 gauge frames when used with 28 gauge barrels + 3/4 ammo do kick much less then a similar 20 gauge model. The reason people don't like them much is the weight difference. 6.25 pounds or 6 pounds is a heavy built 28 gauge but it does make the magnum 1 oz loads tame.
     
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  3. FOWLER2671

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    I have the CZ Bobwhite in 28 . Sweet gun! I have 200 Boss 3 inch 1 oz bismuth loads. I'll try them if any birds show up.
     
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  4. riverboss

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    I bought the 20 ga and really like, for the price it looks and shoots just like the more expensive guns.
     
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  5. Travis Thacker

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    Is the CZ 3" inch capable? For the longest time Bud's Guns online listed the Savage / Stevens 555-( E ) enhanced version as having a 3" inch chamber which it did for all other gauges except 28 bore. The original aluminum alloy frame LT-555 and compact 555's only had the 2 3/4" inch. I had heard the CZ was 3" inch capable 28 gauge gun.
    Not that it matters much, it just allows faster velocity because no one makes a 3" inch specific wad for any shot material or hull. The TPS and HV-28 wad were made for the 2 3/4" inch hulls allowing 1 oz Lead loads and 7/8 oz Bismuth payloads. I know most of the 2 3/4" inch chambers I have measured came in closer to 2 7/8" inches.
     
  6. FOWLER2671

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    I was surprised to learn the CZ Bobwhite is a 3 inch chamber. The Boss 1 oz bismuth shells are 3 inch(As advertised) Not that I have measured them.
     
  7. Mt Pokt

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    My Franchi Instinct L is only 2 3/4" :(
    Even so, it'll still take out a turkey.
    But I got it for clays and doves anyway so it's all good.

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  9. Mt Pokt

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    Thanks! I love this thing. Shoulders very naturally and points quick! Like it was made for me, and I'm a big guy!
     
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