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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby steelshotshooter » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:14 pm

New primed and skived Cheddite 28 ga. hulls are $7.95 per hundred and all reloading components seem to be the same price as 20 ga. components, so reloading seems to be the way to go for the 28 gauge....
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby hamernhonkers » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:27 pm

steelshotshooter wrote:New primed and skived Cheddite 28 ga. hulls are $7.95 per hundred and all reloading components seem to be the same price as 20 ga. components, so reloading seems to be the way to go for the 28 gauge....
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TPS wads are also on sale right now. Got a 1000 of each hulls and wads due on the delivery truck tomorrow :thumbsup:

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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby hamernhonkers » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:39 pm

MasonG wrote:Please do keep us updated on you patterns and such. If I do end up picking up one of these this summer, I'd like to know what's working so I can reload for it. I sure would love to make a 28 work for pheasant hunting too (game farm birds).


Others will tell you otherwise but I have been killing everything from doves and quail to phes and 8 lb sage hens to ducks and geese with the 28 for over 20 years now.

It just requires using the right load and pattern on target to its effective range. I hunt pheasants over dogs in a state with very few wild birds but have never felt under gunned with the 28. I might walk all day to flush my two roosters but if their within 40 yards they are dead birds.

The best overall load I have found are the winchester aa 7 1/2 3/4 load. The shot is high autonomy and patterns well. Reloads of 3/4 oz. Of nickel plated 7 shot at 1200 fps will kill any phes, pine chicken or sage chicken out there if the pattern is put on them out to 40 yards.

If you do get one you will be pleasantly surprised by just how solid this little bore is :thumbsup:

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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby Jmorris » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:12 pm

Good looking shotgun. Think I may have to pick one up. I have always enjoyed shooting the 28's.
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby 3200 man » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:04 am

I also have hunted with my 28's ( Mod 12 /28 and a Browning 525 30" ) upland birds as doves ,quail ,pheasants in S.Dekota
along with Ducks here in the Central Valley . I used nickel 6's in 3/4 oz for ditch chickens with no problems out to 40 yds with
the 525 and a IM choke , small upland birds with 8's and 7 1/2's did the job along with 6's and 4's Bismuth on Waterfowl . The
Bismuth I bought was a case of each on a close-out sale for $22. a box a couple years ago . I do have a Mec 9000 28 ga loader
and it kicks reloads out like factory shells . Most of my loads are with 800 x so I can keep the velocity up like the Win SH 1300's
as they are the best loads also , for me and my guns . I don't feel under-gunned shooting Sporting Clay targets at all with the 28
with adjusting the choke for inside 25 yds with IC and IM for everything else , it will hammer clay's with authority !

I have not used TSS shot ( YET) but , I'm lessening to great reviews from fellas that have .
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby cootlover » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:26 am

Hammer people with open minds know that a 28 ga is one hell of a gun it reminds my of the first day I got my #37 Ithaca 28 ga I went to the trap range they were shooting 27 yard line one old guy said it's to far for a 28ga so I didn't shoot "don't no why" I came back a little while later and they were still at the 27 yard line long story short I shot 22 not bad for a little 28 ga I was using STS Remington 7 1/2 my gun loves these shells very tight pattern .my best is only 23 with my 28 but I think that's pretty good.
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby 3200 man » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:54 am

That's some really good shooting , I'm surprised you were so lucky hitting so many of those targets as the distance a target
gets broke from the 27 yd line is 48 to 52 yds so , with 3/4 oz of shot , even with a full choke , there wasn't much pattern
density with 7 1/2 shot to really say you broke these targets with marksmanship ! I do understand our liking of the 28 ga but ,
it does have limits to its performance .
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby cootlover » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:36 pm

I guess I would rather be lucky than good but I have shot over 20 quite a few times with my 28 ga so I don't what to tell you. Hammer said he kills long tails at 40yards but I cant brake a clay target not much farther with it all I need is a chip not a dead bird .
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby 3200 man » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:01 pm

Hey , I don't doubt you can break clay targets at 40 yds or kill ditch chickens at that distance to , I shoot enough clay
targets to know anything past 45 yds with the 28 ga is .......Well ......Good Luck , as they are on edge and a pretty small
surface with 3/4 oz of shot !

Good Shooting though :thumbsup:
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby hamernhonkers » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:11 pm

Well finally had a minute to put together a 5 round test batch and I plan on hitting the paper tomorrow. I will shoot these through my fixed mod barrel 870 28 and if all goes good I will load another 10 or so and run them through my wifes SA-08 with mod and full. They are 13/16 oz HW13 #6 shot. Will be fun to see how they do on the paper :thumbsup:


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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby hamernhonkers » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:54 pm

Here are a couple of the patterns from both the 870 and the sa-08. I will let you guys look at them first and see what you think :thumbsup:

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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby steelshotshooter » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:35 pm

Looks good to me!
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby MasonG » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:01 pm

Very nice patterns!
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby hamernhonkers » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:36 pm

Well put another 150 rounds through the gun and I am going to have to go back and add to see where its at on total round count. Tried a new 3/4 oz load of tungsten poly #6 shot and boy it didn't look good.

I will have to count strikes tomorrow but I am thinking I may have pushed it to fast. It produced a lot of clumps like 3 or 4 pellets were stuck together and they looked blown. I am thinking I need to slow it down and maybe buffer it and see how that works.
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby 1448jonboat » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:52 pm

When you shoot those 13/16 HW loads, are you using the light or heavy gas valve?
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby hamernhonkers » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:01 pm

1448jonboat wrote:When you shoot those 13/16 HW loads, are you using the light or heavy gas valve?



I have the light valve in it. The pressure is running very similar to my trap loads and of course the shot load is just slightly heavier then the standard 3/4 oz load so I see no reason with this one to go with the heavy valve.
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby 3200 man » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:14 am

Hamernhonkers

The last pattern pic showing the WB mod choke / HW 13 6's surely is a killer ! Have you hunted Ducks with this load
if so , what is your effective distance on larger ( Mallard ) size birds ? With that pattern , it looks like 45 yds wouldn't
be a problem !

Have you used the TSS 7's for Waterfowling ?.....Same question as to its effective range ?

Like I've mentioned , Bismuth 6's and 4's is all I have for experience with the 28 ga Waterfowling and my effective
range was 35 yds plus ( dead in the air ) on Mallard size birds , going away inside 30 yds , if centered in the pattern .
Most of my 28 shooting has been with my 525 30" and Win AA 1300's , which is a target smoker out to 40 yds but , when
I stretch it another 5 yds it is a poke and hope.....50/50 chance .
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby hamernhonkers » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:15 am

3200 man wrote:Hamernhonkers

The last pattern pic showing the WB mod choke / HW 13 6's surely is a killer ! Have you hunted Ducks with this load
if so , what is your effective distance on larger ( Mallard ) size birds ? With that pattern , it looks like 45 yds wouldn't
be a problem !

Have you used the TSS 7's for Waterfowling ?.....Same question as to its effective range ?

Like I've mentioned , Bismuth 6's and 4's is all I have for experience with the 28 ga Waterfowling and my effective
range was 35 yds plus ( dead in the air ) on Mallard size birds , going away inside 30 yds , if centered in the pattern .
Most of my 28 shooting has been with my 525 30" and Win AA 1300's , which is a target smoker out to 40 yds but , when
I stretch it another 5 yds it is a poke and hope.....50/50 chance .


3200,

I haven't used the HW13 for fowl yet so I have no field data for distance on effective killing ranges with it. I have however used a load from NVGuide who use to post on here with Hevi 6 shot and with it I am able, with the pattern I get to cleanly kill ducks out to 50 with it with no problems. Also with the TSS 7 shot, Lets just say that it will kill a mallard sized duck (and for that matter a goose) further out then I can hold a 3/4 oz pattern together. TSS is some wicked good stuff as Lost likes to tell us :lol3: :beer:
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby cannon » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:06 pm

I like it! :thumbsup:

I have absolutely no experience with the 28, but I loaded 3/4oz loads for the 20 for my daughters for years. I'd like to think that my 13 year old is a crack shot because she never learned to fear recoil. It's a great load for clays. I have absolutely no reservations about assuming that it'll be a great waterfowl load with TSS and H13 fodder. Congrats on a nice, light gun.
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby hamernhonkers » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:49 pm

cannon wrote:I like it! :thumbsup:

I have absolutely no experience with the 28, but I loaded 3/4oz loads for the 20 for my daughters for years. I'd like to think that my 13 year old is a crack shot because she never learned to fear recoil. It's a great load for clays. I have absolutely no reservations about assuming that it'll be a great waterfowl load with TSS and H13 fodder. Congrats on a nice, light gun.



Thank you and you are correct. We all would probably benefit from a little less recoil :thumbsup:

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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby z51 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:23 am

hamernhonkers wrote:
1448jonboat wrote:When you shoot those 13/16 HW loads, are you using the light or heavy gas valve?



I have the light valve in it. The pressure is running very similar to my trap loads and of course the shot load is just slightly heavier then the standard 3/4 oz load so I see no reason with this one to go with the heavy valve.



Just for grins try the heavy piston with the hw13 load. I've been shooting a SA-08 12 Waterfowler for 3 years now. If the heavy piston works, and I suspect it will, it will be easier on the gun and you. You may be surprised.
With this design you want to always use the heaviest piston that cycles reliably.

BTW, congrats on buying one of the best values on the gun market today.
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby hamernhonkers » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:18 pm

Well here are a couple of new patterns with HW15 #6 shot.

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I am really liking what I am getting out of the 870 with the fixed mod but I am going to have to try an IC in the sa-08 with this load. As you can see it has a very tight core that would swiss cheese a goose or duck but its a half blown pattern. I only loaded 4 rounds and test fired 2 first in the 870 and then the other 2 in the SA and both turned out the same with tight cores and lots of fliers from the sa-08.


Also my wife put 150 rounds of my reloads through it this last week and still no issues with anything other then these HW15 patterns :thumbsup:
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby KRB » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:28 pm

H&H did this gun come with drop and cast shim's?
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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby hamernhonkers » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:53 pm

KRB wrote:H&H did this gun come with drop and cast shim's?



Yes. Here is everything that comes in the spare parts box :thumbsup:


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Re: Weatherby SA-08 28 bore

Postby KRB » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:07 pm

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KRB wrote:H&H did this gun come with drop and cast shim's?



Yes. Here is everything that comes in the spare parts box :thumbsup:


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