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Upland guns for fun shooting !

Postby 3200 man » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:16 am

I love shooting my Citori 525 28 ga as it's the ultimate upland gauge for upland birds .
With 3/4 oz of good hard lead shot this gauge will take care of Pheasants to Snipe !
If you would be interested in a DU BRN Model 12 28 ga or a 1978/9 Wingmaster 870 410 full choke gun in like new condition
I can give you first hand info on how well they perform in the field .

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Re: Upland guns for fun shooting !

Postby KRB » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:47 am

The scale to frame 28ga. Ruger Red Label is fav 28
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Re: Upland guns for fun shooting !

Postby Frank Lopez » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:47 am

3200 man wrote:I love shooting my Citori 525 28 ga as it's the ultimate upland gauge for upland birds .
With 3/4 oz of good hard lead shot this gauge will take care of Pheasants to Snipe !


I think you need to be a little careful with this. I have several 28s and I love to shoot them. They are excellent guns for most upland birds, but not all. The 28ga can be a little finicky when throwing shot #6 and larger. And while #7 1/2s will work most times, I've found them to be a little light for pheasant. No. 7s are a good compromise, when you can get them, but they tend not to be so readily available. As far as pheasant are concerned, even over pointing dogs, they like to get out of town fast. Three quarters of an ounce of #6s start out with about 165 to 170 pellets. That pattern will thin out pretty quickly, especially if the gun is choked open, as most upland guns are. I've found that with a 28ga, you're basically looking at about a 30 yard gun. You might be able to push things to 35 yards, but that's about it. And over filling the 28 with 7/8 or an ounce of shot, just ruins the beauty of the little gun.

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Re: Upland guns for fun shooting !

Postby MNGunner » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:39 am

KRB wrote:The scale to frame 28ga. Ruger Red Label is fav 28


I've got a Beretta 686 28ga (also scaled to frame) that's a great grouse, pigeon, woodcock and gamefarm pheasant gun.
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Re: Upland guns for fun shooting !

Postby KRB » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:46 am

MNGunner wrote:
KRB wrote:The scale to frame 28ga. Ruger Red Label is fav 28


I've got a Beretta 686 28ga (also scaled to frame) that's a great grouse, pigeon, woodcock and gamefarm pheasant gun.

Have the 686 in 20ga nice guns
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Re: Upland guns for fun shooting !

Postby MNGunner » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:44 am

KRB wrote:
MNGunner wrote:
KRB wrote:The scale to frame 28ga. Ruger Red Label is fav 28


I've got a Beretta 686 28ga (also scaled to frame) that's a great grouse, pigeon, woodcock and gamefarm pheasant gun.

Have the 686 in 20ga nice guns


Me too :smile:
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Re: Upland guns for fun shooting !

Postby KRB » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:56 am

Just picked up 20ga. Franchi Affinity 5.6 lbs. should be fun.
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Re: Upland guns for fun shooting !

Postby 3200 man » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:44 pm

Frank

I've hunted S Dakota enough times to have put my Citori 525 30" 28 ga to the test . I prefer my reloads but , have used
Fiochi Golden Pheasant with 3/4 oz of nickel 6's ( 1300 fps ) . With these and my reloads I've found this combo to be very
effective , with a LM (under) and a IM (over) in my gun on Roosters out to 40 plus yards . With very few not being stoned
Dead in the air . We were not using Pointing Dogs as our hunting was by driving the birds with 7/8 hunters and one hunter
flanking to the right and one to the left out 10 yds or so ! We had no problems shooting our limits and with ny 28 , I was
chosen to be on the down-wind side Flanking on most drives so , I could finish-off cripples trying to get away .

The 28 ga , I my estimation , is one of the most underrated Upland gauges and with someone that can shoot straight ,
will do its job nicely at most distances birds need to be shot at .

And , this can be seen as a eye opener on the Sporting Clay's Course , as well !
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