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#400790 04/13/15 02:13 PM
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Why do people make so much of a 28 gauge?
When I ask, they tell me how well a 28 gauge patterns, but I don't think a 28 gauge with it's 3/4 ounce of shot is going to throw a pattern any better than a 20 gauge with it's 7/8th ounce of shot. Then they go on to say how light the gun is, but you can find 20 gauge guns just as light without too much of a search.
Then 28 gauge shells are so much more expensive than a 20 gauge and can be harder to find.
I have nothing against anyone who shoots a 28 gauge, I'm just curious.
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In one word, RECOIL.
A 28 gauge will do almost everything a 20 gauge will and won't punish your shoulder.
Generally, a scaled 28 gauge will be lighter and is a joy to carry.

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Because some weird people (like me) like them. And there are 28 gauge guns that are lighter than any 20 gauge.

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A 28 gauge does not "punish your shoulder", but ............ a 20 ga. does? Really? One eight of an ounce of shot makes that much difference to you in recoil?

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rationalization needs no reason....its what we do..


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I miss a lot and with a 28 I can carry more shells. smile

Sorry couldn't resist.


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The only real reason is snob appeal!!

In many of the "classic" shotguns the 28-gauges were built on the same frames as the 20-gauge and are heavier. The Winchester Model 12s and 21s come to mind immediately. Also, in the Browning Superposed the 20-gauge was available in a Lightning model, but the 28-gauges and .410-bores were only offered in Standard weight.

When Parker Bros. salesmen started pushing the 28-gauge, the guns from Meriden were rebarreled 0-frame 20-gauges that had been languishing in inventory and someone got the bright idea that that would be a way to move some product. Some years later they added the 00-frame.

Ithaca Gun Co. probably made the lightest 28-gauges in their Flues Model with some as light a 4 3/4 pounds. How many of us can actually shoot well with a gun that light? I know I do much better with guns in the 6 1/4 to 7 pound range.

While the "standard" 28-gauge shell 85 to 115 years ago was 2 1/2 inch case with 1 3/4 drams of bulk smokeless powder pushing 5/8 ounce of shot, there were 2 7/8 inch NPEs available. Gun cranks like Chas. Askins had a 30-inch barrel 6 3/4 pound Parker Bros. and was handloading those 2 7/8 inch cases with up to 2 1/8 drams of bulk smokeless and 3/4 ounce of shot!!

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My dog does better when I carry my 28 gauge! I love hunting with a 28 and make just as many kills as with my 20! smile

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I recently bought a 28b with 2 1/2" chambers, max 5/8 oz of shot for which I have to buy special shells. I'm not sure exactly why I bought this other than its a pretty cool 90 year old toy :-)


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Of course on and off since 1960 we've been able to get those one ounce 2 3/4 inch 28-gauge Magnums that Jack O'Connor liked for Pheasants in his 28-gauge Eusebio Arizaga.


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