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A slim 28g gun swings better for me at 6 lbs. I couldn't hit anything with my Uggie or AYA, both around 5.5#. I now have a Parker Repro at 6.0 # and shoot much better. FWIW.

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Galazan Fox
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28" or 30", BTFE or SFE

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More than weight, fit is critical for any shotgun, and barrel length in lighter guns is almost as critical as well (at least for me). My Dickenson has adult dimensions and 28-inch tubes (& i'm thinking 30 would be even better). I'd love to see a discussion on sub-gage guns here, with the advantages and disadvantages laid out very clearly. I'm a big 12 bore fan because of its lethality, anything less IMHO is a compromise on that lethality but....weight (when carried all day) is a significant factor in upland performance by the hunter as well. For years now, I've found the 16 to be arguably the best compromise in weight vrs lethality in the uplands, but from using my little 28 for the last 2-years, I'm seeing good results there too. Ballistically, I see the 28 as being comparable to the 20, but with lots of weight advantages over the 20 (in both the guns and the weight of the ammo you carry).

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Originally Posted by Stanton Hillis
My FAIR Verona 30" barreled 28 gauge weighs 7/3.8, unloaded. It's plenty fast enough for me on quail and woodcock. I wouldn't want it much heavier, and a few ounces lighter wouldn't be a problem, either. Good balance/handling belies a few extra ounces, IMO.

That seems a bit much for a 28 bore.

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Top German gun is 24 bore but with 28ga inserts. Weight 5-8oz.

Bottom Belgian gun is 28 bore but with 32ga inserts. Weight 4-14oz

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My Francotte 28 gauge with 26" barrels is 4 pounds 11 oz


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My 28 ga. Merkel built on a 28 ga. frame with 28" barrels is 5 lbs. 7 oz. and works for me. However at 5 lbs. 12 oz., my 12 ga. Churchill with 26' barrels choked .003" / .011" gets the nod frequently.
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I guess I have shot heavy target guns too long. I just do not shoot very light guns well. I do well with a 20 or 28 that comes in around 6 pounds. Fit is 90% of shooting well for me, and the weight is the other 10%. Now carrying weight might favor lighter gun but shooting dynamic, for me and my shooting style, any small bore in the 6 pound range or 12 about 7 pounds works. But I’m not covering miles a day across rough ground or hunting jungle type cover. Light may work for you and I’m glad because every gun deserves its day in the field.

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Thanks for all your experience and opinions.

I'm looking for a single trigger O/U 28ga that I can carry cold season for mountain grouse and gray partridge, and operate gloved. This morning there is fresh snow here and we still have 60 days of wild bird hunting remaining.

I already have the double trigger bases covered with a SXS at 5.5 lbs. I'm ready to reenter the world of O/U platforms, as I've hunted SXS almost exclusively for 20 yrs. plus I'd like a newer model suitable for all ammo.

One O/U 28ga I had my eye on is just under 7lbs., but obviously is on a 20ga frame. I'm going to keep looking for something sub-6lbs. with ~28 inch pipes. Any suggestions?

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I believe that shooting reasonably light sub gauge guns develops a muscle memory that helps them work. At 75 years, heavy guns no longer work for me, target shooting/hunting or otherwise.
Karl

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