Was given ammo and a reloading press--buy a 28ga shotty or not?


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ABTOMAT
August 9, 2014, 06:22 PM
An old friend who stopped shooting gave me about 400 reloaded 28 gauge skeet shells and a MEC progressive reloading press for them. Normally I'd say "Time for a new gun!" but I rarely see 28ga shotguns for sale and zero inexpensive ones.

Should I keep trying to track one down or just turn over this stuff and buy more 12/20 gauge?

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oneounceload
August 9, 2014, 06:51 PM
Remington 1100 in 28 is fun to shoot

mgkdrgn
August 9, 2014, 07:15 PM
the cheapest route -will- be to turn it over.

longknife12
August 9, 2014, 08:48 PM
I've shot skeet and upland with a 28. I think you'd love it!
Dan
;)

Fred Fuller
August 9, 2014, 08:57 PM
My only 28 ga. is a Remington 870 Express. Not a lot of $$$ for that one, bought used...

Mule
August 9, 2014, 09:04 PM
Chambermate..

rule303
August 9, 2014, 09:11 PM
Get a 28ga. I guarantee you won't be sorry.

btg3
August 9, 2014, 11:00 PM
How much shotgun shooting are you doing? If you have a need to add 28ga, do it. If you have a 12 and 20 and don't shoot much, why add a 28ga?

kbbailey
August 10, 2014, 09:54 AM
I love my 28 gauge for clays, upland and dove. You won't be sorry, esp if you already have the reloader.
I will be honest with you though....I doubt you'll see THAT much difference from a 20ga. fwiw

Virginian
August 10, 2014, 10:22 AM
I don't think they even make 28 gauge shottys.

kudu
August 10, 2014, 10:48 AM
If you end up buying a 28ga, you will love it, it won't be cheaper to shoot, but with reloading set up already in hand you should be good to go.
I believe I have 5 28 gauge shotguns now, and enjoy shooting them all. I probably have 25 shotguns but the 28's get the most use.

oneounceload
August 10, 2014, 12:08 PM
I don't think they even make 28 gauge shottys.

They don't. But they DO make 28 gauge shotguns - lots of them from many makers

Jim Watson
August 10, 2014, 12:42 PM
I'd trade the stuff off quick before I was tempted to buy a new shotgun just to use up 400 hulls. Which would not last long, the small gauges do not have the long shell life of a 12.

ABTOMAT
August 10, 2014, 12:49 PM
Thanks for the input. I've been looking around a little I can't find much in the way of used 28 gauge guns for sale that aren't $1K skeet doubles or $500 pumps.

Do people buy someone else's reloads? I trust the guy who did these.

btg3
August 10, 2014, 01:37 PM
Maybe trade for some 12ga reloads done by a guy the other party trusts?
...just sayin'

oneounceload
August 10, 2014, 05:40 PM
The 1100 I mentioned should be no more than $750 which is a great price for a great gun

If $500 for a gun is way over your budget, then sell the stuff and move on and get stuff that works with what you have and is within your budget

Cooldill
August 10, 2014, 06:38 PM
I like a 28 for dove and quail. I say get one!

oneounceload
August 10, 2014, 07:08 PM
I'd trade the stuff off quick before I was tempted to buy a new shotgun just to use up 400 hulls. Which would not last long, the small gauges do not have the long shell life of a 12.

HUH? Whatever you're smoking, please share with the rest of us. Win AAHS will last an EASY 10-15 reloads, even more if not loaded too hot

GarySTL
August 10, 2014, 08:33 PM
My BIL has 3 28ga guns. An 1100 and 2 o/u. We shoot once a month at the Olin range in East Alton IL so have a good source of once fired hulls to reload.

sappyg
August 10, 2014, 10:31 PM
I think Yildiz might make a 28 gage double. I know they are making a SxS in 410 for under 5 bills that appears to be well made. Could be worth a look.

Saw lots of 28 gage 1100's today at a gun show today in mint condition. Unfortunately the dealers felt they were worth more than I did. Way more.

Tough call.

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