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Old August 9, 2014, 06:22 PM   #1
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Was given ammo and a reloading press--buy a 28ga shotty or not?

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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Old August 9, 2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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Remington 1100 in 28 is fun to shoot
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Old August 9, 2014, 07:15 PM   #3
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the cheapest route -will- be to turn it over.
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Old August 9, 2014, 08:48 PM   #4
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I've shot skeet and upland with a 28. I think you'd love it!
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Old August 9, 2014, 08:57 PM   #5
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My only 28 ga. is a Remington 870 Express. Not a lot of $$$ for that one, bought used...
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Old August 9, 2014, 09:04 PM   #6
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Old August 9, 2014, 09:11 PM   #7
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Get a 28ga. I guarantee you won't be sorry.
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Old August 9, 2014, 11:00 PM   #8
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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?
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Old August 10, 2014, 09:54 AM   #9
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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
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Old August 10, 2014, 10:22 AM   #10
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I don't think they even make 28 gauge shottys.
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Old August 10, 2014, 10:48 AM   #11
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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.
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Old August 10, 2014, 12:08 PM   #12
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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
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Old August 10, 2014, 12:42 PM   #13
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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.
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Old August 10, 2014, 12:49 PM   #14
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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.
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Old August 10, 2014, 01:37 PM   #15
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Maybe trade for some 12ga reloads done by a guy the other party trusts?
...just sayin'
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Old August 10, 2014, 05:40 PM   #16
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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
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Old August 10, 2014, 06:38 PM   #17
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I like a 28 for dove and quail. I say get one!
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Old August 10, 2014, 07:08 PM   #18
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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
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Old August 10, 2014, 08:33 PM   #19
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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.
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Old August 10, 2014, 10:31 PM   #20
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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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