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Need Recommendation on 28 Gauge Over/Under

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by CZ-Guy, Sep 8, 2013.

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  1. CZ-Guy

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm looking for a 28 gauge over/under shotgun in the $1,000 range. At the local Academy and Bass Pro, I've got options for Yildez, Savage, Mossberg...all around or under $600. I could probably also find a Stoeger in the $400 range. Or, I could order something in like a CZ Redhead Mini in 28 gauge in the $900 range. I've also considered a Webley & Scott 900 in the $1,000 range.

    I've already got a Browning Cynergy in 20 gauge that is awesome. I will be separately looking for a 12 gauge, but only after I scratch the 28 gauge itch. I've gotten into shooting trap, skeet and sporting clays, and would like to have a couple of different options for myself and others that occasionally go with me to the range.

    Anyway, I'm looking for opinions on the above - or other recommendations in the $1,000-ish range.

    Thanks all.
     
  2. oneounceload

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    That's a tough nut to crack for something of quality - in ANY gauge in that price range

    All of those guns are made in Turkey, and while Turkey has a factory or two that make decent guns, none of those makers use them. For some occasional use, they might do OK, but you will need to check for proper barrel regulation along with fit and finish

    read this thread from SGW:

    realize the writer was talking about more about 12 or 20 - 28's are even harder and more expensive
     
  3. CZ-Guy

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    I've read positive things about the CZ guns being Huglu imports. And I frequent CDNN, it's where I purchased my Browning Cynergy in 20ga. I've been keeping an eye on CDNN for a while, but their current selection isn't great. I see several Lanber shotguns in 12ga, but haven't heard much about them, good or bad.

    I see they currently have a Winchester Select 101 in 12ga as well. Looks sharp. But again, I'm not currently looking for a 12ga.

    So I take it you are giving the thumbs down to the Huglu-imported CZ Redhead series as well as the Webley & Scott 900?
     
  4. Superreverb

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    Why not buy a decent 12-ga O/U, then buy a set of Briley 28-ga tubes that'll fit it? That's what I did and I couldn't be happier.

    YMMV

    Regards - Ed
     
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    Again, for some casual use and low round counts - they might be fine and do you OK; that's a chance you need to determine that you want to take. The Turks ARE getting better with their gun making, but realize that a low price point gun, no matter where it is made, has had some corners cut in order to make that price point. It therefore becomes YOUR decision to make. I own a Turkish gun, (NOT made by Huglu) and it is a great, well-made SxS that is well-made and works excellently, so the capability is there.........that said, for about the same money in question, I might also look at a lightly used Uggie (Ugartechea) from Spain
     
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    You might be able to find a Ruger Red Label in your price range. I always thought the 12 and 20ga Red Labels are a little clunky, but the 28's are perfect IMO. The prices have been climbing since they were discontinued though.
     
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    I don't know what they sell for now, but my used Beretta 28 ga came in under $1000. It is the lowest grade of adornment offered, matte black and no polish, but it is mechanically perfect. I'd try and find something like that if they are available still for that price range.
     
  8. oneounceload

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    Here's
    a listing of 591 28 gauge guns for sale;

    And here is the 28 Gauge Society's website where you can ask about different makes and models and get good info from folks who live and breath their 28s

    HTH
     
  9. clang

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    Whatever you buy, make sure it has a decent resale value.

    28 gauge shotguns are not for everyone. Most of them are built on 20 gauge frames, so you really don't save any significant weight over a 20.
     
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