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#6340879 - 06/19/16 06:37 PM .410, 28 gauge ??
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
Anyone hunt or shoot clays with a .410 or 28ga?

For Doves and Sporting Clays, what are the best "loads"

I'm toying with getting one or the other
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#6340888 - 06/19/16 06:45 PM Re: .410, 28 gauge ?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 08/18/12
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I shoot an 1100 Skeet in 28 and use Estate Super Sport 7.5s for clay and dove.
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#6340924 - 06/19/16 07:22 PM Re: .410, 28 gauge ?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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28 Browning BPS for dove and skeet and use Estate and Win AAs in 7.5 and 8 shot.
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#6341075 - 06/19/16 09:24 PM Re: .410, 28 gauge ?? [Re: kmon1]
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I really like shooting the .410. Makes me focus on what I'm doing and a better shot. 3" 7.5's
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#6341434 - 06/20/16 08:29 AM Re: .410, 28 gauge ?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Buzz, you'll love either one. The 28 gives up very little in pattern size compared to the 20, the .410 a little more.
As long as you're choked properly for either one they make great dove/quail guns. Lately I've used Estate in my dove hunting with the 28 but pretty much anything in 7 1/2 to 8 will do the trick.

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#6341463 - 06/20/16 08:46 AM Re: .410, 28 gauge ?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
janie Offline
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Absolutely love my Stoger Condor O/U .28ga

7 1/2
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#6341583 - 06/20/16 10:30 AM Re: .410, 28 gauge ?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Just a bit partial to my old Savage 311 410 double. Does everything I need it to do.
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#6342101 - 06/20/16 05:25 PM Re: .410, 28 gauge ?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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"Back in the Day" the Winchester Model 42 was the bees knees. I was looking at them last night on the various auction sites, all well over $1000. I love the BPS and even looking at a Yldiz.

That savage 311 is cool !!!

I always think I want a tiny bored shotgun but when I get to the dove field. I always grab the Benelli SBE II, afraid I wont get a limit. I need to forget the limit and enjoy the sport. If they are flying good, the .410 would be fun!!
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#6342512 - 06/21/16 06:00 AM Re: .410, 28 gauge ?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 09/23/08
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Loc: Grapevine
Now try pricing an original Mod 12 in 28!...

Buzz, since your new to smaller bores I'd go with the 28. I used to compete and the 28 was, by far, my favorite! Crushes targets like a 20, feels more like a .410.

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#6342652 - 06/21/16 08:34 AM Re: .410, 28 gauge ?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 01/14/11
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Loc: Abilene Texas
Have a Citori Gran Lightning 28ga that has become my go to dove gun. Fiochii and Rio make excellent ammo for the 28
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#6342678 - 06/21/16 08:53 AM Re: .410, 28 gauge ?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I have the Yldiz in 28, love it

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#6345822 - 06/23/16 10:31 PM Re: .410, 28 gauge ?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 01/27/15
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Loc: Flatlands of NY
I use 28 gauge with my 7-1/2 7/8 oz hunting load for all of my shooting.
XS, BPS and red label all shoot the same load very well.
I used a .410 for awhile and the shells are expensive and never got good results with my reloads.
Bought a 28ga and never looked back.

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#6345970 - 06/24/16 07:57 AM Re: .410, 28 gauge ?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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The 28 gauge is a thing of wonder IMO.

The .410 is basically a popgun. Fun to play around with, but a marginal to useless game crippler unless shots are kept to extremely close ranges. .410 is really a caliber, not a gauge. To put things in perspective, converted to a gauge, the .410 is a 67 gauge. That shows the true comparison to the others.
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#6346035 - 06/24/16 09:06 AM Re: .410, 28 gauge ?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 12/27/08
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I used to shoot skeet competively, for years in the skeet field. I would shoot modified in 410 and usually hit about 23/24 consistently,I felt it made me a better shot. When I shot my 12ga skeet and skeet I could then hit 100 out of a hundred. When I would go hunting with my buddies they would get pissed off because I never missed.
In my later years I went to just shooting my 28 ga because I got tired of getting beat up by my 12 ha
If you reload the 28 ga is the way to go
Ps Rio makes a excellent 1oz loading for the 28 ha
I tried all the different o/u out there and settled on the Citori Lightning, but the Tilden came in as a close second, the beretta just didn't fit me ,and it seemed like the tiger kicked harder.

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#6346052 - 06/24/16 09:24 AM Re: .410, 28 gauge ?? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 09/23/08
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Gotta disagree with you NP, the .410 can be plenty deadly at ranges far beyond "extremely close". Depending on your load of choice the shot size and velocity is the same as a 12 gauge or any other gauge, just less of it. As long as you are choked properly they work fine. I've killed a limit of 4 pheasant (Kansas) while 'blocking' and never lost a bird.

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