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Question by JayAquino. Uploaded on April 09, 2011
Once ye come to grips with the fact thet cheap guns should be left at the Wal-Mart or wherever,
Ye will find thet Browning Citoris are readily available in 28 gauge.
One of mah childhood friends hadda 28 gauge Ansley Fox and he wuzza great wingshot cuz he nevva learned to flinch.
A 12ga,16ga,20ga, shotgun with field loads will take more up-land game birds then a 28ga or 410ga for the first-time hunter.
shotguns do not shoot bullets, they shoot shells. 28ga shells and shotguns are not generally hard to find and are good to have in your cabinet. also, what treestand and dawgz said.
For a beginner try a 20 gauge. It is usually light, ammo is readily available in a wide range, and it would be fine in most situations. A .410 or 28 gauge is better suited for the experienced shotgunner.
Sorry for the double post.
28 ga shells are pretty pricey, so I would also get a Mec Mk5 loader.
I'd stick with a 20 gauge. The 28 won't kick as bad on the shoulder, but your wallet will be sore. Its nearly twice the price as 20s and 12s. A new shooter might be turned off by the cost.
I have never shot a 28 gauge shotgun; however, I think that it would be fun to shoot. As far as availability is concerned, a 28 gauge shotgun will be most definitely harder to find. And after you purchase one, the ammunition will be very difficult to purchase over the counter. I would venture to say that you will have to order it on the internet. I would stick with the more common gauges, such as the 12 and 20 gauge shotguns.
A 20 ga will serve the same purpose and way cheaper to feed. Its a supply and demand thing. 28 ga is about 3 times more expensive to shoot than 20 ga. You can find 20 ga almost everywhere 12 ga is sold, which is everywhere ammo is sold. I can't remember the last time I found 28 ga in the big box store.
H&R still makes a 28 gauge and fairly cheap at that. Don'tthink H&R is a cheap gun either as they hold their own against any other brand on the market. Other makers still offer them as well and the sky is the limit for price. Lots of them on trap range and they are excellent wings guns as well. But hey, I shoot trap and skeet with a .410. Shells are no problem either as Cabela's and Gander have them in cases on the shelves. Though they are higher priced then the 12 and 20's. like the .410 they are expensive to shoot
I've got a Mossberg 28 gauge and I love it. I use it for pheasants and grouse. It's a light gun but it is weighted in the front so it swings nicely. I prefer it over my 12 gauge on calm days because I don't need to wait for the birds to get up, I can just blast away without worrying about cleaning the bird with shot. And I can find the ammo for it at my local Gander Mountain no problem.
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