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CaliFFL wrote: »
The 28 gauge is the 270 Win of shotguns.
NN wrote: »
A guy I hunted rabbits with used a 28, problem was that the pattern was so tight that most of the rabbits he shot were not worth cleaning as they were shot to mincemeat, some of the problem may have he liked #9 shot.
Bigslug wrote: »
Once you get past the short-barreled 12 gauge goblin blasters, my expertise with shotguns tapers off pretty sharply, so add grain of salt here.
My understanding is that there's a fair amount of science behind the 28 gauge round. When loaded into the shell, the standard shot charge - 5/8 or maybe 3/4 ounce if I remember right - is exactly as long in the bore as it is wide. This is known as a "square" load. It produces less of a shot string, and all the pellets tend to arrive at once. The downside of this is that you don't have as much room for error on a moving target. The upside is that when you do hit, you hit with more pellets, so it's a very efficient killer of game or poofer of clays. This, coupled with the fact that the guns with dedicated receivers built for it weigh almost nothing, make it a very good choice for upland birds - once you get past the expense and relative scarcity of ammo.
ken55 wrote: »
My apologies in advance if this is a dumb question but how does a 28 gauge compare to a .410? Shotguns are on the [long] list of things I know very little about.
Buford wrote: »
I do believe the 28 gauge is larger than the 410. then the 20,16,12,10.
Buford wrote: »
snake284 wrote: »
Yes, you got this one right Buford!!! It, the .270, is a natural killer. It's a "Square Load!" Hahaha!!!
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