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30" or more 28 guage gun for trap

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  1. Mike Battista

    Mike Battista Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Beretta makes the Silver Pigeon II in 28 gauge with a 30" barrel set. Beretta stock number is J687437 and it is available from Beretta at this time. Minimum advertised price (MAP)is $2648.00. For your cost, please call me at 727 410 5212
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  2. nspktr1

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    Stoeger Condor Competition believe it or not. They have 30" and 32" in 28 gauge.
     
  3. RunGunIPSC

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    I have tried this with 20 gauges but not a 28. I have also shot 3/4oz in a 12 ga which is the same load as a 28 & have run 50 straight in registered. You need to have a heavier gun than a Silver Pigeon in 28 ga even with 30" bbl. The weight smooths out the swing. Try a C. Guerini Summit in 20 ga with a 32" bbl. I believe they also make a 32" Summit 28 ga. Look at their web site.
     
  4. Pull & Mark

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    Briley, will custom fit a 28 ga. tube for your single Break open shot gun or two tubes for your O/U. The O/U should be in the the $600 range. It depends on which of the 3 different grades you want. Reg weight, Light weight, or the ultimate Light Weight,w/strait rifleing. Not sure about just one barrel. I do love shooting the 28 ga. Breaks targets like a 12 ga. and kicks like a 410. Good Luck and Break-em all. Jeff
     
  5. dverna

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    It will become an expensive endeavor with ammunition costs exceeding what you can do with either a 20 or 12 ga.

    Plenty of 7/8 oz loads that are powder puffs and will break targets very well from the 16 yd line.

    I have used a sporting 28 ga to shoot trap and it can be done. It is a lot of fun but I prefer using a trap gun with the right weight and stock for serious work.

    Don
     
  6. 5spd

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    Browning makes their cynergy ported sporting walnut in 28"-30"-32", CDNN has it at 1799.99 now also, listed in 20 & 28 ga.
     
  7. tj303

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    Krieghoff K-20 32" in 20g, 28g or .410
     
  8. Texas Ton

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    CDNN may show it (32"), but Browning doesn't build it.

    The only one I know of is Guerini that builds a 32", Perazzi shows a 31.5".

    I shoot my Guerini 28 a fair amount at trap, best I've done is a 25 from the 25 yard line, I/M choke and 7 1/2's in Winchesters Sporting shells. But I can't do it every time. It's capable, I'm the weak link. Gun weighs a hair under 8 pounds.
     
  9. RunGunIPSC

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    If you decide to go with a 20,I have several that would fit,both 30" & 32",that I would consider selling at a very reasonable price.
    Tom Lobonc 406-821-3215
     
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    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    I have a set of 32" sub-gauge Guerini Maxums. The 28 ga weighs 7#, 5 ozs and will absolutely pound 16 yard trap targets.
     
  11. Shooting Coach

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    Today, I shot my new 28ga 30" XS Ultra on the 16 and the 27. Obviously, the back yard was for giggles.

    However, with Briley Extended XF chokes and 7 1/2's, respectable breaks were the surprise of the day.

    For more giggles, we shot it at the 16 and on Dubs. The breaks were impressive. The little gun BOILED the 16 yard and first doubles bird, and got a good break on the second.

    I am by no means suggesting another ATA event. LOL

    However, if one is determined to shoot the little gun, it will give the shooter much pleasure and almost no recoil. Reloading really cuts the cost on this ammo. I suggest buying four flats of AA ammo, and loading the empties until they fall apart. I have a trunk load of Remmy and Fed hulls. They load well, but do not have the longevity of the HS 28's. Claybuster makes the correct wad for the HS 28 hull.

    BTW, I load 11/16 oz at 1250 in the 28, and have done so for years. I prefer Unique, wich is quite bulky. In the old style AA hull, 3/4 oz will not fit with 14 gr of powder. Once I started loading the light charge in the Winnie hull, I discovered it works in the new AA and Remmy hull, as well.

    14.5 gr works well in Fed/Estate/Cheddite hulls. A fellow shoots Wolf 28's, and gives me the hulls. When you have a 28, you load any hull you get! They work fine.

    BTW, I load 3/4 oz at 1250 in the 20. It will overshadow the 28, and has the capacity to haul much more freight, but does not have the mystique the little gun does.
     
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