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get the itch every year to buy a 28 gauge o/u for pheasant ( state and preserve birds ) over a Brittany , been looking at  , franchi , berreta , rizzini , as you get older , its more of the challenge , then the kill , but dont want to wound a bunch either or be under gunned , your thoughts and advice

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If you use common sense and limit your range the 28 can be ok. Shooting over a pointing dog vs a flusher would help you get stand ready for the shot. That being said I wouldn't recommend the 28 for an inexperienced or yahoo hunter.

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9 minutes ago, JD48 said:

i was even thinking about dropping down to a .410 , but felt it was kind of a stretch 

Even though the 410 is just the next gauge "bore" down, there is a decent difference between the two . If you look at the scores on trap range it tells the story. The 28 isn't far behind the 20 , the same can't be said for the 410.

 

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5 minutes ago, FLDBRED-BDC said:

Even though the 410 is just the next gauge "bore" down, there is a decent difference between the two . If you look at the scores on trap range it tells the story. The 28 isn't far behind the 20 , the same can't be said for the 410.

 

agree , right now im using a 16 gauge , with 5 shot

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28 gauge is more versatile than people think and not far off from a 20 gauge.     The standard load is 3/4 ounce but you can get 2 3/4” loads with 1 oz of shot and 3” loads with even heavier loads.  I shoot 7/8, 15/16 and one ounce loads out of mine and don’t feel at a disadvantage as long as shots aren’t really far.   My 28 is a Rizzini BR110.  I like it a lot.  Overall similar to  beretta 686 but the Rizzini tend to have better wood than the base 686.  

with the craziness in ammo availability 28 has been easier to find than 20 gauge lately so I loaded up on 28 ammo so plan to use if for all upland birds from woodcock to pheasant this year   

 

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30 minutes ago, JD48 said:

what gun are you using ?

I shoot a CZ. I believe it is the Redhead. Shoots flawless.  Bought it like 15 years ago or so from Jim Flynn. CZ came highly recommended from him. 

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4 minutes ago, MikeStaten said:

28 gauge is more versatile than people think and not far off from a 20 gauge.     The standard load is 3/4 ounce but you can get 2 3/4” loads with 1 oz of shot and 3” loads with even heavier loads.  I shoot 7/8, 15/16 and one ounce loads out of mine and don’t feel at a disadvantage as long as shots aren’t really far.   My 28 is a Rizzini BR110.  I like it a lot.  Overall similar to  beretta 686 but the Rizzini tend to have better wood than the base 686.  

with the craziness in ammo availability 28 has been easier to find than 20 gauge lately so I loaded up on 28 ammo so plan to use if for all upland birds from woodcock to pheasant this year   

 

i was looking at the br110 online , very nice gun , also looked at the light luxe , but the engraving did not look right to me , almost like a decal or painted on

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7 minutes ago, JD48 said:

i was looking at the br110 online , very nice gun , also looked at the light luxe , but the engraving did not look right to me , almost like a decal or painted on

I agree.   I’d rather have the plain but tasteful BR110 than the Light which is silver that has cheap looking engraving

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