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My local Walmart is selling Federal 28gal. shot shells for $6.97 a box of 25. That is the cheapest I have ever seen these shells. The Winchesters sitting on the shelf next to them are $9.95 a box of 25. Dove season starts nationwide Sunday September 1st.
Being the owner of a new, to me, Browning Citori 28ga. I think I like those prices. :thumbsup:
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Wow cool i never saw 28 ga in the store. One of the guys i shoot skeet with uses a 28ga. He said he loads his own. He's a good shot too.
 

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28 is vastly underappreciated for its capability
 
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Wow. I might have to buy some. I don't have a 28 ga but that would give me an excuse............ :wink:

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28 is vastly underappreciated for its capability
I wanted one for years, but the Citori was out of my price range. When a got a chance at the 'Burn Victim' last year I snapped it up. I admit I needed it about like a fish needs a bicycle. But when did that ever make a difference . I am looking forward to taking it out on Sunday so the gray rockets can embarrass me, again. :weapon2::lol:
 

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I bought my son a TriStar 28 ultra light. Weighs less than my 410. He does a lot of snipe hunting with it. Ammo is always a little bit of a hassle. That’s a great price but what size shot?
 

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Several years ago I picked up a very lightly used Ruger Red Label 28 Ga shotgun, complete with full length Briley .410 inserts and a hand fitted hard case. The stock had been extended at the factory(!) so it fit me without modifications. The shop bought an estate and I don't believe the old boy ever shot it.
Its now my dove gun but I'm not good enough to efficiently use the .410 inserts for doves. That doesn't stop me from trying.
Ammo? I buy 7 and 8 shot by the case at cost+ prices. Ya really gotta develop a good relationship with your LGS owner.
 

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I bought my son a TriStar 28 ultra light. Weighs less than my 410. He does a lot of snipe hunting with it. Ammo is always a little bit of a hassle. That’s a great price but what size shot?
These Federal's are #8's. The Winchesters were #6's. When I load my own I load everything with #6's. But then again all is shoot is dove, quail, and ducks. My 28 is solely for dove so 8's will work just fine.
 

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Several years ago I picked up a very lightly used Ruger Red Label 28 Ga shotgun, complete with full length Briley .410 inserts and a hand fitted hard case. The stock had been extended at the factory(!) so it fit me without modifications. The shop bought an estate and I don't believe the old boy ever shot it.
Its now my dove gun but I'm not good enough to efficiently use the .410 inserts for doves. That doesn't stop me from trying.
Ammo? I buy 7 and 8 shot by the case at cost+ prices. Ya really gotta develop a good relationship with your LGS owner.
After I get my shop set up in Texas I will not have to buy ammunition again. I have a complete array of dies for all my rifles, pistols, and shotguns. The old lady Elsie's, and Ithaca's get special recipes any way.
I have 28 and .410 inserts for a couple of my Elsie 12ag. hammer guns. The echo in the barrel sounds really weird when I shoot it with the inserts.
 

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I hunt pheasants with the .410 but you have to be quick and right on target. I try to only use #6 for the shock. Seems like when I use 7 1/2’s they get rocked but don’t always go down. Hunting over dogs was getting too easy with my 20 ga Red Label so I bought the TriStar OU. It was only $545. The 28 I got my son was also $545. They’re no Citori or Red Label but a great buy.
 

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Several years ago I picked up a very lightly used Ruger Red Label 28 Ga shotgun, complete with full length Briley .410 inserts and a hand fitted hard case. The stock had been extended at the factory(!) so it fit me without modifications. The shop bought an estate and I don't believe the old boy ever shot it.
Its now my dove gun but I'm not good enough to efficiently use the .410 inserts for doves. That doesn't stop me from trying.
Ammo? I buy 7 and 8 shot by the case at cost+ prices. Ya really gotta develop a good relationship with your LGS owner.
Glad you like your Red Label. I had one from the first run and had nothing but issues. 3 trips back to Ruger, three complete rebuilds, and nothing stayed fixed. Too bad as I REALLY wanted to like this for chasing chukar and quail out West
 
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