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28 bore Fun over Xmas

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    Just a few pictures of a few days over the Christmas period I had shooting. Every day I used either my Rottweil 28 bore or my Armsan Cre8 28 bore auto.

     

    Nice afternoon walk with the old man resulted in this tidy little bag shot over our Sprocker Spaniels.

     

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    Solo early morning trip stalking around the pheasant feeders resulted in 12 shots for 12 head of vermin

     

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    Family walked up/ rough shoot. Unfortunately some Canada Geese didn't quite make the Guns but we managed a few Mallard and Snipe instead.

     

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    We managed to get amongst some Woodcock and Snipe again on this day, beating some ground we only shoot once a year. We also managed 18 Pheasants between our gang of Guns

     

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    Here I am with a big old Dog Fox I called one morning. I set up in a good spot and hand squeaked for about five minutes before I heard him splashing across a stream to my left. I called him right in and a single 24gm 6 to the head was all that was needed.

     

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    Nice one :good: is there much difference between 28g and 20g?

    Personally I find none at all and I used a 20 bore for all my shooting for over 10 years. Just like the weight and feel of the 28 and how it performs

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    Excellent stuff. What size load do you use on the wildfowl?

    Very limited range to choose from unless home load. I use Eley Bismuth 21gm 5 for the little bits I expect a duck on our rough shoot but use a 12 bore when duck shooting properly

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    Nice shooting there. you have shown how effective a 28 can be if you put the lead on the target. what cartridge / shot size do you like?

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    Nice shooting there. you have shown how effective a 28 can be if you put the lead on the target. what cartridge / shot size do you like?

     

    For game, I like to use RC 24gm, Gamebore 25gm 6 or Bornaghi 28gm 6 for high birds. Most of these were shot however with FOB 26gm 6s which I was very pleased with. For decoying and vermin rounds, 21gm 7s are very effective, for decoying, squirrels etc

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    It never ceases to amaze me how the 28 will Chop stuff down. But If the pellets are #6 they have the same impact as if out of a 12. Nice and light to walk with. I reload for mine using a Mec Sizemaster.

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