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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:46 am
This past season the only two shotguns I used in the uplands were a Winchester Model 12 28 gauge and a Winchester/Cooey Model 84 28 gauge.Both worked perfectly.

The 28 gauge Winchester/Cooey I will have owned for 50 years, this coming Christmas of 2017.Still bags game as well as when it and its owned were much younger. :)

Any one else using a 28 gauge Winchester in the field?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:33 am
No...sorry, don't own a 28 gauge Winchester.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:25 am
Then,you should really look into getting one. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:44 pm
I can't say I have ever owned nor shot a 28 Gauge either. Post some pics of her as I'd like to see her. :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:40 pm
Afraid I cannot post pictures.My computer skills are too poor for doing any thing like that. :)

Been using a 28 gauge in the uplands since 1968.Great gauge for that use in my opinion. :)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:35 pm
I have on older single shot Remington .28 ga., all I can say is that even in a very light shotgun, its still a very easy on the shoulder compared to 12 or 20..

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:24 am
That Remington 28 gauge would not happen to be a Model 812 would it?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:19 pm
Yes it is a model 812

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 1:25 pm
I 've been using a Model 42 for a number of years and prior to steel shot a 20 ga. model 12 was my primary duck and upland gun. I,ve always wanted a 12 in 28 ga. and found one at a gun show but it was counterfeit, had a browning barrel. but the 42 does the same job and is lighter.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:59 pm
Have a Model 42 myself.Used it for two years back in the mid 80's in the field.I found the .410 "wanting" for field use and went back to the 28 gauge.:)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:08 pm
28 Ga. You found the .410 wanting and I have been wanting a 28 Gauge M 12! :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:42 am
Thanks for a good chuckle with that response,Bob.LOL

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:01 pm
28 gauge, I just bought another .410, this time an O/U. Since it has two barrels does that make it a .820?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:29 am
Okay, my old 10 gauge double side-by-side is a 5 gauge.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:55 am
bob lewis wrote:28 gauge, I just bought another .410, this time an O/U. Since it has two barrels does that make it a .820?

Well I am not sure on that one,Bob,but 410 plus 410 does add up to 820.LOLAre you enjoying your 820 shotgun?:)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:49 pm
Redryder, If I 'member my sums from school, 10+10 =20 not 5 LOL. though I do have a 12 ga. SxS with double triggers which has acted like a 6 ga. from time to time, set me on my rear when that happened!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:23 pm
Sucks bob. I was deducting because they are sides not overs.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:07 pm
:lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Out this afternoon for a hunt with my 28 gauge Winchester Cooey Model 84.Left home about 1:30 PM and did not get back till dark.Checked out a lot of good spots,but saw nothing,except a partridge(ruffed grouse) along side the road while driving from one spot to another.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:01 pm
Bob, my comment lead was suppose to be Shucks not Sucks. Don't shoot!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:46 pm
Redryder, I miss read it as shucks, anyway I won't shoot regardless.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:22 pm
Out yesterday for a partridge(ruffed grouse) and rabbit(snowshoe hare) hunt. Never saw one,but did see three doe deer in one place I was it.

Partridge have been scarce for quite a few years now,but there have been some rabbits around.Seems even the rabbits are scarce this year.Hopefully I will be able to find a spot which has a few in it.:)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:13 pm
You visited with nature and returned home unharmed. A good day.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Out this afternoon for another hunt.Took the 28 gauge Winchester Model for a change of luck .No big help in that department LOL.Did see one rabbit and it was just a flash as it took off through the woods.No sign of a partridge at all.

Another skunked day.LOL

You are right RR, at least I had another nice day outdoors and go a little exercise.

Cold last night at -14 C ,but the temperature did get up to about -3 C today.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:27 am
Out yesterday afternoon.Was able to bag a rabbit with the Winchester Model 23.Only one I saw.Still no sign of a partridge.Did see three porcupines and a few red squirrels.Fun to watch if nothing else.:)

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