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#1 Brushstomper

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:35 AM

I have been thinking about getting my 12 yr old daughter an over and under before the season starts. I was just planning on getting a 20 gauge but then someone told me a 28 is an awesome quail killer. Is there a big difference between the two. I think the 28 would be more expensive to shoot and I don't know if it would be worth it. Plus I would like to take her chukar hunting eventually too. Any shotgun brainiacs out there with some advice. Right now she shoots a little 20 gauge H&R pardner single shot.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:13 AM

I would love to have a 28 but 20 is more available. I'll probably go with a 20 side by side.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:34 AM

Go with the 20, will save you a ton of $$$ in ammo and will be much easier to sell if you decide to upgrade her later.
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:40 AM

Your daughter will have MUCH more success dropping birds w/ a 28. two-cents.gif



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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:44 AM

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:46 AM

My son, Sean always out shot his older brother, back when they were using single shot, guns, 28g & 20g, respectively.
The 28g ammo is gonna cost you double the 20g though.
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:46 AM

QUOTE (tmoniz @ Aug 3 2011, 11:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would love to have a 28 but 20 is more available. I'll probably go with a 20 side by side.

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CZ makes s/s in 20 & 28 gauge that are reasonable. I like them because the recievers are sized to the gauge of the gun.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:58 AM

My brother got on the 28gauge bus for a while. Swore by it. Now he shoots his 20gauge again. You MAY have regrets with the 28, but not with the 20.
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:55 PM

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 04:23 PM

Lets just say I would not want to go after Chuckar with a 28 gauge and hope for much success. 20 is more versatile. two-cents.gif

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:27 PM

How much money do you have Brushie?..........................Because the 28 will cost you about twice a much for shells...................... afraid_face.gif

As far as how one shoots compared to the other........28's are sweet in the right gun (& shooter), but for a junior hunter, a good old youth 870 20 gauge I think's the call... two-cents.gif
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:37 PM

Guys, I appreciate all the advice! Sprig I am married with three children ( all girls) money is tight : ) I think the 28 would be an awesome gun but the positives of the 20 gauge seems to win out. Now to find the right gun!!!

Thanks again guys,
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:52 PM

As I see it, you're more of a quail hunter....stick to the over/under
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 05:32 AM

If she is already shooting an H&R single, and handling that recoil. Hell I don't like to shoot those. Get her a nice pump, cheaper, always find a used one. If recoil was an issue, I would say go with the 28, but as already mentioned she is shooting something that kicks like a 12. After she outgrows the youth stock, put a bigger stock on it and keep it around for awhile. Save the youth stock for the Grandkids afraid_face.gif

P.S. A 28 gauge will drop anything a 20 will
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:47 AM

Look me up when I get back. Just happens to be I got a nice little 20ga side by side at the CWA banquet last year. If she wants to try one before you commit, you can borrow it. I live just around the block...kinda.

Gab909 has shot it at the skeet range on base. I'm putting a leather cheek pad on it b/c it was always shooting under the clay.

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