20 VS 28 GAUGE

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  1. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Please share with me where you're buying your .410's. I see 12 gauge in the $5.25-5.50 area a box while .410's are running $12 and up. It would be great to find a source that has .410's for $5.25 or less. Wow!
     
  2. TigerLeo

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    What shells are you using for less than $6 a box?
     

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    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Turner's had them for sale around quail/dove season for $5.50 a box.
     
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    We have them at gander mt. for around $6.00 a box. I don't know what .410's are going for, i never check them out.
     
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    joe45c Well-Known Member

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    Got my 1100 in 1987.A friend let me try his in 1985, and i loved it. Trouble was i had just bought a 870 in 1083, so i had to wait a couple years before i could afford it. still have it, just love the thing.
     
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  6. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Joe, why is it that you seem to have all the guns that are on my "I need this" list. Those 1100's are sweet.
     
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    I hear you about the cancer, Fudd. I'm going through it too, but no more radiation. Good luck and Godspeed on it. You be your own advocate, though. You make the decisions, not them.
     
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    Firpo, i've said the same thing to you!;) That 06/1890 you posted last week caught my eye.
     
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  9. TigerLeo

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    Makes a certain sort of sense, but I use way more 12 gauge than I do 410. So ergo, 410 is cheaper.

    I knew you was old...
     
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  10. UncleFudd

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    Hey guys I made it. Bad juju to be in hosp any time, but over the holiday even worse. News not too bad, new tumors but so far not moving. Just have to wait to see when they move and where. right now the treatment is worse than the disease.
    Thanks gunnut, and same to you God Speed.

    Back to which is best, still say for any kind of shooting or hunting, the 20 is best. As far as buying 410 for less than anything else, maybe less than 28s someplace but never less than 12 or 20.
    As far as loading, if you already have the hulls and powder, primers and shot you may be able to load 12 or 20 for less than market, but with primers in excess of $40 and powder at $26 per lb and shot (any size) at $46 it would be very difficult to load for less than you can buy 12 or 20. As said, both are now $5.50 or less per box nearly every place.
    @0 its the master. LOL

    UF
     
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  11. Firpo

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    I think the most expensive component is the shot which for my every day shooting I run reclaimed which seems to be a mix of 7 1/2-9's. The good part is it's only $28 for a 25# bag which makes 12 gauge a bit cheaper to load.

    Shot 1 1/8oz $0.078 ($28/25#)
    Powder $0.06 ($22/pound)
    Primer $0.035 ($33/1000)

    This gives me a box of 12 gauge shells for $4.33 which ain't too bad.
     
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    Fire, you got it if you can find the reclaimed shot. I used to have a guy who cleaned and bagged it for me and traded me for the lead out of my bullet traps at the range. But I sold the range and am down to the last two bags of his stuff.
    Reclaimed is excellent for all practice but only use it for 12 and 20.

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    Will do Fudd. I won't use it in anything smaller than a 20. In 410 there isn't enough to worry and in fact, I load the good stuff in my 410 just to make sure I get as much shot in the air as possible. :D

    Now I believe my father loads it in his 28. Wonder if I should let him know it's not such a good practice?
     
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  14. Jeff Brown

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    If it was my decision to make I would go 28ga. But my reloading room is already set up with appropriate press and supplies.
    At most any walmart that might be near a NSSA range you will more than likely find Remington STS or Winchester AA in 28GA.. I normally order in what I need.

    If I have to make a decision on what to use for quail-dove-partridge or skeet its usually the 28
     
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  15. 270 Petload

    270 Petload Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hey JB, thank you for your comments. I am leaning in favor of the 28 over the 20 but am still mulling things around in my head. Should have my mind made up by the end of this month.
     
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