New popgun

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Roper, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Roper Idiot Savant

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    I debated bragging about this one and then said to myself, "why not?"

    The newest resident in the Orvis Gold safe is a Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 in 28 bore. She sports 28 inch variable choke barrels. Petite framed with a pistol grip and selectable single trigger. I haven't weighed it yet, but I suspect a sub 6 pound weight. Coin finished receiver, decent furniture, and a suitable pad.

    I just happened to score a butt load of AA compression formed hulls and I'm stuffing some with 13 grains of 20/28 powder which should push the 3/4 ounce of lead at about 1200fps. Grouse should start saying their prayers soon, as the season is only 3 weeks away. Between this little girl and her big sister, the 20 bore RBL, no bird is safe this year.

    With no further adieu...


  2. Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

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    I don't hunt and know very little about guns, but that is beautiful. Wonderful finish on the wood. The rug's not too shabby either.
  3. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Very nice, Roper. Hopefully there's a bumper crop of aerobatic mountain chickens awaiting the christening. BTW, when shooting lead or NICE shot, I have had good results choking my 28 doubles improved & full.
  4. Islander Steve

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    Why Not...indeed! That's one sweet scatter gun. I hear grouse quivering already.
  5. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    That's a good excuse to get another shotshell reloader.
  6. Mark Walker Active Member

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    Nice "smoke wagon", Roper.
  7. Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Nice stack-barrel, I had one once upon a time, wish I still had did. It WILL be a super grouse gun!
  8. Flyn'dutchman Member

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    What a nice addition. Almost too pretty to take out. I have an older 20ga citori that usually gets the nod for grouse work. It is short and light. Glad you and Chick could get together on the hulls. I will profit from the Fiocchi hulls that were in the mix when Chick is back on his feet. My 28 is an 870 so I like some hulls I don't mind losing.
  9. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Oooooo!! I want one! We'll have to compare patterns between your handloads and my RST shells for our 28bores!
  10. tkww Member

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  11. Tool Fly Member

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    Dang, that is sweet. I shoot a 686 Onxy in 12 ga. field grade and think THAT feels light. I can only imagine how nice your 28 will be in the field. Enjoy!
  12. martyg Active Member

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    Actually a new Purdey would be about $80k more. :)
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  13. Rick Todd Active Member

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    Every time Patty questions my purchase of another whatever-boat, fly rod, gun-I just mention Roper's gun safe, and I look frugal by comparison! Rick
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  14. Roper Idiot Savant

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    Every time Glenda questions a new purchase she says "when did you want to retire...?" I'm buying all my toys now so when I do retire I won't need to spend more than gas money...;)
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  15. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Seems reasonable and prudent to me... if that helps you with your deep rooted guilt :D.
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