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

  1. Roper

    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...

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  2. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Life's good!

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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

    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

    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

    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

    Mark Walker Active Member

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    Nice "smoke wagon", Roper.
     
  7. Upton O

    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

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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

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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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

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    purdy!
     
  11. Tool Fly

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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!
     
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    Actually a new Purdey would be about $80k more. :)
     
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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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    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

    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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