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quail hound
06-24-2010, 06:44 PM
Alright guys I value your opinions so let me know your thoughts. I'm looking for a 28ga sxs, single trigger, English stock (preferably). My price range is about 1000-2000$. What new or used guns would you suggest? I own a cz red head 20ga that I love, ran over a 1000 rounds through it in one season with no problems. I've heard disparaging things about cz's but I'm leaning toward a ringneck right now. Give it to me straight what would you buy in this price range?

Dakotazeb
06-24-2010, 09:26 PM
Here's a nice one on GunBroker.com
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=174588900

Since you have had good luck with the CZ's I wouldn't rule out the Ringneck but there are better guns out there like the Weatherby above.

Dakotazeb
06-24-2010, 09:28 PM
Check out this CZ.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=175285076

quail hound
06-24-2010, 09:45 PM
I like the weatherby but 7 1/4lbs is a bit hefty for a 28ga.

Dakotazeb
06-25-2010, 08:24 AM
Weatherby's web site lists the weight at 6 3/4 to 7 1/4 lbs. But even 6 3/4 lbs. is heavy for a 28 ga. That CZ Grouse looks like a nice gun.

jnormanh
06-25-2010, 03:10 PM
There are still a few SKB model 385 28 ga SxS around, single trigger, English stock. I have one in 20 ga, weighs 6.5#, very nice quality. Paid $1800 for it NIB.

Dakotazeb
06-25-2010, 03:17 PM
Quail Hound,

Here's your gun:
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=176046887

That is one pretty SKB. If you are looking to spend $1,000-2,000 I do't think you will find a nicer gun for the money.

quail hound
06-25-2010, 06:45 PM
Wow great looking gun, but I looked on skb's web site and it seems that all the gauges are built on the same frame is this true? I want a small bore on appropriate size frame to carry when I'm hiking those long hilly miles chasing Ca quail.

jnormanh
06-25-2010, 07:25 PM
Wow great looking gun, but I looked on skb's web site and it seems that all the gauges are built on the same frame is this true? I want a small bore on appropriate size frame to carry when I'm hiking those long hilly miles chasing Ca quail.

The 12 ga is one frame, and the 20 and 28 are both on the same smaller frame. That's the same as any other manufacturer. I don't think there's been a separate 28 ga frame since Parker went under 75 years ago.

quail hound
06-25-2010, 07:35 PM
The 12 ga is one frame, and the 20 and 28 are both on the same smaller frame. That's the same as any other manufacturer. I don't think there's been a separate 28 ga frame since Parker went under 75 years ago.
That's not entirely true, some manufacturers still make gauge specific frames such as cz and fausti. I have held both 20 &28ga cz's and the difference in frame size is readily noticeable. I do like the skb but if I went that route I might just opt for the 20ga.

jnormanh
06-25-2010, 07:58 PM
That's not entirely true, some manufacturers still make gauge specific frames such as cz and fausti. I have held both 20 &28ga cz's and the difference in frame size is readily noticeable. I do like the skb but if I went that route I might just opt for the 20ga.

Let me know if you decide to go for a 20. I'd like to sell mine. I've shot four rounds of skeet and a dozen quail with it. It's absolutely like new, not a mark on it. English stock, 26" barrels, 3" chambers, 5 choke tubes, in a very nice hard case. $1650 and I'll pay shipping to your FFL gun shop.