View Full Version : 28 ga. Pheasant shells

06-24-2010, 07:09 PM
Who makes 28 ga. shells in 4 or 5 shot for pheasants? I can only find 6's!!!!

06-24-2010, 07:43 PM
I think Winchester makes some in #5 shot. Or at least they did. I did find one source on the internet. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/winchester-super-x-high-brass-game-loads-28-ga-2-3-4-1-ozs-25-rds.aspx?a=514926

Personally I'd use #6 as you will have denser patterns and at the ranges you will be shooting 6's would be just fine. Maybe even 7 or 7.5.

I'm sure others will chime in here. I think bobeyerite shoots some 28 ga. so maybe he can help.

Prairie Drifter
06-24-2010, 08:09 PM
Had a buddy just die this spring. I hunted with him for about 14 years. He hunted with a 28 regularly for pheasant here in Kansas. He used an American Arms O/U that he had sawn the chokes off of and shot only #9 shot in a 3/4 ounce load. Almost every bird hit the ground dead. Cleaning them was another thing.

06-24-2010, 09:11 PM
Here you go. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=175925382

06-24-2010, 09:23 PM
All of those listed above are 1 ounce loads. In a 28 that is ouchville. Nobody so far has said the shoot a 28 on wild Birds. Well I do, and here is what I found. I shoot mostly 6 shot and 7shot. Yes 7 shot not 7.5 shot. I shoot O/U's and I use 7 in my first barrel and 6 in the second. These are 3/4 ounce of shot, standard 1250 or 1275FPS loads. To me it all depends on which type dog you are using. a Flusher and a Pointer. What your choke selection will be.................Bob

06-25-2010, 09:00 PM
Thank you Gentlemen, I will just try out 6's and maybe take Bob's advice and try 7's in the top barrel.:thumbsup:

RK Special K
07-19-2010, 09:14 PM
Nobel Amunition makes a 1 oz, #4 in 28 ga. Nearest thing to the big leagues.

07-20-2010, 07:14 AM
IMO, you're better off hand loading in this situation.