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Old 03-01-2014, 11:10 AM   #1
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Does any one have or know anything about the Turkish made Weatherby SA-08 28 gauge shotgun? I have a Huglu S X S 28 gauge and I love it. But I don't know how this semi-auto is.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:11 PM   #2
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No takers? Well, I'll let you all know. I just bought it.
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Looking forward to a range report.
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:38 PM   #4
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Great little gun. Light, easy to handle, points well, no malfunctions in first trial. I haven't been to the range yet but shot a few clays. Fit and finish is superb. Wood is nice. I had the stock fit by Bob Schlatterbeck at Proper Gun Fit LLC because it was too long for me. I'm really going to like this little gem.
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We do love pictures there. Hint hint.
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You don't see too many 28 ga in this country . Ammo not easy to find .
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I'll get some pictures this weekend. The gun fitting was eye opening. I shoot 28 gauges because my neck was re-arranged by a drunk driver 10 years ago and I can't take much recoil. A 28 shoots mostly like a 20 with a little less shot and less recoil. Plus it only weighs 5 1/2 pounds. I was going to get a .410 but it takes a lot more skill to shoot one of those at grouse. they tend to pattern tighter because of the shot stack and have even less shot. I can get ammo easy but never at a big box store. And it is never cheap.
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I have a Weatherby 12ga. It's a nice shooting gun, but it kicks like a mule. I've shot clays with it and it does well, but you know you've been shooting at the end of the day. My wife wants a Remington 1100 for clay shooting, so I guess I know what my next purchase is going to be
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I have a Weatherby 12ga. It's a nice shooting gun, but it kicks like a mule. I've shot clays with it and it does well, but you know you've been shooting at the end of the day. My wife wants a Remington 1100 for clay shooting, so I guess I know what my next purchase is going to be
I've had my 1100 since 1993 and I shot less then 300 rounds threw it since new . I have 3 chokes for it . The gun is in NEW condition and I'm thinking of selling .

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Back in my serious bird hunting days, I shot mostly 20 gauge, even for waterfowl and never felt I was at any great disadvantage with the 20, even when shooting side by side with folks shooting a 12. I also played with the 28, now and then, and would not hesitate to use a 28 for upland hunting, at least. Grouse and quail, for sure. Pheasants? Only over good, close-working dog.

The problem with so many 28s I used, back in the day, was that they were really 20 gauge frames with a 28 gauge barrel, so no real weight savings and, in fact, on some models, the 28 actually weighed more. The other issue I encountered with 28s was cost, as mentioned, above. Not much in the way of load selections, either.

I have heard good things about Turkish made shotguns, too. Huglu makes shotguns for CZ.
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I do the cowboy thing and we have found out that 3/4 oz of shot in a 12 ga kicks less then 3/4 oz in a 20 ga in cylinder choke guns .
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Attached a couple of pics. First is my Huglu 28 S X S with the new Weatherby 28 autoloader. A REM 235 ultramag is included for reference. Also note the stock fitting on the two guns. This is done by using a special fit gun on an electronic pattern and trap range and then that fit is transferred to your gun with a custom butt plate (adjustable).
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Also with regard to the amount of kick. Shot mass, velocity, and gun weight are major influences in recoil. A 20 and a 12 shooting the same mass of shot at roughly the same velocity you might expect to kick the same. But the 12 gun is probably heavier and would absorb more recoil so you would expect it to kick less. As to pattern, shot column is a contributor. So with the same mass of shot, the 12 would have a shorter and larger diameter shot column. You might expect the 12 to pattern larger and more evenly in this case. This is why I like a 28 over a .410. Better pattern - with a light gun and manageable recoil. All that is naturally my humble opinion.
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I've had my 1100 since 1993 and I shot less then 300 rounds threw it since new . I have 3 chokes for it . The gun is in NEW condition and I'm thinking of selling .

You let me know TGR, if you go to sell that beauty. I may have to go sell some blood on the side to make sure it comes to a good home.
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You let me know TGR, if you go to sell that beauty. I may have to go sell some blood on the side to make sure it comes to a good home.
I put this ft sight on it . I PM you a price .

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Somebody help me. I don't understand those sights on shotguns unless maybe for deer or turkey. Then, why not use a low or no power scope. In upland, I don't even see the sight or bead or whatever. Is there a useful purpose that I don't know about?
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It is the same as the gold bead on my stock gun except it is a red colored bead and is super in low light . I shot trap game for many year and got my 100 straight pin . With this ft sight I could have shot 200 straight easy . It makes shooting dove in early morning with sun in your eye a piece of cake . My buddy is a clay shooter and after shooting his gun with one . I went and ordered mine the same day .
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It is the same as the gold bead on my stock gun except it is a red colored bead and is super in low light . I shot trap game for many year and got my 100 straight pin . With this ft sight I could have shot 200 straight easy . It makes shooting dove in early morning with sun in your eye a piece of cake . My buddy is a clay shooter and after shooting his gun with one . I went and ordered mine the same day .
I agree tx. I put HiViz front sights on my shotguns about 15 years ago, and I've been adding them to pistols and rifles ever since.
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Attached a couple of pics. First is my Huglu 28 S X S with the new Weatherby 28 autoloader. A REM 235 ultramag is included for reference. Also note the stock fitting on the two guns. This is done by using a special fit gun on an electronic pattern and trap range and then that fit is transferred to your gun with a custom butt plate (adjustable).
Now those are some lookers.
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Somebody help me. I don't understand those sights on shotguns unless maybe for deer or turkey. Then, why not use a low or no power scope. In upland, I don't even see the sight or bead or whatever. Is there a useful purpose that I don't know about?
I don't understand them, either, Bob. I tried them and found then distracting when trying to follow a fast moving bird. Of course, everyone has their own style and preferences, so if someone else likes them, who am I to say they don't?

I still think a SXS shotgun is one of the most elegant of all firearms. My first was a Miroku made 20 gauge SXS made for Charles Daly. Wish I still had that one, probably more than any gun I let go.

In my bird hunting days, the main reason to go with a 20 was the lighter weight. Really hard in those days to find a 12 that was under 7 pounds and if you've never carried a bird gun from dawn to dusk in an all day upland hunt, you can't appreciate how important that is. These days, though, thanks to technology, lots of nice, light 12s out there.

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