Thinking of getting a wingmaster 28 gauge

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Thinking of getting a wingmaster 28 gauge

Post by couliewalker » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:35 am

Anyone hunt with one.
Wondering recoil difference if any between it and the 20 wingmaster also the Remington site lists it as a little lighter than the 20
If anyone can comment on this or add anything much appreciated.
I would be using it for informal clays and grouse and woodcock.

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Re: Thinking of getting a wingmaster 28 gauge

Post by Scorpion8 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:01 pm

28-gauge: yes, in a Wingmaster: no. I recently picked up a TriStar Setter o/u 28-gauge to hunt ptarmigan and grouse up here. I'd have loved to have found one in an 870, but there aren't any around me it seems. What do you plan to hunt?
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Re: Thinking of getting a wingmaster 28 gauge

Post by couliewalker » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:57 am

It will b for grouse (spruce and ruffed mostly we have some sharptails) and woodcock
I would also use it for some barnyard pigeons.
I have 2 x 12 and 2 x 20 wingmasters.I know there is nothing a 28 could do that I couldn't do with my 20's but I think the 28 will just be fun to shoot and according to the Remington website a tad lighter.Not that the 20's are heavy at all.I have a 28 loader so shells would not be a problem.At 3/4 oz loads a 25lb bag of shot and a 1lb of powder will go a long way.

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Re: Thinking of getting a wingmaster 28 gauge

Post by Scorpion8 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:34 pm

Ha! Same arguments that I used on myself when I knew I "needed" a 28 despite having 12's and 20's. So far I'm just using factory loads, although I could set up a MEC 600 to handle 28. What reloader are you using? What's your pet load?
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Re: Thinking of getting a wingmaster 28 gauge

Post by couliewalker » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:55 pm

I have the mec size master.I have one in ea of 12,16,20,28
I have acquired them over the course of 40 yrs.I just replaced my 12 gauge size master from 41 yrs ago with a new one I purchased 2 yrs ago.Thats a great product to have lasted that long.The others will outlast me.I have had the 20 for approx 25 yrs followed by the 16 and the 28 I purchased 10 yrs ago.I have read lots of arcticles regarding 3/4 oz being THE best for the 28. Almost as many on people using 1oz loads.Years ago Federal sold factory loads which contained 7/8 oz.They were the best.
I have one other 28 and that is a Winchester 101. I really like the 7/8'oz load.Ive killed grouse woodcock and pheasant.
I use federal or challenger case with lil gun powder and a ballistic product wad.The exact loading comes from the wad bag.You can use that wad for 1 oz as well but I honestly think the 7/8 is best compromise since I'm using anywhere from 6 shot to 71/2 with 7 shot if u can find it best for patterns and killing power.

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Re: Thinking of getting a wingmaster 28 gauge

Post by Scorpion8 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:47 pm

Yea, big fan of MEC products and the best single-stage reloader around, but I've moved to a Hornady 366 for production trap loads in 12GA. I do have die sets for 28 and 410 for a MEC 600 in case I happen upon yet another orphaned unit that needs a home....
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