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Dannyboy175
PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:37 pm  Reply with quote



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Are questions about 28 gauges allowed here? Please let me know if this is not allowed or even just frowned upon.

I love the 16 gauge, but am not above shooting other gauges from time to time. My favorite hunting gun is actually a 20 gauge Browning Citori Superlite Feather. I bought a Superlite Feather in 16 gauge a couple of months ago, and it's been my go to gun for pheasant. I'm thinking about rounding out the complete set with a 12 gauge and a 28 gauge, but am not sure about the 28. It's built on a 20 gauge frame, which means that it may be heavier than the 20 gauge.... I've seen two weights that are actually a pound different (5 lb 11 oz and 6 lb 12 oz).

Has anyone owned, handled, hunted with a Citori Superlite Feather in 28 gauge? Is it a nimble and light as the 20 or 16 gauge versions? Are there other light weight 28 gauge O/U or SxS guns that you recommend over the Citori Superlite Feather for the same ballpark ($2000)? I have a preference for single triggers and straight stock, so this limits my options.

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byrdog
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:13 am  Reply with quote
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I just ordered a 28ga SXS from Dickinson. This gun will have #3 grade fancey walnut stock with a semi pistol grip shnable forend and 24" barrels.Weighs 5lbs 4 os. So this is a made to order gun for $2345.00 shipped. you can get straight stocks and single trigs in an O/U if that is what you like. I have a 16ga 26" SXS called an Estate that is just marvelous. I think these guns are a hell of a good value.

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Dannyboy175
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:58 am  Reply with quote



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byrdog wrote:
I just ordered a 28ga SXS from Dickinson. This gun will have #3 grade fancey walnut stock with a semi pistol grip shnable forend and 24" barrels.Weighs 5lbs 4 os. So this is a made to order gun for $2345.00 shipped. you can get straight stocks and single trigs in an O/U if that is what you like. I have a 16ga 26" SXS called an Estate that is just marvelous. I think these guns are a hell of a good value.

I've noticed the Dickinson guns at my local Cabelas, when I'm doing my ritual lap through the gun library. I've never asked to handle one, however. I like the weight that you quote, however, and the ability to pick the features I want is great. Do they offer a choice of chokes?

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byrdog
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Fixed OR tubes your choice

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16gaugeguy
PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:32 pm  Reply with quote
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Dannyboy175 wrote:
"...but (I) am not sure about the 28. It's built on a 20 gauge frame, which means that it may be heavier than the 20 gauge.... I've seen two weights that are actually a pound different (5 lb 11 oz and 6 lb 12 oz)."


When it comes to 20, 28, and .410 sub-bore Citori models, the receiver and barrel blocks have the same dimensions in all three. The only differences are in chamber sizes (which affects the weights) and the different gauge barrel weights.

The 16 ga sub-bore barrel blocks are slightly wider by .100". So the receiver blocks are also widened by the same dimension (.050" per side = .100") to allow for the wider barrel blocks needed to accommodate the 16 gauge chambers. All other dimensions are the same as the receiver blocks of other sub-bore models.

Some individual 16 ga models weigh slightly less than the average weight standard Invector Choke 20 gauge models. The receiver blocks and barrel assemblies are not that much different in weight. The weight of the wood is probably the biggest factor at work here. The 20 gauge Invector Plus models are heavier on average than both the standard Invector Choke 20 and 16 gauge models, because their barrel assemblies are heavier.

I believe but am not certain the feather model sub-bore barrel blocks are steel. The receiver blocks are alloy. The combined weight of the barrels and barrel blocks is where the biggest difference in weight will be found.

Hope this info helps you to figure it out, but perhaps it's best to ask Browning C/S about this. They have an 800 number and an email address. They should have the answer for you. Good luck.
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Dannyboy175
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16gaugeguy wrote:
Dannyboy175 wrote:
"...but (I) am not sure about the 28. It's built on a 20 gauge frame, which means that it may be heavier than the 20 gauge.... I've seen two weights that are actually a pound different (5 lb 11 oz and 6 lb 12 oz)."


When it comes to 20, 28, and .410 sub-bore Citori models, the receiver and barrel blocks have the same dimensions in all three. The only differences are in chamber sizes (which affects the weights) and the different gauge barrel weights.

The 16 ga sub-bore barrel blocks are slightly wider by .100". So the receiver blocks are also widened by the same dimension (.050" per side = .100") to allow for the wider barrel blocks needed to accommodate the 16 gauge chambers. All other dimensions are the same as the receiver blocks of other sub-bore models.

Some individual 16 ga models weigh slightly less than the average weight standard Invector Choke 20 gauge models. The receiver blocks and barrel assemblies are not that much different in weight. The weight of the wood is probably the biggest factor at work here. The 20 gauge Invector Plus models are heavier on average than both the standard Invector Choke 20 and 16 gauge models, because their barrel assemblies are heavier.

I believe but am not certain the feather model sub-bore barrel blocks are steel. The receiver blocks are alloy. The combined weight of the barrels and barrel blocks is where the biggest difference in weight will be found.

Hope this info helps you to figure it out, but perhaps it's best to ask Browning C/S about this. They have an 800 number and an email address. They should have the answer for you. Good luck.


This is a superlite feather. They have aluminum receivers... the sizing is probably relatively transferable, regardless of the material. Thanks.

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WyoChukar
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Generally speaking Beretta guns are lighter an livelier guns than similar Brownings and can be had in similar price ranges. Check one out. My take is that the Berettas are much nicer to carry on long days hunting upland birds and Brownings have a nice solid swing for waterfowl and clays.

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