Does Remington Make an Over/under 28 Gauge, and How Much Does It Cost?


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Remington Arms does not produce or sell any 28-gauge over-and-under shotguns as of July 2014. In the past, Remington Arms has sold 28-gauge over-and-under shotguns, and these may be purchased in used condition through online gun auction sites or a local federal firearms license holder.

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The 28-gauge shotgun shell has a bore of .550, which makes it a small-bore shell. Its size falls between the common 20-gauge (.615 bore) and .410 bore shells. The common 28-gauge shell is 2 3/4 inches long and can hold either 3/4 ounce or 1 ounce of shot pellets. According to Field & Stream, the 28-gauge shell can hold 439 pellets of No. 9 shot, which makes it ideal for skeet shooting. Alternatively, it can hold 236 pellets of No. 7 ½ shot, which is enough to down most upland game.

The 28-gauge shell came to the United States in 1905 after gaining notoriety in England. Because of its light recoil, the 28-gauge shell is popular with youth and small stature adults. It has also become a popular shell for skeet shooters and competition shooters. Due to its popularity, many gun manufactures produce 28-gauge shotguns, including Remington Arms, who builds the venerable pump-action Model 870 in 28 gauge.

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