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Old 06-18-2018, 09:18 PM   #1
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going on a eurasian hunt this fall. kinda want to buy a new gun for the hunt. what gauge do yall prefer I usually use a 20 gauge citori for dove but I have not been on an eurasian hunt. I really hope yall talk me into a 28 gauge lol
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:19 PM   #2
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I think a 10 gauge might be necessary.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:21 PM   #3
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I think a 10 gauge might be necessary.
This. Lol

I’ve killed them with a 12 gauge but 6 shot seems to about the minimum I would use.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:24 PM   #4
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Take whatever would kill snow geese. Seems to be what it takes to kill those tough SOBs!
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:26 PM   #5
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Man, screw the shotgun. I bust out the .577 Tyrannosaur. It cuts down on some of the lengthy tracking jobs.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:27 PM   #6
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:27 PM   #7
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yall are 0 help lol
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:28 PM   #8
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Its just a dove . We kill pheasants with 20 & 12 gauge
7 1/2 shot
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:29 PM   #9
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Benjamin airrifle 177 cal all day long in town lol !
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:40 PM   #10
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I think you need a top of the line 28 ga in an auto or O/U of your choice & unless your man card has been taken away from you, and in that case she won't let you hunt anyways,you don't need to justify a gun for any reason or use!! LOL!
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:47 PM   #11
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Eurasians are about the size of a large whitewing dove. Just a regular gun you would use on dove will work. But if you are needing a new gun just because, I have a new gently used Beretta 686 o/u 28 ga. for sale.
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:58 PM   #12
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We shoot those things year around down here. I trained my lab shooting them. A 20 will work but they can take a couple shots at times. A 12 is fine. I use 7.5 with my 12 and 6 shot with my 20.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:12 PM   #13
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Yes, it requires a 28 ga. Preferably an over under, but an auto will get the job done, just with less class. Any thing bigger is not sporting enough, is that what you wanted to hear ? Now go get one.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:17 PM   #14
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I like shooting them with a 22. They have lots of feathers and go puff. But that isn't helping you. I think the size of shot and choke and are you pass shooting or over a field are more important.I like 7/5's and wouldn't go any smaller. If you can kill them with a 20 you can kill them with a 28. It's more about the guy that is doing the shooting. I started out with a double barrel 410 and shot just as many if not more doves and white wing as my brothers shooting 20's and still wonder why I thought I needed a 12. Having said all that I am one of those folks that when i get the bug for something new I know resistance is futile. I usually wind up buying it. I'm also not married and I have way more guns that one man needs. My father would roll over in his grave if he knew how many guns I have. Will you be a better shot with a 28. i don't know. What I do know is if you want one, can afford it then get it. the worst that can happen is you will sell it. Bottom line is they are doves. And if you can find them in a tree get out the 22. Puff!!! I also have a 10 gauge you can borrow.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:24 PM   #15
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Get a A Stevens 28 Gauge 30in barrels Mod/Mod
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:42 PM   #16
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Yes, it requires a 28 ga. Preferably an over under, but an auto will get the job done, just with less class. Any thing bigger is not sporting enough, is that what you wanted to hear ? Now go get one.
Nope. Chiappa Triple Crown in 28 gauge. Best of all worlds—over under and SxS. . Best of all, all the legal firepower when used for migratory birds and game wardens and buddies get a chuckle out of the triple barrel. For a Turkish made gun they are a well built novelty.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:32 PM   #17
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I like shooting them with a 22. They have lots of feathers and go puff. But that isn't helping you. I think the size of shot and choke and are you pass shooting or over a field are more important.I like 7/5's and wouldn't go any smaller. If you can kill them with a 20 you can kill them with a 28. It's more about the guy that is doing the shooting. I started out with a double barrel 410 and shot just as many if not more doves and white wing as my brothers shooting 20's and still wonder why I thought I needed a 12. Having said all that I am one of those folks that when i get the bug for something new I know resistance is futile. I usually wind up buying it. I'm also not married and I have way more guns that one man needs. My father would roll over in his grave if he knew how many guns I have. Will you be a better shot with a 28. i don't know. What I do know is if you want one, can afford it then get it. the worst that can happen is you will sell it. Bottom line is they are doves. And if you can find them in a tree get out the 22. Puff!!! I also have a 10 gauge you can borrow.


This guy gets it. With a .17 hmr and the .204 ruger the “poof” is extremely satisfying.
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:45 PM   #18
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Its just a dove . We kill pheasants with 20 & 12 gauge
7 1/2 shot
^^^^This. Get the 28 gauge. A 3/4 ounce load of 7.5's will take them down. I kill the crap out of them with my 20 and 7/8 ounce of 8's.
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:53 PM   #19
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Old 06-19-2018, 02:08 PM   #20
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you need a 28ga.
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Old 06-19-2018, 02:19 PM   #21
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They're a little tougher than your run of the mill mourning doves... 12 gauge 6s or 7.5s work great, but always seems to me you have to put a solid shot on them to bring em down.

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Old 06-19-2018, 02:46 PM   #22
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I really hope yall talk me into a 28 gauge lol
Javelin...let me tell you something.

We've never met, but I bet you are one heck of a guy. I bet you're a great husband and father, and you probably put the needs of your family before your own. I bet you work your tail off everyday so your family can have a comfortable living.

And now its time for you to buy yourself something nice. You deserve a nice shotgun. 20 or 28 ga...it doesn't matter. So long as its Italian, or maybe English, with a lot of scroll work and wood so beautiful you could swim in it.

Don't worry about the price...this gun will be an investment...a family heirloom to be handed down through the generations.

For years to come your grandkids and their grandkids will cherish your new scatter gun. And your ancestors will embellish the story of Papa Javelin's great Eurasian dove hunt.

So go pick out up something nice and if you have trouble deciding on a 28 or 20 ga, just buy them both...cauz you deserve it, brother.
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Old 06-19-2018, 02:48 PM   #23
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Javelin...let me tell you something.

We've never met, but I bet you are one heck of a guy. I bet you're a great husband and father, and you probably put the needs of your family before your own. I bet you work your tail off everyday so your family can have a comfortable living.

And now its time for you to buy yourself something nice. You deserve a nice shotgun. 20 or 28 ga...it doesn't matter. So long as its Italian, or maybe English, with a lot of scroll work and wood so beautiful you could swim in it.

Don't worry about the price...this gun will be an investment...a family heirloom to be handed down through the generations.

For years to come your grandkids and their grandkids will cherish your new scatter gun. And your ancestors will embellish the story of Papa Javelin's great Eurasian dove hunt.

So go pick out up something nice and if you have trouble deciding on a 28 or 20 ga, just buy them both...cauz you deserve it, brother.
Well deadgum, I think I need a 28 gauge after reading that.
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:06 PM   #24
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For the money you will have tough time finding a nicer gun that a Franchi Instinct L in 28 gauge. It's on a true sub gauge frame and points like a dream. I just took mine to a pigeon shoot and used full over modified and had no problem dusting pigeons out to 40 yards.

I also just got a Beretta 28 gauge A400 Xplor that is pretty sweet. It will be my duck, goose, and crane gun this year. I have a herniated disc in my neck so going all sub gauge this season for birds.

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Old 06-19-2018, 03:17 PM   #25
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Here's a sweet little Beretta 28 I use in Mexico

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Old 06-20-2018, 08:36 AM   #26
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Eurasian dove = 28 gauge no doubt about it.

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Old 06-20-2018, 09:04 AM   #27
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I’m thinking L C Smith fine double.
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:15 AM   #28
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some of yall may not know i am a high school ag teacher. we may have Italian desires but third world money lol
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:53 AM   #29
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28 gauge modified or IC/Mod
don't shoot them in the "hooner," feathers too thick around the poop shoot.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:11 PM   #30
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Deer rifle, machine gun doesn't matter any time of the year day or night......
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:23 PM   #31
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benjamin airrifle 177 cal all day long in town lol !

all. Day. Long.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:43 PM   #32
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Any good 12 or 20 will work. Buy a gun you can use for other hunts and you enjoy. I shoot tons of eurasians waiting for the geese to come. Number 4 steel makes a similar poof to a .17 HMR.
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:51 PM   #33
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I think a 10 gauge might be necessary.
With the longest high brass loads you can find. Number 4 shot or larger hehe
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:05 AM   #34
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After you buy yourself a nice shotgun...make sure you use tight chokes.
I have found that #7 shot and full / improved mod chokes work best for pigeon and euro doves.
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:02 PM   #35
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I shoot a Benelli Legacy 28. It is the lightest semiauto 28 on the market. I have been shooting it more than my 12, using it for everything from dove, quail, pheasants and ducks.
If you want a sweet shooting gun that you can carry all day without even noticing it, look no further. They also make the same shotgun in their Ultralight series that does not have the silver receiver and fancy engraving for less money.
I like the over and unders and use one for trap but definitely not in the camp of thinking you have to carry an over and under for upland game.
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:35 PM   #36
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There is a Browning Model 12 28 ga. Made in the early 90's. has a screw in choke. $725. I think bidding ends today. It's on Gun Broker
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:37 PM   #37
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gitcha a SXS in 28... classy!




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Old 06-21-2018, 05:03 PM   #38
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I kill them with .177 cal...
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:09 PM   #39
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That is illegal
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Old 07-25-2018, 03:37 PM   #40
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In town depends on where lol. out of town no. They are considered exotic
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Old 07-25-2018, 04:01 PM   #41
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That is illegal
The smiley face makes me wonder if you are kidding or not but the eurasin collared dove is an unprotected specie. So, its not illegal ....i think....now a pellet gun inside city limits may be. I mean you cam kill as many as you want, when you want, destroy nests, destroy eggs, possess feathers.......not sure why pellet guns would be illegal
But i may be wrong
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:31 PM   #42
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It's a big dove. I'd move up to number 6 shot, but I do that a lot in my 20 gauge anyway. Whether I'm carrying 12 or 20 gauge depends on the range I expect to be shooting at.

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Old 07-27-2018, 02:37 PM   #43
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I have never hunted them exclusively. Just targets of opportunity
But I use a mod/full choke 20 for all my dove and quail. Shells are cheaper and I like my old red label.

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Old 07-27-2018, 10:03 PM   #44
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Only the Damascus SxS in the classifieds will do
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