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Old 05-11-2021, 09:36 AM   #1
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Was trying to start stocking up before dove season. Im I the only one having problems finding ammo for the 28? I know there are some shortages, but dang!
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:40 AM   #2
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Just you. I actually was contemplating picking one up late last year as 28 gauge was everywhere, in West Texas anyway. I could find 28 gauge every time I went into any Academy, Cabelas etc...
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:43 AM   #3
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When I've been looking for my 20 gauge shotgun ammo, 28 gauge was all I was able to find for a period of time. 12 is starting to come around but 20 gauge is still obsolete. Folks bought it all up like pistol and rifle ammo. Hopefully they start getting more out for the summer clay and fall bird seasons. I know one thing. 12 and 20 has climbed up $2 a box at Academy when you can find it....
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:43 AM   #4
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I’ve had good luck with both Academy and Cabelas finding 28.
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:44 AM   #5
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Just you. I actually was contemplating picking one up late last year as 28 gauge was everywhere, in West Texas anyway. I could find 28 gauge every time I went into any Academy, Cabelas etc...
Exactly what I have been contemplating as well. If a Walmart in my area has shotgun ammo, it is almost always 28 gauge.
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:49 AM   #6
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Was trying to start stocking up before dove season. Im I the only one having problems finding ammo for the 28? I know there are some shortages, but dang!
Camping World here in Katy had about 200 boxes on a shelf last week. That was all they had to cover the shelves.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:06 AM   #7
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Bass pro in San Antonio had a whole flat of it. I bought several boxes. $17 each though.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:23 AM   #8
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I was in Bass Pro last night and Academy the other day. And they have NOTHING, and I mean nothing! not just 28, but shotgun shells in general. Sounds like South and West Texas are pretty stocked.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:27 AM   #9
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You could swing a dead cat where I live and not hit a single box of 28 gauge. Been this way for a while.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:28 AM   #10
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Lots of 28ga at academy in Bastrop a couple weeks ago.
I even called my brother n ask if he still had his 28ga
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:31 AM   #11
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I see 28 gauge in Walmarts (Cleveland, New Caney) all the time. Usually the only thing on the shelf
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:54 AM   #12
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So I also shoot 28g and hereís what Iíve found. Academy always has it but youíre going to pay up, $11-$13 a box it seems. SOME Walmartís get it often, I picked up 2 boxes at mine in Stephenville yesterday for like $9.40 a box. Itís hard for me to spend $130 + tax for a flat of it when I know I can get it for $100 a flat.


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Old 05-11-2021, 11:06 AM   #13
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So I also shoot 28g and hereís what Iíve found. Academy always has it but youíre going to pay up, $11-$13 a box it seems. SOME Walmartís get it often, I picked up 2 boxes at mine in Stephenville yesterday for like $9.40 a box. Itís hard for me to spend $130 + tax for a flat of it when I know I can get it for $100 a flat.


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Are you mainly finding 3/4 oz.? Im looking for 1 oz.
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Old 05-11-2021, 11:10 AM   #14
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Are you mainly finding 3/4 oz.? Im looking for 1 oz.

I havenít even been paying attention to that really. I bought a flat last week and I think theyíre 1oz, Iíve been looking for 1200 9 shot cause I shoot skeet with them but itís mainly 1300fps stuff Iím finding.


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Old 05-11-2021, 11:14 AM   #15
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Just left academy Katy. 28 gage everywhere
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:12 PM   #16
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I have been having some luck on shotgun shells at Academy and Cabela’s. 12ga. And both have had .28ga. I need about 6-8 boxs of lead 20ga. Academy has a limit on box’s no more than 10 boxs.
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:36 PM   #17
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28 gauge has been the only thing period on the shelf from October-February around here. Starting to get some of the other stuff back a little at a time recently.
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Old 05-11-2021, 05:26 PM   #18
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My Academy by the house now has 3 cases of 28g 3/4oz. I went ahead and bought my 10 limit. Still looking for 1 oz. though. Super X or RIO game load.
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Old 05-11-2021, 05:45 PM   #19
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Academy in McKinney had full shelves of all kinds of 28 gauge a couple weeks ago. No 12 or 20 to speak of though.
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Old 05-11-2021, 06:15 PM   #20
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28 ga is the only thing on the shelves where I live right now. That will definitely change but the last couple of times I have been at my local stores, that was the only thing available.
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:23 PM   #21
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Don't know about where you are at, but around here the Wal-Marts, pretty consistently have 28 ga. Federal ammo. I went in our local store today, they had probably eight boxes, maybe upwards of twelve. For the first time in a long time, they more than one choice of 12 ga. ammo. They have only had the 100 round boxes of Winchester ammo. Today, I found quite a few of the 100 round Winchester boxes, then a couple of the Estate brand 100 round boxes and then quite a few individual Winchester 25 round boxes.

The Federal 28 ga. is almost always on the shelf, at most of the stores I go to. The 12 ga., you got to be there on the right days. 20 ga, 16 ga. or 410, forget it, I have not see any in a long time at Wal-Mart. For quite a while there, it was pretty much a guaranteed thing, that they would have Remington Express Long Range 6 shot 16 ga. ammo, and some stores had the cheaper Remington 16 ga. 7 1/2 shot ammo. I want to say the last time I saw any 16 ga., was last summer. Back then, I don't remember seeing any 28 ga. ammo.
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Old 05-11-2021, 08:01 PM   #22
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Iíve found 28ga regularly around dfw. Picked us a few cases in last few months. It can be found but mostly 2 boxes at a time. Few places had it online a few months back, check ammo seek for a up to date list.


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Old 05-11-2021, 08:09 PM   #23
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They had a lot of 28 ga at the Academy in Wichita falls the other day!
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Old 05-12-2021, 08:03 AM   #24
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Baytown and Beaumont academy. 28 gauge most always in stock.
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Old 05-12-2021, 09:21 AM   #25
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The Academys up here just restocked them.

What Im really looking for are RIO Game Loads in 1oz. #7.5

Very hard to find. I picked up a case of Winchester AA 3/4oz yesterday. So I have plenty of the 3/4oz now. Just would love to find some heavier loads for dove season. Loved RIO's Texas Heavys for my 12g.
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Old 05-15-2021, 05:28 AM   #26
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The Academys up here just restocked them.

What Im really looking for are RIO Game Loads in 1oz. #7.5

Very hard to find. I picked up a case of Winchester AA 3/4oz yesterday. So I have plenty of the 3/4oz now. Just would love to find some heavier loads for dove season. Loved RIO's Texas Heavys for my 12g.

Academy stopped carrying the Rios in sub gauges a few years ago. Clearanced them off in May of 2019. I bought 7-8 flats/cases of 20 ga at like $4.75/box. Havenít seen them since.

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Old 05-15-2021, 12:30 PM   #27
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The Academys up here just restocked them.

What Im really looking for are RIO Game Loads in 1oz. #7.5

Very hard to find. I picked up a case of Winchester AA 3/4oz yesterday. So I have plenty of the 3/4oz now. Just would love to find some heavier loads for dove season. Loved RIO's Texas Heavys for my 12g.

Whatís the benefit of 1oz loads for a 28ga over just shooting a 20ga at that point?


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Old 05-15-2021, 01:03 PM   #28
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GUNBOT.NET has RIO 1oz. 7.5 in stock $105.00 a flat
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Old 05-15-2021, 05:53 PM   #29
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I stopped looking in Academy for ammo but when all shelves were bare a month ago there were tons of 28ga
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:16 PM   #30
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Sink,
Native Outdoors in Royse City near Rockwall has federal 28ga heavy 1 oz #7.5 in stock. Pretty cool place with lots of hunting gear

https://www.nativeoutdoors.com/ammun...p=stock_status[7]#.YKxAp1NOmDY
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