The 28-Gauge Shotgun Can Kill Ducks as Effectively as a 12-Gauge

Benelli 28-gauge
Ramsey Russell of shooting his Benelli ETHOS Cordoba in 28-gauge. For the past 2 seasons, he’s traveled throughout North America shooting a Benelli 28-gauge almost exclusively for everything from blue-winged teal, giant Canada geese, common eiders and everything in between.

The days of steel non-toxic shot are over and modern sportsmen have many high-quality shot options available. Leading the sub-gauge revolution is BOSS Shotshells’ copper-plated bismuth-tin allow, which patterns like lead and retains about 80% the downrange energy. Couple with Benelli 28-gauge (available in both Ethos and Super Black Eagle platforms), it’s a no-brainer. But size matters?! No way. A number 4 pellet is a number 4 pellet is a number 4 pellet. Ballistically, a number 4 BOSS Shotshell pellet delivers about the same punch as a number 5 lead pellet of the glory days. For the past 2 seasons, I’ve shot 28-gauge almost exclusively throughout the United States and Canada, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, and from the Canadian prairies to the Gulf of Mexico. Using the Benelli and BOSS Shotshells combination, have bagged everything from blue-winged teal to giant Canada geese.  Proving it’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog, dabblers, divers, seaducks, and all North American goose species have been felled. So light you hardly no you’re carrying it, the Benelli 28-gauge has little recoil. Reduced noise reduces disturbance (have heard many clubs mandated sub-gauge rounds for this very reason). Know you’re pattern, take ethical shots, make clean kills.  Join the revolution and give it a try. You won’t regret it.

– Ramsey Russell

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