We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Many remain blithely unaware, and many remain in denial and therefore unconcerned, despite sightings around the world. Story here. (h/t, Tim Blair). Rumors that Dick Cheney is behind all of this cannot be confirmed as yet, but Congressional hearings will surely be scheduled soon, with a flurry of subpoenas for the White House.
But I suspect that this may be the result of an experiment-gone-wild, performed by the crazedábiologists atáDucks Unlimited.
Never see any 28 ga anymore. Folks think might as well go for a .410--and that's true, but if a .410 was 'gauged' it would be a 67 ga. So there's a diff alright. I think the monster will require field artillery, or at least a 105 MM recoiless rifle. BTW, are we sure it's a duck? Could be a baby chicken.
Very fond of 28 ga. Excellent pattern. Good for grouse and woodcock, and very light. Have a Beretta 28 ultralight or whatever it was called. Nice. A .410 is only good for starlings and pigeons in the barn, but I know a guy who only competes in sporting clays with a .410 to make it fair.
Love .410s, but don't know why. Prob 'cause first gun--got it at age 10 or so & still have it--was a .410 Harrington & Richardson "Topper" model. The daughters love .410--no kick. Clay shooting, that's a toughie--but .410 reaches as far (& depending on choke prob patterns as wide) as anything else, just gets there with less shot.
Too bad that 28 gauge prices for older guns have gone through the roof. A 16 gauge Elsie, maybe $2,000. A 28 gauge equivalent, maybe five times that. Say - you can all chip in and buy me a 28 gauge Parker or Holland & Holland. For my birthday. Which is today. :-)