Nice guages. Does the Browning one have the original-style function trigger, the tromboning, trench-gun type? These were the top choice for dangerous game, since one could hold the trigger back and keep pumping, as one can do with a Single Action Army revolver.
I never fired a 28, and look forward to it. I am told they are still in use for quail in the Southeast. Perhaps for woodcock, too....but I can hardly imagine hitting one solidly without at least a 16, which is also a classic, real gentleman's guage.
...O.K., a 20 would work fine, but I'm hungry now. Hunger makes me distrust hunting technology!
If only choke tubes were invented when your 16 was made, because XX-Full turkey chokes are great. As you certainly know, turkeys are very hard to anchor. The Marble's Poly-Choke may have been around though. Does yours have a FULL choke?
A friend shot a wild turkey last season, with a '94 .30-30. It flew away, far and quite high, and another fellow shot it the next day. It was wounded through the legs, but we couldn't locate it. Tough animals. For some reason, many birds are hard to stop unless multiple hits are achieved. Dinosaurs. Tasty though!