- Sep 26, 2004
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- Big Thicket East Texas
Bigfoot":16lpzfj3 said:My dad has 16 gauge browning. He purchased it new before I was born. Very well may be the only luxury item the man has ever owned.
I gave it to my youngest son a few years ago as I have a pile of sixteens .kenny thomas":eneo9u62 said:You ain't a 16ga collector if you don't have one.
In 1972 my dad could not see I needed an auto so I got a Winchester single shot 16 instead, Never owned the Browning until 3-4 years ago. Also bought an A5 that looks like new from 3waycross here on CT. Have never fired it,TexasBred":13twz15p said:First gun I ever bought was a Belgium made Sweet 16. Asked my boss what he would buy if he figured it would be the only shotgun he would ever own and that was what he recommended....gave $200 for it in 1971 tax included. Still looks almost new.
The sixteen was as or more popular here in east Texas growing up especially in Model 12 or 97.True Grit Farms":o5twpail said:Never owned a 16 ga shotgun. And as a matter of fact I know no one that owns one in my extended family. Must be a rich person's gun.
Sixteen shoots in the 12 class.True Grit Farms":1naft7d2 said:They have different events in skeet for a reason. I've never been to a skeet tournament that has an event for 16 ga. The one's I attended have events for 12, 20, 28, and .410. I have a question for you CB, will a good gunner with a 12 ga out shoot a good gunner with a 16 ga every day at a tournament? You and I both know that answer.
You got the quality component right and you dam sure not getting it on the promotional loads sold at Wally World.Stocker Steve":wlo6kqhz said:A 16 is pretty rare in the north. Its mostly a 12 vs. 20 world. Hard core goose hunters used to tote 10s. A lot of them were traded off on 3.5" 12s...
I did a lot of patterning work in a before cows life. It gave me a great respect for quality components and distance.
Caustic Burno":g0hwxy0x said:You got the quality component right and you dam sure not getting it on the promotional loads sold at Wally World.
Other than reloading B&P, Winchester AA or Super X,Fiochi Golden Pheasant or Federal Premium Wing Shok the list is pretty short for over the counter.