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I don't reload shotshells, but I am a huge fan of the 16ga for upland birds.


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Thanks Rick. I have been shooting 16s since I was a kid using my grandfathers Long Tom. Later I rescued an Ithaca 37 in 16 gauge from a pawn shop. When searching for quality 16 gauge ammo, I was disappointed with the quality of the cheap promo loads and by the price of the high end stuff, so I traded for a cheap Lee Load All II in 16 gauge. Now I reload a box or so every year for rabbits and varmints using components I have on hand from loading 20 gauge ammo, except for cases and wads of course. My hand loads using magnum shot outperform the cheap stuff by far and cost no more extra than a little time above the cost of the Wally World cheapies that cannot be counted on to be in stock.

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Thanks for hosting us Rick. I have a Marlin 90 and use it for pheasants, sporting clays and an occasional round of trap.

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Thanks for hosting! Maybe we can convert more shooters over to the 16.

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I've been a 16 Gauge shooter since I was a boy. Currently own three 16 Ga shotguns (Belgian Auto-5, Winchester M12 pump, Citori O/U) but don't reload for them. Guess I could learn! Glad to see a dedicated 16 Ga sub-forum here.


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Checking in from the Yahoo 16 gauge group. Thank you for hosting the data.

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Carl_G, also known as Carlos on 16ga.com. I was a member of this forum in the past but dropped it as I had too many forums on the go. I was also a member of BOTH Yahoo 16 gauge reloading forums. So now here we are, ready to go. Thanks 24hourcampfire for hosting our reloading forum.

Now we have to find that old Husqvarna site that disappeared on us a couple of years back.

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This is great! I just mentioned up above that we need a 16 gauge forum and was told we have one! I grew up on a 16 gauge Ithaca 37 which was lost in a duck hunting mishap right before I went in the Navy in '67. As soon as I got out I replaced it. That 37 is now in the hands of one of my sons. Currently I have a 16 Fox Sterlingworth, a 16 gauge "hardware store" gun made by Fulton Arms (LC Smith) and a Merkel 1620. I had a 16 Ithaca SxS by my brother just had to have it, so he does. At 71, I have more guns than I need, (I know, I know( but most are in my sons' hands now, I only have 40 or 50 at home. If I get any more shotguns they will be nothing but 16 gauge. Now that I think of it, I should cruise the lgs's and pawn shops this weekend.


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Originally Posted by cra1948
This is great! I just mentioned up above that we need a 16 gauge forum and was told we have one! I grew up on a 16 gauge Ithaca 37 which was lost in a duck hunting mishap right before I went in the Navy in '67. As soon as I got out I replaced it. That 37 is now in the hands of one of my sons. Currently I have a 16 Fox Sterlingworth, a 16 gauge "hardware store" gun made by Fulton Arms (LC Smith) and a Merkel 1620. I had a 16 Ithaca SxS by my brother just had to have it, so he does. At 71, I have more guns than I need, (I know, I know( but most are in my sons' hands now, I only have 40 or 50 at home. If I get any more shotguns they will be nothing but 16 gauge. Now that I think of it, I should cruise the lgs's and pawn shops this weekend.



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Originally Posted by luv2safari
Originally Posted by cra1948
This is great! I just mentioned up above that we need a 16 gauge forum and was told we have one! I grew up on a 16 gauge Ithaca 37 which was lost in a duck hunting mishap right before I went in the Navy in '67. As soon as I got out I replaced it. That 37 is now in the hands of one of my sons. Currently I have a 16 Fox Sterlingworth, a 16 gauge "hardware store" gun made by Fulton Arms (LC Smith) and a Merkel 1620. I had a 16 Ithaca SxS by my brother just had to have it, so he does. At 71, I have more guns than I need, (I know, I know( but most are in my sons' hands now, I only have 40 or 50 at home. If I get any more shotguns they will be nothing but 16 gauge. Now that I think of it, I should cruise the lgs's and pawn shops this weekend.



WTH!!!

Are you my doppelganger? wink

Rough count here shows I have a dozen 16's of every flavor from better drillings, to SXS, to autoloader, to pump, to bolt action, to single shot. Maybe we need an intervention? grin


Maybe we need more 16's.


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This is great! I just mentioned up above that we need a 16 gauge forum and was told we have one! I grew up on a 16 gauge Ithaca 37 which was lost in a duck hunting mishap right before I went in the Navy in '67. As soon as I got out I replaced it. That 37 is now in the hands of one of my sons. Currently I have a 16 Fox Sterlingworth, a 16 gauge "hardware store" gun made by Fulton Arms (LC Smith) and a Merkel 1620. I had a 16 Ithaca SxS by my brother just had to have it, so he does. At 71, I have more guns than I need, (I know, I know( but most are in my sons' hands now, I only have 40 or 50 at home. If I get any more shotguns they will be nothing but 16 gauge. Now that I think of it, I should cruise the lgs's and pawn shops this weekend.



WTH!!!

Are you my doppelganger? wink

Rough count here shows I have a dozen 16's of every flavor from better drillings, to SXS, to autoloader, to pump, to bolt action, to single shot. Maybe we need an intervention? grin


Maybe we need more 16's.



I like your idea better. This one was just delivered an hour ago.

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That is a beautiful shotgun, whos the maker/engraver ,that kind of skill is long ago gone !


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It's a Nagel & Menz drilling, made in 1887. Check out the combination threads for more information. wink

It just arrived three hours ago. My 2 1/2" light loaded ammo should show up Monday. The rifle barrel under the two shot barrels is chambered in 10X47R, a mild old black powder load. I'll make brass from 9.5X47R brass necked up to 40 cal/10mm.


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Originally Posted by luv2safari
This one was just delivered an hour ago.

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Oh, is that something special!!!! Very nice....


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I found it, thanks for hosting!

I'm also loading more bismuth these days for a Belgian made 3-shot A5, a field grade LC Smith, and an Ithaca 37!

This was also enough to make me finally post to the campfire after a couple of years of lurking.

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I am in the UK too 😊

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I have two 16's, a Winchester Model 12 and a Western Arms (by Ithaca) double barrel.


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well as a kid i started with a 16 gauge for bird hunting a model 11 Remington with 2 different barrels imp/full still own that shot gun and a Russian single shot too. my dear uncle Stanley was the designer and engineer at Federal Cartridge on all the crimps for plastic shotgun ammo in all gauges his name is on the patent too,he also helped pick out the colors for each gauge on shotgun ammo and that is why 16 gauge got purple so no one would mistake it for 12 gauge ammo. Federal along with my uncle choice the colors > 10 gauge brown,12 gauge red,16 gauge purple,20 gauge yellow,28 gauge brown,410 gauge red i got to see all this shotgun ammo before the public even knew about these colors for plastic shotgun shells. as a 14 year old kid shooter/hunter i had no ideal how big a deal this really was in the world to shotgunners all around the world.


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Sorry ol boys. Didn't check in here before I posted a thread. I have the 37 ftwt that don't eject empties from the chamber. Bought it because I used to shoot the hell out of my grandpas 37 ftwt and it went to another family member when he passed away years ago. Love a 16ga.


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I have two old Charles Daly sxs I love hunting birds with in 16ga. Also have a couple Win M12 Skeet grade solid rib 16ga with WS-1 and Mod choke barrels.

Glad to see a place here dedicated to 16 gauge shooters.


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