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Re: Current production 16ga shotguns [Re: CRS] #14942825 06/05/20
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You shooting clays with the LW or carrying it for a long day in the field? For all day carrying in the field, LW’s have been popular with the old school hunters for a long time, for the obvious reason of all day carrying.

What kind of flinch? Recoil related or visual.. all flinches are not due to recoil, but you already know that.

Addition: just re-read your post..you are not actually using a LW in the field, only imagining using a LW sometime. Do so, and the answer will be obvious.

Flinching is rare when one shoots instinctively at game that presents itself quickly and unexpectedly. Mainly because the thoughts are also fleeting and quick.



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Re: Current production 16ga shotguns [Re: CRS] #15002372 06/27/20
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Just a quick update, Still looking, just have not found the one yet. I will certainly post pics once a 16ga finds its way home.


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Re: Current production 16ga shotguns [Re: CRS] #15014607 07/01/20
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Looked at a Stoeger O/U today. ICl/Mod

Too heavy for my taste, it did fit fit me though.


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Just purchased Franchi Instinct SLX 16 ga. Comes with 5 extended choke tubes, C IC M IM F. My copy weighs in at 5lb 4oz. Excellent fit and finish.

Re: Current production 16ga shotguns [Re: CRS] #15034130 07/09/20
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anybody remember the guy who had the sweet 16 for sale awhile back.....bob

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Re: Current production 16ga shotguns [Re: woods_walker] #15035958 07/09/20
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thank you......bob

Re: Current production 16ga shotguns [Re: Just a Hunter] #15070277 07/21/20
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Originally Posted by Just a Hunter
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Although you can still get barrels it looks like Ithaca dropped the 16. I was going to mention them, but decided to make sure first. What a shame. I had thought about giving one of those to my kid when she graduates. I'll have to look to the used gun sales now.


I bought one of the new production model 37 pumps a couple years ago. Shot 50 rounds and sold it.
Was very heavy.
That is interesting. My old one is nice and light. It is what I carry mountain grouse hunting.


The old ones (like I grew up with) were true 16 gauge guns and an absolute delight as an upland gun. The new ones (and I fear, most of the new "16 gauge" guns are built on 12 gauge receivers and, to compound the sin, 3" 12 gauge receivers. I have always felt that there is no better fit for a full-sized adult male than a true 16 gauge birdgun.

I don't know if there's a true 16 gauge repeater made these days. Might better find a nice SXS . My 16 gauge guns today are a Fox Sterlingworth and a Merkel 1620. If I could find a vintage 16 gauge Ithaca in good shape I'd jump on it, but it seems every time I come across one of those or a vintage A5 16 gauge in a gun shop it's got a damn Polychoke on the end of it.



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Re: Current production 16ga shotguns [Re: CRS] #15088228 07/28/20
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I've got a Franchi SL O/U and a Dickinson Estate SXS , both in 16 Gauge. Both are wonderful upland shot guns. I find no practical difference between them and my 20"s, but I enjoy odd ball stuff. That is one of the reasons, as I sell of my rifles I'll always keep my 300 H&H, 7X57, and 6.5X55.

Re: Current production 16ga shotguns [Re: Switch] #15260090 09/26/20
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I have a new Dickinson Estate 16 and frankly, I cannot believe the very good wood, fit and finish at the price point — +/- $2k.

Dickinson specifies and imports them from Akus, Turkey.

ETA: correction: built in Huglu, Turkey BY the Akus factory I believe.

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Re: Current production 16ga shotguns [Re: Kaiser Norton] #15390449 11/07/20
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Made in Turkey by Kahn Arms. Good reliable guns.

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When I'm after game , rabbits or feathered I never feel recoil on game. Never thought about it. But walking around all day makes me glad I have a light 16.

Re: Current production 16ga shotguns [Re: bobski] #15423382 11/16/20
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Originally Posted by bobski
since im from the old school, tell me why lighter guns are popular these days.
just the thought of a 5.5 lb gun makes me flinch.
all guns in my generation were meant to be heavy to absorb recoil.


For me personally, I do alot more walking, and carrying, than shooting.

As for fhe OP, I've handled the new Sweet Sixteen A5, and as others have mentioned, its real light; points and swings well. I'd like to have one.


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Re: Current production 16ga shotguns [Re: Kitfoxdave] #15555650 12/22/20
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Originally Posted by Kitfoxdave
I have a Fair 16 ga model 600, put adjustable butt plate on it and it breaks Clay's really well now that it fits me. My son just bought a FAIR Iside prestige deluxe 16 ga s x s and he loves it. Nice and light. Small fore end so you would want a glove due to barrel getting warm. I have 2 other FAIR over unders in 28 and 20 gauge, light and fast to point. SLX692 models. Really nice to shoot.


Be intersted to know the weight of the FAIR 600 16ga and whether it's on its own frame or a 12ga frame.

Re: Current production 16ga shotguns [Re: dale06] #15589024 12/30/20
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Originally Posted by dale06
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Originally Posted by Just a Hunter
Although you can still get barrels it looks like Ithaca dropped the 16. I was going to mention them, but decided to make sure first. What a shame. I had thought about giving one of those to my kid when she graduates. I'll have to look to the used gun sales now.


I bought one of the new production model 37 pumps a couple years ago. Shot 50 rounds and sold it.
Was very heavy.


And I now have one of the new A5 s. Have not had a chance to shoot it much, but is very light, and functions flawlessly.


I was going to ask about that. I fondled one of the Browning A5 16 gauge shotguns in Sportsmans Warehouse today. It was a really nice gun, I was very impressed. It was light and pointed well, felt smooth and quick. I think I need to get one of those.

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5.75 pounds, like carrying a wand. Makes long walks easy.

Re: Current production 16ga shotguns [Re: bartman] #15671998 01/18/21
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Is this A5 on its own frame and not a aluminum 12 ga frame.

Re: Current production 16ga shotguns [Re: Billewe] #15674136 01/18/21
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Originally Posted by Billewe
Is this A5 on its own frame and not a aluminum 12 ga frame.


Check this out.

https://www.browning.com/content/br...current-production/a5-sweet-sixteen.html

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