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    Default 16 gauge??

    My grandpa gave me his browning sweet 16. I don't want to use it all the time but I don't want it to just sit in the safe either. Was just wondering if anyone uses a 16 gauge and how is it, and what load? Thanks.. And it is made in Belgium and it say special steel 2 3/4
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    Assuming it's an A-5, you're the proud owner of one of the best upland guns/gauges ever produced (in my opinion)!!! There used to be ounce and quarter loads available but now it seems that you can only find ounce and an eighth. I like the Fiocchi Golden Pheasant loads. Have fun with that awesome scattergun!!!

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    Very nice upland gun. For pheasant use high velocity 6's or 5's, be careful if you need to use non-toxicshot, selection will be limited and expensive, I would not use steel. Make sure gun is stamped 2 &3/4", a few 2 & 9/16ths" out there as well. Be sure to adjust your forearm rings to High Velocity to function correctly and prevent premature spring wear. Sweet 16 generally lighter than Browning A-5 20ga. standard weight.

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    my very first shotgun was a single shot 16 gauge. loved it. but i wanted to be like everyone else.. so i got a 12 gauge.

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    Well that's good to here. Thanks everyone. Oldandnew how would I go about adjusting my forearm springs? And why would I have to do that. I don't know much about semi auto's this is my first.

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    I use a 16 ga. at least part of the the time each year when I hunt South Dakota. It...works.....just....great!


    Lock and Load!

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    That's awsome!!I'm excited to use in the next time I'm out

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    I have had a boat load of 16ga guns over the years. still have a standard A5 and model 12 Winchester 16ga. Shot a limit of Ruff Grouse with the model 12 one day this fall.

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    That's awsome!! I appreciate all the feedback, this is prolly one one the best hunting forums I've been apart of. The feedback is awsome. Thanks again..

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    No one has asked what your "Sweet 16" is choked. I have two 16's that I use almost exclusively for pheasants, an O/U and a SxS. I use mainly Federal Game-Shok High Brass #6's. I've tried the Fiocchi Golden Pheasant loads and really can't tell the difference between them and the Federal's. If you have to use non-toxic in some areas and don't want to use steel Kent makes a Tungsten-Matrix that is a good load but very spendy. Around $30 for a box of 10. If your gun is choked IC or Mod. you should be able to use steel but you might check with a good gunsmith to make sure. I've used the Federal Ultra-Shok High Velocity Steel in #4 shot with good results.

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