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    I've never seen a Dickinson with an auto safety, all three of mine are manual. I'm a big fan of the auto-safety but I know a lot of guys aren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airmedic1 View Post
    I've never seen a Dickinson with an auto safety, all three of mine are manual. I'm a big fan of the auto-safety but I know a lot of guys aren't.

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    There is a new Dickinson 16ga SxS on guns international right now listed at 6lbs 6oz while most of these 16's are around the 6lb 10-14oz range. I sent an email to the seller about the gun in question. What do you think? To good to be true? I've looked at a lot of them and never seen one listed as this light.

    The LOP on the Dickinsons is to long for me so if I bought one I'd also be looking for a good gunsmith to shorten the stock a bit fo me as well.
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    You really think you'll notice 4 less ounces?

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    I do actually and if I'm going to spend some cash on a new gun I'm going to hold out for one that is exactly what I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quail hound View Post
    There is a new Dickinson 16ga SxS on guns international right now listed at 6lbs 6oz while most of these 16's are around the 6lb 10-14oz range. I sent an email to the seller about the gun in question. What do you think? To good to be true? I've looked at a lot of them and never seen one listed as this light.

    The LOP on the Dickinsons is to long for me so if I bought one I'd also be looking for a good gunsmith to shorten the stock a bit fo me as well.
    Does it have interchangeable choke tubes? If it doesn't it could weigh 6lbs. 6oz. I have heard the newer ones with the choke tubes weigh more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 870-Lefty View Post
    Does it have interchangeable choke tubes? If it doesn't it could weigh 6lbs. 6oz. I have heard the newer ones with the choke tubes weigh more.
    It does have the tubes.

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    Is a 16 gauge enough gun for pheasant?
    Even with a 12 my dog has to save the day 30 to 50% of the time.
    (mostly with bird flushes beyond 30 yds. )

    I do own an older German made 16 ga. (Bergmuller & Sohne) that I've considered opening up the
    first barrel choke constriction on. It has double triggers and an auto safety.

    It's also a pretty light weight gun.

    Any recommendations on where I can get that done and what it might cost?
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    I have a 16b Dickinson with tubes that weighs in at 6lbs 15oz and my 12b without tubes weighs 6lbs 8oz. I like the 16 but at almost 7 lbs I don't like carrying it. I even weighed a 20b last weekend that was 6lbs 5oz so in my mind they are sort of on the portly side but that is just my opinion. Otherwise I think they are great guns, especially for the money.

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    The shooter, the choke, the load, the distance, the conditions and the decision to tap or not all determine whether a gauge is sufficient for pheasant....or insufficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thornton View Post
    The shooter, the choke, the load, the distance, the conditions and the decision to tap or not all determine whether a gauge is sufficient for pheasant....or insufficient.
    I agree but in the right hands any gauge (bigger than .410) should be enough gun for pheasants. I use only a 28 & 20ga on pheasants, I'll carry grandpas 12ga once or twice a year for nostalgia but I never feel under gunned with my sub gauges.
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