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    Default 16 gauge pheasant ammo

    I finally broke down and bought a new sweet 16. My question is what ammo do you use for wild pheasants?

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    I use 5 shot that is not too hot of a load, something around 1300 fps. I seem to not shoot as well with hotter loads.

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    I've been using Fiocchi Golden Pheasant loads in either #5 or #6 shot for years in my 1960 Sweet Sixteen with IC choke. Does a great job.
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    Ditto....nothing too hot. My 16 doesn't pattern fast stuff with a darn. It also hates Fiocchi Golden Pheasant.
    Here's what really works well for me:
    Fiocchi High Velocity HV16, #5, 1.125 oz., 1300 fps.
    Federal Premium Wing Shok mags, #4, 1.25 oz., 1260 fps.
    Kent Bismuth #5, 1 oz., 1300 fps.
    All very deadly.
    "Most pheasants in South Dakota don't react too well to #5s." -The Hunt for Red Rooster

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    RST shotshells has some great loads that cycle insertia and long recoil action equally well and don’t have to high a pressure to start causing a flinch. Also cabelas Herters brand has some really nice 1 ounce and 1 1/8 ounce loads usually around $70 to $80 a case and the Herters and RST shotshells are very easy on recoil. Stick to anywhere from # 7 1/2 to #5s depending on type of dog work.

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    I always used golden pheasant 5s in my SxS. My new sweet 16 doesn’t like them as well. Occasionally, they don’t fire. I am now a firm believer in the Federal Premiums in 5.

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    I shoot federal 5 shot lead and it performs very well for me. Plus they come in the nostalgic purple casings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenboy View Post
    I shoot federal 5 shot lead and it performs very well for me. Plus they come in the nostalgic purple casings!
    Got to be purple, man! Wish all 16 ga. shells came in purple.
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    I use 5 and 6's RST 2.5" for my LC sxs, they work well and are purple!
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    Quote Originally Posted by A5 Sweet 16 View Post
    Ditto....nothing too hot. My 16 doesn't pattern fast stuff with a darn. It also hates Fiocchi Golden Pheasant.
    Here's what really works well for me:
    Fiocchi High Velocity HV16, #5, 1.125 oz., 1300 fps.
    Federal Premium Wing Shok mags, #4, 1.25 oz., 1260 fps.
    Kent Bismuth #5, 1 oz., 1300 fps.
    All very deadly.
    The 3 listed above are blue, purple & green, respectively. I've also used some B&P yellow ones that work pretty good. The purple work best of course.
    "Most pheasants in South Dakota don't react too well to #5s." -The Hunt for Red Rooster

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