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    Default Sweet 16?

    Looking to pick up an A5 Sweet Sixteen, never hunted with a 16 gauge before but hopefully I can get it by the time season rolls around.

    I don't have my own dog, the one in my profile pic is my Dad's old G.W.P. and he has turned into a house dog, poor Sam is just too old. Going to be buying a membership @ a hunt club just so I can get in front of some birds.

    Any particular load work best when you are chasing pheasant and quail in the new A5 Sweet?

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    My personal favorites are Fiocchi High Velocity 16HV; #5 shot. And Kent Bismuth; #5 shot. If you're looking for something that'll be versatile for either pheasant or quail, consider #6 shot (or even 7.5 if you'll be shooting primarily closer, weaker pen-raised birds at a preserve).
    "Most pheasants in South Dakota don't react too well to #5s." -The Hunt for Red Rooster

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    If you are going to hunting pen raised birds at your club just buy some Federal 16 ga. 1 1/8 oz. of shot at 1.295 fps in the blue box. I'd recommend 6 shot for your purpose. These loads will also work well on wild birds. With the Federals you will also be getting purple hulls. Gotta shoot purple shells in a 16.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotazeb View Post
    If you are going to hunting pen raised birds at your club just buy some Federal 16 ga. 1 1/8 oz. of shot at 1.295 fps in the blue box. I'd recommend 6 shot for your purpose. These loads will also work well on wild birds. With the Federals you will also be getting purple hulls. Gotta shoot purple shells in a 16.
    Are those lead or steel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeyebowhunter View Post
    Are those lead or steel?
    They are lead.
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    Thanks for the heads up!

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    Glad I came across this thread. Definitely learning a lot.

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    Found an older Jap made S.S. A5, the newer ones just feel...cheap I guess (although at $1400 retail are certainly not).

    Making me consider a fancy Montefeltro, or A5 Ultimate (can't seem to find them for sale regularly either) but that A5 just looks so cool, and the 16 gauge would be a lot of fun I'm thinking.

    Decisions decisions.....

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    What web sites have you reviewed for the A5 16ga? Guns International seem to have the most used 20 and 16's...

    Art's Gun Shop in MO. sells/inventories lots of used A5's and they are well known for their repair shop; Art used to work for Browning years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyB View Post
    What web sites have you reviewed for the A5 16ga? Guns International seem to have the most used 20 and 16's...

    Art's Gun Shop in MO. sells/inventories lots of used A5's and they are well known for their repair shop; Art used to work for Browning years ago.
    Jaqua's has a nice one I've been thinking about, older Jap model sweet 16.

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