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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).
    "Deader is better."

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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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    Godfather's Dakota Elle - Elle
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    Thanks for the heads up!

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