Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 29

Thread: New Sweet Sixteen vs Old Sweet Sixteen

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    South Dakota / Arizona
    Posts
    6,021

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by westksbowhunter View Post
    Was the Black Eagle a 2 3/4 or a 3.5 inch gun? Hard to compare a 2 3/4 to a 3.5.
    I believe his Benelli is a 3".
    Janee's August Breeze - Bree
    7/6/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

    Godfather's Dakota Elle - Elle
    1X NSTRA Champion
    11/16/2008 - 11/22/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    62

    Default

    Have you had that new Sweet 16 out for trap or clays? The last two new guns I bought went straight to the range with me to seewhat I could do with them. My Montefeltro helped me break 22 or 23/25 the first time out. I knew it would work for me. My O/U took a few rounds to get to 20/25. Not as good but I can live with it because it looks so nice.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    South Dakota / Arizona
    Posts
    6,021

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ericb View Post
    Have you had that new Sweet 16 out for trap or clays? The last two new guns I bought went straight to the range with me to seewhat I could do with them. My Montefeltro helped me break 22 or 23/25 the first time out. I knew it would work for me. My O/U took a few rounds to get to 20/25. Not as good but I can live with it because it looks so nice.
    No trap or clays up here in the cold and snow. The more I handle the Sweet the more I am liking it. The light weight is wonderful and recoil is a non-factor even with the most stout loads Federal PF at 1,425 fps. I'm sure as I use it more I will start hitting better with it. Just an adjustment period. If I could make one change that would be to shorten the barrel 2-3 inches.
    Janee's August Breeze - Bree
    7/6/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

    Godfather's Dakota Elle - Elle
    1X NSTRA Champion
    11/16/2008 - 11/22/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    South Dakota / Arizona
    Posts
    6,021

    Default

    Might have to consider selling my 1960 Belgium SweetSixteen with a 26" vent rib barrel choked IC. Anyone interested if I put it up for sale? Here's a pic.

    Sweet Sixteen 2.JPG
    Janee's August Breeze - Bree
    7/6/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

    Godfather's Dakota Elle - Elle
    1X NSTRA Champion
    11/16/2008 - 11/22/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Rancho mirage CA
    Posts
    104

    Default

    What I found on switching to lighter gun is I was not use to lightness of barrel and I would over swing on birds the gun felt whippy to me.I liked
    The weight for sure.I used to shoot a A-5 12 guage to heavy for me now
    I found that a over & under which is same weight as lighter gun about
    6.5 lbs i could swing better because the barrels are heavier part of gun
    so I got a little gun to carry with a little heavier swing

  6. #16

    Default

    Yes I am definitely interested in buying your old sweet sixteen

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    South Dakota / Arizona
    Posts
    6,021

    Default

    The Sweet is in very good condition for a 58 year old gun. Functions flawlessly and never had a mis-fire or jam since I owned it. The bluing is excellent except for a couple wear areas on the barrel where it recoils back into the forearm (common with Auto 5's). The stock has no major dings or scratches but does have a fair number of small indentations throughout from normal hunting use. The stock had been cut when i bought it and had an ugly red, worn out recoil pad. I replaced it with a black recoil pad from Browning. LOP is back to normal at about 14 1/4". I also replaced the recoil spring and friction rings when I bought it 8 years ago. If I do let it go I have to figure out a price. I do have a local person wanting to buy it but his offer is not what I think the gun should bring.
    Janee's August Breeze - Bree
    7/6/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

    Godfather's Dakota Elle - Elle
    1X NSTRA Champion
    11/16/2008 - 11/22/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    NW Ohio
    Posts
    47

    Default

    Art's Gun Shop listings. https://www.gunsinternational.com/ad...&start_row=101 Should give you an idea of what it is worth. The Sweet Sixteens start on page 7.
    Last edited by Britlover; 11-19-2018 at 11:36 PM.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    South Dakota / Arizona
    Posts
    6,021

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Britlover View Post
    Art's Gun Shop listings. https://www.gunsinternational.com/ad...&start_row=101 Should give you an idea of what it is worth. The Sweet Sixteens start on page 7.
    Most of those prices on Art's are pretty high but then there are several NIB box guns or unfired guns. I've also been looking on GunBroker but prices do vary. Finding a 26" vent rib gun choked IC that is in decent shape was a challenge when I was looking. Don't think that has changed. Guess I could entertain offers and see what people are willing to pay. She's a great shooter but now with the new Sweet in the case this one won't get used much so I might as well pass it on to someone else to enjoy for a while.
    Janee's August Breeze - Bree
    7/6/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

    Godfather's Dakota Elle - Elle
    1X NSTRA Champion
    11/16/2008 - 11/22/2016
    http://gundogcentral.com/view_pedigr...&generations=5

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    NW Ohio
    Posts
    47

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotazeb View Post
    Most of those prices on Art's are pretty high but then there are several NIB box guns or unfired guns. I've also been looking on GunBroker but prices do vary. Finding a 26" vent rib gun choked IC that is in decent shape was a challenge when I was looking. Don't think that has changed. Guess I could entertain offers and see what people are willing to pay. She's a great shooter but now with the new Sweet in the case this one won't get used much so I might as well pass it on to someone else to enjoy for a while.
    Gunbroker prices are all over the place. Jaqua's had 3 Sweet Sixteens in stock recently. A nice mat rib barrelled IC went for $1595. They had two others with solid ribs for $1295. I got the one with the modified barrel. It was built in 1953 and had been restored. During the restoration process, enough of the engraving was removed that it probably needs to be redone. After talking to someone at Art's I think I could have the engraving restored and still at least break even. The dilemma is whether it is a shooter or collectable. You are right about trying to find a vent rib IC gun. I finally gave up and got the modified solid rib.

    FWIW, I got the IC, LM, M, and IM DS chokes for my new Sweet Sixteen from Trulock. I'm really happy with the IC patterns. I posted a couple of photos in the Herter's 16 gauge shotshell thread.
    Last edited by Britlover; 11-20-2018 at 02:31 PM.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •