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Sweet Sixteen

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:41 am

Is back this is on the must have list.

http://www.browning.com/products/firear ... xteen.html
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Postby Bigfoot » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:37 pm

My dad has 16 gauge browning. He purchased it new before I was born. Very well may be the only luxury item the man has ever owned.
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Postby kenny thomas » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:49 pm

You ain't a 16ga collector if you don't have one.
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:56 pm

Bigfoot wrote:My dad has 16 gauge browning. He purchased it new before I was born. Very well may be the only luxury item the man has ever owned.


My son has dads St Louis made Browning.
Browning set up operations in the USA when Hitler was over running Europe.
They are pretty rare to see one.
It's sweet really like seeing Browning adding the 16 to current production.
My A-5 has solid rib with the safety inside the trigger in 12 gauge. You need a red wagon to tote the thing. Killed my first deer with that old gun it was dads as well. Then he gave me a Model 97 made in 1906 that I have killed more deer in front of the dogs than I care to write down. I still break it out for nostalgia reasons from time to time.
My oldest has his L C Smith
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:00 pm

kenny thomas wrote:You ain't a 16ga collector if you don't have one.

I gave it to my youngest son a few years ago as I have a pile of sixteens .
I wish they would come out with a 28 on a 28 frame I really like that gauge as well. I was loading pumpkin balls and buckshot for mine today when I got through chasing limb rats
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:29 am

I have my Grandpa's Belgium made Sweet Sixteen. It's by far the prettiest gun in my collection, but that new one sounds more comfortable to whack doves with all day. If I didn't have cows, I could probably afford it!
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Postby TexasBred » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:09 am

First gun I ever bought was a Belgium made Sweet 16. Asked my boss what he would buy if he figured it would be the only shotgun he would ever own and that was what he recommended....gave $200 for it in 1971 tax included. Still looks almost new.
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Postby kenny thomas » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:54 pm

TexasBred wrote:First gun I ever bought was a Belgium made Sweet 16. Asked my boss what he would buy if he figured it would be the only shotgun he would ever own and that was what he recommended....gave $200 for it in 1971 tax included. Still looks almost new.

In 1972 my dad could not see I needed an auto so I got a Winchester single shot 16 instead, Never owned the Browning until 3-4 years ago. Also bought an A5 that looks like new from 3waycross here on CT. Have never fired it,
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:25 pm

Never owned a 16 ga shotgun. And as a matter of fact I know no one that owns one in my extended family. Must be a rich person's gun.
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:44 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:Never owned a 16 ga shotgun. And as a matter of fact I know no one that owns one in my extended family. Must be a rich person's gun.

The sixteen was as or more popular here in east Texas growing up especially in Model 12 or 97.
Killed everything from deer to ducks with it. The model 12 was on a 20 gauge frame you could tote one all day.
You could get everything from 3/4 ounce of shot to 1 1/4 ounce of shot.
I think Federal is the only one that still makes a 1 1/4 ounce magnum load.
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Postby JSCATTLE » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:53 pm

I have a old single barrel 16 that was my great grand pa's .. I've kill many a squirrel with it when I was a kid .. I still have some old blue peters shells for it my grand pa gave me ..
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Postby kenny thomas » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:43 pm

I have 30 plus 16ga of every make. Singles, doubles, pumps, and autos. Most I have never fired.
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:30 am

What made the 12 gauge so popular is it was best at covering up poor shooting skills by throwing more pellets. After the outlawing of the market gauges of 8 or larger the 12 became the largest to comfortable carry and shoot.
It doesn't matter if it is a 410 or a 10 gauge the pellets are traveling at the same FPS.
The 410 and 20 gauge of today throw some of the worst patterns of all gauges due to shot string from having to stack pellets in tall columns resulting in more pellet deformation.
The 410 wasn't designed as a game getter but a game player on the skeet field. The best patterning gauges are 16 and 28 due to having squared loads.
As Americans we think more is better that is not always the case and causes poorer shooting results.
I shot competition trap for years the best result was to shoot what the gauge was designed for .
The sixteen offered the best of both worlds payload and pattern.
Pattern is the name of the game in shotgun.
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:24 am

They have different events in skeet for a reason. I've never been to a skeet tournament that has an event for 16 ga. The one's I attended have events for 12, 20, 28, and .410. I have a question for you CB, will a good gunner with a 12 ga out shoot a good gunner with a 16 ga every day at a tournament? You and I both know that answer.
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