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16 GAUGE WHO LOVES IT?

Old 02-27-2002, 09:44 PM
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I enjoy the 16, but had a tough time getting shells for awhile. Now I've resorted to buying by the case whenever I see a good buy. Haven't loading these rounds but should probably consider that.

For those of you that are reloading, - - what is your average cost per box for 16's with bismuth or similar shot?
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Old 02-28-2002, 07:39 AM
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i like the 16 gauge.. i just can't hit anything with it <img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 02-28-2002, 01:48 PM
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Grouseguy;
I sat down and crunched some numbers this afternoon; here is what I found out: it cost me .84 cents per round when I reload my own bismuth shells, as opposed to $1.36/round of factory shells. This is assuming that you already have the cases. As of right now, bismuth is the only reloadable alternative for the 16 gauge....ITM is not available as a reloading component just yet. I sure hope it becomes available soon. Take care.
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Old 02-28-2002, 07:56 PM
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cdover I've been wanting to check out REM. new 16 but i would prefer the origanal model I'm kind of nastalgic that way theres a gun show close to home this weekend i'm be nosing around seeing what they have there
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Old 03-03-2002, 04:25 PM
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Mr.16 do you reload your 16? If so what do like for Pheasant on powder, shot size ect.
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Old 03-03-2002, 05:13 PM
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scottsman I reload I use herco powder, sp16 rem wad and hard mag. 4 shot load is equal to according to the manual of a super X 16 I've had real god luck with out of any gun I use my old double 16 ithaca loves these loads
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Old 03-03-2002, 05:58 PM
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Thanks Hoss, I've been loading my own 12's but was wondering made a good load on the 16. I'll give it a try .
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Old 03-04-2002, 09:45 AM
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The 12 2 3/4 is the most efficient, best patterning load out there. There are many twelves on the market that weigh less than seven pounds and are perfect for upland hunting.
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Old 03-04-2002, 04:01 PM
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Scottsman;
For pheasant, I like a 1 1/8 oz load of copper plated (or nickel) #5 shot at about 1300 fps. I can get this using a variety of powders, but my favorites are blue dot, IMR 800-x, and Winchester 540. I use a LOT of herco for 1 oz target and hunting loads, as well as Universal. I use the Remingtons SP16 wad; I see that BP has come out with a 1 1/8-1 1/4 oz wad. My favorite hulls for heavy 16 gauge loads are Federal, Fiocchi, and Activ (and sometimes Winchester AAs). I just got done patterning some of these heavy pheasant loads on turkey targets at 35 yards, and I do think they will do the job!

Country Nate;
It is obvious you have never had the pleasure of handling a well balanced 16 gauge...otherwise you wouldn't be speaking such heresy (not to mention balony!); my Ithica weighs less than 6 pounds.....you haul your 7 pounder all day if you wish, I'll stick to the 16!
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Old 03-04-2002, 07:38 PM
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Mr16 Thanks ,I like blue dot too.I can't believe Country can you?
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