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16 gauge shells

Cabela's has reasonably priced shells for the 16 gauge aficionado. A case, with 10 boxes of shells is selling for $59.99. Shipping is only $5 for Cabela's club members. I just bought 5 cases and with tax and shipping it came out to $6.46 a box.

Cabela's 16 ga Herter's shells

The Italian made shells are branded as "Herter's", and feature deep purple Cheddite hulls with gold lettering.



My shooting isn't consistent enough to know good shells from bad shells, but I've shot about 10 boxes and every one has gone bang when I pulled the trigger. The number of clay's I'm breaking is better than it's ever been, though I'm sure due to the increased practice rather than better ammunition.
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Re: 16 gauge shells

They are good shells. When I shot trap competitively, several of us would place a bulk order with an importer. The shells came from Cypress, landed in Philly, and we picked them up.It was cheaper than reloading at the time.

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Re: 16 gauge shells

Good memories have I for a model 12 Winchester 16ga. Good luck with your shooting. Some of the guys I trap shoot with are using the Herters 12ga shells for ATA trap. Most guns shoot them just fine, but they tend to stick in some, especially Ljutics.

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Re: 16 gauge shells

Nice price but they would not eject out of my Model 12...thick rim.
Worked ok out of a Sweet 16 and, naturally, a break-open would pose no problem.
Before anyone buys a couple of pallets...check for suitability in your scattergun.

As to components...about what one would expect from bargain loads, lead is soft though fine for targets and many uses.

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Re: 16 gauge shells

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Nice price but they would not eject out of my Model 12...thick rim.
Worked ok out of a Sweet 16 and, naturally, a break-open would pose no problem.
Before anyone buys a couple of pallets...check for suitability in your scattergun.
I've not had problems shooting them out an Ithaca model 37 (from 1963) , nor a Remington model 31 (from 1947) or a Remington 870 (from 1954). I've not shot them out of my Ithaca Flues with 2.5" chamber (from 1915). I don't suspect it would hurt shooting them in the Flues but I'll baby it with low pressure 2.5" shells.
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Re: 16 gauge shells

My own experience is that the shells will work in many scatterguns, just not all.
My Model 12 was chambered for 2 3/4" and handles all other shells just dandy.
Who knows?
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Re: 16 gauge shells

That's a pretty good price. I may have to order some #8's and start carrying my Pap's Ithaca SXS for grouse more often.

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Re: 16 gauge shells

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My own experience is that the shells will work in many scatterguns, just not all.
My Model 12 was chambered for 2 3/4" and handles all other shells just dandy.
Who knows?
Heads up.
Agreed. My Model 37 if fussy about what shells it will eject.
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Re: 16 gauge shells

For you guys shooting older short chambered 16s, RST has them and they're also low-pressure shells. I began shooting them out of an old Baker Gun & Forging 12-bore circa 1916. What immediately impressed me about them is the amount of "swat" they had on birds considering they had considerable less felt recoil. I was hunting woodcock and had point I walked in at 90* from the dogs right side, a rooster cackled up going L-R at 25 yards and I folded him... then I realized I had in 8-shot Spreader loads. I know it only takes one piece of shot it the right spot but I was impressed- he had a broken wing as well. Their short cambered stuff is impressive with their modern lengths as equally as impressive.

What I think is worth considering isn't if those shells will damage your older, fluid steel barrels or getting hulls momentarily stuck in your chamber, but the added wear on the rib welds and hinge.

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Re: 16 gauge shells

Gentlemen,
Actually I like the 16 Gauge Fiocchi shells very much.
I order them thru Lion Country, same with the Spred-R loads.
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