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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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16 gauge

Anyone regularly use a 16 gauge when hunting in PA? I'm thinking of getting one and just curious as to how much they're used for PA hunting?
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Re: 16 gauge

I have one> An old Ithica SXS left to me by my grandpap. Great all around small game gun.

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Re: 16 gauge

Use them all the time, one of the best ever. Most of mine are old sweethearts, but I had often wished for a modern, choke tube pump, and a few years ago Browning delivered. Take a look at the BPS 16 gauge. Mine is the upland model with straight English stock, they make a traditional pistol grip stock also. You can't go wrong with the 16 !

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Re: 16 gauge

That's all I use
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I don`t have one, but definitely on my bucket list!!

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Re: 16 gauge

I have a few, they great guns and it is a fantastic gauge. Just the right weight for upland with all the power you will ever need.
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Re: 16 gauge

I had one that did not like me, it just missed and missed so I parted ways with it. I recently picked up a model 870 with mod. choke and will beworking it out. Also yesterday I got a super deal on some ammo, $60 for over 360 rounds. Some are paper in fantastic shape. All shot sizes from 2 to 7 1/2.

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I saw that ammo. ad too late ! I was out to dinner Sat. night and missed when he posted it. Oh, well, good for you, that was a deal. Some guys I know find the BPS just a little too long in length of pull, but after having it cut down a bit they shot the gun alot better.

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Re: 16 gauge

For me, the 16 ga is the perfect upland gun and with the right loads a good waterfowl gun over decoys. I personally use a Browning Citori but if I was going to buy another 16 ga to add to my collection it would be the Browning BPS in 16 ga. There are non-toxic loads available for waterfowl hunting and they also work well for pheasant. While it would be nice to have Magnamum loads of three inch shells, I do not feel handicaped by shooting the 16.
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Re: 16 gauge

I learned to hunt small game on a single shot 16ga. Great bunny buster and great round all in all. It was my father's gun and he still has it...but would love to add one to my own collection as well.

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