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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Sweet Sixteen

So I picked up this sweet sixteen this summer and can't wait to put it to the field, missing it this year because of work but my question is, has anyone shot heavy shot through an older fix choke like this. It's a mod. Choke . I think it's going to be a great wing shooting gun. Dan
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2014, 12:37 PM
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Congratulations on a great gun. I love mine. Nice to carry and points like a dream.

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You should be OK since it's a mod choke, but be careful as the hevishot is hard like steel. You might score the barrel.

I'd say look for some Kent Impact, but they don't make it for 16ga. The only other option would be to pick up the Hevishot doubles. It's softer than regular hevi, but I've heard it doesn't pack near the punch as regular hevi.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-10-2014, 04:08 PM
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Sorry, I just found some Kent Impact "pheasant" loads in 16ga at Ballistic Products.

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So I picked up this sweet sixteen this summer and can't wait to put it to the field, missing it this year because of work but my question is, has anyone shot heavy shot through an older fix choke like this. It's a mod. Choke . I think it's going to be a great wing shooting gun. Dan
I recently acquired a 1959 vintage Win. Model 12 12 ga. with a 28" modified barrel. It's in great shape and is all original. Myself, I would never shoot any HTL load through it, but that's just me. I don't think HTL would damage it but it WILL score the inside of the barrel. I will stick with lead.

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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Dsc,

This link will give you Browning's answer to shooting steel in their guns http://www.browning.com/customerserv...ail.asp?id=128 As most of the tungsten based loads (such as Hevi-Shot Duck) are harder and more abrasive than steel, it's not advisable to shoot them in your A5.

Do you reload? If so, there are a number of alternatives you could use. Nice Shot is an excellent choice for vintage barrels as is loose Bismuth shot.

As already mentioned, Kent's Impact Tungsten Matrix is loaded in 16ga. They are an excellent choice (when you can find them) for a non-tox load in your Sweet Sixteen.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-13-2014, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Sweet Sixteen

Thanks guys, it will definietely go to the field with lead but I wondered about the duck blind. Dan
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