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Topic: Reload suggestions tighten Cylinder bore patterns
John Singer

Replies: 4
Views: 88

PostForum: 16ga. Ammunition & Reloading   Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:13 pm   Subject: Reload suggestions tighten Cylinder bore patterns
Have you considered having the gun jug choked?

http://www.hallowellco.com/jug_choke%20-%20definition.htm
Topic: New A5 owner stock fit problem.
John Singer

Replies: 22
Views: 1010

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:43 am   Subject: New A5 owner stock fit problem.
Is it possible to add a couple more shims?

https://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/mgwi/prod/B11810AA

One issue with using stock shims to raise the eye/point of impact is that the shim changes the ...
Topic: Anybody do forearm repair?
John Singer

Replies: 9
Views: 421

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:18 pm   Subject: Anybody do forearm repair?
That does not look too bad.

I have repaired a few.

Here is how Larry Potterfield does it:

https://youtu.be/x-HdLKcSu1w

I like to drill from the ends of the forearm through the cracks at ...
Topic: something ELSE to think about !?
John Singer

Replies: 39
Views: 1549

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:48 am   Subject: something ELSE to think about !?

Do you suppose oxygen levels have an influence on powder burn?

Atmospheric oxygen should have no effect on the powder burn as gun powder contains both the oxidant and reductant.
Topic: something ELSE to think about !?
John Singer

Replies: 39
Views: 1549

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:00 pm   Subject: something ELSE to think about !?
Here is an article from Shotgun Life magazine on altitude and choke, (and shot size.)

https://www.shotgunlife.com/shotguns/guns/busting-the-big-myth-about-shotgun-chokes.html
Topic: Briley thin wall chokes in 1967 Sweet 16.
John Singer

Replies: 37
Views: 1493

PostForum: 16ga. Guns   Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:48 pm   Subject: Briley thin wall chokes in 1967 Sweet 16.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tag-64-Browning-A5-16Ga-BELGIUM-21-BARREL-Lyman-Chamber-Choke/324015259200?hash=item4b70d07e40:g:vTcAAOSwnRhdiuxY

If your going to have choke tubes on a vintage gun, might ...
Topic: Briley thin wall chokes in 1967 Sweet 16.
John Singer

Replies: 37
Views: 1493

PostForum: 16ga. Guns   Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:20 pm   Subject: Briley thin wall chokes in 1967 Sweet 16.
You state that you wish to use the gun for doves, pheasant, and quail.

You could have the choke reamed something like a light modified as an option.

You could have it reamed to the pattern that ...
Topic: Help with hitting with a sxs
John Singer

Replies: 17
Views: 1016

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:00 pm   Subject: Help with hitting with a sxs
Have someone check how the gun fits you.

Read this over and make sure your eye is over the rib.

https://www.theyorkshiregent.com/shooting/gun-fitting-guide-fit-shotgun/

After getting the gun ...
Topic: 2019 hunting season photos-- lets see them
John Singer

Replies: 71
Views: 4787

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:19 am   Subject: 2019 hunting season photos-- lets see them
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Topic: New A5 owner stock fit problem.
John Singer

Replies: 22
Views: 1010

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:33 am   Subject: New A5 owner stock fit problem.
Your issue is very common.

I am an assistant coach for several teams in the USA High School Clay Target League. I do a great deal of gun fitting.

The majority of shooters that I work with requi ...
Topic: Trap vs field
John Singer

Replies: 58
Views: 3015

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:09 pm   Subject: Trap vs field
Merry Christmas

I share with you some wisdom from Phil Bourjaily (Shotgun Editor, Field and Stream) on the topic of this thread.

First, The science behind hot and cold streaks in the pheasant fi ...
Topic: What unusual dog commands do you favor?
John Singer

Replies: 37
Views: 1401

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:30 pm   Subject: What unusual dog commands do you favor?
I use "gee" and "haw" to direct my dog right or left.
Topic: Powder Migration? and another problem with Fiocchi hulls
John Singer

Replies: 14
Views: 793

PostForum: 16ga. Ammunition & Reloading   Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:44 pm   Subject: Powder Migration? and another problem with Fiocchi hulls
Was the weather warm when your Fiocci 616 loads performed well for you?

I do not think it is just primer depth. As Cold Iron pointed out, the failures of Fiocci 616 primers are also related to tem ...
Topic: Convert or buy?
John Singer

Replies: 8
Views: 753

PostForum: 16ga. Ammunition & Reloading   Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:11 pm   Subject: Convert or buy?
I went through the same dilemma several years ago. I ended up purchasing a 16 gauge single stage MEC press for $75.
Topic: Powder Migration? and another problem with Fiocchi hulls
John Singer

Replies: 14
Views: 793

PostForum: 16ga. Ammunition & Reloading   Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:07 pm   Subject: Powder Migration? and another problem with Fiocchi hulls
I have to share with you that I am not a fan of the Fiocci 616 primer.

Several years ago, I used them with Steel powder. They were very inconsistent and exhibited a lot of bloopers.

I have fo ...
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