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Topic: Biggest Barrier to 16 Gauge Resurgence?
John Singer

Replies: 58
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PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:59 am   Subject: Biggest Barrier to 16 Gauge Resurgence?
If you look at the above posted screen shot from Midway USA, you will note that there is not a single 16 gauge target load. The decision, many years ago, to not include a 16 gauge class in clay targe ...
Topic: Biggest Barrier to 16 Gauge Resurgence?
John Singer

Replies: 58
Views: 1892

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:47 pm   Subject: Biggest Barrier to 16 Gauge Resurgence?
Just like now, out of Harvard, wearing mask to prevent covid-19 is causing other issues more serious, ie kidney problems from re-breathing your air for periods of time. Who really knows what the effec ...
Topic: Biggest Barrier to 16 Gauge Resurgence?
John Singer

Replies: 58
Views: 1892

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:27 am   Subject: Biggest Barrier to 16 Gauge Resurgence?
John Singer:
Like I stated earlier, texas parks and wildlife did a year long test, sure you can find it on the internet. They couldn't find anything that said lead was hurting waterfowl.

The TPWD ...
Topic: Biggest Barrier to 16 Gauge Resurgence?
John Singer

Replies: 58
Views: 1892

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:21 pm   Subject: Biggest Barrier to 16 Gauge Resurgence?

As far as using non toxic shot, i don't. Never did and wont. Scientific studies have prove the lead does not hurt anyone or poison waterfoul. It all was a play by the wildlife clubs to dupe the peo ...
Topic: Anybody own the Steven's 555 16ga O/U?
John Singer

Replies: 7
Views: 453

PostForum: 16ga. Guns   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:59 pm   Subject: Anybody own the Steven's 555 16ga O/U?
Danny,

Someone from one of the local gun clubs gave my phone number to another member. This gentleman called me and sought my advice on a "good, budget" over and under shotgun.

I e ...
Topic: Bismuth shot
John Singer

Replies: 17
Views: 1426

PostForum: 16ga. Ammunition & Reloading   Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:54 pm   Subject: Bismuth shot
I have to agree. At this time, it is not a cost savings to reload bismuth shotshells. I can purchase commercial loads at12 gauge and 16 gauge at $1.09 to $1.20 per shot.

Now, if you require 2.5&q ...
Topic: Bismuth shot
John Singer

Replies: 17
Views: 1426

PostForum: 16ga. Ammunition & Reloading   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:41 am   Subject: Bismuth shot
If you are in the states, here are a couple of tips on purchasing bismuth shotshells at good prices.

Mills Fleet Farm
Right now, they have Hevishot Bismuth Shotshells for $32/box. In their fue ...
Topic: Any DIY methods?
John Singer

Replies: 23
Views: 1051

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:18 pm   Subject: Any DIY methods?
A smooth, polished choke is not necessary a good thing.


I have an old copy of Jack O'Conner's The Shotgun Book. In his chapter on chokes, he wrote the following:

"This whole business of ...
Topic: Any DIY methods?
John Singer

Replies: 23
Views: 1051

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:19 am   Subject: Any DIY methods?
Here is another article on how to ream a choke.

https://www.bevfitchett.us/home-gunsmithing/a-choice-for-chokes.html

I find it an interesting job. If you do not feel comfortable doing it yourse ...
Topic: Any DIY methods?
John Singer

Replies: 23
Views: 1051

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:54 pm   Subject: Any DIY methods?
I know full well that I am in the minority and that the best option for most people is to pay a professional to do such work.
Topic: Any DIY methods?
John Singer

Replies: 23
Views: 1051

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:31 pm   Subject: Any DIY methods?
The OP is asking about DYI means of opening fixed chokes on shotguns.

Spreader loads do not appeal to me. Also, I have limited financial means. I hunt and fish with my limited disposable income ...
Topic: For using either the Kent or BOSS Bismuth loads, ....
John Singer

Replies: 6
Views: 555

PostForum: 16ga. Guns   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:49 am   Subject: For using either the Kent or BOSS Bismuth loads, ....
With these guns, it usually recommend to set the rings for high velocity loads and only change to the lighter setting if it fails to cycle on the heavier setting.
Topic: Ithaca 37 extraction/ejection issues
John Singer

Replies: 5
Views: 988

PostForum: 16ga. Guns   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:28 pm   Subject: Ithaca 37 extraction/ejection issues
Polishing the chamber will help. Also clean out any crud in the extractor notch in the barrel.

My son-in-law has a 12 gauge Ithaca 37. Hevishot shells use Cheddite hulls and give the same problem ...
Topic: VP80/PT1680 wads
John Singer

Replies: 4
Views: 793

PostForum: 16ga. Ammunition & Reloading   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:37 pm   Subject: VP80/PT1680 wads
The VP80 wad and PT1680 wad are the same. Ballistic Products carries them.

https://www.ballisticproducts.com/PT1680-16ga-7_8oz-non-toxic-wad-250_bag/productinfo/222PT1680/

That is where I got m ...
Topic: pheasant loads
John Singer

Replies: 65
Views: 12326

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:26 am   Subject: pheasant loads
Here is an article from Phil Bourjaily. His experience with nontoxic pheasant loads mirrors my own.

https://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/gun-nuts/2012/07/pheasants-and-steel/

Be sure to read th ...
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