Joined: 15 Jun 2010
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Visited the Browning booth at Pheasant Fest. Got to finally handle a new Sweet 16. What a lovely, long wand. I am working on getting them to come to the Sweet 16 Shoot with some samples this year. The really good news is they plan on making another run of 16 gauge Lightnings and Gran Lightnings this year as the last batch sold out quickly. No 30" field barrels:( Would love to find the folks at corporate who like the 16 so much to keep it going. This is word of mouth at this time, but it came from Browning. I did ask for another run of 30 and 32" target guns, but that seems unlikely. That means the value of the existing guns will continue to rise.
Jeff, I asked the guy manning the Browning booth if the SW16 would ever be offered in a higher grade with upgraded wood, and a more elaborate receiver. He said "I wouldn't be surprised, but I have not been told that.
Not very definitive, but ....
Superlight feather would be a good move and I hope they do them again. The chief complaint many perspective buyers have with the Citori is the heavy clay target gun feel. Giving those customers a livelier choice seems smart.
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