What 16 gauge shotgun action do you shoot/like the most?
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Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:47 am
Joined: 21 Dec 2016
Location: New York
I found a Mossberg Model 190 16 gauge bolt action in the back of my father-in-law's gun safe with about an inch of dust on it. I cleaned it up and then took it to the trap range. I shot very well with it. So I took it home and gave a real complete cleaning and oiled the stock with wood safe Ballistol and it is now looking like someone cares about it.
Anyone have one of these? I am not sure how to remove the bolt nor do I know if it is possible.
I want to keep this gun looking good because it shoots very well and enlightened me to how awesome the 16 gauge shotshell is with all of the benefits that go with it. Any info you can provide will be appreciated.
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When I lived up in the Blue Ridge in VA, just about every squirrel hunter I ran into was toting a Mossberg bolt action shot gun of one gauge or another. Lots of 16 gauge models mixed in with the 12s and 20s. The price was usually right for a good used one at Vass-Kapp Hardware and Gun Enporium in Galax. Bolt guns are reliable too if a bit slow for fast follow up shots. But then, those mountain boys usually didn't miss on the first shot, so speed was rarely an issue.
These bolt guns are a good choice for a slug gun too. I've seen a few with rifled barrels. Don't know if they were factory or customized guns though. I suspect it would not be real hard for a gunsmith or a clever DIY guy to swap out the the smooth bore barrel for a rifled one.
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