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What 16 gauge shotgun action do you shoot/like the most?
Pump Action
58%
 58%  [ 10 ]
Semi-auto
11%
 11%  [ 2 ]
Over-under
17%
 17%  [ 3 ]
Bolt Action
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
Single Shot or Drilling
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 17

HudsonHowitzer775
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:47 am  Reply with quote



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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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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:16 am  Reply with quote
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I can't vote. You didn't include the SxS.

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tramroad28
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:37 am  Reply with quote



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Bolt-action...easy to work the action from a truck cab.

Hint: Never turn off the engine.
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oneeyednine1029
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:34 pm  Reply with quote



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Here's my 190 on the left. The JC Higgins on the right feeds a lot better though.

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HudsonHowitzer775
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:44 am  Reply with quote



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Nice collection. Is it possible to remove the bolt on the Mossberg for cleaning from the breach end?

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DanLee
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:57 am  Reply with quote
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Open the bolt, hold the trigger back, and the bolt will slide out. When you reinsert the bolt, hold the trigger back again.
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BigCreekMI
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:11 pm  Reply with quote
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I am with Dave; no SxS option - no vote.

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AmericanMeet
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:33 pm  Reply with quote



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Ditto
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16'er
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:27 pm  Reply with quote
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SxS 95% of the time... Very Happy
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16gaugeguy
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:10 pm  Reply with quote
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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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16gaugeguy
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:18 pm  Reply with quote
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Dave Erickson wrote:
I can't vote. You didn't include the SxS.


Well SxS guns are basically an O/U turned on it's side, so maybe you can sneak a vote in there. Laughing
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AmericanMeet
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:07 pm  Reply with quote



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16gaugeguy wrote:
Dave Erickson wrote:
I can't vote. You didn't include the SxS.


Well SxS guns are basically an O/U turned on it's side, so maybe you can sneak a vote in there. Laughing



Sounds similar to those guys that hold their handguns on their side. Smile
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