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Swampy16
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:04 am  Reply with quote



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Way too heavy.!
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S.davis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:10 pm  Reply with quote



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No. My pride weighs more than that.
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old colonel
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:38 pm  Reply with quote
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Maybe yes, maybe no.

There are more variables than weight that are important.

I find balance more important. I find a well balanced gun ( gun balanced as you are most comfortable) feels lighter all other things being equal.

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fin2feather
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:30 am  Reply with quote
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I figure I'm about 40lbs overweight. A few ounces on a shotgun should be the last of my worries . Embarassed

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MaximumSmoke
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:52 pm  Reply with quote
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I'm a "moment of inertia man". How much is too little, enough, or too much. Looks like a 3-bears kinda thing . . . or a 3-beers kinda thing. Let's all speculate -- that's where the fun is! Laughing

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Brewster11
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:10 pm  Reply with quote



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To me itís more about balance than weight (MOI to be precise). That said, Iíve fallen out of love with Citori.
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Lloyd3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:22 am  Reply with quote



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I forget who wrote it, but the line "6 lbs in the uplands" seems to still apply. I know it certainly does for me.

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S.davis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:31 pm  Reply with quote



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Lloyd3 wrote:
I forget who wrote it, but the line "6 lbs in the uplands" seems to still apply. I know it certainly does for me.


He was talking about how much jerky to bring.
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CitoriFeather16
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:06 pm  Reply with quote
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Another vote for way too heavy!

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airmedic1
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:08 am  Reply with quote



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A 7 lb 16 b sort of defeats the purpose of an upland gun. I like my 16ís to weigh no more than 6.5 lbs and I have 12ís they weigh less than that. Fit is the key but I carry a shotgun way more that I shoot it and after 7-8 miles my 6 lb 16 feels heavy.
Now why a manufacturer would put 3Ē chambers in a 5.5 lb 20 is beyond me.

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nj gsp
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:37 pm  Reply with quote



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I classify guns in two categories:

1. Carry a lot, shoot a little
2. Shoot a lot, carry a little

And the dividing line for me is more of a gap - less than six pounds, it's a #1 gun. Seven pounds or more, it's a #2.

I have three 16's that are all less than 6 lbs, and they are all guns I use preferentially for grouse.

I have a 1927 A Grade A.H. Fox what weighs in at 5 lbs 12 oz as my fair weather gun, of course I always forget that it has two triggers.

My all around rain/snow/because I really like it 16 is a Citori Superlight Feather at 5 lbs 13 oz.

And the newest member of my little 16 gauge family is a new A5 Sweet 16 at 5 lbs 13 oz.

These are all carry a lot, shoot a little guns.

Another Citori I have is a 525 Field, and at 7 lbs I find it too heavy to comfortably haul around the woods up hill and over dale all day.

And frankly if you're going to shoot a 3" 20 gauge shell, you might as well be using a 12 gauge. I never much saw the point in those, and there are some fine 12 gauge guns under 6 lbs out there.
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