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wellshooter
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:39 am  Reply with quote



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For you owners of the NEW Sweet Sixteen. Have you tried running light loads through it ? By light I mean 2 1/2" 7/8 oz 1100 FPS or 3/4 oz 1100 FPS loads or lower.

I have been considering ordering one but haven't seen any posts on this subject. Autos are not generally designed to handle both heavy game loads and light target loads and I have seen very few of them that will.

Since I load 16 gauge for, and shoot mostly, targets I would like to know if it would be best to fuhgettaboutit.

Thanks.

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jschultz
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:59 am  Reply with quote



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This months issue of NRA's American Rifleman has an article on the Sweet 16.
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wellshooter
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:32 am  Reply with quote



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jschultz wrote:
This months issue of NRA's American Rifleman has an article on the Sweet 16.


I saw that. Tested with 1 oz loads of # 6. Reported the weight at 5 lbs 8 oz. Which I don't believe. Must be a misprint.

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Cass
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:32 pm  Reply with quote



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wellshooter wrote:
For you owners of the NEW Sweet Sixteen. Have you tried running light loads through it ? By light I mean 2 1/2" 7/8 oz 1100 FPS or 3/4 oz 1100 FPS loads or lower.

I have been considering ordering one but haven't seen any posts on this subject. Autos are not generally designed to handle both heavy game loads and light target loads and I have seen very few of them that will.

Since I load 16 gauge for, and shoot mostly, targets I would like to know if it would be best to fuhgettaboutit.

Thanks.


I haven't tried anything that light with mine yet. The lightest I have tried are the Herter's 1 oz 1165 fps shells. It has run well with those on my first two outings. Here is a post after the first time I shot it:

http://www.16ga.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19782

If I go out this weekend I can try some of my RST 2-1/2" shells for function, but I think they are still 1 oz 1200 fps. I don't have any lighter loads on available or I would give them a run.

Update: I shot some of the RST 2-1/2" shells and they ran well, with no problems feeding.

Cass


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Cass
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:34 pm  Reply with quote



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wellshooter wrote:
jschultz wrote:
This months issue of NRA's American Rifleman has an article on the Sweet 16.


I saw that. Tested with 1 oz loads of # 6. Reported the weight at 5 lbs 8 oz. Which I don't believe. Must be a misprint.


I saw that too. My 26" weighs 5lb-12.2oz. I thought maybe they switched the trigger pull weight with the weight in the article.

Cass
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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:35 pm  Reply with quote
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The lightest load that will ever be shot in mine will be 1 oz. I'm using mine as it's intended to be; a hunting gun. I have OU'S and SxS's for clay shooting, and I can't stand rounding up empties spit out by autos. If I do decide to shoot a round of clays with my SW16 now and then I'll shoot 1 oz. loads and cuss under my breath as I round up the empties.

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