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#6625969 - 01/10/17 12:31 PM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: TX_Birddog1L]
Tipps Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/12/13
Posts: 113
Where did he get the sweet 16? I've been trying to find one for sell anywhere, and haven't seen one yet.


Originally Posted By: TX_Birddog1L
I have several I like to rotate but my current favorite two are:

LC Smith Field Grade 16 GA 26" barrels IC/Mod (I need to open up to SK/IC)

Benelli Ultra Light 20 GA 26" barrel I leave the IC choke in it most of the time.

But I am really wanting the new Browning A5 16 GA...a hunting buddy of mine got one and I got the chance to take a look a it last week...really nice balance, under 6 lbs...time to start saving! Or I could sell one of the other shotguns roflmao

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#6626205 - 01/10/17 03:06 PM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: Barny Topwater]
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Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 1463
Loc: Fannin and Hall
Belgian made Browning light 12, and a Browning gold
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#6626233 - 01/10/17 03:24 PM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: Barny Topwater]
DPirates80 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/17/16
Posts: 493
I use either my O/U Ruger Red Label 20 gauge, or my 12 gauge Browning 725 Citori Sporting with the palm swelling and ported barrels. Those were my babies when I use to shoot in shooting competitions back in the day. I ordered a dozen different Briley chokes for each from skeet chockes all the way up to Improved mods and diffusers. I only use them hunting doves...I have never hunted quail or pheasant, but I would much like to.


Edited by DPirates80 (01/10/17 03:24 PM)

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#6626603 - 01/10/17 07:09 PM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: Barny Topwater]
Greg Z Offline
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Registered: 02/01/05
Posts: 686
Loc: TX, Rockwall
Beretta 390 20ga. light, no recoil and fits like a dream. This was given to me by a good friend and customer a few years ago.
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#6626654 - 01/10/17 07:37 PM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: Barny Topwater]
TiggerV Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 92
Well, this will be my first Quail hunt, but I am going to use my Stevens 555 in 20. I shot better with it than I have ever with any other gun....

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#6627899 - 01/11/17 04:24 PM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: Barny Topwater]
Eagle 1 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 1382
Loc: Fritch, TX
Here's my SWEET Sweet Sixteen...and no it's not for sale.

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If they didn't want me to have a midnight snack, then why did they put a light in the refrigerator?

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#6628020 - 01/11/17 06:07 PM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: Barny Topwater]
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 705
Loc: Yantis, TX
.410 Remington 1100

20 gauge Franchi AL-48
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" I don't hunt turkeys because I want to, I hunt turkeys because I have to."

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#6628146 - 01/11/17 07:37 PM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: Eagle 1]
zeagle68 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/31/07
Posts: 162
Loc: spearman
Yeah, yeah....rub it in!

Originally Posted By: Eagle 1
Here's my SWEET Sweet Sixteen...and no it's not for sale.


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#6629898 - 01/12/17 07:42 PM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: Barny Topwater]
blanked Offline
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Registered: 06/03/07
Posts: 1340
Loc: magnolia tx
Hate to be rude but those A5s are the ugliest!

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#6630287 - 01/13/17 05:43 AM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: Barny Topwater]
Eagle 1 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 1382
Loc: Fritch, TX
The beauty happens when you pull one up to your shoulder and pull the trigger...
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If they didn't want me to have a midnight snack, then why did they put a light in the refrigerator?

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#6630307 - 01/13/17 06:18 AM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: blanked]
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 705
Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: blanked
Hate to be rude but those A5s are the ugliest!


But the fit and finish of a Belgium made Browning is second to none. They have their own beauty.
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#6630409 - 01/13/17 07:55 AM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: Barny Topwater]
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 20005
Loc: Corsicana
A5s draw both lovers and haters. Dad had one back in the day and loved it. I couldn't hit the broadside of a barn with it, and it felt clunky as heck to me. He had another in 12 gauge magnum - and it was a great turkey gun. The Belgian ones are definitely very well made.
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#6630425 - 01/13/17 08:09 AM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: Gamblinman]
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Registered: 11/25/10
Posts: 2135
Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
Originally Posted By: blanked
Hate to be rude but those A5s are the ugliest!


But the fit and finish of a Belgium made Browning is second to none. They have their own beauty.


I have a Belgian sweet 16, and a Jap light 20. I think both guns are of equal quality. I inherited the sweet 16 and bought the 20 in the 90's for $300 when Walmart quit carying Browning and clearanced them in Midland.

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#6630435 - 01/13/17 08:19 AM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: Barny Topwater]
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red bone Bob

Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 2593
Loc: New Braunfels TX USA
From what I understand the new Sweet 16's are made in Portugal
The new A-5's are built different from the old ones or they at least they feel different to me, I like the new ones
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#6630667 - 01/13/17 10:18 AM Re: Favorite Hunting Shotgun [Re: Barny Topwater]
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Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2042
Loc: Dallas, TX
If you like the 28 gauge, take a look at the Rizzini models. I handled them at the DSC show and liked them greatly. I'm also a big fan of the 16 ga s/s, but don't currently own one, but maybe I'll fix that later this year. I also own and like my "Ugartechea SXS. English stock double triggers". It's a great handling gun.
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