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LarryD1130
10-29-2010, 12:45
I have this old Mossberg bolt-action 16 gauge that my dad gave me. I used it two years ago when I went hunting but I didn't get to shoot it. I'm confident of it's hunting capabilites because my dad got his best 10 point with it. I was considering getting a new shotgun to hunt with but I wanted to know if anybody still used a 16 gauge? If not, what type of shotgun should I get to hunt deer in Western PA?

K.Kiser
10-29-2010, 13:28
Don't see many 16's anymore, but they were used to put meat down for generations and animals haven't gotten any tougher since then... I have an old one too, but have only put a pocket full of shells through it in 25 years... It will kill deer just fine within reasonable ranges of any other shotgun, but like You know a 12 gauge is the standard.. If I go squirrel hunting ever again I may use it for nostalgia value as it's been in My family for 50 years, but if I use a shotgun for deer I will probably just grab one of My 12 gauges just because it's there and it throws a bit more lead...

noway
10-29-2010, 13:37
16s and 28s are getting very hard to find ammo or SG with barrels in these ga, with 12 and 20ga SG, it does not make sense for a 16/28 imho

n0vember
10-29-2010, 17:52
Is use a 60 year old Simson side by side in 16 gauge

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/2690185603_93367a3657_z.jpg

I use it only for hare and pheasant hunting when I have hunt all day as it is very lightweight. Love it and with the 2 3/4" Brenneke slugs it shoots groups of roughly 10centimers at 70 meters, both barrels

K.Kiser
10-29-2010, 19:52
Is use a 60 year old Simson side by side in 16 gauge

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/2690185603_93367a3657_z.jpg

I use it only for hare and pheasant hunting when I have hunt all day as it is very lightweight. Love it and with the 2 3/4" Brenneke slugs it shoots groups of roughly 10centimers at 70 meters, both barrels


That is a fine firearm, and it will still be participating in another 60 years...

LarryD1130
11-02-2010, 07:20
Just picked up some 16 gauge slugs yesterday.