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 Post subject: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:47 pm 
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I wanted a new 16 Ga semi-auto, I have an 1100 16, and a Ted Williams 16 Ga semi-auto, but wanted a new 16. Hence I bought a new A5 Sweet Sixteen. I have had it for a few weeks, and my first time SC shooting I shot a 79, today I was out with the wife, this is the 2nd time out with it, shot a 90, I am really liking this gun, at 5 pounds 13.6 ounces it is a really nice gun, Sweet Sixteen is an appropriate name for it. I can't wait to take it pheasant hunting this year :!: :!:



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 Post subject: Re: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:53 am 
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I would have never bought a 16 gauge, but I did win a sweet 16 last year at the nationals. I am so glad I did! While this gun doesn't particularly give me warm fuzzy's to just handle it, what it does do is kill pheasants!!! I took it to SD last year and wow did it do its job! Fiocchi Golden Pheasant 5's are lightening to a pheasant out of this gun. Its my new favorite bird gun.

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 Post subject: Re: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:02 am 
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I have had mine for two seasons. It is a great gun to carry and deadly. I am certain you will enjoy yours.


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 Post subject: Re: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:44 am 
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Really like mine. Lots of ducks have met their demise with it already. Waiting for dove season now.


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 Post subject: Re: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:10 pm 
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I bought a new sweet 16 last winter. Shot a couple quail with it, as well as some sporting clays. I’ll take it dove hunting Sept 1, and pheasants in November. I don’t care for the stock configuration, specifically the pistol grip. But I shoot it well.


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 Post subject: Re: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:42 pm 
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Do you load your own ammo and if so will it cycle 3/4 or 7/8 oz loads--thanks {hs#


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 Post subject: Re: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:14 pm 
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hoashooter wrote:
Do you load your own ammo and if so will it cycle 3/4 or 7/8 oz loads--thanks {hs#



I have not tried 7/8 ounce yet, but it turns into a single shot when I shoot my 3/4 ounce loads, it will not eject them. Sorry, yes I reload.


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 Post subject: Re: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:18 pm 
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hoashooter wrote:
Do you load your own ammo and if so will it cycle 3/4 or 7/8 oz loads--thanks {hs#


I only load 1 and 1.125 ounce loads.
They work fine.


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 Post subject: Re: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:14 am 
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hoashooter wrote:
Do you load your own ammo and if so will it cycle 3/4 or 7/8 oz loads--thanks {hs#


I only load 1 and 1.125 ounce loads.
They work fine.



I am going to reload a box of 7/8 ounce today, I am hoping they will cycle, if not, I will go up to one ounce.


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 Post subject: Re: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:39 am 
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I have consistently heard that they have a very heavy trigger pull. Is that correct? Do they need a trigger job right out of the box?


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 Post subject: Re: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:35 pm 
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I really don't notice trigger pull, I prefer a 6 pound trigger, but my Maxus is 8 1/2 pounds, and my Canvasback is 4 pounds, and I can't really tell the difference shooting them. I will check it with my Lyman trigger pull Gage, but the gun empty weighs 5 pounds 13.6 ounces, so I an guessing it will come in above 6 pounds.


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 Post subject: Re: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:31 pm 
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I have consistently heard that they have a very heavy trigger pull. Is that correct? Do they need a trigger job right out of the box?


My A5 Sweet Sixteen trigger remains far too heavy, breaking at a heavier weight than the entire gun. The trigger guard went to Jim at Cole Gunsmithing, for a more appropriate 4 – 4-1/2 break weight.

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 Post subject: Re: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:13 pm 
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Checked mine with the Lyman Gage, and the average for 10 pulls was 6 pounds 2.5 ounces, nothing wrong with that. Low was 5 pounds 14 ounces, high was 6 pounds 5.5 ounces. If I dangle the gun by the trigger, the slightest movement trips the trigger.



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 Post subject: Re: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:21 pm 
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Took The A5 out to shoot SC today. I reloaded some 7/8 ounce loads, with Federal 209A primers everything worked great, with Noble Sport 686's about 75% would not eject. So I think I found a load that will cycle the gun reliably with 7/8 ounce shot. I shot an 86/100 today, I love this gun :!: :!: :!:



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 Post subject: Re: New A5 Sweet Sixteen
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:34 am 
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Had some great dove hunts last few days with the 16. The more I shoot it, the more I like it.




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