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Where would be the best and least expensive place to buy 16 gauge shells.
I want more than the bottom of the barrel shells. Any real good 16 gauge are almost non-existant in my area,
 

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I live near buffalo and Gander Mountain has some premium 16 ga shells.Dicks starts out the season with a few cases of game loads,but when they are gone you have to wait till next fall.Walmart stocks the remington game loads and the express loads.If you don't have any of these stores by you,cabela's sells the fiocci golden pheasant loads.
 

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What kind of shells are you looking for.

I've got Remington (black shell) Game loads for quail, dove and clays. Fiocchi Golden Pheasant and Federal Premium for Pheasant and Turkey and Kent Tungsten Matrix for Waterfowl.

The Remington were $3.19 a box the Fiocchi were $9.00 per the Federals $15 and the Kent $12.00.

Cabelas had the best overall prices and selection, but Macks Prairie Wing runs a close second.
 

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Deadpair - Internet prices may be lower but shipping & haz. mat. charges will off set that.
 

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bbanbury said:
Deadpair - Internet prices may be lower but shipping & haz. mat. charges will off set that.
I believe HAZ-MAT rules and charges apply only to stuff like gunpowder and primers, and not assembled ammunition.
 

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bbanbury said:
Deadpair - Internet prices may be lower but shipping & haz. mat. charges will off set that.
Hazmat charges do not apply to loaded ammo. I agree that shipping will eat up any savings, but if it's not available locally, what are you going to do?
 

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Dick's will also discount the price by 10% if you buy a case. I buy the Rem Game loads for shooting clays.
If they only made those in #4's I'd use them for pheasants as well.
 

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Remington Express, Federal Premium and Kent all make loads in #4 shot for 16 gauge.

My favorite is th3 #5 load in Fiocchi Golden Pheasant for Turkey and Pheasant.
 

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I've seen 16ga at places like Dicks and Gander Mountain but in pretty low supply. Don't bother with a place like Dunhams, they rarely have ammo in any decent quantity!
 

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Dick's has the Remington Game Loads on sale this week for I think $2.98 a box. If you buy a case (I bought 2 cases today) it comes out to $2.68 a box with the extra discount for the case purchase.

Can't beat that.
 

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You only pay $3.95 for shipping at Graf and Sons for anything you purchase except shot and target shells. I bought a loader, 1000 new hulls, a box of shells and 2000 wads for $3.95 shipping. I would not hesitate to buy hunting shells from them. Heck, I pay more than $4 to drive to Sportsman's Warehouse!

The best/cheapest 16 gauge shells I've found are the 1 oz. Federals at Wal-Mart for $3.99 (the 1 1/8 oz. loads are more expensive). The Winchester Super-X's run a close second for the same price. Both hulls can be reloaded multiple times and they are good quality shells.
 

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I didn't look at the other posts so forgive me if this has already been said but you might want to try Cabelas website. My friend has purchased pistol ammo through them and they have pretty good prices, so you should see what they have in shotgun ammo :)
 

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What gun are you shooting this ammo in? Many older 16s don't handle express loads and may be chambered for 2 1/2" or 2 9/16" shells. If this an older gun, you had better have a gunsmith check the chamber length. If it is an older SXS, you should only shoot fiber wad ammo.

There may be those who say it doesn't make any difference, but it does, and replacing eyes and fingers is much harder than finding the appropriate ammo.

If the gun is new, go to WallyWorld and stock up on Federals. I shoot four different 16s and have mild to heavy loads around, depending on which gun I use. 16s are classic and effective, and I'm glad to see the renewed interest in the bore.

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