I believe the 16 lost it's following when modern shotshells improved to the point where 20 ga. became more effective. There simply was no need for the in between size of a 16. That mindset has carried over into the ml realm. That's my :2 FWIW.I have often wondered why the 16 fell out of vogue.
I'm with you, at my age, 79 and only three months from 80, with three heart surgeries, bad kidneys, and a tumor removed from my spinal cord, I kinda got down on myself. Had to give up my shooting for a long time but that is resuming. And, good news is, I have something happening (ml-wise) that makes me feel like an excited kid again. More on this project will come later. :grin:At my age,..82, I have to have something to look forward to, something that makes me feel excited and want to jump out of bed in the morning.
Like the sound of her husband's car coming up the driveway? :hatsoff:NWTF Longhunter said:At my age,..82, I have to have something to look forward to, something that makes me feel excited and want to jump out of bed in the morning. :grin:
Man that's gorgeous! Ol' Mike sure can build a smoothie!Love my Mike Brooks 16 gauge (42" swamped octagon to round, flame walnut, 7 lbs).
I think it's the perfect upland gun that can be pressed to whitetail service with a round ball. I'm afraid I've neglected my .54 Lehigh since she came home.