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The gauge of a firearm is a unit of measurement used to express the inner diameter (bore diameter) of the barrel. Gauge is determined from the weight of a solid sphere of lead that will fit the bore of the firearm, and is expressed as the multiplicative inverse of the sphere's weight as a fraction of a pound, e.g., a one-twelfth pound ball fits a 12-gauge bore. Thus there are twelve 12-gauge balls per pound, etc. The term is related to the measurement of cannon, which were also measured by the weight of their iron round shot; an 8 pounder would fire an 8 lb (3.6 kg) ball.
Gauge is commonly used today in reference to shotguns, though historically it was also used in large double rifles, which were made in sizes up to 2 bore during their heyday in the 1880s, being originally loaded with black powder cartridges. These very large rifles, sometimes called elephant guns, were intended for use in India and Africa for hunting dangerous game.
Gauge is abbreviated "ga.", "ga", or "G". The space between the number and the abbreviation is often left out, as in "12ga".
I just bought a sweet Win '97 from the board, and also bought some of his ammo. Three of the boxes were unopened Herter's p(h)easant loads with size 5 shot. I'm gonna shoot cowboy with it, and need smaller shot.
I looked it up, and Cabellas sells 'em for $19.99 box. I paid way less than that...
Just picked up a 16 gauge shotgun for nostalgia reasons, and want to load for it.
Looking for a press, hulls, wads
Please PM me if you have gear or consumables collecting dust and want to clear it out.
Thanks for reading.
I have 600 rounds of 16 gauge ammo for sale. Can meet anywhere near the greater Beaverton area. I would prefer to sell it all as one lot and would discount that to $300 $275 for everything, or will sell individually for the following prices:
Edited to add willing to trade for equal value of 12...
Holy shells batman!
Selling all my 16 gauge shells (2 3/4 inch)
6 boxes - Hevi Bismuth non-toxic 2,4 & 6 shot (2 boxes of each), 1 1/8oz, very hard to find
2 boxes - Remington 7.5 shot 1 oz, Lead
2 boxes - Winchester Super X High Brass 6 shot, 1 1/8 oz
4 boxes - Remington Heavy Game Load 6...
Up for your consideration is a Winchester Model 12, barrel marked full choke in 16 gauge. Pump action, with custom High Plains Gunstocks furniture. Parkerized and ready for the field, blemishes at noted in photos below. Looks like it used to have a side mount scope.
Meet at Castleguard Sports...
A steal for you 16 gauge fans. Remington 870 Wingmaster pump 16 gauge with 28" full choke plain barrel. Someone has lowered the comb on the butt stock but I must say that it really comes up nicely for those who like to shoot field style instead of trap, like me. Full package here as I will...