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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".
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...
294, approximately, of 16 gauge shotgun rounds. Dont have a 16 gauge anymore so no need. Some 9 shot, some buck shot, and some slugs I believe. $100 takes the box or trade for equivalent in 12 gauge buck shot/slugs. Meet face to face in South Salem.
I picked up a SBS 16g a few weeks back and I just love it.
I would like to do some reloads for it so I am in the market for either a full setup or a conversion kit for my MEC Sizemaster.
I could use some hulls if anyone has any.
Nice 16 gauge Model 12 Nickle Steel 2 3/4" chamber. Gun is in good condition Have receipts from Allison and Carey gun works, had the gun completely gone through, action timed, and smoothed. Have about $600.00 invested in the gun but recently acquired another 16. Buyer pays transfer fees. $300.00
Maybe you want this ammo.
(1) 5 Round box Remington Slugger 16 gauge 2 3/4" 4/5 ozt HPRS
Lets do a favor to Northwest Firearms. Donate $5 and pick up the box at my office downtown. Sounds cool? Send PM.
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Remington Model 11 Semi Auto 16 gauge with poly choke adjustable choke tube. Barrel is 22". In pretty good shape for an oldie. Have about 20 boxes of 16ga reload shot shells that go with it as well.
$300 Located in Stayton. There is a dealer just down the road from me that can do...
RST 16 GAUGE LENGTH 2 1/2 NOT 2 3/4 FOR OLDER 16 GAUGE SHOT GUNS. FPS 1125 LITE LOAD 7/8 OZ SHOT LOAD 7 1/2 SHOT. $25.00 PER BOX OF 25 SHELLS
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