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    I just pulled the trigger on a Stevens 311 16 ga. I loooove 16 ga. Does anyone have experience with this gun.

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    Not specifically the 311 but a 16ga SxS is just awesome, best upland tool out there, to heck with the 20ga

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    They are work horses, not the prettiest gun out there but they work, I have an older model 311 in .410, great rabbit gun, has never given me any trouble

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    I owned one in 20 ga. and have shot several 12 gauges. The mechanics should never let you down. I suspect that the 16 ga. is built on a 12 ga. frame. Beware the infamous "Stevens Crack" in the stock behind the tang. Metal/wood fit was not always the best, leading to stress on the wood. You may wish to consider glass bedding (you can do it yourself) as preventive medicine.
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    Have the same gun jim, its all I have used for turkey's and rabbits the last few years even though I have three 12 gua. guns, a 20 gua. and a 28 gua. to choose from, it just seems to be the one I pick up even for pest control, skunks, racoons etc. Only thing I haven't used it for is goose hunting, I don't want to run steel shot out of it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlmorgan View Post
    Have the same gun jim, its all I have used for turkey's and rabbits the last few years even though I have three 12 gua. guns, a 20 gua. and a 28 gua. to choose from, it just seems to be the one I pick up even for pest control, skunks, racoons etc. Only thing I haven't used it for is goose hunting, I don't want to run steel shot out of it!
    Check out Kent bismuth, not the old bismuth shot, does not shatter in the air.

    http://kentgamebore.com/products/bis...hotshells.html

    Maybe not #5 for geese but should work well for ducks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    Check out Kent bismuth, not the old bismuth shot, does not shatter in the air.

    http://kentgamebore.com/products/bis...hotshells.html

    Maybe not #5 for geese but should work well for ducks.
    nah, I think I'll just stick to the 12's for geese, do love that 16 though, had a single shot 16 when I was a kid and shot lots of jackrabbits and fox with it, everything with canuck #4's
    Hope for the best, prepare for the worst!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdog View Post
    They are work horses, not the prettiest gun out there but they work, I have an older model 311 in .410, great rabbit gun, has never given me any trouble
    What he said.
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    "Maybe not #5 for geese but should work well for ducks."

    #5 bismuth works well on geese...and ducks....out of a sixteen. proved it many times, and on whistlers as well.

    just say'n
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    Every upland hunter should own at least "one" 16ga.
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