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Another crack at it !

#1 Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:28 pm

Bought a Parker VH 16 gauge on a #1 frame with 28” M/M barrels . It’s coming from Wild West in Anchorage . Hopefully it’ll be in hand by this time next week :wink:
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#2 Post by Tycer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:59 pm

Best of luck sir!
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#3 Post by GunnyMack » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:14 am

Hey that's great! Pics please!! Gee if that Parker could talk, just imagine how it got to Alaska and what it saw.

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#4 Post by Pitchy » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:23 am

Cool, looking forward to seeing it. 8)
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#5 Post by Pete44ru » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:25 am

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You'll like it !

The Parker I once had was a pristine ca.1937 Remington/Parker 16ga VHE Skeet Gun, 26" bbls with in/out chokes and several other options ( straight grip to a checkered butt, Miller single trigger, & beavertail FE - but no VR).

I almost kept it, but gave in when a dealer offered me 5X what I had into it - which let me obtain 6 other guns I wanted.
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#6 Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:04 pm

Pete44ru wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:25 am
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You'll like it !

The Parker I once had was a pristine ca.1937 Remington/Parker 16ga VHE Skeet Gun, with in/out chokes and several other options (straight grip to a checkered butt, Miller single trigger, beavertail FE - but no VR).

I almost kept it, but gave in when a dealer offered me 5X what I had into it - which let me obtain 6 other guns I wanted.
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I’d have preferred a GH 16 on an 0 frame with 26” barrels . I’ve already got a circa 1911 GH 16 on a 1 frame only problem is that one somewhere along the way shrunk from 28” to 27” . The VH 16 I passed on almost two months ago was a circa 1936 Remington Parker also on a 1 frame with 28” barrels .
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#7 Post by 6pt-sika » Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:37 pm

Guns supposed to be at the shop via USPS on Black Friday ! We however are closed Friday and they don’t deliver on Saturday . So I should have in hand Monday !
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#8 Post by 6pt-sika » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:46 pm

Well got it today ! The stocks been refinished and someone added a pad but didn’t cut it at all . So I’ll get a stock maker friend to fit a Reproduction buttplate and shoot the heck out of it !
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#9 Post by GunnyMack » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:15 am

Ummm PICTURES please!! :D

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#10 Post by 6pt-sika » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:51 am

Here are some pics from the GB auction where I found it . I'll try and take a few more at home this evening .
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#11 Post by 6pt-sika » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:53 am

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#12 Post by 6pt-sika » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:56 am

While I'm at it here's my circa 1891 Parker EH with factory 28" C/LM barrels and a doe I plunked last week using my home cast 0000 Buck . 8 pellets over 30 grains of SR7625 . Boom flop !
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#13 Post by GunnyMack » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:30 pm

NICE!
Buckshot is much maligned but if you take the time to test ammo and chokes it can be very deadly! I've had very good luck with various flavors over the years.

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#14 Post by 6pt-sika » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:53 pm

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NICE!
Buckshot is much maligned but if you take the time to test ammo and chokes it can be very deadly! I've had very good luck with various flavors over the years.
I do not really use Buckshot the stereotypical way it was intended . I’ll go up my tree and pull a rifle and shotgun up . If thedeer comes inside 30ish yards I’ll try and plunk it with the shotgun otherwise I use a rifle .
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#15 Post by GunnyMack » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:28 pm

I enjoy still hunting, normally if I'm walking I have my Benelli and 3" 00 . It's good to about 50 yds ,under the right conditions its accounted for many deer. My 870 likes 00 as well but only 2&3/4 Rem nickle plated or copper plated 4 buck.
If I'm in a tree I take my Savage 220 or a frontstuffer.

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#16 Post by 6pt-sika » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:21 am

Just took some at home pics of my new to me VH 16 .
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#17 Post by 6pt-sika » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:22 am

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#18 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:48 am

That recoil pad is interesting, orignal butt plate was inlet into the wood. Its nice they didnt cut the stock.
It's a good looking shotgun for sure.

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#19 Post by 6pt-sika » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:14 am

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That recoil pad is interesting, orignal butt plate was inlet into the wood. Its nice they didnt cut the stock.
It's a good looking shotgun for sure.
Thirty years ago when I had my K Gun Trap/Skeet Gun my LOP was 14 5/8” . With the pad this little Parker is right in that area , but having a bit more uhm fat layer on my shoulder and cheek that’s to long for me now .
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#20 Post by 6pt-sika » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:50 pm

Took it out in the side yard and tried my homecast slugs at 25 and 50 yards .
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#21 Post by 6pt-sika » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:52 pm

Tried my handloaded 0 Buck at 25 yards and those weren’t worth taking a picture . The #1 handload in this gun isn’t great but it isn’t terrible either .
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#22 Post by 6pt-sika » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:54 pm

I was shooting off the cap on the back of my pickup . Might do a touch better with the slugs at the range from the bench . Think I’ll try some of the factory loaded slugs and #1 Buck .
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#23 Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:43 pm

Tried the VH 16 today all at 25 yards with WIN , REM and Federal #1 Buck also factory WIN , REM and Brenneke slugs at 25 yards .
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#24 Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:50 pm

#1 Buck !
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#25 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:40 pm

Looks like you have given that 16 a good work out with the slugs!
Have you tried the Federal truball? They shot well out of my buddies win 1200 smooth bore. I'm not sure if they make them in 16 tho.

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#26 Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:14 pm

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Looks like you have given that 16 a good work out with the slugs!
Have you tried the Federal truball? They shot well out of my buddies win 1200 smooth bore. I'm not sure if they make them in 16 tho.
To the best of my knowledge about the only thing still being made and atleast semi readily available are Brenneke , Federal and possibly WIn an REM . All my WIN and REM slugs are older manufacture .

My little GH 16 that's missing an inch of it's barrels likes my home cast slug quite well out to 50 yards . It was to much to ask that this one did as well .

In the last couple days I've bought a few hundred dollars worth of factory 16 gauge slugs and buckshot . Most of it's stuff from other dealers that went out of business but had been in stock a number of years .
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#27 Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:15 pm

Between this VH and my little GH I oughtta have a good supply of hulls at the ready for my still NEW MEC 9000 16 gauge loader I've had about ten months and not used yet :o
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#28 Post by GunnyMack » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:46 am

16 is the only gauge I've never shot or owned, I have and load for 12,28,410 now. I don't drag my 10 out much, don't load for it. Had 20 years ago. Guess I should look for a 16 someday.

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#29 Post by 6pt-sika » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:40 pm

Shot my VH 16 on the skeet field today . Shot three rounds . The first round I kinda played a bit and dropped several birds over what I consider acceptable . The other two rounds I went 23 , 24 not perfection but pleasing for a first time .
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