I continually read how the 16 gauge is making a come back...personally I've always used mine so it never left...it just has gotten harder over the years to find shells that fit the type of hunting that I intend to do! The 'market' has been myoptic with regard to 12 gauge and has been phasing out the venerable 16 gauge shells, leaving all but a few choices for either waterfowl or upland (80% lead, 10%steel, 10% non toxic). Just recently Hevi Shot has introduced "Classic Doubles";which has been manufactured for those who are still using 'old' shotguns that shoot anything less than an RPG round. Last week I did a search for who had the lowest price since I would love to use my Remington 1148 16 ga. Sportsman for ducks without having to use steel...I found the lowest price to be around 27 for a box of 10! Needless to say a week later and all the places that I have come across have SOLD OUT of 16 ga. ammo!! I'm not an economist, being an architect I know crap about business, but if at least three huge retailers are out of 16 ga. ammo within a week this would be a good indication that manufacturers should think about bringing back a 'few' load types for 16 ga. and not just 2-3/4" #5 and 6 for non toxic shot... Sorry for the rant, but I figured just maybe there would be at least one ammo rep that frequents this site.