Very seldom does the sequel exceed the stature of the original. Almost never, in fact. On the other hand, Browning’s reiteration of their old, sweet 16 gauge does exactly that. This time it’s an entirely new gun that’s feather-light, smooth handling, and built like you would expect a Browning to be built.
Every once in a great while, somebody gets it just right, and that’s what Browning has done with the new “Sweet Sixteen.” Their new fowling piece is all gun with no fluff. And destined to be an instant classic.
— Robert Matthews