I have some of everything and use a 12 for ducks and geese but for my bird hunting [quail,grouse & pheasant] I only use a SxS 16. They pattern better than any of my other guns, the only one that comes close is my 28. New ones are available but you can get a used one for less money. With skeet not having a 16 ga category the popularly of the 16 went into decline. I understand they are still popular in Europe and there was a 3" 16 years ago in Europe but I have never seen one [do have a SxS marked for 3" but only have 2 3/4 for it.