I would be much obliged if you read properly what I've written before posting irrelevant stuff.
I have conducted range tests, Niborger, nothing else. With my gunners, lvl 95 (at both caps, if you insist), there is no discernible difference in range between the 16"N and the 15"bL guns. I wasn't talking about the ship, so it's no good trying to tell me that it is good - everybody knows that. I was talking about the guns in the topic.
Sonlirain, in the message topic I specified "D" - from the port information we know that before a gun, that means "dual turret". So yes, I know that the 16"N have more range than the triple 15"bL.
I appreciate that the real damage of the 16"N might be - slightly - higher (that's why I wrote displayed damage in capitals).
There is still no good answer to the topic's question. My point is, even if the 16"N have been buffed, they don't seem to have any advantages over the dual 14.96"bL.