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Old July 29th, 2018, 12:06 AM #11
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The Browning Auto 5 (A5) is a 120 year old design by the almighty John Moses Browning. He is a virtual god in firearms design. Some of his more popular designs are:
1911 pistol
Hi Power pistol
1919 machine gun
M2 machine gun
Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR)
Auto 5

The Browning Action is still used on a majority of modern pistols. Hell, even Glock fanboys recognize their choice in pistols uses a modified Browning Action.

Why mess with perfection- even if it is 120 years old?

I will give you three guesses as to what my semi auto shotgun is...

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Well I hope, at least, that you are using an original A5 with the long recoil design and NOT one of what is now being marketed as an A5.

BTW I also have a Remington 81 in 300 Savage (which is the rifle version of the A5, uses the long recoil mechanism). Also a J.M. Browning design. Great Action.
I was just wanting to try something newer...

as an aside, a friend had a BAR, has a 1919 and several 1911 products. So I am aware of his genius.
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Old July 29th, 2018, 12:37 AM #12
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Guess I'll just stick with the A5 for now...
Thanks for the inputs.
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Old July 29th, 2018, 12:41 AM #13
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Well I hope, at least, that you are using an original A5 with the long recoil design and NOT one of what is now being marketed as an A5.

BTW I also have a Remington 81 in 300 Savage (which is the rifle version of the A5, uses the long recoil mechanism). Also a J.M. Browning design. Great Action.
I was just wanting to try something newer...

as an aside, a friend had a BAR, has a 1919 and several 1911 products. So I am aware of his genius.
Mine is as His Majesty JMB intended.
I'm not telling you what to do, but the consensus is that JMB came damn close to semi shotgun perfection in the 1890's. Everyone else is trying to re-invent the wheel.
Heckler & Koch has alters to worship John Moses Browning in all of their facilities. Glock has Voodoo goddesses trying to channel him. CZ has sacrificed virgins to him. Mikhail Kalishnikov was a commie bastard- eff him.
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The Browning Auto 5 (A5) is a 120 year old design by the almighty John Moses Browning. He is a virtual god in firearms design. Some of his more popular designs are:
1911 pistol
Hi Power pistol
1919 machine gun
M2 machine gun
Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR)
Auto 5

The Browning Action is still used on a majority of modern pistols. Hell, even Glock fanboys recognize their choice in pistols uses a modified Browning Action.

Why mess with perfection- even if it is 120 years old?

I will give you three guesses as to what my semi auto shotgun is...

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The wheel is even older, hard to improve on perfection.
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Old July 29th, 2018, 01:06 AM #15
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My go to semi autos are the A5 (original) and the Remington 878.
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I have an 11-87 Sporting Clays. I picked it up when I was instructing to use as a loaner/trainer.

It doesn't have a lot of rounds through it, but it has performed well.
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I'm a recreational shooter, not a competitor, and shoot mostly an 1187 Premier light contour. Another 50 rounds this weekend at 100+degrees.

Sounds similar to the SC in that the barrel is skinnier, and forearm has narrowed opening, than my 1187 SP. My LC also came with the slug barrel, rifled.

Both shoot well. Only ever had one issue, aside from replacing the o-ring. on the 3rd in the 20 or so years since I bought it. It Doesn't like estates target loads. Chamber fouling, like I never had from any other round, before or since.

I am at least 10k rounds in, no problems.

A long time ago I swapped the wood for plastic, standard measure plastic not light contour profile. No issues. Works well. I used to carry this in field and woods for hunting, and the wood was pretty enough that I didn't want it scuffed up too bad.

In general, there is nothing wrong with this gun. You should be just fine.
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Old July 29th, 2018, 06:49 PM #19
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Thanks for your reply. I found it a good, thoughful answer coming from a member who had one and gave experiential critique. Though at this juncture I will probably stick with my A5, most all of the other posters seeming to support that avenue.
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I bought an A300 from BassPro a few years ago. I paid less than $800 including tax. It's a very good gun for the price. Someone on here commented in a different thread that PG County Trap & Skeet uses A300s for their rental guns because they're so reliable.
We have shot the hell out of my buddy’s A300, never a hiccup. I shoot clays with a Benelli Montefeltro, and I perceive a slight advantsge on the A300 at longer range. May just be mine perception tho.
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