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#6193872 - 02/21/16 10:17 PM Browning A5
STXHO Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 04/06/11
Posts: 5187
Loc: South Texas
Who has one? How do you like it? Pros/ Cons? I just picked one up today and I have not read much about them.
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#6193875 - 02/21/16 10:18 PM Re: Browning A5 [Re: STXHO]
TTUhunter4 Offline
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Registered: 07/03/10
Posts: 700
Loc: Texas
Old style or new?
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#6193884 - 02/21/16 10:30 PM Re: Browning A5 [Re: STXHO]
STXHO Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 04/06/11
Posts: 5187
Loc: South Texas
New
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#6193929 - 02/22/16 12:15 AM Re: Browning A5 [Re: STXHO]
pervis Offline
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Registered: 09/26/14
Posts: 667
They're the shizzle a buddy of mine got one the same day I bought my cynergy. It's a great shooting, lite weight gun. If I ever buy an auto 12 it will most likely be a a5. Good choice

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#6194112 - 02/22/16 08:11 AM Re: Browning A5 [Re: pervis]
john paul Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/19/09
Posts: 1138
Loc: beaumont
I have one and love it. I thought I would never put my beretta down but once I since I started shooting the a5 at the beginning of the season I haven't touched my beretta.
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#6194158 - 02/22/16 08:32 AM Re: Browning A5 [Re: STXHO]
Erichugh22 Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 2370
Loc: Duck blind
Love mine. Hunted with it all season with no problems. I just got a second one the other day.
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#6194165 - 02/22/16 08:35 AM Re: Browning A5 [Re: STXHO]
woodduckhunter Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 283
bought one new just before sept. and shot it teal hunting and only used it during duck/goose. Made the stock a little longer with shims and put some lead in it. Would rather it have a little more weight out front but its close enough. Ran about 12 cases through it this year and had one malfunction, and this is with little to no cleaning and maintenance. The bolt didn't close completely and lock one time. Overall it is a very solid gun, and I don't think anyone could go wrong with it for a hunting gun. When it was new and I was patterning an assortment of shells through it, the recoil from some of the hotter three inch loads was a little more than normal. But, I shot 2-3/4" 95% of the time anyway. Good gun

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#6194309 - 02/22/16 09:46 AM Re: Browning A5 [Re: STXHO]
steve_twice Offline
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 241
I have a Belgian A5 Light 20, made in the mid 60s. Perfect dove & quail gun.

About 10-12 years ago I took the "Shoot Where You Look" class with Leon Measures. There were about 10 of us in the class and the other guys were all carrying beautiful, very expensive over/unders. Leon walked down the line checking us all out, stopped at me and said "The last time I cried was when they stopped making that gun right there."

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#6194317 - 02/22/16 09:51 AM Re: Browning A5 [Re: STXHO]
TTUhunter4 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/03/10
Posts: 700
Loc: Texas
I'm with the other guys. Bought one a year or so ago, and I love it.
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#6194337 - 02/22/16 10:04 AM Re: Browning A5 [Re: STXHO]
bradshaw02 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/26/05
Posts: 802
Loc: Katy
Bought one two years ago. I have hunted dove, duck, and geese with it and I like it. Low maintenance and a good fit for me.

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#6194672 - 02/22/16 02:01 PM Re: Browning A5 [Re: STXHO]
mbole Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/29/12
Posts: 90
I'm extremely tempter to get the new A5 Sweet Sixteen.

http://www.browning.com/products/firearms/shotguns/a5/a5-sweet-sixteen.html

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#6194685 - 02/22/16 02:15 PM Re: Browning A5 [Re: STXHO]
Hunt Dog Offline
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Registered: 11/25/13
Posts: 924
My Dad got his A5 for Christmas in 1968, bought a new barrel with adj chokes for it around 1993. I like shooting it. My wife's father had an A5 as well. I like shooting it too.

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#6194755 - 02/22/16 03:25 PM Re: Browning A5 [Re: STXHO]
kweber Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/03/15
Posts: 250
have not handled the Browning A5..
looks nice, tho..
inertia gun..
Browning's answer to the Benelli and clones...
completely different to my Light 12 AUTO-5...

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#6194931 - 02/22/16 06:27 PM Re: Browning A5 [Re: STXHO]
LittleD Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/05/12
Posts: 325
Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: STXHO
Who has one? How do you like it? Pros/ Cons? I just picked one up today and I have not read much about them.
If you will get it fit with a Jebs turkey choke I will try it out and let you know what I like about it if I get down there to hunt with you. When I can afford one I am going to get me one I have a Belgium made A5 that I really like.
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#6195007 - 02/22/16 07:15 PM Re: Browning A5 [Re: STXHO]
rdh1 Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 964
Loc: Moffat,Tx
I love mine
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