Hey BradyBuck how do you like that A5? Is it a 3.5" and have you had any issues?
Also, I've read those guns are spring guns like a Benelli. My SBE II is 4 years old and the receiever looks like it's fixin to give up the Ghost. Its beat to holy hell on the rails. The receiver is Aluminum. Is the Browning Aluminum or Steel?
It is inertia driven and 3.5 inch. One difference I know of between it and the SBE 2 is the A5 has 4 lugs on the bolt vs 2 in the Benelli.
I got it at the end of dove season and it cycled the cheap Rio 2 3/4 shells flawlessly. I had one problem in the middle of the season that was my fault. I didn't have the berrel seated all the way and surprise surprise the bolt would not lock in...lol.
I really love this gun. I like how it fits and lines up with the humpback. It feels very crisp and fast when cycling.
My thoughts on shotguns are that most of the name brand guns are very good. You'll find bad and good reviews on all of them. It's possible to get one that will have issues no matter what brand.
I personally have had good experience with Browning.
I have no gripes about the Benelli other than I Do Not Believe the Aluminum receiver will hold up to the amount of shooting I do.
It cycles anything I've crammed in it.
"Inertia" is Benelli's marketing hype for Spring Gun.
I do prefer spring guns for the reliability.
The winchester Sx3 or Browning Silver, same gun, different cosmetics, both made my FNH are the best gas autos I've owned. Im brand loyal to none.
I would like a Spring Gun with a steel receiver. The springers are more reliable than gas in the dirt laden goose fields. I dont think it matters in a duck blind.
Is that receiver aluminum or steel?