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Old 02-15-2013, 4:53 PM
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Default What do you think of the new Browning A5?

I'm looking into getting a semi auto 12ga for use as a just general purpose gun. From clays to upland game to possibly water fowl. It would mostly be used for clays though. What do you guys think for a under $1,500 semi auto? Is the A5 a good contendeder? Other recommendations?
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Old 02-15-2013, 7:38 PM
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Old 02-15-2013, 7:47 PM
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Looks like a modern autoloader stuffed into a historic looking shell.

It is not the A5 as we knew it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 7:51 PM
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Benelli.
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Old 02-15-2013, 7:55 PM
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Looks like a modern autoloader stuffed into a historic looking shell.

It is not the A5 as we knew it.
Seems to me that's not a terrible thing. It's a modern autoloader (a la Benelli) in a package that promotes eye alignment along the back of the receiver.

I haven't handled a new one and only recently bought my first old one so what do I know?
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Old 02-15-2013, 9:02 PM
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There are a lot of great or even arguably better autoloaders for a lot less money. If you want an A5, get an old one - they're around. My uncle just bought a pristine 1957 A5 for $700.
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Just finished up a whole waterfowl season using the new A5. Great gun IMO. No jams or malfunctions all season. I only cleaned it once when I brought it home because I wanted to see how much abuse it could take. Worked flawless.

I also shoot it very well with a high on target percent. It will be my new go to duck/goose gun for sure.
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Old 02-16-2013, 9:20 AM
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Benelli.
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I got the benelli m2 just because it has way more support and track record. never heard a bad thing about the a5 though. my two cents.
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Old 02-16-2013, 1:32 PM
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I have a Belgium magnum twenty for sale if anyone is interested for $800 obo. Pm me and I can text pics. Original owner. Dad bought it for me in 1971?
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