It is a tremendously satisfying shotgun. I will stick to my statement. It could easily be presented as follows. Even then, it is better than most others I have tried. The long, thin-wall choke tubes, a lengthened forcing cone, and a back-bored barrel reduce shot deformation and promote uniform shot patterns that wallop targets at long range. The pistol grip style was not an option with the A-5, but just contingent on year of manufacture. Reducing constriction from the forcing cone on the shot column results in fewer deformed pellets for more uniform patterns, and keeps more pellets in the central part of the pattern where they're needed to bag more upland birds, waterfowl and clay targets.
The A5 still has the functional receiver profile the old humpback Auto-5 was famous for that extends the length of your sight plane, aiding in natural sight alignment for quicker target acquisition and more accurate shooting, though now the receiver is built from rugged, lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, making the overall weight of the shotgun lighter than the old Auto-5. There's also extreme load versatility. I remember it especially well, because most of the owners back then couldn't stop themselves from telling me I should have gotten an Auto 5, instead of an 1100. As far as function, I have not had any issues. This gun is hands down the best wing shooting gun on the market. The heavier loads cycled fine but when I took it to the sporting clays range with light loads, it did have a few cycling issues which other reviewers have pointed out. The beauty of Kinematic Drive is the simplicity of design for consistent, reliable function with any load and under the full extremes of weather, temperature, moisture, and grime.
Just be prepared to get kicked. Thank you Browning because my family mostly shoots browning shotguns and we have never had problems. However when set properly it runs like a swiss watch as does my father inlaw's and 2 of my buddies. I have read online this issue happens more then it should and that they are accommodating on the repairs. Hyperbole like this, ascribed to the Automatic-Five, is far more accurate than most of the ad-brags you'll read today for new models. Internal directional deflection construction guides the comb down and away from your cheek for greater shooting comfort and faster, more accurate follow-up shots. Scroll through our Browning A5 shotguns and other Browning shotguns for sale below.
It is light, accurate, patterns perfectly, and has little to know kick unless shooting the 3. This is very close to the Browning 20 gauge fixed choke specification of. Yet, while the A-5 was a resounding success, the 20 Mag was not, particularly in the tested configuration. Hard to decide which one I like better. The A5's rugged design, combined with all the Stalker's added features, ensures superb performance versatility under all extremes.
I do have a couple of questions though? They are verry reliable if the owner knows how to maintain and care for them. I wish I had done that sooner to give me more peace of mind on the sporting clays course, but lesson learned. Do not click the link. With an action forged of and precisely machined from solid steel, Browning puts in your hands the most practical, performance driven, reliable, devastatingly good field shotgun on the planet: Welcome to Planet A-5, the true work of the old Master for it was designed by the greatest Master of firearms innovations that has ever lived: John Moses Browning. I hunt very hard with this gun and it has gone above and beyond what i expected.
As mentioned, I am unable to hunt as often as I would like; when I do I want a reliable shotgun. Operation is clean because gases are sent out the barrel and away from the action. If you want to put some quality back in the field sans plastic, techno-polymers and gimmicks, it is hard to do much better than an A-5 20 Mag which can be had in 99%+ condition often for half the price of some of the new but not so improved. Rated 5 out of 5 by BearMan2 from Browning - The Best There Is I grew up shooting the old school auto 5 as a kid. The new A5 feels incredibly balanced in your hands from pad to muzzle. Rated 5 out of 5 by mudflat from great Great gun.
I got to say this attention to detail is amazing on this gun. The long, thin-wall choke tubes, a lengthened forcing cone, and a back-bored barrel reduce shot deformation and promote uniform shot patterns that wallop targets at long range. Remington shells through the gun. I don't disbelieve their experience with them. By using this area you agree Castboolits, Gunloads, The Owners, Webmaster s , or Staff assumes no responsibility for the outcome related to any and all transactions which may originate on this site. The recoil is not over the top but it does recoil.
I have and still own, the Beretta extrema, The benelli Montefeltro, and several other 12 gauges, This one is the one I shoot with best and have had zero issues. It is the type of responsive handling that you don't generally find on semi-autos with heavier, ribbed, screw-choked barrels. The A5 feels light and swings fast. This gun cycles flawlessly now, it doesn't matter if I am shooting the lightest of loads or heavy. Examination of the barrel showed two things: it is extremely light and the forcing cone in the muzzle area is extremely long. Its my opinion that you can give a guy who dosnt take the time to read and understand the weapon that he is using, the weapon will sooner than later fail and some times with very bad results. A ventilated rib serves little purpose on an A-5, as you have the hefty block of steel receiver that, combined with bead at the muzzle giving you your sighting plane.
As for functioning in cold weather my old Auto 5 mag. In revisiting the A-5, I can't help but wonder what it would sound like if an energetic marketing department got a hold of this shotgun today. I used it for several pheasant hunts and a couple duck hunts initially with no issue. With a light barrel and a solid steel receiver, this A-5 20 Mag handles as you might expect, that being blazingly fast. I hunted in Minnestota on a -18 degree day back in 2002 and mine shot 30 plus shells with no hang ups. We work hard to bring the best Firearms Forum! Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. But the weapons are worth what anyone wants to pay! It is the one of the fastest cycling autoloaders ever devised, with out-of-the box trigger quality few hunting shotguns can touch.
Why didn't you know about it? The only time they won't cycle is when they are not set up correctly. Recently members have been receiving an email about confirming their account. Anyways any serious Turr hunter around here has an A-5 or A-5 magnum. With the recoil-operated A5 and the gas-operated Maxus autoloaders, Browning is poised to dominate every aspect of the autoloading shotgun market. This gun is the only gun that i have ever had that who ever shoulders it will have the sight line up perfect with your eyes. Put an A5 to the real test by picking one up.