Auto 5 light twelve... Possible Dumb Question

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Auto 5 light twelve... Possible Dumb Question

Postby Jhworley » Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:49 pm

Okay, i set a disclaimer :rolleyes:
I have an Auto 5 Light 12; which is capable of shooting steel rounds but only 2 3/4. Is there any gunsmithing, etc. that could possibly make this gun shoot 3" shells? Its getting hard to find 2 3/4 shells in the "popular" loads.
I have a BPS 3 1/2 so I'm set; but I hate to see my ole pal gathering dust during duck/goose season

just curious
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Postby BADDUCK » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:52 am

There is no conversion possible to 3" the action is too short. Why not shoot Bismuth or other 2 3/4" heavy shot type loads and take it hunting. I killed ducks for years with my Super X-1 2 3/4" and steel hand loads. It will still kill ducks. It's the singer not the song.
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Postby A5Mag12 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:16 am

Good steel 2 3/4" shells are easy to find. You could have more than you could shoot in 3 or 4 lifetimes at your door in just a few short days. Or you could buy a few pick up truck loads from the wal-marts around here not to mention the regular sporting goods stores.
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Postby waterfowlhunter » Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:12 pm

2-3/4" works just fine for ducks and geese, Just pick a load your gun likes and buy a case of it. it is usually less expensive than the 3"+ stuff we shoot and will still kill ducks just as dead. :thumbsup:
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Postby msmall » Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:41 am

In the long run it would be cheaper to buy a new gun.
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Postby bluewing77 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:53 am

msmall wrote:In the long run it would be cheaper to buy a new gun.


but he's already "all set" with the 3.5" BPS.... tell ya what I'd do, i'd get (another) A-5 magnum :thumbsup:
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Postby orphanedcowboy » Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:46 am

bluewing77 wrote:
msmall wrote:In the long run it would be cheaper to buy a new gun.


but he's already "all set" with the 3.5" BPS.... tell ya what I'd do, i'd get (another) A-5 magnum :thumbsup:


A A5 Mag, I'll second that vote, I love mine, finally got on some ducks this past weekend with it, first bird was a Hooded Merg, had one but the wing was torn up, this one is pristine, 7/8oz of LS love did him in
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