Any New A5 Owners out there??

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Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby Jwrong83 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:30 pm

Just wondering how you like it so far? I have a 3.5" model and its one sweet shooting gun.

One question. Have any of you guys tried to "float" a shell in it? Mine will do it but I haven't shot it this way yet. This would be useful for early goose season and deer season for me. Does anyone see any potential harm to the action? The older Benellis would do it without malfunction.

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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby bshaver » Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:39 pm

Haven't tried it yet. I have a 3" A5 and love it. :thumbsup:
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby Anthonyl » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:25 pm

I took mine out for the first time today and ran it through the Sporting Clays course. It performed flawlessly and I shot my best round ever. I really couldn't believe it, but hey, I'll take it.

Love it!
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby Pond_Hopper » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:30 pm

Ordered one back in april and still waiting for it to arrive. Cant wait until it gets here, but the wait is killing me!!!
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby bshaver » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:59 pm

I ordered a rhino choke for mine, heard good things about their sporting clays chokes, but I've never owned one. I'll let you guys know how it works out this weekend, it's gonna arrive tomorow.
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby HG88 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:05 pm

What do you mean "float" a shell?

Anybody had any problems out of theirs? Probably gonna pull the trigger on one online.
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby TrapperRob » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:48 pm

HG88 wrote:What do you mean "float" a shell?


Google it... It is a way to load a fourth shell, without removing the plug...
It's illegal :fingerhead:
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby HG88 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:02 pm

Why would you need a fourth shell?
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby duckbuster06 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:57 pm

I probably have around 500 heavy target loads through my 3.5". Only problem came from an old box of Winchester 2 3/4" Expert target loads that come in the value brick from Wal Mart. Other than that it has been awesome.
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby HG88 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:59 pm

Just didnt want to cycle them?
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby duckbuster06 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:49 pm

Yeah failure to eject.
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby Cyrus1983 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:48 am

I bought a 3.5 inch, only problem I've had was also with some old junk wal-mart loads, I love the gun but it does recoil noticeably harder than my gold. But that shouldn't bother a man.
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby Dbishop311 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:14 pm

Ive had mine 3" version for over a year now. Not one hic-up yet. From cheapo wally world loads to 3" magnums. Keepes spittin em out. But I do like my sbe2 more. Just shoulders and feels much better to me.
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby mxmike26 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:02 am

Picked up my new A5 almost a month ago. Love the gun, very smooth action and very light recoil. Lighter recoil than my Super Vinci. Very solid gun. If I had it to do over again and didn't have the Benelli, Id choose the A5 over the Super Vinci. Just my two cents though.
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby MallardSX2 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:29 am

I'm going to buy one but I am going to shoot someone elses first with some 3.5"ers to see just how bad this thing kicks before I spend 1500!!
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby HG88 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:39 am

Got mine last Thursday. Shot about 150 through it. Heaviest thing I shot was some 3" 1 1/8 oz #2's and I'd say there was less recoil then in my Xtrema 2 w/o kickoff.

So far Im in love with this gun. It just shoulders great for me.

My only gripe is the lining in the case is ripped up in a couple places. Anybody had that problem?
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby mxmike26 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:34 pm

Case linning was torn as well. I dont use the case though.
Have shot 3.5s out of mine and the recoil is less than my SV. Recoil is great. Love the gun. Mine does not like light loads though.
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby HG88 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:49 pm

Shot probably 60 target loads with no problems.
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby Thax » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:38 pm

Shot my friends new A5 3.5 today. Very nice gun. Has more kick than the Xtrema2 for sure.
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby Jaked » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:57 am

Bought mine in April. According to browning mine was the 17th one in my configuration off the line. 28" max4 3 1/2. Absolutely love this gun. Put around 150 target loads through it and 30 3's and 3 1/2's just to pattern it without any issues. The easiest shotgun to break down and clean too. It hasn't proven itself in the blind just yet, so I'm hangin on to my A390 just in case!
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby HG88 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:16 am

Ill let y'all know how it treats doves after this afternoon. :biggrin:

And then hopefully some teal tomorrow. :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby black_duck » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:00 pm

I have an old original Belgium Browning and love it. What is the difference between the new and old version if any at all?
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby Luvbowhuntn » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:14 am

I purchased a 3" a while back in black synthetic and freaking loved it. So much so that I bought a Shadowgrass Blades 3-1/2" this past Thursday. So far it's killed several dove and no teal since we didn't see any opening morning. It's shot 3" duck loads and trash dove low brass without a single hiccup. Haven't shot any 3.5" yet but so far the recoil is less than my Benelli's. I really like the gun. Plus they look SWEETTTTT!
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby HG88 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:24 pm

Here's those doves I promised.

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no teal yet
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Re: Any New A5 Owners out there??

Postby mxmike26 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:08 pm

Will shoot immediately after taking a dunk in the swamp. Dropped her in the drink this past weekend was able to pick it right up and fire at some teal.
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