lunatic wrote:All that BS that browning wrote is nothing more than to cover their arse. Can't blame them.
As I read between the lines, Browning is saying not to shot steel shot on older Browning guns due to TIGHT FIX chokes. Well that will fit to any shotgun with fix thigh chokes, does it not? Answer #3
I have a 1960 magnum A5 that I have screw in chokes installed and I shoot steel shot out of it when I waterfowl hunt, 3" mag BB's, #2's #4's. Been doing it for four years now, no issues so far. With this set up I would stay below 1425 PFS.
I have been on other forums and people claim that they have fired steel shot out of their older A5's with full chokes and they have had no issues what so ever. A little to risky for me.
Are u saying that u had a full chocked a5 and got it threaded for chokes ? And your shooting steel fine? I been hesitant to buy either old a5 12g or finding sweet 16 but I want hunt with them not clay shoot and be safe queens or buying hevi shot classics doubles for 35 bucks for a box of 10
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That is what I said. It shoot steel just fine, with no apparent barrel damage. Of course I do not go above 1550 PFS as recommended, I stay with fast steel at around 1425PFS.
Here is why I elected to have an extended screw in chokes installed. I bought the gun for $500, its in really good shape. It's been refinished and synthetic stock put in, so the collectors value, if any was gone. And a Japanese or Belgian barrel by itself cost just about as much as the gun would. A extended screw in choke cost me $165 by Carlson's plus about $25 for shipping to & from.
It also came with three chokes of my choosing; I chose Skeet, improved cylinder & modified.
The barrel was originally a 32" full choke. Carlson's had to cut about 1.5" off the barrel in order to install the new choke. However the extended choke sticks out about 5/8", so barrel length loss is minimal.