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Postby minnesotaman » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:14 pm

I have the chance to buy a Browning BPS(really good condition) for $300, is it worth it? all comments are welcomed
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Postby vital_kill » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:43 pm

Check it out real good, cycle it, take close looks and inspections, if everything looks oaky, GRAB IT!
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Postby QUACK3XS » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:30 pm

Never had any luck with the BPS. the one I had would freeze in 100 degree heat. It cost me a mallard one day & I got rid of it. I'm sure this was just a fluke, browning makes a good firearm. If you want mine it's at the bottom of the "CHICK" WMA in VA :rofl: :rofl: (I used as a javelin 10 years ago).
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Postby Kiskadinna » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:16 am

If, as vital says, it checks out, I'd say it's worth it. I have had no issues with mine.
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Postby ajmorell » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:46 pm

For the 2 years I owned my BPS I never had a problem with it. I sold mine in great shape for $285, but was asking around $350. If it is cosmetically and functionally in good shape pick it up they retail for ~$450 depending on the model now.
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Postby lunatic » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:27 am

I have had mine for the past 10 years and have not had a problem. I take it every now and then to shoot trap, it still work great. I paid $350 for mine 10 years ago. Grab it.
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Postby bgoldhunter » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:21 pm

Good price if it fits you ok and has what you want.

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Postby MM » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:15 pm

If it fits well and checks out, buy it! BPS is probably (IMO) the most reliable pump on the market.
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Postby VA Wigeon » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:19 am

QUACK3XS wrote:Never had any luck with the BPS. the one I had would freeze in 100 degree heat. It cost me a mallard one day & I got rid of it. I'm sure this was just a fluke, browning makes a good firearm. If you want mine it's at the bottom of the "CHICK" WMA in VA :rofl: :rofl: (I used as a javelin 10 years ago).


Just exactly where in the chick is it? :biggrin: A little break free and it will be good to go. :tongue:
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Postby Whitehorse » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:34 am

I woulnd't bother, you can get a brand new 870 for less than that... and I doubt yu'll be able to find any one knock them!!

my buddy has one, and it fires pretty reliably but had to always take it apart cause the shells wouldn't eject... kinda sucked.

and his had the bottom eject, so it made it kinda a pain in the ass too! his rusts to hell even after putting oil on it... just bad luck... if an 870 is rusted up, you can just run some oil and make it look good as new



i'd get a new 870 personally...
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Postby VA Wigeon » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:52 pm

Whitehorse wrote:I woulnd't bother, you can get a brand new 870 for less than that... and I doubt yu'll be able to find any one knock them!!.


:eek: :lol: :lol: Have you been reading this forum. :huh: Remington bashing is very popular here. :no:
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Postby ajmorell » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:21 am

VA Wigeon wrote:
Whitehorse wrote:I woulnd't bother, you can get a brand new 870 for less than that... and I doubt yu'll be able to find any one knock them!!.


:eek: :lol: :lol: Have you been reading this forum. :huh: Remington bashing is very popular here. :no:



Ditto...the new 870s are junk and Remington's quality control has gone way down hill.
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Postby marbman92 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:24 am

buy it dont think just buy it great gun.
im pretty sure i saw that duck used both hands to flip you off when he went by
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Postby HtownBlaster » Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:15 pm

I picked up a BPS 10 gauge at the end of last year. I got to take it out a couple of times for the conservation season.

I could tell my buddy to my right really appreciated not getting hit in the head with empty shells.

You have to get used to the safety swith on the top. Had a couple of no fires while I was thumbing around for the safety - damn 870!
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Postby Trois_beaux_canards » Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:05 pm

HtownBlaster wrote:...I could tell my buddy to my right really appreciated not getting hit in the head with empty shells...


One of the main reasons i got mine, i figured i could take any spot in the blind without too much complaint...

Speaking of complaints, never had one with My BPS. well worth every penny i spent on it. Waaaaay better than that 870 I had before it.
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Re: BPS

Postby thenbman » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:10 pm

Nice guns...heavy and safety is on top of the gun, much different than 870 took me some time to get used to.
Mines been real good, did I say it was heavy and good as a billy club to kill coons too?
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Re: BPS

Postby KRB » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:01 am

Have had 2 both were reliable.
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Re: BPS

Postby z51 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:55 am

Sounds like a fair price. I owned a 10 gauge for 20 years but never liked or used it much. The gun is a PITA to detail strip and clean.
I would much rather have a 1980's - 1990's Remington 870 Wingmaster. They are a much easier gun to maintain and the actions are smoother. There are a ton of them out there in that price range. Also barrels stocks and small parts are availible everywhere and prices are reasonable. The Wingmaster is a much better handling gun to me.
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Postby mudpack » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:42 am

Whitehorse wrote:I woulnd't bother, you can get a brand new 870 for less than that... and I doubt yu'll be able to find any one knock them!!...


Correction: you can get a new 870 EXPRESS for that. The 870 Wingmaster (and its variants) is every bit the gun the BPS is (I have examples of the Wingmaster and the BPS), but the Express is not in the same league.

To the OP: that's a good price for a BPS, but be aware that to make the deal work for you, you have to want a BPS.
Don't be like my late wife, and just buy something simply because the price is right.
If I wanted another pumpgun, I'd hold out for a good used Wingmaster over the BPS. The Remington is just a slicker gun.

PS: just read z51's post, and it is full of truth.
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Re: BPS

Postby Honkerblaster » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:06 am

I have a 12 and a 10 in synthetic both have been extremely reliable, and seem to stay a lot cleaner then my 870 wing master. Especially when it starts snowing the action stays completely out of the weather. Some guys like them and some don't. But $300 is a decent deal for one that isn't beat to crap and works.
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Re: BPS

Postby Seaark18 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:00 pm

I have 2, and they're the best pump gun currently in production, in my opinion. The older 870's were just as good, but I don't think the new ones are.
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Re: BPS

Postby Boocephus » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:35 am

I had a bps 12ga with what I think was trap barrel on it. It had a switch on the bottom so it was a single shot, or flip it the other way for 3 shots. Sold that for 250 and bought a 10 ga bps for the same price. Love that gun. Was at a gun auction last weekend, a camo 12 ga bps went for 400 and it was pretty rough shape.
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Re: BPS

Postby Rick Hall » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:20 am

The BPS has probably been the most problematic pump through my blinds, with the most common issue being shells dropped from the magazine onto the carrier underneath the bolt, thus blocking it from opening to eject fired rounds. Fortunately, the carrier is composed of two separate fingers, so the errant round can be pried out between them, but it's still a nuisance.

Could be the dropped shells are the result of short shucking, don't know.
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Re: BPS

Postby captainduckhead » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:15 pm

I currently own 2 of them. a 12 ga. and a 10 ga. I wouldn't hunt with anything else. Having said that, you need to rack them like you hate them. If you short shuck it, they will sometimes try to load another shell and it will jam. Once you learn to shoot it they are very reliable.
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Re: BPS

Postby mudpack » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:14 pm

captainduckhead wrote:you need to rack them like you hate them.


I've noticed that, too. My BPS requires a forceful movement to successfully complete the cycling action.
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