A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby adustydawg » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:15 pm

Just could not resist. Got a deal on a Light 12 with 32 in full choke barrel from a friend in Wisconsin. Nice gun and the price was right. This could be my new dove and turkey gun. :bow: :welcome: :hi: :hi:
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby AdamG » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:13 am

Added another Japanese barrel to the collection yesterday. 28" threaded for Nu-Line chokes, and it came with skeet, Light Mod, Mod, and Full. :thumbsup:
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby elkslayer » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:09 pm

I have four, two 12's (a Light 12 and a Magnum stalker) and two 20's, a Light 20 28" and a Light 20 with a 26" barrel plus a slug barrel. The best shotgun ever made!
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby mmayes » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:54 am

Just picked up a Mint condition A5 Mag. Its a Jap made gun with a 30" Full. Now all I have to do is find a 26" Invector Plus barrell and I am in business

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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Bump » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:29 am

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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby STEVE IN SOCAL » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:22 pm

Whoa there Bump...I just had to go check my safe to make sure my black synthetic stock A 5 was still there.

Great looking gun, you have good taste.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Theircommited10 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:35 am

Great post thats a dandy of a waterfowling piece you have there .

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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby brent_o77 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:48 pm

My two A5's, got everything covered upland and skeet with light twelve (top) and my newly aqcuired magnum for waterfowl! Only guns i shoot!

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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Rob Robertson » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:14 pm

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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby STEVE IN SOCAL » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:29 pm

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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby shoooter75 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:43 pm

Just got my 1983 A-5 Magnum 12 out of the gun shop! Ready for some hunting!
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Mallard Cutter » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:54 am

Very nice guns all !!!
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby diesel79 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:04 pm

I added another Light 12 Stalker to my stable. Ive now got 2 Invector Plus Light 12 Stalkers and one Mag 12 Invector Plus.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Cobra7 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:00 am

Still the best gun ever made!!!
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby PnR_Productions » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:54 am

I just got my Grandpa's A5 from my uncle about 2 months ago and let me tell you i'm almost more excited to have this gun than i am my Benelli! She's old and a little beat but i bet it's killed more ducks that i could even imagine! I don't think it'll see a lot of action due to shells being Stupid expensive but i'm definitely going to take it out at least once a year!
How do you guys look up the exact year the gun was made? when i looked on brownings site it just said it was made prior to WWII.. I don't have the gun up here at college with me otherwise i'd post up the serial no. I'll check it and post up a pic of my baby after opener this weekend when i'm at home tho! if i have time..
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Cobra7 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:13 pm

That will be a special hunt when you decide to take her out. If old guns could talk. I bet she'd have some great stories.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby simplepeddler » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:29 pm

I've had a craving for the A5's since a kid.........my dad had a half dozen or so.
I have his Sweet 16 and my grandfather's A5 Mag........

Cabela's in Gonzales Louisiana has a slew of what appears to be NIB never even assembled guns for the 70's.........not cheap, but cherry
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Cobra7 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:33 pm

I might have to check them out!!!!
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Honk-n-quack » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:31 pm

What is the difference between the old humpback and the new ones? Which would you reccommend?
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Cobra7 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:35 pm

I recommend the old ones. The new ones are inertia driven like the Benelli. The older ones work on a long recoil principle where the barrel itself moves rearward to eject shells. The receiver on the old ones are steel. They will last several generations. Just my opinion.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby simplepeddler » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:16 pm

of course corect on the old versus new......
I will say, the older guns are heavier......most of the younger guys (my son and his buddies) want the light wieght black synthetic
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Tim Terrell » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:07 pm

Yep, I've got one.
Belgium-made "Light 12" with a rounded pistol-grip and the prettiest blond walnut. I've looked for an additional barrel with a VR... but no luck. 'Maybe a Japanese Miroku vent-rib 28" barrel with choke tubes would be the way to go.
Many years ago I owned a Belgian Browning A-5 "Light 12" with two vent-rib fixed choke barrels. I sold that one to get through a divorce. This one was my Uncle Paul's... and it's found a good home with me after his passing.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby txhunter90 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:35 pm

Ayooo. I have the new A5 and love it
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby Bridlewood Farms » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:16 pm

I wonder if someone could answer a question for me. I have 2 Belgium A5s. The latest one i bought had a 24 inch barrel with a polychoke. I bought it because I figured the 24" barrel would work great when I duck hunt the timber behind my house where I usually have close range shots. After a few shots this A5 wouldn't cycle shells properly or the barrel would just stick. I took the 30" barrel off my other A5 and replaced the 24" barrel with it and the shotgun cycled flawlessly. Just wondering if anyone else has had similar experience.
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Re: A-5 Owners --- Roll Call

Postby A5Gunner » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:04 pm

Probably an aftermarket poly with recoil reducer that doesn't go well with a recoil operated gun. Or the barrel weight is too low to operate the action. Or something is wrong with the barrel, bent or something. Try light setting on the rings.
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