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Any one know a gun store that has them in stock.My old Browning auto 5 needs a rest.I need one for dove opener. www.browning.com Look at the video of the dove hunt in Argentina thats some good dove hunting.You would have to ice your arm at the end of the day.
 

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I bet any place you regularly go can order one up for you, but since they're new (and a Browning) they're pricy. Good luck with the search!
 

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I've got a Browning auto 5 thats got at least 10000 round threw her,Shes tired and I have a Browning 425 over/under so Im sticking with Browning.
 

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I've got a Browning auto 5 thats got at least 10000 round threw her,Shes tired and I have a Browning 425 over/under so Im sticking with Browning.
The A5"s were a good gun, (I dont know what for, they were brutal!!) but dont compare the two, this will be a Mercedes compared to a VW!!! Unless you run a lot of 3 1/2" shells, "that will leave a mark!!"
 

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Browning Maxus

Just wanted to let you guys know, I bought the new Maxus on Aug 1st. Without a doubt it is the best shotgun I have ever owned. Cycling of rounds is very fast and smooth. The kick on the shotgun is unbelievably soft. Yeah it was $1320 and even second guessed buying it, but once I held it I was sold. All the advertised innovations on work just as advertised. It even had a selector switch on the side that I wasnt aware of. It locks the magazine tube so you can change that first round by pulling the bolt back and no rounds will load from the magazine tube. Like I said just wanted to let you know that if your in the market and its not too pricey for you. Get one you wont regret it, unless your a skeet or trap shooter then I would say get the new Vinci. Its the only shotgun that swung for me so nicely and has really good balance. I would have bought that one, but it only carries 3" shells. Hope this helps.
 

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Just wanted to let you guys know, I bought the new Maxus on Aug 1st. Without a doubt it is the best shotgun I have ever owned. Cycling of rounds is very fast and smooth. The kick on the shotgun is unbelievably soft. Yeah it was $1320 and even second guessed buying it, but once I held it I was sold. All the advertised innovations on work just as advertised. It even had a selector switch on the side that I wasnt aware of. It locks the magazine tube so you can change that first round by pulling the bolt back and no rounds will load from the magazine tube. Like I said just wanted to let you know that if your in the market and its not too pricey for you. Get one you wont regret it, unless your a skeet or trap shooter then I would say get the new Vinci. Its the only shotgun that swung for me so nicely and has really good balance. I would have bought that one, but it only carries 3" shells. Hope this helps.
Where did you find one Ive called all the Browning dealers within a 100 miles no one has seen one yet.
 

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Cool. I read that if you fiddle with the mag carrier when the cut off is engaged it makes it hard to operate again, that was the ONLY complaint the G&A writer had. That guy said the recoil was sweet whether 2 3/4, 3 or 3 1/2 shells were fired, which is NOT the case with a pump gun. :)sphss

You're going to like that gun!
 

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I guess I just got lucky. I have been asking around for weeks. I live in Anchorage, AK and have been calling all the Sportsmans Warehouse's around and nothing. Then I went to my buddy's in Fairbanks and there it was in a Hardware store of all places. Not your average hardware store they are a full line browning dealer. I see them all over gunsamerica and gunbroker.com. I have bought from both with no problems, but I would suggest hands on first. Just cause it is the best shotgun for me doesnt make it the one for you when it comes to fit. Mind you it is fully adjustable for butt stock length, drop, and camber. Good luck on your search. Oh forgot to add unlike other autos this thing cycles 2 3/4 with no hangups at all. At least not after 200 rounds. Thats all I have shot so far.
 

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Just curious...why do you think the A-5 needs a rest? I've got my greatgrandfathers Remington 11a...It's had some work done over the years, but it still will bust a dove.
Shes over 20 years old with over 10,000 rounds and shes not lite.shes not going any where just want somthing new.She will be a good back up gun when I go to Argentina.
 

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I guess I just got lucky. I have been asking around for weeks. I live in Anchorage, AK and have been calling all the Sportsmans Warehouse's around and nothing. Then I went to my buddy's in Fairbanks and there it was in a Hardware store of all places. Not your average hardware store they are a full line browning dealer. I see them all over gunsamerica and gunbroker.com. I have bought from both with no problems, but I would suggest hands on first. Just cause it is the best shotgun for me doesnt make it the one for you when it comes to fit. Mind you it is fully adjustable for butt stock length, drop, and camber. Good luck on your search. Oh forgot to add unlike other autos this thing cycles 2 3/4 with no hangups at all. At least not after 200 rounds. Thats all I have shot so far.
Called Browning this morning and they gave me a list of dealers that already got some.I call one on the list in No. Cal and bought it, having a local dealer do the back ground BS. Ill have it for opener.
 

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I've got an A5 light 12 mfg in 56' and use it for everything, dove, duck, pheseant, squirrels, quail, skeet. Even though it's only 2 3/4", the extra shot hasn't made much of a difference. Used my Pop's Rem. 11 when I started shooting then he got a sweet deal on a light 12 at a garage sale in the 60's. Been shooting it ever since, except for using a 870 I made for home defense and trap.
 
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