Browning A-5

Jason in Anchorage

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located an 50th Anniversary DU A-5...store had 2 of them. One in 20 and other in 12 gauge. Asking 1100 and 1000 respectively. Guns are virtually new but only chambered for 2 3/4" shells. Are these adequate enough for pheasants?
 

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more than enough

more than enough

Jason 2 3/4 is more than enough for pheasants. The A-5 is not the best auto out there though. I had one when I was growing up and loved it for goose and duck hunting, but once they came out with gas recoil autos I learned to prefer those. I think they are faster, and I think they bead up alot faster than an A-5, they are also lighter.
 

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Jason, if I'm not hunting in saltwater I always use my 16ga A5. I've trippeled on canadas, snows and ducks more times that I can remember. Pick one up and swing it around. If it feels good buy it. I love mine.
 

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Browning A5

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Jason,
The A5 was the best in it's day.....I still have two from 50 years ago but they do not compare {IMHO} with the Beretta 391 for pheasants....lighter weight and less recoil and less money than they want for those two...my two Urikas 391s weigh in at about 6 pounds each.....bought the fancy DU model from a winner for $600.....

My favorite load for pheasants is the Fiochi 12HVN4....12 ga, High Velocity Nickel [plated lead] #4.....5 and 6 are available....I find the nickel plated shot kills far better as it penetrates deeper without dragging feathers into the wound.....
 

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Vern,
You wouldn't want to sell one of those A391's by chance?
 

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