Just found and bought a browning auto 5 which I have always wanted who ever had this gun really took care of it …Tim
Congrats. I still hunt with my Dad’s A-5 a few times a year, they are a lot of fun. Make sure you pattern it, the modern plastic wads keep the shot a little tighter than the older wads that were in use when the gun was made.
< still want one here. But for me, I’ve got to go out on the public days at the skeet and trap range and see if I can stand getting my back through a course of fire with the shotgun I own first. (And then do it a few days in a row…) I’d love an A5 in 20ga.
Think I’ll get to shoot it and my new over under Friday at the World Shooting Complex…Tim
Congrats! I’ve got a Light 20 that was my Christmas present when I was 12 (56 years ago) and my Dad’s old Sweet 16 that was bought in 1946 with his $125 service bonus given to WWII vets by the sate of Illinois. My 20 is Still my field gun for quail and pheasant- never needed anything more.
Coll buddy you have 2 great guns there…I always wanted a auto 5 since I was 13 and now I hate to say I finally got it at 58
Looked at a NICE light 12 today, with box, for $850…gotta figure what I can swap for it😏
Sounds like a not to bad deal…Tim
Took it to my club the other day to shoot man I love it …Tim
Be sure and get “trap loads” for your range time. They’re not as juicy as hunting loads. I made the mistake once of shooting a hunting load while on the trap line. The whole place stopped shooting. I left more than a little red faced.
When I was shooting a lot of trap, we always shot 12ga 1 oz or 1 1/8 oz #7 1/2 or #8 bird loads… not sure I’ve ever shot a trap load.
I was fortunate my Dad bought me a Sweet 16 when I was about 12. I think he paid around $100 for it. I checked the date code on it not long ago - 1958. I am only 2 years older than it
Pretty much the same load and shot size. However, a target load or a load you used is much different than the 3 1/2" goose load I used in a Citori Hunter before I left the line red faced. Never did that again. (I hit it)
Thanks for that. Like @Zee , I realize I have a lot of #7 1/2 laying about: Oh the dreams of quail and dove…
I’ll pick up some trap when I stop by the range next time. Or, get it at the clubhouse if need be.
Oh, my gosh! No wonder!!!
That was a “mighty” education there my friend.
Thanks for finishing the tale!
I’ve been there done that lol it is embarrassing…Tim
I imagine there was nothing left but dust
Just got a Mossberg Maverick model 88 pump action chambered for 20 gauge. Personally I’m not a fan of heavy recoil but it is an effective caliber for home defense. It is also my gun for hunting upland birds and small game.
My buddy has one and loves his…Tim