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Charlie16ga
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:46 am  Reply with quote



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Well today is a good day. After being on a prepaid waiting list for a Browning A5 16 gauge January until the end of November when I ended up moving from Iowa to Kentucky, I got a call today from a vendor I was listed with (back in April just in case I needed a back up option) that a 28" model had arrived. I ended paying more than I wanted, but at least I have confirmation that in about a week what has been a 13 month delay will end.

Just had to share with someone.

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skeettx
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:26 pm  Reply with quote
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Struggles = Success
Well done!!!!!


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hoashooter
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:28 pm  Reply with quote
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Believe you will find it worth the wait.
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4setters
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:43 pm  Reply with quote
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Charlie,
Good luck on your move, your sore back, etc. After attending about 20 NWTF conventions in Nashville (and elsewhere) over the years, I've swore off in my old age, or I'd see you there (a different thread).

As far as I know, I picked up the first A5 Sweet that made it to Little Rock in early December, and have used it on seven bird hunts since. For an lover of older classic guns and a shooter of my Citori mostly at birds, the new A5 takes a little getting used to, but it gets high marks from me. With its weight and balance, it's great for quail (other than loosing them ejected Win CF hulls in the sage grass!). I also believe it will be great for Iowa (or KS, NE, etc.) ditch chickens, and can't wait to level down on a few of them next year, God willing. Year's ago, my Iowa pheasant hunting buddy, Charlie, and I flushed four roosters near Iowa City, and we each killed three, mine with my Auto 5! (Do the math on that one--we each killed one clean and then doubled on the last two!). Hope to repeat that with my new A5 Sweet!

Again, good luck.

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WyoChukar
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:56 am  Reply with quote



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Autoloader, lost CF hulls?! There is the real struggle. A small part of me died when I read that.

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4setters
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:56 pm  Reply with quote
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I think I only lost a couple. If I could only train my setters to find hulls for me! After they have retrieved dead birds, of course!

The new A5 does put them in the same place every shot. About 5 feet away at a 90 degree angle from the bore. Makes it a little easier to find empties.

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WyoChukar
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:22 am  Reply with quote



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Send me your CF's and I will send you Feds or Herters! Save the CF's I say. Save them from that horrible fade into the obscurity of tall grass! Oh the agony...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:05 pm  Reply with quote



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Charlie16ga wrote:
Well today is a good day. After being on a prepaid waiting list for a Browning A5 16 gauge January until the end of November when I ended up moving from Iowa to Kentucky, I got a call today from a vendor I was listed with (back in April just in case I needed a back up option) that a 28" model had arrived. I ended paying more than I wanted, but at least I have confirmation that in about a week what has been a 13 month delay will end.

Just had to share with someone.
Picked mine up yesterday and ran 100 rounds through it today.. Very happy! Very Happy

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Charlie16ga
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:28 pm  Reply with quote



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Mine should be here Monday or Tuesday. Might be my only purchase this year as my wife has started a business so not sure the funds will be there until/unless that gets to a stable income point.

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16' Brown A5
15' Brown White Light Citori
13' Brown Upland Spcl BPS
02' Rem 870 Exp
53' Rem 870 Wing
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47' Rem 31L
46' Win 12 (2)
33' Rem 31
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skeettx
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:43 pm  Reply with quote
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Anything that we can do to spread knowledge of her new business??
Web site?
Good luck
Mike

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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:09 pm  Reply with quote
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Charlie, you've waited a brutal long time for your SW16. Go get it and enjoy. Everything will work out in the end.

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Charlie16ga
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:47 pm  Reply with quote



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my wife will have a verbal agreement tomorrow, then I will be happy to share.

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16' Brown A5
15' Brown White Light Citori
13' Brown Upland Spcl BPS
02' Rem 870 Exp
53' Rem 870 Wing
53' Mar 90 DT
50' Mar 90 DT
47' Rem 31L
46' Win 12 (2)
33' Rem 31
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Charlie16ga
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:15 am  Reply with quote



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Thanks for the friendly encouragement Dave. I was so excited for so long last year, then as October came and went I saw my window of opportunity changing. I figure the move cost me roughly $100 to $150 more on the purchase, but the additional time allowed me to set aside that amount.

I have already been contacting Trulock about after market chokes, suggest our members do the same. Here was there response last week:

Sir,
We do not have them at this time. If we do make them it will be after June. Check back with us then.

Thanks
Nickie Cash

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16' Brown A5
15' Brown White Light Citori
13' Brown Upland Spcl BPS
02' Rem 870 Exp
53' Rem 870 Wing
53' Mar 90 DT
50' Mar 90 DT
47' Rem 31L
46' Win 12 (2)
33' Rem 31
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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:13 am  Reply with quote
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Charlie, I wouldn't be in a rush to buy aftermarket chokes. The American Rifleman just reviewed the SW16 and did some 10-pattern testing. I think the results look very positive. The mod was 66% (Kent lead) and 64% (Kent bismuth) at 40 yards.

The 40 yard standard is IC 50%, Mod 60%, and Full 70%

https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2017/1/26/gun-review-browning-a5-sweet-sixteen-shotgun/

I'll be checking out the SK, IC, and IM tubes in the offseason.

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fn16ga
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:55 pm  Reply with quote
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Charlie , I hope you enjoy your gun as much as I have this season . I shot dove with it using the Mod choke and snipe with I/C choke , never patterned either one but both performed well for what I was doing . Did finally shoot some sporting clays with the other day using the I/C choke and had no problems breaking clays out to forty yards with 1oz loads.

I did purchase the SKT , L/M and I/M , I think Dave is right there may be no need for after market chokes .
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