16ga.com Forum Index
Author Message
<  16ga. General Discussion  ~  1975 a5
Veryoldman
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:50 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 25 Sep 2017
Posts: 13
Location: Southeast

For setting up the gun generally what ammo can I shoot in soft recoil and what
recoil requires the "hard" set up?
Thank you
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
3crosses
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:24 pm  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 06 Nov 2005
Posts: 324

Well the first thing is to set it up as heavy loads and see if it cycles. If it doesn't the set for light loads. The heavy load setting gives one the most recoil reduction.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sneem
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:26 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Posts: 420

Assuming its a 16 gauge, generally speaking you can shoot 1 oz target loads at the light setting and 1 1/8oz hunting loads and heavier at the heavy setting. But that is not set in stone. My Sweet 16 will handle the 1 oz loads at the heavy setting. lubrication is the variable. Trial and error will tell you how much to use. Just a light trace of oil on the magazine tube is all that should be necessary. Don't over lubricate. That could lead to excessive recoil. Also make sure the forearm tab at the rear portion is in the slot in the receiver and the locking nut is tight. Good finger tight is enough. Forearm cracking is an issue and loose forearms are thought to contribute.


Last edited by sneem on Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:29 pm; edited 1 time in total

_________________
Many places remain undiscovered. Some because no one has ever been there. Others because no one has ever come back.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cheyenne08
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:28 pm  Reply with quote
Member
Member


Joined: 09 Dec 2009
Posts: 1251
Location: Cheyenne, Wy

Veryoldman, first welcome to the site, glad to have you here. I damn sure am not an expert in A5's, but my Dad shot one for around thirty years. We hunted almost only pheasants, and he never changed a thing in the gun.

It ran everything he ran in it, no clays, etc, just hunting. Maybe if you are going to hunt only doves, quail, woodcock, etc you might have to change the rings, other than that, my advice is shoot her, with different loads and see what happens. Wink

Another very old man.

Dale

_________________
One man with courage makes a majority.

...Andrew Jackson...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
tramroad28
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:39 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 20 Jul 2011
Posts: 366

At a youthful and spritely 65+ years, I would note that the condition of the springs in an Auto 5 can affect felt recoil to a great degree.

With new springs, fit and try re shell and lube will tell the truest story.

Enjoy the shuffle and the slam....it is hard to best.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jrothWA
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:43 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 16 Nov 2006
Posts: 251

Replace all springs and add in new friction pieces, clean adn smooth the OD of mag tube, then lube with one drop of MOBIL 1 Synthetic oil and put new friction pieces in place and cycle the barrel with piece and spring inplace, then shot some round, keed the piece in than give proper cycling when firing.

If you have clean the bolt carrier, etc., dust with graphite powder to keep the everything running smoothly.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
All times are GMT - 7 Hours

View next topic
View previous topic
Page 1 of 1
16ga.com Forum Index  ~  16ga. General Discussion

Post new topic   Reply to topic


 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum




Powered by phpBB and NoseBleed v1.09