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Popsicle
March 24, 2002, 03:33 AM
Hi everyone. I made a kinda impulse buy tonight... a brand new Browning BPS 12 ga. 28" bbl. I have been looking at other options, namely Remington 870 Expresses and Mossberg 500's, but could not buy these after seeing the Browning. I paid 359.00 for it. They were asking 399.00, but I dickered them down 10% as it was the display model. Mine is the satin finished walnut stock model, with deep bluing. Almost too nice to use for birds this fall! Anyways, I just wanted some input of people familiar with this design, and to know if I got a good deal. Thanks!

Pat Brophy

rugerfreak
March 24, 2002, 05:47 AM
Nice gun---just a little on the "heavy" side compared to other pumps. That's a good price if I can remember from the last time I looked at them.

klh8
March 24, 2002, 06:15 AM
I have a bps (stalker model).I am more than satified with it.Looks like you done pretty good on the price.

Al Thompson
March 24, 2002, 07:41 AM
It's an updated M37 Ithaca and IIRC a Browning design. Very good shotgun. Great thing is that that design is good for lefties too.

Several friends have them - no problems noted (and I dought there ever will be).

Giz

Dave McC
March 24, 2002, 09:12 AM
Good shotgun, good price, enjoy....

maze51
March 26, 2002, 07:41 AM
I have owned the Browning BPS for some time now and they are absolutely a great shotgun and great also in a duck blind with a partner. The bottom ejection doesn't get in the way with anyone else in the blind. But alas, I have defected, I just bought a new Benelli, camo black eagle. can't wait for duck season!

Popsicle
March 27, 2002, 09:55 PM
Just thought I would update on my BPS. I have not shot it yet, but have tinkered with it. The gun had a loose stock as I got it from the box, so I pulled the pad and stock bolt, added a little loctite, and tightened the bolt nice and tight. Also, I looked at the manual, and it states that only the barrel should be removed from the gun for routine maintenance. That's fine, as I usually only do that to my other shotguns until they exhibit a need for a deeper cleaning, then I completely strip them. However, being the tinkerer that I am, decided to go against Browning's advice and completely strip the gun. I know, I know, I absolutely did not have to, but curiosity got the best of me. And you know what, it really was not that hard... it is very similar to stripping a Mossberg. Anyways, it's nice to know that if or when the time ever comes to strip the gun, I know how to do it! I'll post again this weekend after I get a chance to shoot it.

Pat Brophy