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Slugo
July 8, 2012, 11:04 AM
July was Browning's target date to get the new gun on the market. Should be another new gun to kick around... :p

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Husqvarna
July 8, 2012, 02:23 PM
nice that they kept the signature hump:)

Slugo
July 8, 2012, 05:33 PM
gorgeous looking gun IMHO...

impalacustom
July 9, 2012, 02:55 AM
It looks like a bastard child of some the B2000 and the gold hunter. To call that an A5 is similar to calling a Yugo a race car.

Slugo
July 9, 2012, 04:24 AM
the new A5 will prove to be a huge success. Then the sub-gauge models will follow. This gun is directed at the Benelli market...

efield
July 10, 2012, 07:42 AM
I own a few of the old style A-5's and use them frequently. As I understand it, the new model bears no resemblence mechanically to the old models. The "hump" is the only vestige of the old style. Nevertheless, eventually I will get one anyway............just because I want one. I'd like to see it with a rounded knob.

Slugo
July 10, 2012, 12:44 PM
efield, you are spot on! No disrespect to the original Auto-5, the new gun will be like comparing a Model A and Porsche 911...

zippy13
July 10, 2012, 07:07 PM
nice that they kept the signature hump :)
It's about all they kept.

IINM, the inside is like a Benelli. With the new design, it can accommodate a full length rib -- something not possible with the old reciprocating barrel. I've never been a fan of the humpback style; but, if your are, the A5 may meet your needs.

oneounceload
July 10, 2012, 08:29 PM
What is the projected weight of these?

zippy13
July 10, 2012, 11:37 PM
What is the projected weight of these?
6-lbs 14-oz, 12-ga with 26-inch barrel
Source: American Rifleman May 2012

.300 Weatherby Mag
July 11, 2012, 02:21 AM
gorgeous looking gun IMHO...

Bottom of the pistol grip is ugly... All they are trying to do is play off the reputation of the original A5.. Benelli rules the inertia market and unless you are just that big of a Browning fan they won't cause people to drop their Benellis and buy one...

Slugo
July 11, 2012, 06:00 AM
I would opt for the new A5 before ANY Benelli. Plus, there are way more Browning owners than any other premium grade shotguns. Browning factory service is also miles ahead of the Beretta family. Many reasons why shooters will look at the new Browning. Just my 2 cents... ;)

Nine the Ranger
July 11, 2012, 07:06 AM
I like it.

I'd prefer the A5 to a Benelli mainly because I've,always,wanted an A5 since I laid my eyes on one.

oneounceload
July 11, 2012, 09:00 AM
Plus, there are way more Browning owners than any other premium grade shotguns.

This is mostly true in the US; however, worldwide, Beretta is King of the Hill

zippy13
July 11, 2012, 10:31 AM
Beretta is King of the Hill
Beretta has been making guns for almost 500-years. Browning is an importer, the new A5 comes from Portugal, not Belgium nor Japan like many previous Brownings.

.300 Weatherby Mag
July 11, 2012, 12:38 PM
I would opt for the new A5 before ANY Benelli. Plus, there are way more Browning owners than any other premium grade shotguns. Browning factory service is also miles ahead of the Beretta family. Many reasons why shooters will look at the new Browning. Just my 2 cents...


On the west coast, both on the ranges, and in the field its honestly a 20:1 ratio of Beretta/Benelli Autos to Browning Automatics... There definetely are more Browning Citoris that their are Beretta doubles... I'd say its at least 2:1 in that regard..

zippy13
July 11, 2012, 01:57 PM
On the west coast, both on the ranges, and in the field its honestly a 20:1 ratio of Beretta/Benelli Autos to Browning Automatics.
My friend, there's no doubt it, the new A5 is Browning's attempt to take a bite out of the Beretta/Benelli dominance of the auto-loader market. IMHO, the hump-back design is nothing but an attempt to play the nostalgia card.
There definetely are more Browning Citoris that their are Beretta doubles... I'd say its at least 2:1 in that regard.
Let's see: a Beretta 682 Gold E, Skeet with adjustable stock has a MSRP of $4,805, while a similar Browning Citori XS Skeet with adjustable stock has a MSRP of $3,600 (and, a new 725 Sporting Adj is $70 less). That $1,200+ difference is a major bite to most shooters. Perhaps that explains the difference.

Among the comp shooters I know, a 682 is considered an upgrade from a Ciroti. I know guys who've gone from Brownings to Berettas, but not the opposite.