The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 8, 2012, 11:04 AM   #1
Slugo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 15, 2001
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,007
Well, I'm waiting to see a new A5, hopefully soon...

July was Browning's target date to get the new gun on the market. Should be another new gun to kick around...

__________________
Sometimes wrong, but never in doubt...
Slugo is offline  
Old July 8, 2012, 02:23 PM   #2
Husqvarna
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 7, 2012
Location: Sweden
Posts: 534
nice that they kept the signature hump
Husqvarna is offline  
Old July 8, 2012, 05:33 PM   #3
Slugo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 15, 2001
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,007
gorgeous looking gun IMHO...
__________________
Sometimes wrong, but never in doubt...
Slugo is offline  
Old July 9, 2012, 02:55 AM   #4
impalacustom
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 26, 2009
Posts: 469
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.
impalacustom is offline  
Old July 9, 2012, 04:24 AM   #5
Slugo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 15, 2001
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,007
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...
__________________
Sometimes wrong, but never in doubt...
Slugo is offline  
Old July 10, 2012, 07:42 AM   #6
efield
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 7, 2009
Location: Peoples Republik of Kalifornia
Posts: 122
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.
__________________
A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition.
-Rudyard Kipling-
efield is offline  
Old July 10, 2012, 12:44 PM   #7
Slugo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 15, 2001
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,007
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...
__________________
Sometimes wrong, but never in doubt...
Slugo is offline  
Old July 10, 2012, 07:07 PM   #8
zippy13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 23, 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,392
Quote:
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.
zippy13 is offline  
Old July 10, 2012, 08:29 PM   #9
oneounceload
Junior member
 
Join Date: April 18, 2008
Location: N. Central Florida
Posts: 8,518
What is the projected weight of these?
oneounceload is offline  
Old July 10, 2012, 11:37 PM   #10
zippy13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 23, 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,392
Quote:
What is the projected weight of these?
6-lbs 14-oz, 12-ga with 26-inch barrel
Source: American Rifleman May 2012
zippy13 is offline  
Old July 11, 2012, 02:21 AM   #11
.300 Weatherby Mag
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 6, 2008
Posts: 1,777
Quote:
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...
.300 Weatherby Mag is offline  
Old July 11, 2012, 06:00 AM   #12
Slugo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 15, 2001
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,007
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...
__________________
Sometimes wrong, but never in doubt...
Slugo is offline  
Old July 11, 2012, 07:06 AM   #13
Nine the Ranger
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 22, 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 213
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.
__________________
'A Vote is like a Rifle; It's usefulness depends upon the character of the User.'-Theodore Roosevelt

'In a Man to Man fight, the Winner is He who has one more round in his magazine.'-Erwin Rommel
Nine the Ranger is offline  
Old July 11, 2012, 09:00 AM   #14
oneounceload
Junior member
 
Join Date: April 18, 2008
Location: N. Central Florida
Posts: 8,518
Quote:
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
oneounceload is offline  
Old July 11, 2012, 10:31 AM   #15
zippy13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 23, 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,392
Quote:
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.
zippy13 is offline  
Old July 11, 2012, 12:38 PM   #16
.300 Weatherby Mag
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 6, 2008
Posts: 1,777
Quote:
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..
.300 Weatherby Mag is offline  
Old July 11, 2012, 01:57 PM   #17
zippy13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 23, 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,392
Quote:
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.
Quote:
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.
zippy13 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.09501 seconds with 7 queries