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Damn True
06-24-2011, 9:46 AM
I need a second gas pipe so I can hunt again with my father. My only shotgun right now is my Great Grandfathers old Browning A-5 that Ive been shooting all my life.

A LGS has a bunch of used Browning A-5's. Wide variety of conditions appearance wise. All in good mechanical condition. The price variance is from $300-$600. It would be seamless for me to switch from my Great Grandfathers Browning to one of these as I've been shooting it for 25yrs.

The other option is a brand new CZ Canvasback http://www.impactguns.com/canvasback-103-d-12-28-black-06081.aspx at $709. I've always wanted an O/U but there would be some transition required to get comfortable with it.

The thing is that this would be a 2nd shotgun that would likely not be used unless I was hunting with my father who will use my Great Grandfathers Browning. But having two copies of the same gun seems a little silly...and boring.

..anyway...just a little torn on the decision.

Sicarius
06-24-2011, 12:29 PM
I have a couple A-5s and I love them. Nice thing about keeping similar firearms is familiarity as you said and swapable parts. That said, a nice O/U would be nice too... I see your dilemma.
Kevin

Justintoxicated
06-24-2011, 7:21 PM
I'd get something different if it was me. I vote get an O/U and see how it works out for you. If you don't like it then let your dad use it and go back to your A-5 heh.

mjsweims
06-25-2011, 8:17 AM
I vote for another A5 in a different gauge.

Damn True
06-27-2011, 12:49 PM
Fuggit. Just bought a:

http://www.cz-usa.com/assets/cache/d1/c0/d1c0961ca0eff38a83ee59044b237a62.png

http://www.cz-usa.com/products/view/canvasback-103-d/

Damn True
07-16-2011, 7:16 PM
Ye Ole Auto-5. 105yrs old this year. Still works like a champ.

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr262/damn_true/canoe/DSCN0935.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr262/damn_true/canoe/DSCN0936.jpg

Damn True
07-16-2011, 7:16 PM
...and the new CZ Canvasback

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr262/damn_true/canoe/DSCN1150.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr262/damn_true/canoe/DSCN1151.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr262/damn_true/canoe/DSCN1152.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr262/damn_true/canoe/DSCN1148.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr262/damn_true/canoe/DSCN1149.jpg

http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr262/damn_true/canoe/DSCN1154.jpg


Took it out and shot a very sloppy round of sporting clays this afternoon.

a) Sporting Clay's is pretty damn fun. Never done it before. I think I could enjoy that.
b) The O/U kicks like a mule compared to the A-5. It's a lot lighter, no recoil pad, no recoil operation to absorb some of the kick.
c) I have a lot of work to do at the range before dove season.

anthonyca
07-16-2011, 7:28 PM
Beautiful!

BigDogatPlay
07-16-2011, 7:34 PM
...and the new CZ Canvasback

Took it out and shot a very sloppy round of sporting clays this afternoon.

a) Sporting Clay's is pretty damn fun. Never done it before. I think I could enjoy that.
b) The O/U kicks like a mule compared to the A-5. It's a lot lighter, no recoil pad, no recoil operation to absorb some of the kick.
c) I have a lot of work to do at the range before dove season.

Get a fitter to measure you up and have a decent pad put on that stock. Then shoulder it properly and the recoil won't be nearly so bad.

I've been looking at a different CZ gun so as you break it in, range reports would be bonus.

redrex
07-16-2011, 7:49 PM
Great choice, I just got a CZ Readhead and I'm totally impressed with the quality and balance.

It will be interesting to see in 20 years what the feeling is on these Turkish guns

hcbr
07-17-2011, 12:03 AM
I vote both :D