View Full Version : Browning BPS Real Tree 12 gauge finally

08-20-2012, 9:54 AM
I just received my Browning 12 gauge. Anyone have one?
Do you like yours?

08-20-2012, 10:33 AM
pics or it didn't happen!
We like pictures here

08-20-2012, 11:00 AM
FAR better than the usual 870/500 stuff normally recommended here.;)


08-20-2012, 11:01 AM
My first shotgun was a BPS, about 30 years ago. I've used it a lot but took care of it. The blueing is still in nearly perfect condition and I'll never get rid of it...

08-20-2012, 11:48 AM
I have one, It's great since I'm left handed.

08-20-2012, 11:31 PM
A friend of mine purchased an unfired one off of here. It's action is by far the smoothest cycling out of any shotgun I have fired. My only gripe about it is getting used to the bottom loading and how in order to load the first round I have to rack the slide all the way back and then pull slightly forward. Other than that, the gun is beautiful and the action is as smooth as can be.

08-21-2012, 7:41 AM
I have had one for years. I am a lefty and it works great. Although I never had a problem loading the first round as tony mentioned. All shot guns load from the bottom. But it will serve you well.

08-21-2012, 8:06 AM
Mine is not in real tree, but I love my BPS. Flawless operation.

08-21-2012, 8:34 AM
Compared to my sons 570.... well, there is no comparison. You get what you pay for.

08-21-2012, 9:36 AM

08-21-2012, 9:44 AM
Forgot about the action. You will not find a smoother pump action. Even though I bought new, I remember window shopping and looked at a used 20 yr old BPS. I knew then and there I needed a BPS after cycling a few times.

//nice to talk about a pump action other than a 870 or 500. Almost refreshing.
///not that there is anything wrong with 870 or 500 :)

08-21-2012, 11:53 AM

08-21-2012, 11:58 AM
I almost bought one at my LGS, but couldn't bare to spend that much on a pump. They are in a different class of quality, tho.They are a bit heavier than an 870 aren't they?