Auto 5 fan here.
I guess it depends on what you need out of a shotgun. I’ve been using the same Mossberg 500 for almost 30 years, its never let me down and its still in pretty much the same shape as when i bought it.
takes the worry out of pumping!!!!!!! The little lady can handle with easy and just the sound it makes when dropping the bolt is enough to stop most people.
My son inherited a Remington model 31 from his granddad.
I have the next generation in the 870. We use for doves and both work great but the 870 is way easier to take down.
It isn’t listed here but I’ve carried my Remington 1100 to the field for more than 50 years. Before that I shot a Stevens bolt action .410. Dad would never let me carry more than 1 round in that gun. You had to be dead on with it so you learned to shoot better. When I got the 1100 I had to learn to wait or all I got on a covey rise was guts and feathers. Quail were never as plentiful as one would have liked but they were not uncommon. Now we hardly ever see them so we end up just shooting clays.
I own three of the shotguns listed. Model 12 Winchester, A-5 Browning and a Mossberg 500. Time to hunt I reach for the 500.
See how one is always fair to everyone about everything, all the time? One suggests that you keep working with L. Case.
(PSSST. Hey buddy... c'mere where we can talk quiet, lemme give you a hint. Get this... If you post it all here, without a pimp link, more people will like you and they'll go click on your blog just because they think you're a cool guy. See?
Really one shouldn't have to explain this but hey, you've shown that you can learn.
Don't tell nobody I told you this.)
My wife looks her best cradling any shotgun from the Mossberg 590 Shockwave family.
11-87 remington 20 gauge...best shotgun for a old man
I have the Savage clone of the A5 that was passed down from my father. It’s the only shotgun I’ve ever fired that left my shoulder bruised after just half a box of low brass 7 1/2 shot target loads.
I guess I’m just a wimp.
Browning Belgium 16, rumored to be taken from the German SS after D-Day. Can’t prove it other than the grandpappy was in D-Day.
Still a sweet swinger (pun intended) and a dead-nuts on rabbit/dove shooter.
The tubular magazine under the barrel has a five-round capacity, and there is no disconnector in the fire-control system, allowing the shotgun to be slam-fired. Holding the trigger down and pumping the slide will fire the gun as the bolt locks into the breech. This feature has been discontinued in modern shotguns, but it ensured the 97s popularity as a military trench gun.
Great way to burn through some ammo, and great fun. :->)
And if the A5 were all that great, it still would be being manufactured and Browning wouldn't have tried to build two (2!) successors. It's time has passed. I own Belgian and Japanese A5s in ever gauge they were made in and I'd rather shoot 100 rounds through my gas-operated 12-gauge Browning Silver Hunter than run one box of shells through any of those other mare's legs.