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Has Browning ever made a bad gun ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hammer1, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. Hammer1

    Hammer1 Active Member

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    Not asking whether a single defective gun ever escaped the Browning folks...

    But asking, "Has Browning ever designed and marketed a bad shotgun ?"

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    BT-99

    Citori

    BSS Side-by-Side

    Auto-5

    BPS pump

    etc.


    Don't recall anyone ever complaining too much about a Browning.

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  2. Beretta687EELL

    Beretta687EELL Well-Known Member

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    I doubt you would get many that would complain, but they did make the Recoilless. Bill Malcolm
     
  3. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Yeah, but I don't want to offend anyone by naming models. But overall, it's hard to beat Browning for the buck.
     
  4. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    They don't cost enough to be popular with all shooters?
     
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    StonewallRacing Well-Known Member

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    Anyone remember salt wood...

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  6. DJSims

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    The Twelvette!
     
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    The A-500R/A-500G automatics were a very poor excuse of a shotgun.
     
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    aabradley82 TS Member

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    I'll go along with the A500s. However the Double Auto/twelvette/twentyweight are not junk. Other than the real A5 they are the only browning auto I will shoot. Handle great, shoot good and don't break.
     
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    I have picked up meaning to look at the new RETO A-5 and I don't think it would last a season on the bay duck hunting. They need to go back to the ORG A-5 design.
     
  10. 1100 REMINGTON MAN

    1100 REMINGTON MAN Active Member

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    Like all Mfg. some Great Models & some not
     
  11. JT 27

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    My vote for The Recoilless Trap.
     
  12. southjblue

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    Superposed---Broadway---Best kept secret-----If you can find one It'll last a lifetime----SJB
     
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    Any autoloader with the Gold moniker.
     
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    Wait until you see more of this "New" A5....
     
  15. NJCOP

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    They made one called the Double Auto. It was a nice looking gun. My grandfather bought one. It gave him a bloody nose shooting it after shooting one round of trap. It wasn't one of his favorites.
     
  16. CalvinMD

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    Even their worst were not really so bad.
     
  17. miketmx

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    I bought an A500R in 1988 and it still works just fine in all weather for hunting but I admit that it does not get a lot of shells through it. I never had a problem with a Citori or any of the BT-99s that I owned either.
     
  18. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Recoiless, although it has a small cult following!!
     
  19. Sky Buster

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    The current BT-99 is a "cheapened" version of the original BT.
    The Cynergy has never gained any real popularity and has poor
    resale value.
     
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    I was really surprised that some said something about the double auto and twelvevette. I had never seen one and bought one from an acquaintence a few years ago and tried it our on a skeet field and shot a 96. I still have never had it to malfunction in any way. Jackie B.
     
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