I’ve been on the hunt for a Magnum Auto 5 I can hunt with. I have a mint Jap auto 5 that is simply too nice to hunt. Well, I’ve been searching for something cheap for a while now and I’m not having much luck. So now I am starting to convince myself to just turn my mint jap into a hunting gun by picking up synthetic stocks and cerakoting the whole gun to make it look like a stalker. I’m not one to collect guns so that is why I am wanting to do this. What’s the point of having it if I don’t hunt it? I find good looking jap mag A5’s all the time for $750-$900. The other option is to just by an old Belgian Auto 5 and say screw or and hunt it as is. I found a 1965 A5 mag with a 32” plain full choked barrel. I know the jury is out there about steel or no steel but I’m thinking I’ll just take it somewhere and have them open it up. I’m a little unsure about a 32” barrel though. That just seems too damn long plus it’s not ribbed. They want $625 for that gun. For less than $625 I can put stock Browning sybetix stocks on my Jap and have it cerakoted. Thoughts??