Honest opinions on SX4 or an A5

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  1. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Titanium, baby!
     
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    That would work except for the $3-$4K price they would probably charge..
     
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    Once I switched over to dry graphite and no oil at all Ive had no issues with cycling or jamming
     
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    I haven't pulled mine out of the gun cabinet in a hot minute. I'll get some and try it. Any brand you are fond of? Generally, my guns get oiled with Rem-Oil or Hoppes, wiped almost dry, and hunted.
     
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    And you probably won't have any cycling issues with 3.5" lead or Hevi shot, due to increased pressures formed from the heavier payloads. I've shot an H&R Sportsmans Long Range, single shot 10 gauge, with an Indian Creek .690 choke for since I was 14(except for the choke). Love the heavy payloads , pattern density and no flopping
     
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    I started using dry graphite as well and have been using the CaseIH brand that's in an aerosol can. John Deere also sells it and neither brand is expensive for the volume you get.
     
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    I did use it the other day to shoot a (one) #7 steel low brass load, and it cycled. Outdoor temp was around 9*. Believe the load was 7/8 or 1OZ. I shoot heavy(er) loads for dubs, usually 1 1/8OZ., so I've never seen any cycling issues there either.
     
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    I came very close to buying one of the new A5 Hunter 3", back last spring, with wood stock and 26" barrel. I got gun shy of them when I heard all the issues some were having.
     
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    I have had good luck with the SX3, I realize it is no SX4 but I assume they are very similarly made. I have friends who sport an auto 5 and they love em. The best advice I can give is to try them both and see what fits. Some people cannot shoot with the humpback on the auto 5, throws off their shooting but others are very deadly. Gotta see what fits. Good luck.
     
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    I was told by the Beretta and Browning techs to stay away from Rem oil.
     

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