Old A5 questions

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  1. pounder

    pounder Elite Refuge Member

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    #2 and smaller is safe for those old barrels ( full choke)....never had an issue with my old Mag 12
     
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  2. Southern Quacker

    Southern Quacker Refuge Member

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    Go to the Brownell's site and order you a set of the Correct screw tips for the A5 screws and break it all the way down and give it a good cleaning....and a touch of Gun Oil in a few locations. Tip set is about $15.00. I've got all 5 models and break them down every few years and clean them....
     
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    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    ^^^^^^ THIS! Yeah, don’t bugger up the classic’s screws. There are YouTube vids showing complete break downs of the Auto-5.
     
  4. Pirogue

    Pirogue Elite Refuge Member

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    I have several Old A5s....have shot cases #4 steel through a few if them that are choked Mod witb zero bulges or problems.
     
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    ALMODUX Elite Refuge Member

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    Your gun was made between June and December of 1954.

    Steel #2 and smaller gets shot through any older Auto 5 of mine with any choke more open than full...and I’ve not seen issues with #3-#4 steel through full chokes.....but you have to make your own call. All the factory, smooth bore slug barrels were cylinder choke, AFAIK. Hollow ground screwdrivers are a must, IF you need to disassemble them, but it’s generally not necessary for normal maintenance and cleaning.
     
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    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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  7. magnumyammerhammer

    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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    We use to shoot steel out of model 12 heavy ducks all the time with no problems. One of our friends used to have a model 1200 full choke 30" he shot steel out of. Number four shot at ducks and F's at geese.
     
  8. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

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    FWIW shooting to may steel shot loads with pellets larger than 2's will swage the constriction more open in due time , maybe even Ringing the barrel
    just behind the tapered section on some guns ! Surely Barrel wall thickness dictates when it will happen ? Also , you'll never get the pattern density
    with a .030 or tighter choke shooting steel larger than #2's as you would with a more open choke !
     
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  9. magnumyammerhammer

    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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    Never noticed any ringing, and kilt a lotta fowl. Not saying modified wouldn't have been a better choice. I believe that about pattern density. An old guy who ran the gun club i used to shoot at said the best goose gun was a cylinder or IC choked gun and magnum BB's. Said he got a great pattern and killed many geese at 60 to 70 yards with that combo. And by golly when an old guy tells me something I tend to believe it. :l
     
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    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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