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  • Ok, mostly reloading gunsmithing question. I bought 2 A5s the other day, a 2 3/4 and a three inch. Question one, does anyone h

    Ok, mostly reloading gunsmithing question. I bought 2 A5s the other day, a 2 3/4 and a three inch. Question one, does anyone have any good reloads of a 2 3/4? I have to have something with more umph on it than the normal cheapo game loads. Second question, The 3 inch gun only single shots. I'm ok at the moment because that's a common problem, the question is where can I find online help on lining up the rings and such? I'll start with a good cleanig of it and messing with it. I go back to my eariler statement about Browning A5s. You can pay more but you will not find a better more reliable shot gun.

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    Capt Brad -- Here's a link to a pdf of the A-5 service manual. It's got ring diagrams on page 15.

    http://www.midwestgunworks.com/field_service_manual/browning_auto_5_field_service_manual.pdf

    Also, unlike modern autos, which run best dry, the A-5 likes a little oil on its magazine tube.
    The technicians at the Browning repair center preferred a drop or two of 30-wt motor oil for the job.
    I hope that helps. As for reloading recipes, try hodgdon.com. If I were reloading lead hunting loads I might try something in a 1220 fps, 1 1/4 ounce pigeon load configuration.

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      Phil is right on with the Hodgdon recipes. They also give away free pamplets full of loading data. Sometimes I see the Hodgdon gang out at Mill Creek gun club. They are a great bunch of guys. Bruce Hodgdon donnated the land for the ranges.

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        Well I cured the problem, a little Rem-oil on the friction rings and I had the 3 inch shooting as fast as I could pull the trigger and the 2 3/4 shooting the light target loads! I think I'm taking my senior citizens to the skeet range!!

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          Hodgedon has about as good a site for recipes as there is. CaptBrad make sure to only use a very lite coating of oil on the recoil tube.

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            Agreed with Del in KS!

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