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Browning auto 5 #2734400
02/11/19 07:16 AM
02/11/19 07:16 AM
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I have a 3” 12 gauge Browning auto 5 with a 32” full choke barrel and a 28” new browning miroku barrel with investor plus choke. I’m 5’9” 155# and the gun is kinda heavy for my liking. I was wondering if I put a sling on this gun will it hurt the value of the gun if I decide to sell it? Also was thinking of having the new barrel cerekote in flat black as it will mainly be used for turkey hunting. Any opinions?

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Re: Browning auto 5 [Re: having fun now] #2734520
02/11/19 09:52 AM
02/11/19 09:52 AM
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For an Auto 5 Magnum Twelve, the biggest part about putting a sling on it will be that you have to drill the buttstock in order to put in a sling swivel, which is permanent. The other attachment point is the magazine cap, which is no big deal as it isn't permanent.

I wouldn't cerakote the Miroku barrel as it's an invector plus barrel, which is more desirable than the standard invector barrels since it's overbored with longer forcing cones.

Bottom line, a lot of turkeys have been killed with wood and blue shotguns.

Re: Browning auto 5 [Re: having fun now] #2734538
02/11/19 10:08 AM
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If you drill it it will hurt the value.

But you’ll still sell it easily just for not as much

They make slings that don’t need swivels. I have one on a 410 I used to rabbit hunt with.


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Re: Browning auto 5 [Re: having fun now] #2734586
02/11/19 10:50 AM
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If you want it for a turkey gun and it doesn’t have any sentimental value you might as well go ahead and sell It before you drill a hole in the stock. They are wonderful shotguns but the barrel length and weight makes them not the best option for a dedicated turkey gun.


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