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 Post subject: Browning Auto-5 12-Guage with Poly choke & Steel Loads
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:13 pm 
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Hello...from...the MotorCity...

Let me get right to the point...

I just got off the phone with Browning & Remington regarding
MY 1941-42 "American Browning" Auto-5 12-Gauge I have owned for well over 10-years...



THIS is a direct quote from the browning Historian/Tech;

”Shoot ALL the 2-3/4” STEEL shot you want... EXCEPT Remington loads!”

I was specifically inquiring about Federal "Top Gun'" loads...as they are on sale CRAZY
at case prices around here...just for havin' fun with trap & skeet out at the farm and
such with friends and family...

He also suggested setting the Poly Choke at MOD to IMP MOD...

Does that sound about right???

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Auto-5 12-Guage with Poly choke & Steel Loads
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:02 am 
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It is interesting that a Browning Rep. would even coment on a gun made by Remington. In my experience, Browning is pretty closed mouth when it comes to discussing other maker's guns.

Remington clearly says that all of their barrels made after 1950 are steel shot compatable, if they are choked modified or more open. Your Remington M11/"American Browning" was made before 1950 and is not steel shot compatable.

Who did you talk to at Browning? I speak with them now and then and would like to follow this up. I might learn something new! :D

Ted at Poly-Choke says that their chokes are steel shot compatable. I use screw in Poly II in a Miroku A5 magnum barrel for waterfowling.

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Auto-5 12-Guage with Poly choke & Steel Loads
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:20 pm 
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I am glad you brought that up! I forgot to mention I spoke with Ted also...

My A5 has a Poly Choke installed and he asked me to describe it to him.



I did not know "much" about Poly Choke as a whole and he walked me thru it on the
phone...I thought that was kinda KOOL...

He then told me it is well over 60 years old and I should have NO trouble with this
unit at all!
I mentioned I am not all that famialiar with this item and he is sending me some
material in the mail A.S.A.P.

Picked up a case of those Federal "Top Gun'" loads yesterday...10 boxes of 25-count
priced at $57.99 before tax at Dunhams...DON'T FORGET to TELL the
cashier to give you the seperate rebate form...

One more thing about the Poly Choke I found out...when you unscrew the choke to reveal
the collar, just forward of the sight on the choke.

If there is a # 11 stamped on the collar, it was Browning’s dealer number with the Poly Choke Co.
ALL "authorized" Poly Choke dealers had/have a dealer number if I understand this correctly!

Well...MY Poly Choke has the number "42" stamped on it...interesting...

I was a little bummed Ted could not tell me "who" dealer # 42 is/was tho...

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Auto-5 12-Guage with Poly choke & Steel Loads
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:21 pm 
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I was just ready to post a new thread when I came across this one.I am considering buying a "American browning" 12 ga made by Remington W/ poly choke.
would I be able to purchase another barrel that could shoot steel shot, such as the Japanese ones, that would fit properly?
With the exception of clubs in the area (Illinois) steel shot is required on forest preserves etc. and that's where I intend to shoot frequently.
Or would it make more sense just to by a later model A5 that was made in Japan.The "American Browning " I'm looking at is what i think is reasonably priced at 250.00.
Any input would be greatly appreciated, as I don't think I can get much more confused with what I've read so far !

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Auto-5 12-Guage with Poly choke & Steel Loads
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:17 pm 
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I'm pretty sure a Browning A5 barrel will not fit a Remington "American Browning".
$250 sounds good.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Auto-5 12-Guage with Poly choke & Steel Loads
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:21 pm 
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rockher_man wrote:
I am glad you brought that up! I forgot to mention I spoke with Ted also...


rockher, what is Ted's phone number? I would like to ask him about a Poly Choke number.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:29 pm 
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Phone: 920-929-0667
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Hear are the numbers in polychokes web sight.

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Auto-5 12-Guage with Poly choke & Steel Loads
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:07 am 
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Gary,
Your Remington made "American Browning" is just a Remington Model 11 with the Browning name on it and a magazine cut off. It is not steel shot compatable and a Browning A5 barrel will not fit that gun. In fact, almost no Browning parts will fit any Remington Model 11. They are completely different guns made on the same patent.

If you want to shoot steel in an A5 gun, buy an A5 with a factory Japanese Invector, Invector-Plus, factory Japanese fixed choke of modified choke (or more open) or a Hastings after market barrel. Otherwise, use Bismuth, Classic Doubles, Tungston Matrix or Nice Shot in your older guns.

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Auto-5 12-Guage with Poly choke & Steel Loads
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:52 am 
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You can shoot most any steel through it, especially with a polychoke. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Auto-5 12-Guage with Poly choke & Steel Loads
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:45 pm 
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I ended up getting a 1950 a5 (belgium) and I don't think I will shoot any steel through it.It has the poly choke but i don't know if it came that way originally.The gun should be here sometime this week, just something about those a5's, Ive always wanted one!

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Auto-5 12-Guage with Poly choke & Steel Loads
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:09 pm 
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got the a5 and its in better shape than I thought, just dirty.I,m glad whoever gave the description at the auction place described it as basically crappy.That must have been the reason I got it so cheap(272.00). It cleaned up real nice I'll post some pics later

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Auto-5 12-Guage with Poly choke & Steel Loads
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:50 am 
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Waaaaayyyy overdue update.....

Man...still slingin' steel thru this '41 & it's just luvin' it!...

I shoulda grabbed ALL the cases of those Federal "Top Gun" loads
I could get in the truck!...

Anyway...I'll try to stop in a little more often...

Happy shooting.


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