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 Post subject: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:40 pm 
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Looking at a BPS . Anyone have one or shot one? PROS / CONS ?




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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:05 pm 
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I have one for skeet, it’s big for a .410 which is nice. Very smooth shucker i like it a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:37 pm 
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I have one. It's one of my favorite guns. No issues with mine, the trigger pull is on the heavy side but I'm a trigger slapper so I really can't tell when shooting.

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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:53 pm 
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Very fun gun for skeet have had mine for six years no problems. BPS is not the easiest cleaning pump gun but after you do it a few times you will get use to it.


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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:48 am 
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Love my BPS Hunter. Little heavier than the Ithaca 37, but also ejects the empties at your feet for easy retrievel and smooth as butter. The bluing on my BPS is the best finish on any shotgun I own including my beloved Beretta O/U guns. The newer ones don't seem to have the nicer wood and sometimes are a matte finish. Pick one that suits your needs and rock on! Everyone needs another shotgun.

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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:07 am 
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I had one, nice gun. In my opinion it was way to heavy at 7-1/2 lbs. Sold it and bought an 870 Wingmaster. For me the Remington is not only lighter (6 lbs), but smoother and better balanced.


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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:07 pm 
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Thanks for the help.


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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:49 am 
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Heavy gun, beautiful though.

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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:13 am 
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I'm sure the first .410 I ever shot was a friend's pretty Browning pump on a skeet field. I hit a couple of targets from station 4 and have been enamored for at least 40 years with the gauge. Last gun I bought was a Browning 725 Sporting .410. It's almost more fun than a guy deserves to have.
Hope you're young enough to pick up those hulls. Break some targets with it and you'll want more of that. Get good shells to reload! (Win AA's) Have fun!

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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:31 am 
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Location: SE USA
LOP is fairly long on these from the factory. Mine was a very good shooter from the box and this is one I'll never sell. Weight is about perfect for my taste. The bottom ejection is good for lefthand and righthand shooters alike. It is tough to clean but there aren't that many places it can get dirty.

With my new pump guns, I like to oil the receiver/bolt area, outer magazine tube (where it comes into contact with forearm metal), and action bar(s) pretty heavily and rack them a couple hundred to one thousand times while empty and depressing bolt release. I periodically clean the dirty oil from the surfaces and re-lube during the process. The process helps to micro polish out the small manufacturing imperfections and really slicks them up before heading to the field or range. Note you will lose some finish from this procedure but that's going to happen with a pump gun in most cases anyway.

Stock up on .410 ammo when you see a deal. Decent hunting 3" ammo seems to run around $14/box in my area. AA 2-1/2" can usually be found around $10/box locally. In my opinion, anything below the quoted prices is a pretty good bargain.

It's a great gun to bring out to the Dove field or to separate good shooters from great ones on the clays course. Enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:34 pm 
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Nice gun but to heavy, I believe built on a 20GA receiver.

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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:21 pm 
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Yes it is on a 20 ga. frame. Passing on it. Tristar viper g2 might be in my future.


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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:57 am 
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I have one for "Sub Gauge Pump Day" at the club. Although I am not a huge fan of loading from the bottom, I like it ejecting that way and enjoy shooting the gun. It does function smoothly.

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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:18 am 
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Location: Illinois
Love my BPS 410. Shells are layed at your feet for easy retrieval


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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:12 pm 
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TEH wrote:
I had one, nice gun. In my opinion it was way to heavy at 7-1/2 lbs. Sold it and bought an 870 Wingmaster. For me the Remington is not only lighter (6 lbs), but smoother and better balanced.

This +1. I like the 870 better. The BPS seemed kinda clunky when I shot it.


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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:47 am 
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Have owned them in every gauge but 410. For clays and birds I much preferred the wingmaster.


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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:56 am 
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I also prefer the Wingmaster, in any gauge they balance better....


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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:28 pm 
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Thanks to all for the comments. Looking for a 870 now. Wish ithaca made a 410.


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 Post subject: Re: .410 BROWNING BPS
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:47 pm 
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Location: alberta
I have one in 28 gauge. Not the best investment for me. It is 7+ lbs, which for clays is not bad. The stock is way to thick for me and it has no cast off, meaning I really have to scrounge my face on the stock to bring my eye over the bore centre, all my other shotguns I can shoot with minimal face pressure, since they have cast off. The Matt finish on the receiver marks up terribly easy, so you got to baby it. Not what I want in a pump. Too bad because they are strong and smoothly auctioned made guns.




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