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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:10 pm 
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My Dad just gave me his browning auto 5 light twelve, made in 1960. I was wondering if anybody knows where they were made I have heard Belgium and I have heard U.S.A. Thanks. Eli.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:46 pm 
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That early was most likely made in Belgium. Look for Belgian proofs to confirm that. LGE over an oval is one. SW

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:55 pm 
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Yep i saw the LGE. Thank you!!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:43 am 
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Is there a ammo that is better than others, for this 2 and three quarter 12 gauge? Its kinda old I dont want to mess it up. But i would like to shoot it, and clean it, and repeat!! This is the first shotgun i have owned!! Thanks for any pointers!! Eli.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:29 am 
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Try some trap loads to see if they will cycle it. Actually, it's a quality shotgun made of good steel & should handle even hi-brass turkey whackers with no trouble. SW

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:59 am 
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dittos what hogger said , but id think a standard 3dram , 1-1/8oz , 7-8 trap load would cycle it just fine ,

oh - and what do you mean a made in 1960 is kinda old ?????? whippersnappers


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:15 pm 
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LOL!! Thanks for the reply's. I can't wait to shoot it.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:41 pm 
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Went and shot trap, and 5 stand with the A 5. Damn that's fun stuff! The gun worked awesome! The best I got on 5 stand was 9. Practice needed! It sure was fun to shoot that A 5 as fast as I could when two clays kinda crossed paths on 5 stand. Has anybody shot clays or birds lately? I sure like how light that A 5 is .


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:23 pm 
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now on to my favorite 'sporting clays' its 5 stand on a walk thru coarse , kinda like playing golf , gives you time to recover from a bad station - clear your head or revel in a good one - anticipate the next , they generally mix it up on a regular basis if its a true sporting clays range

i shoot trap but i far prefer sporting clays


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:38 am 
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That sounds fun. I got to look into that.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:23 am 
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i shot 4 of my 7 spring league trap today , first of the year 16 on the first round then 21 and 23 - the fourth is kinda off the norm as one in our squad wanted to shoot handicap - im always game for whatever but have to have all of my scores in by may 1 so i counted it ,

i got 19 from the 22yd - it was what the guy who wanted to shoot it is ranked at for ATA - we have a registered shoot sunday he wanted to practice for , im doubtful i would have a handicap rating if truth be known , im not certain what the other two guys might have been rated at or thought ...but i was happy ,

ill get my other three in on friday - range is closed next two days and im gone thursday , the weekend will be a zoo , between the registered shoot sunday with youth shoot early and the high school leagues on saturday [we have seven schools shooting with over 200 kids shooting] plus the walk-ins it will be nuts there ,

but my family will be doing the mothers day thing on saturday , my wife is insistent it be fun , this year she wants all of our kids/kids-in-law/grandkids her mother ,to be together and have fun , its a great idea , particularly since both the daughter and daughter-in-law are between 2 weeks and a month from giving birth again , DAMN THEY MAKE ME FEEL OLD , so - ill not be there shooting saturday ..........


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:38 pm 
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Great scores! Trap shooting sure is fun. How do you find out the best yardage to shoot for the widest spread of shot? There was a clay on 5 stand that would just hang in the air, and I couldn't believe I kept missing it. But then again I did miss most of em, dangit.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:11 pm 
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most people that shoot rifle try to aim , do not aim , ignore the front sight after you have your gun shouldered correctly

women tend to stand with arched back - wont work , stand with an open stance - if right handed the right foot drops back to an at ease position , when you shoulder lean forward on your left bending the knee slightly , this should put your cheek firmly on the stock yet comfortable ,

you keep your head down on the gun - you find the target with your eye and you move to it - point at it instinctively ,
do not try to aim - you will stop the gun - miss ,
swing through the target , do not lift your head to watch it break - miss ,

do not rush your shot you want to hit it on the rise but dont wait too long you will aim - stop the gun- miss

check your dominate eye - you might have to cover your off eye if it is dominate with a spot of tape on your lens of the glasses ,

thats trap but skeet is just a different swing and sporting clays are just a lot of hunting type situations that make it more interesting , all of the above still apply


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:41 pm 
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Cool! Thanks for the tips. Hopefully that will help. It did seem like aiming it like a rifle didn't work. Cant wait to shoot Saturday now.


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 12:50 am 
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enjoy , you need to have fun , dont think too much but do not aim - you will miss , just point and shoot and keep that cheek on the stock , let me know how it goes ,


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 8:38 pm 
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Well, it didn't go to good at first. I shot 5 stand, and hit 6 the first round and 5, in the second round. Then I went to trap and started getting it a little better. I got 10 the first round, and 12 in the second round. Fun stuff though! Need more practice. The A5, sure worked great. I still can't believe I miss some of those right in front of me on 5 stand, lol. Went to the rifle range after, and had still more fun, with the 10/22 and M1. Sure is easy to bench rest rifles, after swinging a shotgun at clays.


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 7:34 am 
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You guys make me remember the days I had my browning sweet sixteen.....I replaced the springs on her when I got her....and that was when I was 17i believe :roll:
Sold her long ago......super nice browning....

Now if I wants to shot trap......I'd have to use my flintlock... :kap: :Dbounce:

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 9:56 pm 
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Shot trap yesterday. Keeping the cheek on the stock really helps. Thanks, A Square. I got 15 on my first round, hit the first 5 in a row! And 13 on the second round. I was shooting #8 shot, maybe that helped too. Shot a round of 5 stand next, couldn't hit barely any. I think I ended up with 7. Fun stuff! Going back for more on Saturday. Can I load 5 rounds in my Browning and just let loose on them clays, or does it have to be one shot per clay? Cause that light 12 can really shoot fast.


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 9:26 pm 
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most ranges only allow one at a time for trap , and two for sporting and five stand , maybe they will offer to let you try it tho , generally if i miss the first ill not get it with the rest , im on or im not , but fun to unleash a bit on occasion ,

for spring league my first three rounds [of this year] were a 15 - then 18 - then 22 , started out lifting my head , eventually settled in , last three were 23 - 23- 24 , now we are into summer and ive not posted a round yet , i will most likely backpedal a bit ,
im looking forward to sporting clays getting going ,


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