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Browning BPS

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by throdgrain, May 7, 2019.

  1. mcb

    mcb Member

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    I have one of the "newer" 12 gauge 3.5-inch Stalkers (flat black metal finish and black synthetic furniture) built on a lengthened 12 gauge receiver not the heavier 10 gauge receiver. It has been a tank of shotgun for me. Primarily my turkey gun but I took my first two whitetail deer with it also. When I started shooting three gun competition I used it for a season or two. The lack of a lifter gate and the long receiver made loading two shells at a time trick very easy. I have long arms so the size of the gun has always worked well for me. It ain't a pretty gun but it has been a very good shotgun for me.
     
  2. throdgrain

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    I like the idea of bottom ejecting, and the top safety. I'm primarily a clay shooter, so it would stop people whining about spent shells flying about if they fell at my feet. To be fair even I find it a bit odd when people use Beretta semi autos flinging spent cartridges 8 or 10 feet at a CPSA registered Sporting shoot. I don't mind, but I can just see the other shooters noses turning up :) You have to remember it is different over here, if I'm at a registered shoot of maybe 100 shooters, perhaps 10 will have semi autos, and simply none will use a pump, unless I've brought one of mine!

    I also like that the BPS has Invector Plus chokes, as my 525 also takes them, and I've got some nice Teague chokes in that size too.
     
  3. earlthegoat2

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    One thing not often considered about the BPS is the fact it does not have side ejection.

    Some ranges require the use of chamber flags when you are not shooting or at certain events. I have yet to find a decent way to flag the BPS. I have never been present during any of these things so I do t know what one would do. Remove the barrel?
     
  4. throdgrain

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    With respect I think the main subject of conversation here has been the bottom ejection.

    However, you do make a good point, I think I would buy one of those flags and hang it out the bottom of the ejection port.
     
  5. mingo

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    I also will comment on folks that said it is heavy compared to other pump guns....apples for apples does make this gun a very balanced gun in the hand of the user.....just fondle the gun and give it a good swing.....worth the Browning label in my opinion.
     
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  6. Hookeye

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    I liked my BPS Upland Special 20 ga.
    Did rattle more than my 870s, but way less than any Mossberg.
    Had a buttplate and not pad.
    If I find another one, will buy and have pad put on.
    870 Special Fields are different in feel, and cost way more.
    A non engraved receiver BPS would suit me fine.
     
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  7. throdgrain

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    Found one at last, just waiting to take it shooting next week :) BPS.jpg BPS 2.jpg
     
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  8. SwampWolf

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    Nice looking shotgun, throdgrain. I like my BPS a lot and consider it the best pump shotgun to be had on the market today. Yours looks to have a better than average walnut stock in terms of figure. As an aside, and you'll find this to be true if you ever go past field-stripping (not recommended-ask me how I know :oops:) your Browning, the BPS has little in common with the Ithaca Model 37 action, other than having a bottom-ejecting receiver, as some seem to think.
     
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  9. SwampWolf

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    If you're planning on acquiring a collection of quality pump shotguns; someday, you simply must have Winchester models 97 and 12 and a Remington model 31 (maybe the best pump shotgun ever made)-in addition to the Mossberg and Ithaca, of course. ;)
     
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  10. 1MoreFord

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    As I understand things the BPS is the descendant of the Winchester Model 97 (and Model 12 although in-house redesigned), the Remington Model 17, and the(again in-house redesigned) Ithaca Model 37 that were all based on a John Moses Browning design(the Model 97). AFAIK all it's predecessors would slam fire at least some of the time during their life time. I hope I'm not spreading BS. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    I have one of the 3" versions w/o the mag cut-off. Wish I'd spent the few extra bucks for the cut-off.:oops:
     
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  11. Milkmaster

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    Nothing wrong with the BPS. One of the prettiest guns I own :) BPSright.JPG
     
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  12. Boattale

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    You bean your hunting partners with empties? You let them stand that far in front of you when you shoot?
     
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