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My first Browning purchase...

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Riomouse911, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Riomouse911

    Riomouse911 Member

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    I have several Remingtons; 1100's, 870's, even may Dad's old Sportsman 58. also in the mix are a Beretta 390, a Lefever 16 gauge "coach gun", an old Stevens .410, and a Ruger Red label 28, which I really like when shooting trap. I would love a Citori, but that'll have to wait...

    I stumbled into my LGS two weeks ago and saw a really nice BPS 28 gauge with 3 chokes that looked unfired on the consignment rack. I talked to retailer down in price a bit, and for $525.00 out the door I walked home with a really nice 28 gauge. I can't wait to get out and run some shells through the gun.

    I haven't ever shot a BPS, is there anything radically different in the manual of arms for the BPS than there is for the 870? I know just from looking at it, etc. that it's a bottom loader/ejector and the safety is on the tang rather than the triggerguard, I'm just wondering if there is something with the operation of the BPS that I may stumble on.

    Stay safe!
     

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  2. Armored farmer

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    My friend has one. He loves it.
    Keep your hand forward on the forearm or you won't get our empty shucked out.
     
  3. drunkenpoacher

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    I bought one new recently, there was a $100 rebate on them. Shot a few pheasants with it. Still trying to get used to the safety, all my other pumps have it on the trigger guard.
     
  4. Riomouse911

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    That makes sense, the forearm has that little cutout to the rear to keep it from hitting the ejecting hulls. If my hand is on the tail end of the forearm it'll be in the way. :thumbup:
     
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  5. wgp

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    I used to have two, a 12 and a 20, both the short-barrel upland versions. They were a bit heavy but plenty good guns, and seemed to me to be very well built and sturdy. I liked the botton eject and tang safety. No operating issues that I recall. I just drifted away from pumps and so I sold them to buy an O/U.
     
  6. Riomouse911

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    Ya, this is the first pump shotgun I have bought in probably a decade. I went on an 1100 bender and bought 2 and had 2 gifted to me in the past 3-4 years.

    Someday I'll get out and find that Citori to complete me :)
     
  7. If1HitU

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    Congratulations on your first Browning shotgun purchase. I have four shotguns none Browning.
     
  8. 22250Rem

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    Looks like you got a very good deal..... Congrats. Every BPS I've seen was impressive, except that I rarely see them. Got my first Citori a few months ago and a BPS is also on my "maybe someday" list. Can't even recall how long its been since I saw a used one for sale around here. I remember a BPS owner years ago who flat out said that he'd never sell his and it seems to me lots of other BPS owners must feel the same way so maybe that's why I can't find one, LOL.
     
  9. JudgeHolden10

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    You'll enjoy shooting it, if not paying for the shells. You do, though, have a great combination of a great pump shotgun and a great gauge.
     
  10. Mitlov

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    I've had this happen at the trap range if my hand is far back on the forearm. Not a big deal.

    The main issue is that to feed direct into the chamber, without using the magazine, for single trap is a little wonky. You don't have to do this if you load via the magazine.

    1. Flip it over
    2. Advance the slide a half-inch to release the lifter gate thing
    3. Drop the shell into the chamber
    4. Slide forward
    5. Flip it back over
     
  11. Grayrock

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    Nice find. I have always wanted a BPS due to its ambidextrous nature. My first shotgun was a Browning A-500. Love it.
     

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