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Should I keep the 870 Wingmaster or the Browning BPS?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by MitchSchaft, Jan 15, 2003.

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  1. MitchSchaft

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    I have a friend who won a Browning 12ga BPS from the casinos down here. He's put a box of shells through it, and other than that it's brand new. He has offered to sell it to me for $175.

    I currently own an 870 Wingmaster that is fairly used, but it great condition. I've dated it back to 1976. I love it and have no problems with it.

    What I want to do is give one to my brother.
    Which one do you think I should keep? Is the Browning a good shotgun? Or is it all personal preference?

    I'll post a pic of the Browning when I pick it up tomorrow.
     
  2. Dave McCracken

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    That Browning's a very nice shotgun, and should last a very long time. And $175 is tantamount to theft!

    All the same,you love your 870.

    The Browning's bottom feed and eject, ambi safety,and so on may make it a slightly better choice for the sinistrally inclined(Left handed).

    It's your call.....
     
  3. ruger357

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    I'm partial to the 870, but you have to decide which one you are partial to.
     
  4. MitchSchaft

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    Ok, so it's all about personal preference :D. I was wondering if the quality was the same in either one. I guess I'll find out in a couple of hours :D.
     
  5. MitchSchaft

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    Well, I've decided to keep both. The brother doesn't really care :banghead: .
     
  6. Al Thompson

    Al Thompson Moderator Emeritus

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    I was about to suggest that. Both are truely excellent shotguns.
     
  7. MitchSchaft

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    Ok, guys, I picked it up. On the barrel it says Invector BPS. I can't find that model on their website, though. It has a 26" barrel and is very nice looking.
    Here are a couple of pics.
     
  8. MitchSchaft

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    I'm gonna start cleaning it cause it needs it!
     
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    That is an incredible deal on that BPS. Usually they are around $400+ new.

    Probably my second favorite pump shotgun right after the 870. I think they are very slick and very tough guns. You did well.
     
  10. Marshall

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    OH yes thanks for showing pictures~~~~bringing back old memories! ;)
     
  11. SteelyDan

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    I realize I'm a little late to the game, but for what it's worth I love the BPSs but I'd probably choose the Wingmaster.
     
  12. MitchSchaft

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    Invector just refers to the fact that it has their brand of interchangeable chokes.

    Exellent deal, keep both, let your brother be jealous enough to buy his own guns. :)
     
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