New Browning BPS for Xmas.
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Shotgun Discussion > New Browning BPS for Xmas.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Overkill0084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Weber County, Utah
Posts: 4,298
Liked 2834 Times on 1407 Posts
Likes Given: 293

Default New Browning BPS for Xmas.

My wife has done it again. Under the tree I found a new toy, a Browning BPS Hunter 12 gauge.
Here's the thing, I know very little about shotguns.
What I do know:
Browning has a habit of making pretty good to excellent shotguns.
Just putting it together and messing with it, it feels substantial and well executed.
It's a very good looking piece. Nice bluing and good looking wood with very nice checkering.
I have yet to take any of my own pictures, but here's one from the maker for the time being:


Anyway, I'm looking for some info from people who know their shotguns.
Overall usefulness and quality?
Issues? Things that require care or caution?
Is this type/model appropriate for Trap, Skeet or other shotgun games?
While I know that it's by no means a "tactical" shotgun, can I get a short barrel that would be more appropriate to the HD task?
Thanks in advance.

__________________
Cheers,
Greg
USAF Retired
NRA Life Member

"We've replaced what was an exceptional country with a tolerant country. " Greg Gutfeld
Overkill0084 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 12-25-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
NotMormon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ogden,Utah
Posts: 408
Liked 158 Times on 93 Posts
Likes Given: 84

Default

Don't you dare do anything to that shotgun! You have a good wifey. I had the synthetic stalker and put it through hell duck hunting. It never skipped a beat. I sold it to my friend and I live in everlasting shame for doing so.

Go get a box of clays, head out by Willard bay and have some fun with it.

__________________
NotMormon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Blueguns's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: 2,000 miles Northwest of Bill's Laundromat, Bar & Grill, CA
Posts: 2,001
Liked 538 Times on 379 Posts
Likes Given: 273

Default

I have the same one and I love it! It is an awesome shotgun. Congratulations!

I have had no issues with mine. I shoot clays, birds you name it with it. I know many people who use it for trap & skeet. Stay away from Winchester Super X ammo.

__________________

-Matt


Last edited by Blueguns; 12-25-2012 at 06:04 PM.
Blueguns is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3,617
Liked 813 Times on 621 Posts
Likes Given: 125

Default

Excellent arm. And wife. It'll do everything you want. Well, maybe not the tactical stuff, but...

__________________
HockaLouis is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2012, 06:38 PM   #5
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Overkill0084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Weber County, Utah
Posts: 4,298
Liked 2834 Times on 1407 Posts
Likes Given: 293

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NotMormon View Post
Don't you dare do anything to that shotgun! You have a good wifey. I had the synthetic stalker and put it through hell duck hunting. It never skipped a beat. I sold it to my friend and I live in everlasting shame for doing so.

Go get a box of clays, head out by Willard bay and have some fun with it.
I wasn't planning anything irreversible, I just thought I might be able to purchase an additional barrel more appropriate for interior work.
I'll probably head over to the HAFB shotgun range and give it a run there when I have the time.
__________________
Cheers,
Greg
USAF Retired
NRA Life Member

"We've replaced what was an exceptional country with a tolerant country. " Greg Gutfeld
Overkill0084 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 02:08 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
NotMormon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ogden,Utah
Posts: 408
Liked 158 Times on 93 Posts
Likes Given: 84

Default

Other than the upland special barrel (24"), I don't think there's a shorter browning manufactured barrel. That's sort of why I made that comment. I could be wrong but I believe you would need to take it to a smith to modify her. Never seen a mag extention for them also.

I've heard of people breaking the action bars. You would have to really abuse that rifle to make that happen. They are very solid and it should last a very long time. I love the bottom eject too.

__________________
NotMormon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 02:44 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gmaster456's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 487
Liked 46 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 246

Default

Nice gun. You'll be able to use that for anything that comes up. Waterfowl, Upland, Trap, Skeet, Deer, HD, you name it! It'll last a lifetime and what better name than Browning to pass down to your kids?

__________________
"Those that would trade essential liberty for temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security."-Ben Franklin

Woe to those who make unjust laws and to those who issue oppressive decrees. -Isaiah 10:1

Blaming guns for death is like blaming forks for obesity
gmaster456 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Virginian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Evangeline,Louisiana
Posts: 822
Liked 132 Times on 102 Posts

Default

I prefer the ergonomics of a Wingmaster, but I had three BPSs and they never had a hiccup. My buddy, who does NOT baby his equipment, has been shooting ducks and geese from Virginia to Manitoba for 20 years with a BPS with no issues too. I believe it is about as well designed and built a pump shotgun as money can buy.

__________________

What could have happened... did.

Virginian is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Xmas Wish List Cheeseman General Rifle Discussion 49 11-07-2012 09:43 PM
new M&P 15T for xmas jfletcher72 AR-15 Discussion 8 01-01-2012 12:42 AM
i got snow for xmas :( JonM The Club House 43 12-27-2010 11:36 PM
What I want for xmas doctherock General Shotgun Discussion 35 12-19-2010 05:08 PM
xmas gift ymmas AR-15 Discussion 5 01-09-2010 02:57 AM