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I love my A612 & reccomend one to anyone looking to buy a new semi. Never had any issues cycling (28g on clays) & other end of spectrum, had it out on dedicated fox session full choke very heavy BB cartridge & recoil is minimal. I got the black synthetic, its trouble free & handles well. Less than 400 notes + warranty, you cannot go wrong. 

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38 minutes ago, BenBhoy said:

I love my A612 & reccomend one to anyone looking to buy a new semi. Never had any issues cycling (28g on clays) & other end of spectrum, had it out on dedicated fox session full choke very heavy BB cartridge & recoil is minimal. I got the black synthetic, its trouble free & handles well. Less than 400 notes + warranty, you cannot go wrong. 

 

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On 29/05/2019 at 10:14, Jay_Russell said:

blimey how strange, i know just as many people with them and not one has had any issues with theres, last week we put over 4000 carts through one in 5 days- no cleaning, no oiling and it never missed a beat! 

ideally you need the browning sling so it fits in the claw on the fore end, however i wanted a para cord one so i just used a ring that just fits in the claw although it isnt perfect and only just fits. the stock end i just drilled and fitted the swivel. comfort wise its fine, hardly notice it really. like you have a fair bit of a hike to get to some of the areas i can shoot so its certianly more comfortable than holding it for several miles 

Yes Jay_Russell,i was a bit miffed,i'd researched the Maxus & was keen to own one,it wasn't a sales tactic to try & sell me something else,i'm well known in the shop & i left with the £1k still in my pocket!,they stock plenty other Brownings,O/U's & S/S's but not a Maxus to be seen,they would have ordered one in for me but after hearing about the grief i walked away,more in-depth research afterwards told me that there was indeed a lot of cycling problems with the guns & like i'd been told it wasn't to do with loads or shell sizes,just poor cycling,whether this is/was to do with a bad batch or teething problems with early models i don't know,like i said,the Xtrema 2 has never given me any grief so i'll be keeping it.

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Took the old school PSG 1187 out for a run and its now working 100%

A few changes from previous incarnations have addressed the unreliability issues

1 I dumped the DMW speed ramp in favour of a curved piece of stainless steel bolted to the original release button. This drastically reduces the mass that I believe was interfering with the    functioning during the firing/extraction/ejection/reload cycle. Also the rounded, polished stainless piece is more comfortable to use and does not have the "fangs" of the DMW unit which      had bitten me on many occasions

2 I settled for the mag tube extension at 11 rounds which with the Nordic long spring gives reliable feeding to the last round. Aesthetically better looking too.

3 An 870 saddle mount was modified with a slot for the charging handle (nothing available for lefty 1187's) and a Shield dot and ring sight fitted (this obviously puts the gun into open class, but can easily be removed to revert to auto class)

4 The 90 degree rotating ambidextrous safety works perfectly as does its siblings fitted to my PSG M37 and box fed  Valtro PM5 ( If the safety is applied, vertically down, it is immediately felt by the trigger finger, so  no embarrassing "doh" moments)

5 The match saver fashioned from an old Prodec clip works just as it should

As I previously mentioned, I find that using a Lefty gun although I am right handed seems to work really well for me especially for reloads (maybe I'm cack-handed!

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How about some votes to getting Semi Auto club pinned, it functions in much the same way as Pump Club and Side by Side Club in that it can answer readers questions about a specific type of gun they may be looking at or for

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14 hours ago, impala59 said:

How about some votes to getting Semi Auto club pinned, it functions in much the same way as Pump Club and Side by Side Club in that it can answer readers questions about a specific type of gun they may be looking at or for

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^^ +1 from me

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Santa really came good this year!  was looking at pumps but saw this and after shiming the stock it fits like a glove. Some clay practice soon and hopefully a good go at the pigeons this year after my embarrassingly poor shooting last year. My first semi auto. Lots to learn as usual. 

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8 hours ago, bishopp1 said:

Santa really came good this year!  was looking at pumps but saw this and after shiming the stock it fits like a glove. Some clay practice soon and hopefully a good go at the pigeons this year after my embarrassingly poor shooting last year. My first semi auto. Lots to learn as usual. 

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Santa must have spent quite a bit of time in urbino. He bought me the exact same thing and a lovely briely extended bolt handle, but no whiskey.

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21 hours ago, bishopp1 said:

Santa really came good this year!  was looking at pumps but saw this and after shiming the stock it fits like a glove. Some clay practice soon and hopefully a good go at the pigeons this year after my embarrassingly poor shooting last year. My first semi auto. Lots to learn as usual. 

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Itching to order mine now!

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Hope to try it on clays this week. Unfortunately I have never transfered the ability to hit 'some' clays to anything like a respectable bang to bird ratio. I cant quite work out the function of the mag cut off switch/button. If Anybody who could enlighten me I would appreciate it. Thanks 

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You flick it if say your loaded for duck and a goose comes your way. Hit the cut off and you can cycle the action removing only the cart that was chambered. You can then drop your goose cart in the breech.

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