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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-14-2015, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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BPS .410

Anyone have a Browning BPS .410 shotgun? Was thinking about getting one to use on rabbits, squirrels, and game farm pheasants occasionally. Any experiences shared would be greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-15-2015, 02:11 AM
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Re: BPS .410

I've used a .410 for squirrels, rabbits and pheasants with great success for many years.
I prefer #4 or #5 shot Federal 3" from a full choke , I've found the #4's and #5's to be more effective on all three species. IMO #6 and #7 1/2's are better for grouse and woodcock.
I mostly hunt with a Fox Double .410 but seriously looked at the BPS. The BPS functioned smoothly, shouldered and pointed well but felt heavy. The fact that it's ambidextrous makes it a great choice if your a lefty with the thumb safety and bottom feed.
If I were to buy a .410 pump I'd probably buy a Remington 870 Wingmaster. I have one in 28 gauge and love it.

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Re: BPS .410

I don't know about the BPS in 410. My buddy has one in 12 ga. and I don't care for how far forward the pump is.

I have an 870 express in 410 and 28 ga. I much prefer the 28 for what that's worth.

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Re: BPS .410

I had a BPS 410 and it was a well made gun and shot good. If I had a choice I would lean towards a 28ga though
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-15-2016, 05:55 PM
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Re: BPS .410

I would avoid 410s unless they are proportionate and weigh less than a 20 gauge.

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