Hi All, Thank you for allowing me to joined your forum as another user and fan of the hi back A5 Browning. The A5 is one of the few, off the shelf guns that fits me. I wanted to respond to the thread detailing the 6 types of engraving styles from Fabrique Nationale after being fortunate enough to pick up a type II renaissance engraved gun a couple of years ago. Its a 1965 Magnum 12g. with 31 1/2" full choke chrome lined barrel. The recoil spring set up has been modified on all of my A5 guns to shoot trap cartridges with minimal recoil using a mixture of 2 3/4" parts and magnum parts and sometimes Breda friction rings. They will shoot heavy or light cartridges but reliability can only be gained by picking a cartridge type that is consistently the same weather heavy or light. I am the proud owner of several Miroku/Browning O/U's and a Browning 10g Gold. I could be described as an all round Browning fan but my favorite gun is still the A5 or due to UK legislation and restrictions to magazine capacity is now renamed an A3. In the past have made by own lead and bismuth shot and reload, 20, 12, but now mainly 10g loads. I look forward to joining your discussions and threads hoping to learn and share my experiences with like minded people.