Ontario Honker Hunter's Auto 5
Attached is an image of my Browning Light Twelve 2¾-inch 12-gauge auto. I bought this shotgun at the Seoul, Korea, US Army PX in 1973. Eventually, I traded it to my dad for his .357 S&W and then got it back when he passed in 1999. This has turned out to be a wonderful upland gun. It is lightweight, and the auto action is faultless (if properly cleaned and adjusted). It has a fixed Modified choke that is ideal for hunting behind flushing dogs in cover. I fitted it with a detachable sling a few years ago, and I add a slip-on recoil pad when I shoot it with lighter clothing in fair weather, more to adjust the stock length than for recoil reduction. Being used to shooting a heavy 3-inch Remington 870 goose gun, I initially had difficulty adjusting to the lighter, quicker-pointing Browning. I seem to have finally made the adjustment. The three birds in the photo were taken this afternoon with just three shots. Most days I'm batting at least five hundred. It was a long courtship, but I finally learned to love this gun.