As I recently said in my introduction post, I spent 24 years as a SWAT sniper, so I have been to a gaggle of precision/sniper classe4s over the decades. Most on their dime, but many out of my pocket. I inherited my father's guns when he died. He was a somewhat "established NRA shooter back in the 30s-60s, and I ended up with all of his stuff. I started indoor NRA small bore pistol a few years ago, right when I retired. Then out of the blue, a friend grabbed me one morning and I ended up at this unheard of sporting event known as "sporting clays". After spending decades training to shoot very precisely, I just couldn't wrap my head around this shotgunning stuff. I shot a 14 (out of 50) my first time, using one of my A5s. I think it was a 12/full choke, and was told that probably wasn't the best choke for that game. A few weeks later I returned, same A5, and shot a 17. I was starting to get the "lead" concept figured out. I struggled for a few months, honing in on my lead estimations and actually got up to regularly scoring around 30. Then, after I admitted I was having fun at it, I grabbed another A5 with an improved cylinder barrel. Instantly I shot a 40!!!!! I watched the other guys with their high dollar over-and-under guns reaching into their pockets in between stages, switching chokes. Ahhh.... the next week I brought yet another A5 I have with a Poly-Choke. The best of both worlds, and I didn't have to dig into my pocket to find the right choke. A 44--currently my best. I did determine I was in fact having fun, and have told myself on several occasion I was having fun---because---if I took it seriously like many of the other guys, I would no longer have fun at it. Whether or not I do good, I am out blasting 50 rounds of 12 gauge every Monday morning! Then a few months ago.......I went to a different range and tried this relatively new game-"5 stand". Kind of like trap and sporting clays had a baby. Ploy-choke rules at that too!!! In my 30 years+ of buying A5s, one of the most common remarks I have heard is how ugly those Poly-Choke/Cutts Compensators are (were). Maybe, maybe not. I will argue-they ARE functional. I love having those young whippersnappers ask me about "that ol'Browning", and tell them it's 80 years old!