Couldn't tell ya, plainsman. I spent just under $500 for my BPS 10ga six yrs ago - wouldn't trade it in for the finest that Benelli make. Left me more money to spend on calls, dekes. I guess that some just enjoy using a finer shotgun. Maybe old fashioned. But if you're looking to replace the old A5, look into a BPS if you don't mind a pump. Good value.