The new A5 is awesome! Two buddies just bought them and i will follow suit shortly. I also have a Gold that is 11 years old and will retire it shortly. Killed a lot of specks so far this year and alot of them fell to the A5's. Don't let the 3' chamber discourage you. They are great!!
I upgraded and purchased mine in 28' MODB and let me tell you it is one smooth shooting machine!!! I wound not hesitate to recommend this gun. I have put 5 boxes thru it and not one jam. And take advantage of the shim for cast and comb, it will make all the difference when ur gun fits you. Good luck.