as most of the basics are unchanged.

What sets this shotgun apart from all others is its unique “MonoLock Hinge.” The barrels pivot or hinge deep into the low-profile action. I had some high brass in my truck and it cycled those with no hiccups.

When heavy loads are selected, it is free to move rearward against the spring, opening ports at the front of the piston body and releasing gas. When an over-under shotgun is fired, the barrels want to rotate upward, but, with this style of locking, the impact is taken up over a very wide area, providing extremely long life to the Cynergy action. The new A5 that needs very little in You can call G & H in Gueydan and ask the sales rep they will confirm. The average of 10 pulls measured with a Lyman Digital Trigger Pull Gauge was 4 lbs., 10 ozs., for the bottom barrel and 5 lbs. Three shims provide neutral cast. It actually measures 6 lbs., 9 oz. In some ways this might be an advantage because, with the main mass of the gun in the forward hand, the tendency to slow the swing is reduced. Here are five things you need to know. var a2a_config = a2a_config || {}; and wacky center beads are richly deserving of complaint. website still claims it comes with a “Brass front bead sight” Unfortunately, this slightly lighter (6-1/2 lb.) Browning LOVES giving every feature a name. The long (8.7 inch as measured across the Push the button at the very tip and rotate the lever down. The other three shims provide those drop settings along with 1⁄8-­inch cast-­off or cast-­on, depending on which way they are installed. That’s up in .375 H&H Magnum country, so, yes, it does kick. google_color_border = "000000"; Nor is sighting plane relevant, as you can quickly tell by Browning’s Cynergy line of boxlock over-under shotguns was announced in 2004, and initial thoughts were that the functional design was excellent but the styling, particularly the buttstock, might put off some customers. front of the trigger guard in the Benelli Vinci. Monday, August 14, 2017. A bonus of this system is that the front of the lever forms a claw that retains a sling swivel, letting you quickly remove the sling when disassembling the Maxus. A Bonnier Corporation Company. Magazine Capacity 2 3/4" 4 + 1; 3" 3 +1 is a front bead installed or not it makes no difference as it cannot be A couple inches of camo tape would solve that problem before taking it out into a field. The previously reviewed 28 inch A5 Hunter 2. The large numbers “4109-­11146” are the GPS coordinates for Browning’s Morgan, Utah, headquarters.

the springy stock things.

Easy remove keyed magazine tube plug. (6 lb. Far from it, in the years since its introduction the Cynergy has found a premier place among the company’s scattergun lines. How to Hunt Whitetail Buck Rubs During the Rut, How to Hunt Whitetail Deer During the Rut’s Chasing Phase. E-mail your comments/questions about this site For questions/comments about American Rifleman magazine, please You can contact the NRA via phone at: NRA Member Programs1-800-672-3888, To advertise on American Rifleman, visit for more information. Nominal Weight 6 lbs. 1.

In fact, a good, old, American half-­inch socket turns it. Browning had arranged a little sporting course, and the first target was a mini launched at an obtuse angle probably 30 yards out, so that it would be 50 or more yards away when broken. These chokes are quite long, which may help with introducing a more gradual constriction to the shot. google_ad_height = 250; like the overly plump fellow getting his shoes shined, he “has to The magazine tube is lathe-­turned to a contour that helps reduce friction. Tested is the 26 inch barrel Browning A5 Hunter. Find the Hunting Gear guy on YouTube, Skywolfeye 30000 Lumens 5X Cree LED Headlamp Review. google_color_url = "999999"; wood finished Beretta A400 Xplor Unico at $1865 MSRP, the A5 starts looking The “Plus” part of the Speed Load Plus is because Browning thinks it’s amazing that you can remove shells from the tube by moving the shell catch to the side. Given that it uses a simple inertia driven action, reliability and action durability should be excellent. Wicked Wing autoloaders feature a Cerakote Burnt Bronze camo finish on the receiver and Burnt Bronze on the barrel. To remove the plug, pass a common house or car key through the slot at the end of the magazine tube, turn the plug 90 degrees, then invert the gun and shake the plug out. Compared to most autoloaders The pistol grip and forend have gripping surfaces that mimic stippling for a secure grasp in all weather conditions. Measured with our digital bore micrometer, the cylinder bore of both barrels was a consistent 0.7335"—on the wide side—as more open bores perform best when shooting large shot. google_color_link = "FFFFFF"; The initial test gun was plagued by an excessively heavy, 5-3/4 pound But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Your hand is in position to continue filling the magazine. google_ad_width = 300; The barrel is topped with a 6.5mm ventilated rib with a white .096-­inch midbead and a LPA Sights’ .115-­inch red fiber optic at the muzzle. This style of locking is used by many high-grade Italian- and British-made guns. //--> I was first man up and my confidence was about nil and not improved by taunts from the others. The Browning A5 would be perfectly at home with upland game where a light, pointable shotgun is desired. A splined inner tube rests on a hefty coil spring inside the piston. google_color_text = "CCCCCC"; ); Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website.

You should have no trouble operating any of these with gloved fingers.

The "30% longer sight plane" Browning talks about Chokes Included: Full,  Improved Cylinder,  Modified,   Item The lock-up of the barrels is by a U-shaped locking device that mates with two opposing cutouts in the monobloc about half way up the bottom barrel’s chamber. Available in wood (Hunter models), black synthetic (Stalker), camo, fancy (Ultimate), as well as a few Cerakote finishes There are no hammers and firing pins but rather a spring-loaded integral striker as in a bolt-action rifle. Browning says the piston stroke has been increased by 20 percent to improve functioning with light loads. Few people will ever hit 100,000 rounds in a shotgun in 5 years, so treat it as more of a 5 year, “you’re not going to wear it out” warranty. Browning’s PowerDrive gas system uses a synthetic piston sleeve that mounts the steel operating rod in a sturdy boss. forms: { Suggested Retail $1,559.99. and Cordoba offerings. The Wicked Wing is a very large shotgun, measuring 50 inches with an extended choke tube installed. The Cynergy Wicked Wing is manufactured by Miroku in Japan, a firm that has shared in the construction of a number of Browning’s shotguns since 1965. Extended “goose band” choke tubes keep the choked segment outside the bore and are easily removed by hand.

The Wicked Wing models are available in 26"-, 28"- and 30"-barrel lengths. /* TopLink */

Browning also has a name for this phenomenon: Ergo Balanced, meaning the A5 is balanced to have a light and lively between-the-hands feel.

google_ad_height = 250; It also serves as the canvas for a clever decorative scheme that resembles a waterfowl leg band. A fully chromed bore adds corrosion resistance and longevity for year after year … I found the thumb of my trigger hand tended to whack my nose when I touched a round off while patterning. If you’re using a takedown case, this is very handy.

It’s about a $350 mark-up from standard A5’s.The Wicked Wing line delivers no shortage of enhancements, which means an appropriate jump in price.

It stands out in a gun safe but blends in well afield. Top. It may carry the same name, but it is not your grandfather’s gun. Recoil is greatly attenuated by Browning’s Inflex Technology recoil pad that offers what it calls “long-travel recoil reduction.” Shooting a box of Remington’s new Peters’ Premier Blue 1¼-oz.

Copyright © 2020 Field & Stream. fitting plate and found that it centered its patterns 4" high and 5" to the left. heavier Benelli Vinci is softer shooting, as is the quarter pound heavier These were relics of a time when retailers that are on shaky ground but still with us, like J.C. Penney and Sears, competed with long-­gone names like Coast to Coast, Gamble’s, Montgomery Ward and Western Auto. reasonable, as it does compared to the even pricier Benelli Super Sport Bob will do most The shotgun comes up and into your shoulder pocket quickly. This means you can load the shotgun up without having the lifter snag your thumb. Most over-unders run around 4½", so this gun felt quite barrel-heavy. the entire gun. The side ribs are ventilated for faster cooling and weight reduction.

U.S. Its supports have a distinctive shark-­toothed pattern exclusive to the Maxus. The Speed Load Plus feature is mysteriously absent from Browning’s webpage on the A5, but I thought it was a very slick feature. Like even modestly priced shotguns these days, the Wicked Wing comes with a buttplate spacer to adjust pull length and a set of six shims that are trapped between the buttstock and receiver to regulate drop and cast. The new A5 comes in a hunter model (my personal favorite) the Stalker, Wicked Wing, and several camo editions. Some will rejoice

But the combination of a synthetic stock and aluminum receiver keeps the shotgun’s weight down to just a whisper over 7 pounds, a figure that will be appreciated when you’re encumbered with waders, heavy clothing, a load of decoys and 3½-­inch, 12-­gauge ammunition. wearing only a thin shirt: recoil wasn't noticeable last year chasing This is something you can do on most shotguns out there.