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The New Browning A5

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I have quite a few posts cooking from this past weekend because of the WT’s guns and outdoor shop grand opening. They had a lot of company representatives there and one of those was the Browning representatives. He was nice enough to let me try out the new Browning A5 at the indoor range at WT’s.

First Impression

My first impression of the A5 was it’s weight compared to the old A5 and that was much lighter! This is probably due mostly to the fact that the wood portions have been eliminated in the stock. The stock is now synthetic which decreases the weight of the gun as a whole. While the new weight is great it does increase the kick when firing the A5. I’ve been shooting a Browning Maxus lately and the A5 has only slightly more kick than the Maxus.


As stated the kick is only slightly more than the A5’s brother, the maxus, but nothing that isn’t manageable. The speed of the A5 is great and just as fast as the maxus. I loved the small amount of recoil the A5 had and the control-ability of the muzzle when firing.

Final Thoughts

If you are a Browning enthusiast this is clearly going to be a must have gun for you. However, if you’re just an avid hunter and are looking for a new shotgun to bring down anything that flies this would be a great buy. The old A5 was a great gun but with the changing of the times and technology in firearms the new Browning A5 is top of the line and can run with any Benelli on the market.
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Caliber: 12 GA
Full Length: 49 – 5/8″
Barrel Length: 28″
Weight: 7.5 lbs
Chamber: 3″
MSRP: $1,300


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