Gun Report

Browning Cynergy Classic 20 Gauge

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This gun has it all — porting, extended choke tubes, fiber-optic sights, the proper balance for sporting clays, and a main-event 12-gauge feel in a 20-gauge package. This fell short of an A rank because it came with three choke tubes and no hard case.

Browning Cynergy Classic 20 Gauge

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Receiver Material
Rib Width
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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The buttstock from wrist top to buttpad felt full size, which we liked. The pistol grip swept away and back from the trigger guard, allowing for various hand placements. Few will feel this gun is sized wrong.
We liked the modern good looks of the Cynergy. With subtle angles at the receiver edges, trigger guard, fore-end back edge, and the top lever, this gun had an appearance that echoed the way it handled. Another plus—Browning kept the embellishments to a minimum.
Of the three, the Cynergy was the only one with ported barrels, a bonus when shooting heavier loads. It also came with extended choke tubes, and it was the only one of our three test guns that was provided with a full set of fiber-optic sight pins. As far as accessories go, this gun lacked only a hard case, in our view.

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