Gun Report

Browning 525 Field 28 Gauge

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The Browning will suit a variety of shooters looking for a 28-gauge field gun, and many looking for a sub-gauge competitive model. It handles much like its 12-gauge counterpart of the same manufacturer, but with reduced weight.

Browning 525 Field 28 Gauge

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
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 top tang safety/barrel selector here shows the gun is on Safe ("S" is showing) with the top barrel, designated by an "O" chosen. Browning's safety/selector works in a U-pattern—down to safe, switch barrel, back up to fire. It operates smoothly, though we did discover it's possible to "stall" the barrel selector slightly off the mark in fire mode, and the gun won't fire.
We weren't thrilled with the 525 Field's buttplate. Though it was fitted well to the wood, we found the large screws unattractive and the hard plastic impractical on a gun intended for hunting situations.

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