Gun Report

Browning Gold Sporting Clays Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge

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The simple fact that this moderately priced, smooth-handlingsemiautomatic fits just about every shooter right out of the boxand allows for easy target acquisition gave the Browning the edgein this test.

Browning Gold Sporting Clays Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge

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Home Defense
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Weight Unloaded
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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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Even the standard, internal set of chokes tubes provided with the Browning (a variety of well-designated extended chokes are also available) were much easier to read than those included witt the Benelli. Patterns with the modified choke at 30 yards produced a nearly perfect 50-50 shot placement, which means there were an equal number of hits both above and below the target center.
Saying it provided both comfort and a non-slip surface, our testers favored the Browning pad over the Benelli's, although both pads performed well in reducing recoil.
Most shooters don't look forward to cleaning a shotgun after a shooting session, but the simple design and limited number of parts in the Browning action make the task more palatable.

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