Gun Report

Browning FLD Stalker 12 Gauge

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The FLD handles better than the Beretta, but not as well as the Weatherby, in our estimation. At the same time, shooters will be restricted with what they can do about fit because synthetics are difficult to alter correctly, and this gun does not come with a shim or spacer adjustment kit.

Browning FLD Stalker 12 Gauge

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The Browning FLD Stalker has a large, easy-to-feel safety to the rear of the trigger, a safer position than those located to the front. The squared-off back of the receiver is reminiscent of the old Browning A5, lending something of a traditional look to a modern synthetic gun.
The butt pad on the Browning FLD Stalker, while adequate for managing punishing recoil, was unfortunately "tacky" in its soft rubber construct and too sharp on the toe and heel. It grabbed frequently on clothing during mounting and dismounting.
The magazine disconnect, shown here in the off position, allows the shooter to easily jack a round into the chamber without the magazine feeding up another round. It is easy to locate and flip to the rear to engage, even with a gloved hand.

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