Gun Report

Norinco Hawk Model 98 Pump-Action 12 Gauge No. 0031615

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Excessive recoil using heavy shotshell loads and its just acceptable overall handling ability are the downsides of this self-defense firearm.

Norinco Hawk Model 98 Pump-Action 12 Gauge No. 0031615

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 heat shield, which is plastic, appears to be mainly for show.
Operation of the safety at the rear of the trigger guard and the action lever at the front of the trigger guard was easy and similar to other pump-action shotguns.
Large front sight ramp produced minimal change in the point of impact of slugs, regardless of what settings were used.

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