Gun of the moment: Browning A5

“The hump is back,” says the A5’s promotional literature, but there’s far more to the A5 semi-auto than a revived aesthetic based on the historical Auto-5 design.

Pictured here in its Standard model, the A5 sports a standard receiver, attractively embellished by a stock and forend in oil polished grade 2 walnut. It’s also available in composite, camo and high grade wood models.

It’s got traditional lines but it departs from that with thoroughly modern performance guarantees – Browning says it’s confident the gun can last 1,000 shots (or seven years – either way, an impressive claim).

The A5 boasts Browning’s new Invector DS chokes as well as the Inflex II recoil pad and Speed Load Plus loading system. All in all, a thoroughly modern gun boasting the most up-to-date of Browning’s embellishing features, and part of the new wave of semi-autos challenging the stale preconception of autos as merely a preserve of the low end of the market.

RRP: £1,274

Browning  01235 514550  www.browning.eu

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