Browning A5

Image 5 of 8

For the last 100-plus years, many a turkey has fallen to the A5 and, I predict, many more will over the next century. Browning reintroduced the classic autoloader last year, and for 2013 has come out with a version capable of handling 3½-inch loads to help even the toughest old bird on his path to the turkey afterlife. The company’s Kinematic inertia-drive system is guaranteed to successfully cycle up to 100,000 rounds, making it one of the most reliable autoloaders available, or the best marketed anyway. The distinctive humpback design raises more than just eyebrows; it also extends the sighting plane farther back, a feature that’s especially welcome on a turkey gun meant to be fired with rifle-like precision. Available with a Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity Dura-Touch finish. ($1,699,

New Turkey Shotguns for 2013

This article originally appeared in the March 25, 2013 issue of the newly-redesigned Gun Digest the Magazine. Click here for more information and to subscribe!

Recommended resources for shotgunners:

Gun DIgest Book of ShotgunningThe Gun Digest Book of Shotgunning

Gamefield Classics

Gunsmithing Shotguns: PDF Download

Shop for more books, DVDs and downloads