Imagine walking into Cabela’s or Gander Mountain and having your pick of shotguns for the next hunting trip. Browning made that happen for us in South Dakota. When I learned of the trip, I was told to leave my shotgun at home. It’s a good thing I did. I don’t think Browning representatives would appreciate me showing up with my Remington Model 870 pump action.
My gun is a bit dated by design, so I was excited to try out some of the most advanced guns Browning offers. I tried out a few shotguns I wish my bank account could afford. The Cynergy Classic Field over and under was an awesome gun and new to the Browning line. The over/under setup is ideal for pheasant hunting. It was great in the field and, as expected, provided an exceptional feel when put into action. After shooting a Citori, Silver Hunter and Gold Superlite, I settled on my choice for the week.
I felt most comfortable shooting the semi-auto Gold Superlite Hunter, new to Browning’s line as well, which weighed just 3.5 pounds. Plus, I’ll admit I’m not the greatest shot in the world, so having three shells opposed to two in the over/under is a benefit. Also, I’m accustomed to the safety design, so I figured this would increase my chances of success when opportunity knocked.