Best Shotguns for Deer Hunting

Browning A-Bolt Shotgun Hunterslugguns_06
The Browning A-Bolt was first made available in a shotgun model in 1995, and it lasted only a few years. Those early guns, available with either a rifled barrel or smooth barrel configuration, became highly sought after by a niche group of Midwestern sluggers. Luckily, Browning recently reintroduced the A-Bolt Shotgun Hunter. It’s available with a walnut, camo synthetic or black synthetic stock in 12 gauge only. It has a 3-inch chamber and 22-inch barrel fitted with rifle sights. This is a workhorse gun and like any A-Bolt, it looks as good as it performs. But at about 7 pounds, you’ll definitely feel some recoil.

Best Fit: If you’re a Browning fan, this could fill your collection. For the rest of us, it’s a great option for a dedicated slug gun. It has all the same features and attention to detail as any A-Bolt centerfire rifle, with reliable bolt-action performance and accuracy.

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