Next year Browning is bringing back the A-Bolt bolt-action rifle chambered in 12 gauge. They are (or will be) advertising that the A-Bolt Shotgun Hunter is capable of 1.5″ groups at 100 yards with sabot slugs.
The Shotgun Hunter features the much-liked A-Bolt 60-degree bolt lift, a 2+1 magazine capacity (detachable/hinged box magazines), 3″ chamber and fibre optic open sights. The barrel is 22″ in length with a 1:28″ twist. The weight of the gun is 7 lbs (and 2 oz for the wood stocked model).
Three models will be on offer. The difference between the models are the stocks: a walnut, a dura-touch coated synthetic stock and a camo stock.The black dura-coat stocked model is called the “Shotgun Stalker”, while the other two are called “Shotgun Hunter”.
MSRP will be between $1099 and $1299.
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