Browning Adds Feather 20 Gauge Model to Citori 725 Line

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A month ago we published about Browning’s new offerings in their Citori 725 line. They have added a new lightweight Feather 20 gauge model the line-up. It weighs only 6 lbs. 6 oz. for the 26″ barrel and will be 6 lbs. 6 oz. for the 28″ barrel lengths.

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The low-profile receiver design of the Citori 725 Feather features a silver nitride finish and high relief engraving. The Fire Lite mechanical trigger system offers a light pull and, unlike an inertia trigger, does not need recoil to set up the next shot. The stock and forearm are made from Grade II/III walnut with close radius pistol grip and a rich gloss oil finish.

To ensure a consistent shot pattern, the Citori 725 Feather includes Vector Pro lengthened forcing cones and the Invector-DS choke tube system. For reduced felt recoil, it is fitted with an Inflex Technology recoil pad.

The video is pretty funny with the “bullet camera” view of the shot on the bird.

The suggested retail is under half of the 12 gauge line, coming in at $2,549.99.  Still a hefty price tag though.

You can find more information about the Citori 725 line at http://www.browning.com/products/interactive/firearms/725/index.asp



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  • Tassiebush

    Gee that looks like it’d be nice to carry around all day!

    • iksnilol

      I don’t know, the money doesn’t weigh me down that much 😉

      • Tassiebush

        It’s probably like owning a thermomix. You wouldn’t dream of having anything else because you simply couldn’t afford to dream of such things once making such a commitment.
        Having said that the idea of a light 20gauge would suit me well for where I shoot.

        • iksnilol

          True.

          Though there should be a cheaper/better alternative if you look around. The Benelli Ultra Light in 20 gauge weighs 5.2 lbs and has an MSRP of 1669 USD. So it is cheaper, lighter and I believe it has a higher capacity.

          • Tassiebush

            Alas that’s quite restricted here. I’d certainly go for one if I lived over the ditch in New Zealand though. Though probably in 12gauge there given all the geese and generally huge waterfowling opportunities they have.

          • iksnilol

            That sucks 🙁

            Are pump actions restricted as well?

          • Tassiebush

            Yes they are unfortunately. That’s why the lever action Adler has caused so much excitement here. If I’m honest I quite like my sxs Shotgun but it would be nice to have the option of pumps and semis. As much due to the price as anything else.

          • iksnilol

            Yildiz makes some lightweight doubles. Check out the Elegant A5, I have a friend who has something similar. Should be lighter than the Browning by a good margin.

            I am not a shotgun guy so I don’t really know about shotguns and barrel length in regards to swing and whatnot. I think I would like a short barrel and red dot on a shotgun.

          • Tassiebush

            Yep that could be a good one. I’m actually looking into old doubles at the moment. Figuring a good old one will probably be better use of money than a mediocre shiny new one.
            Before trying a psuedo carbine shotgun I’d totally recommend getting a cheap normal one. Pattern it at 37m on paper or similar so you know where it shoots. Then buy a box of clays and a hand thrower and go through a few boxes of shells. It’ll give you a really good feel for a shotgun’s nature. The reason I say this is they just have a great simplicity about them and I honestly think you’ll find sights and a short barrel would slow the gun down and complicate it at considerable cost.

          • iksnilol

            I am thinking for practical reasons, since I wouldn’t mind a suppressor. Those suckers are long on shotguns. So thinking 10 inch barrel + 12 inch suppressor.

            Besides, a minimum length shottie is probably handy. Then again, I am probably thinking like this because my guns are usually geared for four-legged and the sentient two-legged critters.

  • J.J

    My Savage Stevens u/o in 12 gauge weights only 6 pounds. The 20 gauge version was 5.5. It’s stainless steel and engraved. Only cost 750.