Browning Introduces High-End BXD Upland Hunting Ammunition

Hot on the heels of its defensive handgun ammunition launch, Browning is expanding its loadings for the 12 and 20 gauge shotguns. The new BXD loading is designed for upland hunting, launching plated lead shot “at high velocities to achieve premium in-the-field performance.”

The shot is nickel plated which Browning claims “helps keep the shot pellets round for improved velocity retention and energy transfer as well as tighter downrange patterns.”


Loadings include both 3″ and 2&3/4″ options for both calibers:

  • 12 ga 3″ 1-5/8 oz #5 at 1350 FPS
  • 12 ga 2-3/4″ 1-3/8 oz #5 or #6 at 1485 FPS
  • 20 ga 3″ 1-1/4 oz #5 or #6 at 1250 FPS
  • 20 ga 2-3/4″ 1 oz #5 at 1300 FPS

Shells are now available through Browning retail outlets.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Anonymoose

    No 3 1/2″?

  • Kevin

    And 16 Gauge. Seriously, why doesn’t anyone advertise or talk about 16 Gauge when it’s right there.

    • LG

      For all around scatter gun enjoyment the 16 gauge, when built upon a true 16 gauge action, is the top of the upland bird heap. Unless one is duck or goose hunting, as a scattergun the 16 can not be beaten.

      • Kevin

        Here here.

  • Gary Foster

    completely unneeded. I have no problem hitting birds at a reasonable range with good old high brass ounce and a quarter shot in 5 or 6. Why beat hell out of your shoulder.

    • Dan

      Cause it ain’t worth doing unless it’s over doing it.