New Shotgun: Fabarm XLR5 Waterfowler

Fabarm XLR5 Waterfowler

Fabarm USA, the US based arm of Italian shotgun manufacturer Fabarm SpA, announced a new scattergun earlier this year that is designed for waterfowl hunting. It is called the XLR5 Waterfowler.

The 12 gauge shotgun is semi-automatic with a piston system that is said to run a wide variety of loads reliably. A side benefit to the system is a reduction of recoil. The system uses a progressive braking system in the piston which means that heavier loads have more recoil reduction than lighter loads.

Fabarm claims the system makes the XLR5 Waterfowler the fastest cycling semi-automatic hunting shotgun on the market. The company states five rounds can be fired in just 0.31 seconds.

Some of the features on this new gun include:

  • tapered barrel for decreased recoil and tighter patterns
  • Kryptek camo pattern with a Soft Touch ruberised finish on the stock
  • an oversized trigger guard that makes it easy to use with thick winter gloves
  • red fiber optic front sight on top of a tall rib for improved “heads up” sight picture
  • EXIS DK choke system that is specially made for hard, steel shot
  • competition-type bolt handle for easy manipulation and reduced hand slipage
  • chrome, nickel and PVD coatings throughout the gun help with corrosion resistance

The pricing starts at $1,650 for these shotguns.

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  • Fox Hunter

    Love that camo.

  • derpmaster

    Meh. Super Black Eagle II or bust.

  • SP mclaughlin

    FABARM STF-12 please please please

  • Gary Kirk

    Waterfowl shotgun that can cycle 5 rounds in .31 seconds? So it could legally cycle in .12+/-.. Can only have 2 rounds hunting