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.

    Richard Johnson

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