Browning Firearms | Browning Shotguns & Rifles
John Moses Browning was born January 21st 1855 in Utah and was one of the most important firearms designers in America who developed a wide array of firearms, cartridges and gun mechanisms, many of which are still being used in the world today.
He was granted 128 gun patents and is considered the most important figure in the development of modern automatic and semi-automatic firearms.
His most successful Browning guns were the M1911 Pistol, Browning Automatic Rifle, a very innovative semi-automatic shotgun, the Browning Auto-5 and the Browning .50 caliber machine gun.
In the present Browning rifles offers 5 series, as follows: X-Bolt, A-Bolt, B78, BAR and BLR rifles. In addition to the rifles family, the company also has a rich family of Browning shotguns: Maxus, Cynergy, Silver, Citori, BPS, Gold and BT-99.
The shotguns were designed for almost all types of game: deer, waterfowl, upland and others as well. The rifle family includes the famous X-Bolt Hunter suitable to big game like moose, caribou and elk.
For the 2010 lineup, the company offers almost 350 distinct models of Browning rifles available in many variations and styles. The X-Bolt Browning hunting rifle family offers 15 variations of the excellent X-Bolt rifle while the A-Bolt can be purchased in one of the 20 variations. 5 of their best centerfire rifles for 2010 are: the X-Bolt Medallion, the X-Bolt Stainless Hunter, the A-Bolt M-1000 Eclipse, the A-Bolt Mountain Ti and the A-Bolt TCT Varmint. As far as the best rimfires from their collection, here are 5 excellent choices: T-Bolt Composite Sporter, Buck Mark FLD Target Gray Laminate Rifle, BL-22 FLD, Grade I, Semi-Auto 22 Stainless Grey Laminate Octagon and the Buck Mark Bullseye Target Stainless pistol.
As far as the Browning shotguns are concerned, the Cynergy family was the most technologically advanced shotgun and it still is associated with the word “revolutionary”. The Cynergy boasts an ultra-strong MonoLock Hinge with 300% more pivot surface area to distribute wear. It has the lowest profile receiver of any 12 gauge over and under that reduces muzzle jump and perceived recoil. The Silver shotgun offered by the Browning Company is considered by many as being one of the softest recoiling and easiest shooting guns available today. It is capable of delivering up to a 50% decrease in felt recoil over the competition. The best Browning shotgun reviews are associated with the following models: Maxus Stalker, Cynergy Feather Composite, Silver Lightning, Citori 625 Sporting and the BPS Hunter.
Many consider the BAR, the best Browning rifle ever produced. It was introduced initially in 1967 and since then it set the standard for autoloading centerfire hunting rifles. Its main qualities were dependability and excellent accuracy, combining the already known high quality and usability. For decades, it was the only commercial auto chambered for magnum cartridges. Regarding the best Browning shotgun, it has to be the Gold editions, which are gas-operated. These guns are self-regulating which means that they can easily handle both light and heavy loads without any adjustment. The Gold shotguns are also very beautiful for those of us interested in the looks of our firearms.
Browning Hunting Scopes
The sports optics division offers very reliable Browning scopes like the 2-7x32 model which features the Dura-Bite technology (fully multi-coated optics). It has a long eye-relief and ultra-strong one-piece tube and saddle. From the rich selection of Browning rifle scopes, it is worth mentioning the US model 3-9x50 which has a Finger adjustable 1/4" MOA windage and elevation adjustments with audible clicks. It is also water, fog and magnum recoil proof.
Founded almost 85 years ago, the Browning Company is a major component in the firearm family with many innovations and breakthrough technologies that changed the course of hunting guns for good. It goes without saying that many rival companies have been positively affected by the effect the company had, inspiring them to continue breaking barriers and developing furthermore to the benefit of the end user.