Browning's new A5 12-gauge may look like the old Humpback, but this is a totally new shotgun.
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In March 2012 Browning will bring the A5, lovingly nicknamed the Humpback for its humped reciever, back to life. The A5 was the first successful autoloading shotgun ever mass produced and became a sweetheart for generations of wingshooters and waterfowlers because of its reliability. While this new A5 might look and even feel a lot like its father, officially known as the Auto-5, the comparisons stop there. There's no doubt that this is a new shotgun with a new action.
I got to spend three days in South Dakota with a handful of other writers swinging the new A5 against clays, doves and pheasants. The gun is a looker and an easy pointer and it's full of intriguing features. Here are the highlights and some background information about A5's resurrection.
Click the link to see video of the new Browning A5 in action.