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J33Nelson 05-09-2009 11:05 PM

Browning Gold
 
My local gun shop has a new Browning Gold Stalker 3.5 inch on clearance because Browning discontinued that shotgun. It was $1099 and now on sale for $899. Any comments on this gun.

J33Nelson 05-11-2009 11:12 PM

any help?
 
Anyone think if this is a good deal or not. Any reviews on this shotgun. This gun interests me cause it is semi auto and handles 3.5inch shells. Any help would be awesome.

canebrake 05-11-2009 11:22 PM

Check these out:

Browning Gold - Reviews on RateItAll
Shotgunworld.com • View topic - Browning Gold vs. Beretta Xtrema2
Browning 12ga BPS Review in Shotguns at Review Centre
Mississippi

dogwalk 05-16-2009 01:17 AM

Browning quality is hard to beat and at that price, go for it. Have had a few Browning autos over the years and currently have a Browning Silver. Injoy it, care for it and it will no doubt outlive you. Dogwalk

liberty1 05-16-2009 02:57 PM

Browning is a great gun
 
Browning Golds are great guns. Research how old it is though. They had some problems early on that were rectified. I wish I could find a Browning Gold because I'd buy one. They're very hard to find in my neck of the woods. I think anyone who owns one keeps it. At the very least, they're easy to sell.

58evinrude 05-19-2009 04:12 AM

browning gold
 
The only new gun I've ever bought is my browning gold. However, it is a 3", not a 3.5", so keep that in mind.

I didn't clean off the cosmoline and it hung up the first couple of weeks if I didn't keep it oiled and I didn't like it at first. After 2 or 3 boxes of shells and a good cleaning, it absolutely never hangs up in any weather on ANY shells. I even shoot the crappy walmart special winchester universals and it never hangs up, period. It feels great, points great, and is my favorite shotgun. I really like it. Very nice recoil on it.

Negatives:
aluminum receiver that the shells nibble away at a little from the edge of the ejection port but it tapers off after a few boxes of shells and doesn't get a lot worse. It doesn't affect the reliability of the gun at all.

the wood cracked all over due to high humidity ---browning adimitted they had a bad run of wood, replaced it free, and I've had no more problems whatsoever with the new wood in any weather.

The barrel is kind of hard to pull out of the receiver but otherwise is a SUPER easy disassembly.

I think it was well worth the money (on sale at academy sports for $699) and I'm glad I bought it. I clean it about every 8-10 boxes of shells and have no problems with it. As far as cycling, it's as perfect as it can get. I'd like a steel receiver and a little different forearm design where it meets the receiver, as far as looks, otherwise it's perfect.

JBJ


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