Both the Hunter & Sporter versions of the B725 tested during the day performed well, our preference being for the Sporter version with the palm-swell stock in 30’’.

These guns were great – the high back of the A5 semi-auto gave an extra-long sighting plain, which seemed to help with its pointability – or as Browning put it “the ‘Humpback profile of the receiver allows for faster targeting”.

The A5 also featured the new ‘Speed Load Plus’ reloading system, which became fast and seamless once the trick of ‘flicking’ with the thumb was mastered. Of all the semi-autos tested during the day, no one reported a jam or found any faults.

From Browning: “The lines of the new A5 will perhaps remind you of its illustrious ancestor, but its lines are the only points this new shotgun has in common with your grand-father’s famous Auto 5.

The brand new BROWNING® A5 was developed to be the most reliable and the fastest inertia-operated semi-automatic shotgun and with the lowest recoil sensation.

Our confidence in the new A5 is such that we offer a guarantee of 100,000 shots or 7 years with it.

This reliability guarantee relies above all on the new Kinematic Drive™ System which is the gun’s tireless engine.

Other innovations make the A5 a concentrate of new technologies: The new Invector DS™ chokes fitted to the new Vector Pro™ back-bored barrels, the INFLEX II recoil pad and, lastly, the Speed Load Plus system.”


Both the Hunter & Sporter versions of the B725 tested during the day performed well, our preference being for the Sporter version with the palm-swell stock in 30??.

These guns were great ? the high back of the A5 semi-auto gave an extra-long sighting plain, which seemed to help with its pointability ? or as Browning put it ?the ?Humpback profile of the receiver allows for faster targeting?.

The A5 also featured the new ?Speed Load Plus? reloading system, which became fast and seamless once the trick of ?flicking? with the thumb was mastered. Of all the semi-autos tested during the day, no one reported a jam or found any faults.

From Browning: ?The lines of the new A5 will perhaps remind you of its illustrious ancestor, but its lines are the only points this new shotgun has in common with your grand-father?s famous Auto 5.

The brand new BROWNING® A5 was developed to be the most reliable and the fastest inertia-operated semi-automatic shotgun and with the lowest recoil sensation.

Our confidence in the new A5 is such that we offer a guarantee of 100,000 shots or 7 years with it.

This reliability guarantee relies above all on the new Kinematic Drive? System which is the gun?s tireless engine.

Other innovations make the A5 a concentrate of new technologies: The new Invector DS? chokes fitted to the new Vector Pro? back-bored barrels, the INFLEX II recoil pad and, lastly, the Speed Load Plus system.?

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A5 semi-auto and B725 shotgun