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New Safes for 2014 SHOT Show

Browning has always been a leader in providing convenient, secure and fireproof gun storage. There are several tiers of options available in different sizes to meet the needs of gun owners who want to not only keep their firearms protected, but wish to keep them out of the wrong hands.

The Limited Edition safes fall into a price range that is highly affordable, while offering excellent protection and access to firearms:

Browning Safe Product Manager, Michael Sweetin, showing the interior of the LTD41, Limited Edition series gun safe

Browning Safe Product Manager, Michael Sweetin, showing the interior of the LTD41, Limited Edition series gun safe

The interior of the LTD12 Limited Edition gun safe - this safe is sized to fit in a bedroom closet.

The interior of the LTD12 Limited Edition gun safe – this safe is sized to fit in a bedroom closet.

Day 3 of the 2014 SHOT Show

It's been a busy show.

It’s been a busy show.

Semi-Auto 22 High Grade 100th Anniversary

To commemorate 100 years of production of the Browning SA-22, this year Browning is doing a limited production run of 100 High Grade Semi-Auto 22 take down models.

These guns will feature high-relief anniversary engraving, polished bluing, and gloss finish grade III/IV walnut.

SA-22 100th Anniversary High Grade Limited Edition

SA-22 100th Anniversary High Grade Limited Edition

Engraving on side of the receiver

Engraving on side of the receiver

Engraving on top of the receiver.

Engraving on top of the receiver.

 

Dirty Bird – Browning’s waterfowl clothing is still going strong

Typically we don’t cover “old news” at the SHOT Show, but we’d be ignoring the figurative “elephant in the room” if we didn’t mention how much attention Dirty Bird continues to receive.

Dirty bird differs from traditional duck hunting clothing in that it’s designed to fit and feel great, and there is an amazing range of options for how actively you hunt and what kind of weather you are willing to suffer through to get your birds.

Dirty Bird is the “baby” of Browning Product Manager Rafe Nielsen, a die hard waterfowl hunting fanatic whose obsession for geese and ducks made him the perfect person to create and then perfect a line of comfortable outdoor clothing for spending hours in a boat or blind.

Finally, Dirty Bird is now available in Realtree’s new waterfowl pattern, Max-5.

The heart of the Dirty Bird clothing line, feature in Realtree Max-5

The heart of the Dirty Bird clothing line, feature in Realtree Max-5

Browning Shotguns in Realtree Max-5

Realtree has been making effective hunting camo patterns for decades. New for 2014, Realtree revamped their popular Max-4 waterfowl camo and have released Max-5.

Max-5 features more plant life and terrain textures than any previously used camo, and it looks fantastic on our guns with Dura-Touch Armor Coating.

Browning's lineup of shotguns featuring Realtree Max-5

Browning’s lineup of shotguns featuring Realtree Max-5

New Cynergy Shotguns – new styles and lower pricing on the original low-profile shotgun

When the Cynergy over under shotgun debuted almost 10 years ago, it was a revolutionary design featuring the ultra strong monolock hinge, which allowed for a low-profile receiver design coveted by over under shooters everywhere.

The fame of the Cynergy has been eclipsed by the debut of the Citori 725, which builds on the classic styling, lines and strength of the Citori, but trims the receiver down to a low profile design. The Cynergy is still every bit the thoroughbred shotgun, but now it’s available at a lower price point.

Low MSRP on the Cynergy Desert Tan - expect to see reduced "street pricing"

Low MSRP on the Cynergy Desert Tan – expect to see reduced “street pricing”

Aaron Cummins, Browning’s Firearms Product Manager has introduced several new models in the lower price categories for a premium over under shotguns – namely the Cynergy Desert Tan and the Cynergy Satin Hunter.

The Satin Hunter trades it’s signature recoil pad for a more standard flat Inflex Technology recoil pad. This gives the Satin Hunter a more traditional style and paves the way for the length of pull to be reduced for Micro/Youth models.

Cynergy Satin Hunter with straight Inflex Recoil Pad

Cynergy Satin Hunter with straight Inflex Recoil Pad

The Desert Tan model carries a more modern look and feel with a stock that is more suited to the abuse of hunting in the field and long days at the range.

Aaron Cummins holding the Cynergy Desert Tan

Aaron Cummins holding the Cynergy Desert Tan

The Citori Crossover Target

The “crossover” in the Citori Crossover Target is explained quite simply in the fact that it offers a sensible point of impact between a true field shotgun and a true target shotgun.

  • Field shotguns are designed to place 50% of the pattern above the bead and 50% of the pattern below (at 40 yards from the muzzle).
  • Target shotguns are designed to place 70% of the pattern above the bead and 30% of the pattern below (at 40 yards from the muzzle). This allows the shooter to “float” the clay target above the bead, ensuring that the bead doesn’t obscure the target.
  • The Crossover is designed to place 60% of the pattern above the bead and 40% of the pattern below (at 40 yards from the muzzle), making it an ideal shotgun for shooters wanting to hunt upland game and target shoot clays.

The Crossover Target features a lightweight profile, a polished blued steel receiver (with gold engraving) and barrel, a grade I/II gloss walnut stock, and three Midas Grade extended choke tubes (Full, Modified, Improved Cylinder)

Aaron Cummins, Browning Firearms Product Manager, holding the Citori Crossover Target

Aaron Cummins, Browning Firearms Product Manager, holding the Citori Crossover Target

Gold engraved receiver on the Citori Crossover Target

Gold engraved receiver on the Citori Crossover Target

 

Grade IV Limited Edition Dagger

One of the most popular knives at the Browning SHOT Show booth has been the Grade IV Limited Edition Dagger. This knife has a iconic beauty reminiscent an earlier time period, when “tactical” wasn’t a marketing term. The spearpoint blade is made of high grade stainless steel and the handle is made of Grade IV walnut.

Russ Kommer gave this dagger a unique European design, blending modern features with a look from Colonial America.

The Grade IV Limited Edition Dagger with Leather Sheath

The Grade IV Limited Edition Dagger with Leather Sheath

Buckthorn Pink Browning Firearms

Buckthorn Pink is a pseudo-camo pattern comprised of various shades of interposed Buckmark logos. It is designed less as a pattern to help hunters blend in to a specific environment, but rather as a way for die hard Browning fans to express their love of all things Browning.

X-Bolt Micro rifle in Buckthorn Pink

X-Bolt Micro rifle in Buckthorn Pink

A Buck Mark pistol and 1911-22 featuring Buckthorn Pink and Pink grips.

A Buck Mark pistol and 1911-22 featuring Buckthorn Pink and Pink grips.

Silver Micro in Buckthorn Pink

Silver Micro in Buckthorn Pink

X-Bolt Predator – stealthy long range lead delivery system

There is a trend among select hunters to use smaller varmint/predator calibers with heavier bullets. The higher ballistic coefficient of these bullets, combined with the advances in bullet manufacturing, optics, and ballistics calculators, allow shooters to effectively hunt at ranges that used to be impractical at best and unethical at the worst.

For the long range predator and varmint hunter, Browning now offers the X-Bolt Predator rifle. The X-Bolt is renowned for its “out of the box” accuracy. Add a heavy sporter (375 H&H profile) barrel, a camo dipped stock, action and barrel, and a tight rate of twist, and you get the perfect predator rifle.

For SHOT Show 2014, the X-Bolt Predator is offered in Realtree Max-1 and Mossy Oak Brush, two highly effective patterns for coyote hunters in a variety of environments. The full dip eliminates the need to wrap or paint the barrel and action. Additionally, the bolt has been blued; an often overlooked detail in reducing any tell-tale glare from a predator hunting rig.

Three calibers are currently available: 204 Ruger with a 1 in 12” twist, 223 Remington with a 1 in 8” twist, and 22-250 Remington with a 1 in 9” twist.

Close up of the Mossy Oak Brush dip on the barrel and stock.

Close up of the Mossy Oak Brush dip on the barrel and stock.

Aaron Cummins, Browning Firearms Product Manager and avid Predator Hunter, proudly displaying the X-Bolt Predator in Mossy Oak Brush

Aaron Cummins, Browning Firearms Product Manager and avid Predator Hunter, proudly displaying the X-Bolt Predator in Mossy Oak Brush

The blued bolt on the Predator adds a unique aesthetic, but serves the primary purpose of eliminating glare from the bolt.

The blued bolt on the Predator adds a unique aesthetic, but serves the primary purpose of eliminating glare from the bolt.