Gold Light 10 Gauge is a newly designed gun with a lightweight aluminum receiver. It has the largest magazine capacity of any 10 gauge semi-auto available-5 shots.
-Barrel Length: 28"
-Chokes Included: Full, Modified, I.C.
-Chamber: 3 1/2"
-Avg. Weight: 9 lbs. 10 oz.
-Overall Length: 50"
-Drop At Comb: 1 5/8"
-Drop At Heel: 1 7/8"
-Length of Pull: 14 1/4"
-Rib Width: 5/16"
Standard features of the Browning Gold shotgun are;
Action: The larger 3 1/2" chambered version is built to handle 1 1/8 oz. field loads to hard-hitting 3 1/2" magnums. The Gold has a gas valve on the inside of the gas piston. Because the gas piston and valve operate independently, less pressure is exerted on the piston resulting in greater longevity and more efficient operation than other gas-operated autoloaders.
Magazine Adapter-Included. Limits magazine capacity to two.
Magazine Capacity: In the 12 gauge 3" chambering, the Gold's self-regulating gas system shoots all loads interchangeably-from 1 oz. light 2 ¾" target loads to the heaviest 3" magnums
Recoil Pads: Standard Vented
Rib: Solid ventilated rib with matte sighting plane.
Safety: The oversized, cross-bolt safety is mounted on the trigger guard allowing quick operation while keeping an eye on the target, and it's easily reversed by a gunsmith for left-hand use.
Sights: Comes with Hi-Viz fiber optic sights.
Stock: Composite stock with Mossy Oak Break-Up.
Speed Loading: With the action open, any load inserted into the magazine is sent directly to the chamber, ready to be fired.
Trigger: Gold colored. The trigger guard is large and has carefully rounded edges to accommodate gloved fingers. Additionally, the Gold's trigger assembly can be removed in seconds for cleaning.
Back-Bored Barrels: The Browning Gold was the first autoloader on the market with a back-bored barrel. A bore diameter increased to its maximum allowable specification reduces the friction of the shot charge against the barrel wall. Instead of trying to overcome friction, powder gases expend more energy on the wad base, resulting in an increase in shot velocity. Because there is less constriction or pressure from the forcing cones on a shot charge, there are fewer deformed shot pellets. A greater number of ballistically superior round pellets in a shot charge means more uniform patterns-delivering more shot pellets in the effective part of the pattern.
Back-boring works hand-in-hand with Browning's Invector-Plus interchangeable choke tube system. The longer choke taper inside an Invector-Plus choke tube produces patterns with more uniform densities.