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 Post subject: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:22 pm 
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I'm thinking seriously about another new shotgun that I don't need. Leaning heavily toward the Browning Silver Hunter 12 qauge 28 in barrel. What's the opinion on it? Recent information on it is scarce.

It would be used mostly for backyard clays and for grandkids to shoot. From all reports, recoil seems to be light. Any notable issues with it?

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:11 pm 
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I like mine. It handles light loads well and has been dependable, but I haven't used it a lot. I bought it as a back up gun and for the occasional duck hunt.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:28 pm 
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The Silver is a very good model that gets somewhat overlooked. It's based off the Browning Gold and very similar. It's almost the same gun as the Winchester SX2/SX3/SX4 except for some cosmetic difference and some small weight differences.

They are well made, reliable, easy to clean, cycles light loads well, and can go longer periods between cleanings. Every now and then you hear of a piston spring breaking is one of the mentioned models but seems to have subsided for the most part. I like the neutral balance point and they have a great weight for clays, waterfowling, and doves. They have larger bore diameters that tend to pattern large load weights and harder shot materials better. The Silver does not have a magazine cutoff but, you can cutoff the rounds in the magazine. Pushing up slightly on the carrier while pulling the bolt back acts ans a magazine cutoff and works quite well. Lastly, the angled off receiver looks much better to my eye than the more common rounded off receiver.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:06 am 
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Worc summed it up pretty well. I'm happy with mine. It's soft shooting and reliable.

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:05 pm 
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I had a Silver Hunter, good gun. With that said I sold mine and bought a Fabarm L4S Initial Hunter. Just a better gun for a bit more money. The Silver Hunter was $1050.00 and the L4S I got for $1175.00.

L4S better gas system, easier to clean and better balance for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:32 pm 
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The silver hunter sounds like a gun to look for.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:14 pm 
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What is the shell a capacity On the ls4 Hunter .

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:28 am 
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4+1 Unplugged and 2+1 Plugged.

Takes 2-3/4" & 3" shells.

The choke tubes that come with the gun are excellent.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:27 am 
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Thanks
Randy Wakeman said 3+1
On a different post ?
? Does he know about the
Plug .

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:17 pm 
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I have read a total of 5 in a couple different places, see link -
http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/forum/vi ... p?t=753914

Now, maybe it is 4 2.75" and 3 3.00" in the tube so we would both be right. Fabarm doesn't post anything I can find and I hunt pheasant in IL where you have to run a plug and max 2 in the tube. So never really tried with mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:17 pm 
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I have read a total of 5 in a couple different places, see link -
http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/forum/vi ... p?t=753914

Now, maybe it is 4 2.75" and 3 3.00" in the tube so we would both be right. Fabarm doesn't post anything I can find and I hunt pheasant in IL where you have to run a plug and max 2 in the tube. So never really tried with mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:27 pm 
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This is from a Fabarm site I found -


GAUGE 12 / 3”
TOTAL CAPACITY 3+1 ROUNDS
BARREL TRIBORE® HP
BARREL LENGTH IN CM 61 – 66 – 71 – 76
CHOKE INNER HP
CHOKES INCLUDED 5
FRAME ERGAL 55 - 11 MM GROOVES
FRAME FINISH NICKEL PLATING
STOCK PISTOL
WOOD QUALITY LUXE
STOCK FINISH HAND-OILED
LENGTH OF PULL IN MM 365
DROP AT COMB IN MM 35
DROP AT HEEL IN MM 55
RECOIL PAD 12 MM
WEIGHT IN KG 2,85 – 3,10
CASE INTEGRALE
PROOF TEST


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:29 pm 
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And this, it is called Maxi -
SPECIFICATIONS TECNICAL DATA
THE L4S MAXI CONFIGURATION IS FOR WHO IS LOOKING FOR A LARGE MAGAZINE CAPACITY
GAUGE 12 / 3” (12/76 )
TOTAL CAPACITY 5+1 ROUNDS WITH THE STANDARD MAGAZINE CAP / 7+1 ROUNDS WITH THE MAGAZINE EXTENSION FITTED
L4S SHOTGUNS AVAILABLE IN MAXI VERSION L4S INITIAL HUNTER / L4S BLACK HUNTER / L4S GREY HUNTER / L4S DELUXE HUNTER / ALL L4S REVERSE
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE LOOK AT THE L4S PAGES
PROOF TEST 1630 BAR


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:19 am 
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The Fabarms arms ls4 Maxi is Europe only according to one of the dealers I called .

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 6:13 am 
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Joeracer44 wrote:
I had a Silver Hunter, good gun. With that said I sold mine and bought a Fabarm L4S Initial Hunter. Just a better gun for a bit more money. The Silver Hunter was $1050.00 and the L4S I got for $1175.00.

L4S better gas system, easier to clean and better balance for me.



I ordered from https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_sea ... upc_only=1

Grab a gun $846 to my locle FFL dealer . It would be $400 more for me to get the LS4
And the silver is a 4+1

Now my next gum will be a LS4 sporting or A400 xell Black .

The silver will be my hunting and back up clay gun

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 6:34 pm 
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Got my new browing silver it’s a upgrade from the 11-87 looks a feel , swing .
Not sure about the plastic in action . And the chocks are junk size wise
Barrel.740
Ic .7365 or .0035 restriction More like a skeet.
Mod .7285. Or .0115 More like a IC
Full .7085. Or .031. Looks ok

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:27 pm 
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Skar, I’m sure you’ll enjoy your Silver Hunter. A guy I know owns a few of them and he’s very fond of them.

I was considering a 20 gauge Silver Hunter but I thought a 20 gauge Beretta SP1 would be great for grandkids. Besides, when I’m shooting an over and under I can catch the empties not have to police them up. Sounds like a good reason to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 6:28 am 
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It looks like something I should look for too.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Hunter
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 10:29 am 
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Tokamecotom wrote:
The silver hunter sounds like a gun to look for.



Agreed, got one of these are I must say it’s the real deal.




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