A5 Lightning Sweet Sixteen

2021 SHOT Show Special –  16 gauge autoloading shotgun highlighted by a gloss finish, Turkish walnut stock with Lightning style, rounded grip stock. Gloss black anodized receiver finish. Includes three Invector-DS choke tubes. Ideal for hunting/sporting clays.
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Overview

Lightning strikes. In the not-so-distant past if your buddy uttered the phrase, “Sweet Sixteen,” your eyebrows didn't go up because you knew he was talking about the superb handling Browning Auto-5 in 16 gauge. This new example includes another feature common to classic Browning shotguns, the "Lightning Style" stock. This semi-pistol grip design is noted by the rounded knob at the bottom of the grip. Aesthetics aside, to many shooters, the relaxed grip angle offers a quick, instinctive grasp and easy reach to the trigger — making it ideal for fast-flushing upland birds like pheasant, quail and chukar.

The “Gentleman’s Gauge.” The in-between 16 gauge is, to many hunters, the ideal ammunition for the perfect gun. A well designed 16 gauge is closer in weight to a 20 gauge, with a shot payload nearer the 12 gauge, and patterning that bests them both. Like its most revered predecessor, the Browning A5 16 gauge is built on a smaller, lighter receiver for reduced weight and a sleek feel in your hands. It also benefits from the advantages of Total Barrel Dynamics and the Invector-DS choke tube system to extract the most performance from this revered gauge. The humpback receiver profile increases the length of the sighting plane to give you the same advantage the first Auto 5s were famous for. Pick up an A5 Sweet Sixteen and see how sweet it is. 

The Kinematic Drive. In its simplest term, kinetic energy is the energy of motion. The new Browning A5 makes better use of kinetic energy with its powerful, short recoil-operated Kinematic Drive System. Kinematic Drive harnesses recoil energy and converts it into the mechanical motion needed to operate the action. This concept is tried and true, and now perfected by the company that broke ground first with autoloading shotguns. The beauty of Kinematic Drive is the simplicity of design for consistent, reliable function with a wide variety of loads and under the full extremes of weather, temperature, moisture and grime. This gun is designed to work, come hell or high water. Operation is clean because gases are sent out the barrel and away from the action.

  • Gloss finish, Turkish walnut, Lightning style, round grip stock is shim-adjustable for length of pull, cast, and drop
  • Classic 18 lines-per-inch point pattern checkering
  • Gloss black anodized receiver finish
  • Three Invector-DS choke tubes
  • Fiber-optic front sight and ivory mid-bead
  • Ideal for hunting/sporting clays
Features
100,000 Round Guarantee Logo

We are so confident in the A5, we are standing behind it with a 100,000 round or five year guarantee that this shotgun will work, come hell or high water.

The familiar humpback receiver profile melds seamlessly with the rib to extend your sight plane, aiding in natural sight alignment for quicker target acquisition. Read more...

Kinematic Drive harnesses recoil energy and converts it into the mechanical motion needed to operate the action. Read More...

The A5 balances perfectly in the hands for an effortless mount and swing. A trim forearm places your front hand closer to the bore line for superior hand-eye coordination and pointability. Read More...

The Inflex recoil pad uses directional deflection to send the comb down and away from the face, reducing felt recoil for greater shooting comfort and allowing faster, more accurate follow-up shots. Read More...

Patented feeding system sends the first shell loaded into the magazine directly into the chamber. Read More...

The patented TurnKey Magazine Plug is easily removed in seconds using a standard door or car key. Read More...

Ergonomic Bolt Latch

The bolt latch locks the bolt to the rear when the magazine is unloaded and releases a shell from the magazine when the bolt is closed for faster loading. The oversized shape makes the bolt latch easy to locate and operate.

Customized Fit

A5 shotguns include one 1/4 inch and one 1/2 inch stock spacer for length of pull adjustment. Drop and cast can be tuned using the included stock shim kit.

Nickel Teflon Coating

The bolt, bolt slide, shell carrier, bolt release button and cocking handle of the A5 have a nickel Teflon coating for added corrosion protection, lubricity and makes cleaning easier.

Browning has long been at the forefront of dependable steel shot performance and durability. Read More...

The concept of Total Barrel Dynamics covers every aspect of the barrel that contributes to overall shotgun performance. Read More...

Optimal bore diameter specifications maximize shot velocity and shot pattern performance. Read More...

Lengthening forcing cones is a popular and expensive aftermarket practice done to increase shot pattern performance, but comes standard on A5 models. Read more...

The Invector-DS system offers the most consistent, reliable tightening of any system ever. Read more...

ABS Case

The A5 ships in a durable ABS case that is perfect for transportation and storage.

Specifications
Item Number 0119015005 UPC 023614743545
Gauge 16 Chamber Length 2 3/4"
Barrel Length 26" Overall Length 47 1/4"
Length of Pull 14 1/4" Drop at Comb 1 3/4"
Drop at Heel 2" Weight 5 lbs 12 oz
Magazine Capacity 4, 2 3/4" shells Rib Width 1/4"
Barrel Finish High Gloss Stock Finish Gloss
Wood Grade Grade I Chokes Included Full, Modified, Improved Cylinder
Receiver Finish Polished Black Dura Touch Finish No
Chamber Finish Chrome Plated Chamber Front Sight Fiber Optic
Choke System Invector-DS Flush Barrel Material Steel
Stock Material Turkish Walnut Recoil Pad Inflex 2, Large
Checkering Cut 18 LPI Sling Swivel Studs None
Receiver Material Aluminum Alloy Trigger Finish Gold Plated
Trigger Guard Finish Matte Black Bolt Slide Finish Brushed Nickel
Magazine Type Tubular Trigger Material Alloy
Trigger Guard Material Alloy Trigger Guard Engraving Buck Mark in Gold
Choke Wrench Included T-Wrench MSRP $1,819.99
Item Number 0119015004 UPC 023614743552
Gauge 16 Chamber Length 2 3/4"
Barrel Length 28" Overall Length 49 1/4"
Length of Pull 14 1/4" Drop at Comb 1 3/4"
Drop at Heel 2" Weight 5 lbs 13 oz
Magazine Capacity 4, 2 3/4" shells Rib Width 1/4"
Barrel Finish High Gloss Stock Finish Gloss
Wood Grade Grade I Chokes Included Full, Modified, Improved Cylinder
Receiver Finish Polished Black Dura Touch Finish No
Chamber Finish Chrome Plated Chamber Front Sight Fiber Optic
Choke System Invector-DS Flush Barrel Material Steel
Stock Material Turkish Walnut Recoil Pad Inflex 2, Large
Checkering Cut 18 LPI Sling Swivel Studs None
Receiver Material Aluminum Alloy Trigger Finish Gold Plated
Trigger Guard Finish Matte Black Bolt Slide Finish Brushed Nickel
Magazine Type Tubular Trigger Material Alloy
Trigger Guard Material Alloy Trigger Guard Engraving Buck Mark in Gold
Choke Wrench Included T-Wrench MSRP $1,819.99
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