Like most companies, 20-gauge shotguns were late additions to Browning's catalog. But, the wait was worth it, with two of the iconic manufacturer's most popular models being produced in the lighter bore.
The Breda autoloader, which appeared in the U.S. in the early 1950s, was an exceptionally well made, long-recoil operated, Browning-type shotgun. Its distinguishing features were that it could be completely disassembled without tools, and all parts were machined and polished.
There is no other shotgun system quite like Remington’s Model 870 MCS, and its design allows the company to sell the system to countries that have adopted other makes for their daily use tactical shotgun.
While artists may like to depict upland hunters with double barrel shotguns, doubtless more upland game are actually taken with autoloaders. Here is a look at some of the best repeaters.