The Sweet Sixteen Upland is a fine representation of a modern upland field gun. This model takes full advantage of the rise in 16 gauge ammunition and pairs it with a lightweight chassis and finely finished wood. With a weight of just over 6 pounds, it won’t weigh you down while covering the miles in search of roosters.
In the not-so-distant past if your buddy uttered the phrase, “Sweet Sixteen,” you knew he was talking about a Browning Auto-5 in 16 gauge. Maybe it was the sweet way these guns handled, their light and trim dimensions, or it might have just had something to do with the way the phrase “Sweet Sixteen” rolls off the tongue, but those models developed a devoted following among hunters.
The in-between 16 is known as “The Gentleman’s Gauge.” To many hunters, the 16 gauge is 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 Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen is well on its way to becoming a modern classic, with a short-recoil operated action that is so reliable we back it with a 5 year/100,000 round guarantee — come hell or high water.
In its simplest term, kinetic energy is the energy of motion. The 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.
A5 Sweet Sixteen Upland Features
Oil finish Turkish walnut stock with close radius pistol grip and shim-adjustment for length of pull, cast and drop
Compact 16 gauge receiver and dimensions
18 lines-per-inch checkering
Brushed nickel receiver finish
Three Invector-DS choke tubes
Fiber-optic front sight and ivory mid-bead
Ideal for hunting/sporting clays
100,000 round or five year guarantee
Humpback Acquisition Advantage
Inflex Recoil Pad
Speed Load Plus
Turnkey Magazine Plug
Ergonomic Bolt Latch
Includes 1/4 in and 1/2 in stock spacer for length of pull adjustment.
Nickel Teflon Coating
Steel Shot Performance
Total Barrel Dynamics
Invector-DS (Double Seal) Choke Tube System
GAUGE • CHAMBER • BARREL LENGTH
16 • 2 3/4″ • 26″
16 • 2 3/4″ • 28″
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
5 lbs 12 oz
4, 2 3/4″ shells
Full, Modified, Improved Cylinder
Chrome Plated Chamber
Inflex 2, Large
Cut 18 LPI
Sling Swivel Studs
Trigger Guard Finish
Bolt Slide Finish
Trigger Guard Material
Trigger Guard Engraving
Buck Mark in Gold
Choke Wrench Included