The 5 Best New Shotguns For Upland Bird Hunting



In upland hunting, you take the fight to the birds. You meet them on their turf and on their terms and often times you’re going to do a lot of walking to get there. A lightweight shotgun that places swiftly, swings well, and most importantly, can be pleasantly carried throughout the day is vital to success. However that doesn’t mean you need to invest a lot of money on a shotgun. There are plenty of bargain alternatives that will certainly kill birds just as effectively as the fancier high-dollar ones. Whether you are after pheasants, quail, or duck, any one of these shotguns will certainly get the job done.

Remington’s 870 Wingmaster

One of the best-selling upland shotgun is Remington’s 870 Wingmaster. The Wingmaster is available in 12, 20, 28, as well as .410-gauge. The most popular Wingmaster is the 12-gauge version. With a 26-inch Light Shape barrel, weighing just 6.75 pounds, which is extremely light for a 12-gauge pump and weighing 0.5 pound less than its 870 Express equivalent. All of these shotguns include highly polished blued metal, chrome-plated screws, three chokes, as well as a much better quality of wood than the Express, with a new version this year with claro walnut.

Savage STEVENS 555

This shotguns is an outstanding value amongst upland over/unders. It’s readily available in all of the major gauges, 12, 20, 28, and .410 and valued to fit in the most economical of spending plans. Not only is it light on the purse, but also in the hand, thanks to its aluminum receiver. The 12-gauge model with 28-inch barrels weighs a hair over 6 extra pounds. Its features include compatible chokes, extractors, and a single selective trigger. MSRP for every one of these 555 designs, no matter the gauge, is a practical $690.

Winchester SX4 Upland Area

The Winchester SX4 is powered by the proven and reliable Active Valve gas system. An extra-large bolt deal with screw release switch, and safety are easily utilized with gloves, while a snag-free Inflex recoil pad protects your shoulder. The SX4 is presently used in the 12-gauge version and is available in black synthetic, wood, or camouflage. 

Mossberg 500 Standard

There are a lot of variations of Mossberg’s venerable pump, however the Model 500 Standard is always of interest to upland hunters. With its polished 28-inch blued barrel, jeweled silver bolt, and  high-gloss walnut supply with a red recoil pad, this 12-gauge model has the classic good looks of a pump action shotgun. It includes twin grain sights and a set of three chokes. This no-nonsense workhorse is readily available with a matte surface in 12- or 20-gauge with a wood or artificial stock, or.410-bore in timber. Like all Mossbergs, these pumps are highly budget-friendly.

Browning Silver Field

While Browning’s Maxus and A5 obtain more interest, the Silver semi-auto line is worth checking out too. The Silver has the added advantage of a semi-humpbacked receiver that helps in normally aligning the eye for quick target procurement. With its satin-finished supply and silver receiver off-set by a noticeable black Dollar Mark logo, the Field is one of the most attractive Silver version. It’s readily available in both full-size and portable 12 and 20-gauge, but the latter is a true upland treasure. It’s the only 20-gauge semi-auto Browning deals and considers less than 6.5 extra pounds.