If you're in the market for a new upland gun, these are some of the best options for wingshooting.
Buying a shotgun for upland hunting can be a lengthy process, as your wingshooting gun needs to be one you can trust when you finally see a covey rise.
Selecting the right firearm can be challenging, however, as there are so many options on the market to choose from.
To make this process easier for you, we've compiled a list of shotguns we'd recommend for your quail hunting adventures.
Benelli ETHOS Sport Shotguns
Available in 12-, 20- or 28-gauge models, this semi-automatic makes an excellent upland bird hunting shotgun. ETHOS Sport shotguns are powered by Benelli's Inertia-Driven System and equipped with recoil-reducing Progressive Comfort, which features three sets of buffers to absorb recoil based on the strength of the load.
Remington Model 870 Wingmaster
For a pump-action shotgun that won't weigh you down while chasing bobwhite quail and other upland game, the 870 Wingmaster is at the top of the list. It's offered in 12-, 20-, 28- and .410-gauge with blued metal, multiple choke tubes and high-grade walnut stocks.
Beretta A400 Upland
With Beretta's Kick-Off Plus technology, this semi-auto reduces recoil up to 50 percent and offers a slimmed down design with a comfortable pistol grip. The A400 Upland is available in 12- and 20-gauge shotgun options with 26-inch barrels or 28-inch barrels for upland hunters.
Winchester SX4 Upland Field
Built with improved ergonomics, speed and safety, the SX4 Upland Field is also designed to be incredibly versatile for your pursuit of choice. It's currently available in 12- and 20-gauge.
Browning Citori White Lightning
Browning created the Citori White Lightning to be the ideal upland hunting over/under, with a durable silver nitride receiver coating and ergonomic features. It's available in 12-, 20-, 28- and .410-gauge.
While we've dubbed these some of the best quail hunting guns, these top picks can also work well for pheasant, grouse, woodcock, chukar and other game birds, as well as sporting clays.
For more options for side-by-side and sub-gauge shotguns, check out other top shotgun manufacturers like Franchi, CZ, Fabarm and Mossberg.
Whichever shotgun you choose, good luck to you and your bird dog!
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