Why when I see the weights of any certain gun the 28ga and 410ga shotgun weigh more than the 12ga. You would think with smaller barrels the 12ga would weigh more.
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Sub-guage tubes add 12 oz's to your guns barrel. That is why some companies offer a heavy barrel// or a carrier barrel in 12 ga. to correct this problem. Heck, I shot Sporting Clays for years in 20 ga. because of the weight difference with my 525. No carrier/heavy barrel option with Browning's. I did not want to shoot a ligher shotgun and shoot 12 ga. shells.
My mistake, meant to say 20ga not 12ga. Actual weight of three of my Browning 725 sub gauges;Why when I see the weights of any certain gun the 28ga and 410ga shotgun weigh more than the 12ga. You would think with smaller barrels the 12ga would weigh more.
RSVP knows what he is talking about. Spot on explanation.Their are a few things that cause Browning 28 ga. and .410 to be heavier than the comparable 20 ga. First, they are all made on the same 20 ga. frame so, the bore centers are the same and therefore, the smaller the barrel OD the thicker the center rib becomes. Second, the 20 gage is ported and the 28/.410 or not. Third, the 20 ga. uses the back bored Invector DS choke system which means thinner barrel wall sections but the 28 and .410 use the old standard Invector chokes with thicker barrel wall sections. Next, the outside shape of the forearms are the same but there is a little more wood in the smaller diameter barrels. Finally, in the case of the 20 vs 28, the 20 ga. has 3" chambers and the 28 ga. is 2 3/4. These are each small affects but they add up. Cheers