.22-caliber Browning Gold air rifle: Part 1

by B.B. Pelletier

With the assistance of Earl “Mac” McDonald

Browning’s Gold breakbarrel is a beautiful new spring-piston rifle.

Let’s begin our look at an air rifle that a lot of readers have been waiting for — the Browning Gold. I can tell you right now that this is a different spring rifle that deserves very close examination. I’ll try to point out as many of the unique features as I go through the gun and the test.

I’ve waited to begin this evaluation until my buddy, Mac, can be here with me, for he’s already started a test of this air rifle and stopped short when some mechanical issues were encountered. I’ll tell you what they were, and I’ll also examine the test rifle while looking for signs of those same issues. read more