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BROWNING CYNERGY WICKED WING

IMPORTER: BROWNING (DEPT. AR), ONE BROWNING PLACE, MORGAN, UT 84050; (800) 333-3288; BROWNING.COM
45.75"
2.13"

1.63"
28"
14.25"

MANUFACTURER: MIROKU (JAPAN)
ACTION TYPE: OVER-UNDER, BREAK-ACTION
SHOTGUN

GAUGE: 12, 3½"

Fish and Wildlife Service and other
similar agencies to track waterfowl. The
choke tubes measure 3¼" long, and
provide a long and smooth transition
from the Cynergy's cylinder bore to the
choke constriction. Measured with our
digital bore micrometer, the cylinder
bore of both barrels was a consistent
0.7335"-on the wide side-as more
open bores perform best when shooting large shot. Measured against the
cylinder bore, the tube constrictions
were found to be: improved cylinder,
0.0065"; modified, 0.016"; and full,
0.315". The improved cylinder and
modified tubes were on the more open
side of the standard 0.010" and 0.020"
constrictions, but certainly within
reasonable limits.
The top rib measures 1/4", and is
topped with an ivory Bradley-style front
bead. The side ribs are ventilated for
faster cooling and weight reduction.
The Wicked Wing models are available in
26"-, 28"- and 30"-barrel lengths.
We initially shot the Cynergy
Wicked Wing at the 16-yd. fitting
plate and found that it centered its
patterns 4" high and 5" to the left.
Correcting for this, we then shot

RECEIVER: STEEL;
BURNT BRONZE CERAKOTE FINISH
STOCK: SYNTHETIC; MOSSY OAK SHADOW
GRASS BLADES CAMOUFLAGE PATTERN
TRIGGER: SINGLE, SELECTIVE; BOTTOM,
4-LB., 10-OZ. PULL; TOP, 5-LB. PULL
SIGHTS: IVORY FRONT BEAD WITH VENTILATED RIB

10 patterning targets per barrel at
40 yds., with the improved cylinder
choke in the bottom barrel and the
modified one in the top. Both barrels
shot percentages very close to each
other, with the former at 60 percent
and the latter at 63 percent. We
counted the pellets in two Peters'
Premier Blue No. 2 steel shells, and
the average came to 147 pellets.
Handling wise, with the synthetic
stock the balance point is 7" in front
of the trigger. Most over-unders run
around 4½", so this gun felt quite
barrel-heavy. In some ways this might
be an advantage because, with the
main mass of the gun in the forward
hand, the tendency to slow the swing
is reduced. Given the choice, we
prefer muzzle-heavy far more than
butt-heavy shotguns that make one
feel as if he's handling a fly rod. The
higher placement of the patterns
allows the shooter to always keep
the birds above the barrels, providing
an excellent sight picture. All in all,
given the Browning Cynergy Wicked
Wing's excellent engineering, durable
exterior finish and overall design, it's
a fine shotgun for the waterfowler.

WEIGHT: 7 LBS., 13 OZS.
ACCESSORIES: OWNER'S MANUAL, THREE
CHOKE TUBES (IMPROVED CYLINDER,
MODIFIED, FULL), STOCK SPACER,
CHOKE WRENCH, LOCK
MSRP: $2,340
SHOOTING RESULTS (40 YDS.)

REMINGTON PETERS' PREMIER BLUE
12-GA., 3", 1¼-OZ., NO. 2
AVERAGE PELLET COUNT: 147
MEASURED VELOCITY @ 4 FT.: 1314 F.P.S.
AVERAGE OF 10 PATTERNS
= POINT OF HOLD

9

10
18

12

16

10

10

7

MODIFIED (0.718")
TOP BARREL

21" INNER CIRCLE:
30" OUTER RING:
TOTAL HITS:

56
36
92

11

8

16

9

14

13

10

(38%)
(25%)
(63%)

7

IMPROVED CYLINDER (0.727")
BOTTOM BARREL

21" INNER CIRCLE:
30" OUTER RING:
TOTAL HITS:

52
36
88

(35%)
(25%)
(60%)

The Cynergy's patented MonoLock Hinge and
monobloc construction (far l.) are built for
endurance. The non-automatic safety (l., top)
slides left-to-right for barrel selection, and
ejectors are powered by beefy coil springs (l.).
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