Video: Testing The Rhodesian Army Shotgun

Testing the Rhodesian Army Shotgun


First shots with the Rhodesian Army A5 Shotgun made by browning. It’s a 7+1 12 gauge. The shells used for the test are low-brass, light target loads.

At the time of this writing, it is my understanding that 1000 of these shotguns were made for the Rhodesian Army. The rumor is somewhere between 200-500 were brought into the United States. No one seems to have a definitive answer.

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The person shooting in this second video is someone I just met that day on the Range. His name is Phil and he is a Former Vietnam Era Marine. He was kind enough to film me testing the Shotgun, so it only seemed fair to give him a turn.

Frankly, I was surprised by his perceived recoil. He showed up with a Benelli 12 Gauge that certainly kicked harder than this Browning. But his recoil pad on that gun is a lot “tackier”, so that might have caused the stock to jump like it did.

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