Shotgun Roundup: 20 More New Guns for 2006

This SHOT Business Magazine article rounds up the year's new guns. Now with exclusive in-depth coverage from the 2006 SHOT Show.

Field & Stream Online Editors

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In terms of sheer numbers of new products, this is not a big year for the smoothbore community, but a few innovations have found their way into the mix.

Winchester and Browning have a new semi-auto gas-operating system that is likely to form the basis for a significant family of arms. Remington has made welcome improvements to its venerable Model 1100 in the clay-target arena and continues with its camouflaged hunting line for deer and turkey enthusiasts. In fact, camo finishes are appearing on an increasing number of established models in 2006.

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Browning Cynergy Classic Field
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Distinctive game-bird scenes on both sides of the receiver mark the model. In addition, a 12-gauge version comes on board for 2006.

Browning Cynergy Classic Sporting
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The Classic Sporting model features special engraving, with a Browning Buckmark logo in the center, and a traditional-style walnut stock and forearm in an oil finish. The advanced Cynergy design incorporates an ultra-low-profile receiver and MonoLock hinge, reverse-striker ignition system and mechanical triggers with the lines of a traditional stock and forearm.

Browning Gold Superlite Hunter
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Weight reduction is the name of the game for 2006. A new alloy magazine tube knocks nearly a half pound of weight off this year's version. It comes with a 26- or 28-inch-long barrel.

Browning Silver
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The Silver 12-gauge features an aluminum-alloy receiver in a semi-humpback design and Browning's Active Valve gas system, which automatically adjusts to fire a wide range of loads.

Remington 11-87 Sportsman
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This fully rifled 20-gauge slug gun is the perfect antidote to hard-kicking 12-gauge deer guns. It has a cantilevered barrel for scope attachment.

Remington Model 1100 Competition
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Designed for the serious clay-target shooter, this new 1100 comes only in 12-gauge with a 30-inch overbored (.735) barrel.

Remington Model 1100 Classic Field
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Notable this year is a 12-gauge versi with a 26- or 28-inch barrel. Both use the Rem. Choke system and include a high-polish receiver and barrel.

Remington Model 11-87 Super MAG Special Purpose Thumbhole-Turkey
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Fully covered in Mossy Oak Obsession camo, this new model sports a 23-inch barrel and Truglo fiber-optic sights.

Remington Model 11-87 Special Purpose Thumbhole-Deer
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This new model uses a heavier laminated thumbhole stock and an R3 recoil pad to reduce recoil. The fully rifled cantilever barrel (21 inches) is designed for 2¿¿- or 3-inch sabot slugs.

Remington 870 Wingmaster NRA
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The NRA Heritage logo is prominently featured on the receiver; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the NRA. The 12-gauge comes with a 28-inch vent-ribbed barrel.

Remington 870 Express
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This value-priced line (mechanically identical to the Wingmaster) gets two new cosmetic upgrades: one with a brown laminate stock, the other in Mossy Oak Break-Up.

Remington 870 Wingmaster Dale Earnhardt Tribute
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This year's version, the last in the series, will be a 20-gauge with a 26-inch vent-ribbed Rem. Choke barrel (with 24-karat gold highlights) chambered for three-inch shells.

Weatherby Athena D'italia Deluxe
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Designed for the most discriminating tastes, this high-end side-by-side features a single inertia trigger and is adorned with a Bolino-style game scene with Renaissance floral engraving.

Weatherby Athena D'italia PG
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This new side-by-side is targeted at shooters seeking a quality double gun with a pistol grip and single trigger. It has a hand-selected, oil-finished walnut stock and comes in 12-, 20- and 28-gauge.

Winchester Select Midnight
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The blued receiver carries extensive engraving, with gold-accented game birds on both sides and the bottom. The satin-finished Grade II/III walnut stock and forearm feature a unique oval checkering pattern.

Winchester Select White Field
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The new Select White Field Extreme and Traditional models are designed to enable budget-conscious shooters to enjoy over/unders. The guns are available in 12-gauge and feature engraved silver nitride receivers.

Winchester SX3 Field
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This new semi-auto is chambered for three-inch loads and weighs 6.5 pounds, thanks to a lighter magazine tube, recoil-spring system, slim-line barrel and machined rib.

Winchester SX3 Waterfowl
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The new Super X3 uses the new automatic Active Valve gas system to handle a wide range of loads without adjustment. Camo versions come in three-inch chamberings only.

Winchester SX3 Composite
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The Super X3 Composite models will be offered with 3-inch and 3.5-inch chambers, with Perma-Cote. Stock spacers allow cast and drop adjustments over a quarter-inch range. The composite forearms incorporate the Quadra-Vent forward ducting system, which helps bleed gases away from the shooter more efficiently.

Ruger Red Label 12-Gauge
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Responding to the requests of upland game, wild turkey and waterfowl hunters, who believe blending in can mean the difference between success and failure, Ruger will offer the popular Red Label All Weather 12-gauge over/under in a Realtree Hardwoods HD camouflage finish. Both the metal parts and the synthetic buttstock and forearm are covered in a durable, abrasion-resistant coating that helps hunters stay stealthy and also protects the firearm.elect_white_lg.jpg",600,200)'>**
The new Select White Field Extreme and Traditional models are designed to enable budget-conscious shooters to enjoy over/unders. The guns are available in 12-gauge and feature engraved silver nitride receivers.

Winchester SX3 Field
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This new semi-auto is chambered for three-inch loads and weighs 6.5 pounds, thanks to a lighter magazine tube, recoil-spring system, slim-line barrel and machined rib.

Winchester SX3 Waterfowl
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The new Super X3 uses the new automatic Active Valve gas system to handle a wide range of loads without adjustment. Camo versions come in three-inch chamberings only.

Winchester SX3 Composite
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The Super X3 Composite models will be offered with 3-inch and 3.5-inch chambers, with Perma-Cote. Stock spacers allow cast and drop adjustments over a quarter-inch range. The composite forearms incorporate the Quadra-Vent forward ducting system, which helps bleed gases away from the shooter more efficiently.

Ruger Red Label 12-Gauge
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Responding to the requests of upland game, wild turkey and waterfowl hunters, who believe blending in can mean the difference between success and failure, Ruger will offer the popular Red Label All Weather 12-gauge over/under in a Realtree Hardwoods HD camouflage finish. Both the metal parts and the synthetic buttstock and forearm are covered in a durable, abrasion-resistant coating that helps hunters stay stealthy and also protects the firearm.