A new variant of the world-famous Citori series of over-and-under shotguns marketed by the Belgian FN Herstal S.A. group under the legendary Browning brand has been launched last May. Dubbed the “Citori Feather Lightning”, it means exactly what its name states, making this modern hunting machine turn into a class on its own.
Featuring a lightweight alloy receiver with steel breech face and hinge pin and an elegant high-relief engraving, the Browning Citori Feather Lightning is also embellished by Lightning-style, gloss oil finish Grade II/III walnut stock and forearm, making it easy to carry for long days on the range or out hunting without sacrificing manoeuvrability and speed.
Chambered for 3” shells in both 12 and 20 gauge models, the Browning Citori Feather Lightning comes in both 26” and 28” barrels and weighs from 5 lbs. 14 oz. to 6 lbs. 9 oz. The Citori Feather Lightning over-and-under shotgun comes with the same features that have made the Citori a favorite of shotgun shooters, including the single selective trigger and hammer ejectors with the easily navigated top-tang barrel selector/safety.
The reliable back bored barrels with Browning-patented Vector Pro™ lengthened forcing cones and three interchangeable Invector-Plus™ choke tubes give the gun a more consistent shot pattern. The Browning Citori Feather Lightning barrels are also designed to withstand the punishment of steel shot for decades of service.
This said, itʼs clear how the Browning Citori Feather Lightning is the over-and-under shotgun to choose when the call is for a reliable hunting partner that shall last a lifetime. The only drawback appears to be the price: with an MSRP on all models standing as high as to $2,179.99 in the United States, the Browning Citori Feather Lightning Shotgun is definitely not an everymanʼs gun...