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Default 20 gauge Citori White Lightening

Ive been looking for a 20 Ga. Mostly upland work with some clay for fun vs competition. I survived my infatuation with new Turkish doubles then looked at used SKB’s and BSS 20 gauges.

Some ok guns out there but they lacked screw in chokes and for the guns in really, really nice shape.. I was well in the used but nice Citori price range.

Ended up with a 2010 vintage supposedly unfired, 20 Ga White Lightning. Very pretty! The wood looks better then the grade 3 and 4 examples shown on Browning’s web site. Hope it doesn’t disappoint, should ship Monday. I’ll post some pics when the gun arrives.

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They are my favorite O/U shotgun. At one time when I was shooting skeet regularly I had one in 20, 28 and .410 all three that I used.



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Citoris are a quality gun, I'm sure you'll be much happier with it than you would have been with a Turkish gun. Congratulations on your find!
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Not all Citori models use the same choke tubes. I have a 725 and it will not use older tubes and visa versa.
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Default The Citori arrived today.

This shotgun was listed as a unfired, 2010 White Lightning NOS in the box. Never really know buying over the net but it looks good. A pristine breachface, a stiff action, preservative and all the goodies in plastic bags. These have the Invector Plus choke system with back bored barrels.

The wood looks real nice.
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Though sold as Grade 1, the 2010 White Lightning’s came with Grade 2-3 wood according to a Browning Rep.
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Browning used a late 1950’s superposed as a template for this gun.
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I wasn’t sure I’d like the forearm as I’m used to the finger groves on the 101. What I thought was a thick forearm turned out to be just right.
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Seems to fit well. When shouldered, the rib is aligned perfectly. The Prince of Wales grip reminds me of the early A5’s. Feels good.
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Could have bought a new Cynergy for the price paid but they lack the classic lines, Browning DNA and service record.

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About 20 years ago I bought a Citori in 12 gauge. $700.00 slightly used.
The thing shot like a rifle.

Opening day of dove season, I limited out before noon with just over a box of shells.

I haven't the slightest idea why I sold it.🤗

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Well Iím glad you guys like them over under shotguns. But for me I prefer my barrels side by side and a trigger for each barrel. Them Citoriís just donít look right to me.

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I love the aesthetics of a SXS. Started out looking for a nice one in 20 Gauge but went another direction. Quality SXS’s with screw in chokes were way out of my price range.

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Donít get me wrong va rifleman, Iíve owned a few o/u but they just didnít do it for me. Iím glad your happy with the one you bought.

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Don’t get me wrong va rifleman, I’ve owned a few o/u but they just didn’t do it for me. I’m glad your happy with the one you bought.
Ah I knew you meant well. Your Parker’s are way nice. We are fortunate in that there are so many great choices.

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