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05-12-2020 06:06 PM
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04-25-2020 09:57 PM
charles p I bought a Citori 725 for a little less than 2K from Reeds. Shipped to my local dealer.

Have a Ruger Red Label 20ga from the first year of production, the late 70s. Fixed chokes, Mod and IC. They offered the 12 gauge a few years later. It is my favorite of my two OUs.
04-25-2020 09:40 AM
doublebass73
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Originally Posted by gallahad View Post
Soooo...... I bought a o/u shotgun. 28 ga. Franchi aspire. New in box. Straight grain dark walnut, gorgeous color case on a super slim receiver, light as a feather, and a great trigger ...on both barrels. Only thing I would change is shorter barrels. There 28". MSRP was @ $2200. I paid $1050, shipped. I bought it online, based on handling the franchi instinct in a Scheels. I like it better than the instinct I had handled previously. Pretty pleased.
Let us know how it shoots. I've been looking at the Franchi Instinct SL in either 16 gauge or 28 gauge.
04-25-2020 08:28 AM
Darkgael
O/U

I have two O/Us.....a 20 gauge Weatherby Orion field gun that I bought used and a .410 bore ATI Cavalry O/U.
I have shot both of them extensively in the field for ruffed grouse and Pheasant and at the Trap range.
I have never had a problem of any kind with either of these guns through thousands of rounds of shooting.
Pete
04-24-2020 09:29 AM
spruce Excellent choice. Never handled one, but they're a great looking gun!
04-23-2020 10:08 PM
gallahad Soooo...... I bought a o/u shotgun. 28 ga. Franchi aspire. New in box. Straight grain dark walnut, gorgeous color case on a super slim receiver, light as a feather, and a great trigger ...on both barrels. Only thing I would change is shorter barrels. There 28". MSRP was @ $2200. I paid $1050, shipped. I bought it online, based on handling the franchi instinct in a Scheels. I like it better than the instinct I had handled previously. Pretty pleased.
04-15-2020 02:58 PM
DEACONLLB I bought a stougers 12 gage once at a gun show used but did not show use for 250 and it was a great gun.

Deaconllb
04-13-2020 11:27 PM
gallahad Thanks fellas for the insight. Spruce, that's what I figured I was gonna hear, but I guess I wanted to hear it from someone more experienced than myself. I'm leaning toward a franchi at this point. It's twice as much as the cz, but I really like the look of the L color case receiver, and the stock. I think it's probably the best compromise considering what I like and what I want to spend. I have seen the suggestion before about getting a used citory or Beretta, but I never took a shine to there looks. The color case on the old cz guns was very, VERY nice, but they don't do it anymore, and there Lazer checkering and re designed stocks are atrocious. They have "trimmed up" the receivers on the smaller guages, which is great, but looks......... maybe I'M a snob?!
04-13-2020 02:13 PM
charles p I have the Citori 725. Right at your max. Sort of heavy in 12 ga.
04-13-2020 11:03 AM
spruce I wasn't offended at all. I've owned a lot of cheap guns over the years and almost all gave me good service.

The only point I was trying to make is that an $800 gun is not the same as a $2500 gun. Personally, I don't feel the need to spend $2500 for a shotgun that I'm going to hunt with in all kinds of weather, drag thru the brush grouse hunting, or lay in the bottom of a duck boat! My cheap Turkish O/U works just fine for that - and goes bang everytime I pull the trigger.
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