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    A buddy of mine and I ran downstate yesterday to shoot some trap, still doing poor. Best was a 21(first round) and i seemed to be stuck in the 18 club. Another guy i know was there and he told me to try his gun. It's an older Browning citori O/U that came with a factory recoil shock absorber system, adjustable comb and had a really high adjustable rib like you would see on a unsingle barrel. Forgot the name of the actual model, performance model maybe? it wasn't even close to fitting me and i could see at least an 1/8 space between the beads and shot a 21. The recoil was super mild, almost like shooting a AR. Definitely getting a gracoil system for mine next year and might get another gun. Stopped over to my cousins shop afterward to check out prices of what they had in stock. They had a gorgeous older Winchester 101 but it had a monte carlo stock and i couldn't get any type of sight picture. Then i see a browning 725 just like you bought. really nice looking gun that someone just bought, had a gracoil put on it and needed money. hasn't had one round through it and was priced at $1600 i think. If it wasn't for being out of work the last 6 months and being dead broke it would have came home with me. I finally go back to work this Thursday so it's time to start saving my pennies after i pay off some bills.
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    WOW. $1600 is a smoking deal.
    It's brutal to pass up deals like that but that's the drawbacks to not being independently wealthy.

    Just bought my sons a Tri-star Setter 20ga O/U. It was inexpensive and is very well reviewed.
    We'll see. Should have it next week.
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    I bought a long tang model 1 Citori 28ga. last year.
    I have been drooling on the Citori "Lightening" models for a long time. It is the first oven/under long gun I have ever owned.
    I didn't pay anywhere near $1600. The deals are out there you just have to be patient.
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    28s are sweet for dove and quail
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    Quote Originally Posted by square target2 View Post
    Yeah once you cut it off there is no going back. I was questioning the strength of the wood between the adjustable comb and pad after they cut an inch out. He showed me one and they guy has been using it competitively for years with no problems. Pretty sure this is what was on the gun i was looking at.

    This is what i was concerned about possibly cracking.
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    The wood grain will be the determining factor on a break out on that lip. If the stock is quarter sawn, can almost guarantee the 'bump' will break. Check the lines and you will be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitasc Shooter View Post
    28s are sweet for dove and quail
    Nope the were originally intended to be used as Alibi skeet magnums. The light weight, moderate recoil made them the darling of the skeet range. The fact they have long legs and swing easily makes them excellent field bird guns. The only downside I have found is the rip off pricing at the ammo counter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northtidesix View Post
    The wood grain will be the determining factor on a break out on that lip. If the stock is quarter sawn, can almost guarantee the 'bump' will break. Check the lines and you will be fine.
    Could you educate us a little on what you mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed View Post
    WOW. $1600 is a smoking deal.
    It's brutal to pass up deals like that but that's the drawbacks to not being independently wealthy.

    Just bought my sons a Tri-star Setter 20ga O/U. It was inexpensive and is very well reviewed.
    We'll see. Should have it next week.


    Funny you mention that. There was a guy at the shop talking about the Tri Stars and my cousin was saying they sell more of them than anything. Lots of new shooters that don't want to spend the big money right off or older shooters buying guns for their kids as they are getting into the sport. He's only been in business going on two years and said he hasn't seen one of them come back to the shop yet for repairs or complaints. Said he wish he could say the same for the SKB's that cost much more.
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    The shotgun in the picture does not have enough wood to supporting the knob between the cheek rest, and the adjustible recoil pad. All wood is weakest at the growth lines. Quarter sawn wood more so because it does not have the cross grain fibers that resist splitting. Gun stocks normally break or along growth lines.

    This post from You Tube does a better job of explaining the difference between quarter and plank sawn lumber than I can.
    https://youtu.be/Jd0nR2pHmeQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northtidesix View Post
    Nope the were originally intended to be used as Alibi skeet magnums. The light weight, moderate recoil made them the darling of the skeet range. The fact they have long legs and swing easily makes them excellent field bird guns. The only downside I have found is the rip off pricing at the ammo counter.
    No rip off pricing. It is because they run small batch every year and there is no economy of scale in the manufacturing. Get the Win AA on sale and when Winchester is running their $2/box rebate and then reload them for about $3/box....
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