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That is very nice looking! I like the pattern on the receiver, is that in the finish or is it etched on there?
I went down and shot trap last week again but still did terrible. Shot 8 rounds and couldn't break past 22. I guess i shouldn't complain too much it's only the 2nd time I've shot this year. I know my problem but i can't keep myself from doing it, i keep lifting my eyes and i can almost hear my dad standing behind me saying "keep your head down". I didn't help that it was windy too. While there i was looking at some peoples set ups and noticed a lot of adjustable shock absorber type recoil pads. I talked to my cousins husband about getting one installed but it's pricey. I think he said the set up is around $400 plus around $80 for installation. Might get it done this year. I cringe at the thought of lopping a inch of the stock though. I might go back next weekend for one last time this year.
 
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Meh! I would have gone with a Stoger for a while so you can be humbled. Now you’re one of those guys with the sleek purdy shotguns. I personally can’t afford that gun but you just go ahead and look good to you shooting buddies. I’m not jealous or anything. I just see you showing off so it hunts my feelings. I may have to impeach you from the forum. This entire post has been just a ball busting.
Thats a good looking shotgun! I’d love to try it out. Good luck with it and I hope you bust a lot of clays with it.
 

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That is very nice looking! I like the pattern on the receiver, is that in the finish or is it etched on there?
Thank you. The pattern is laser etched. (I like how subtle it is)
I'm with ya. Dont know that I would be lobbing an inch off the stock. That would hurt my feelings.

Meh! I would have gone with a Stoger for a while so you can be humbled. Now you’re one of those guys with the sleek purdy shotguns. I personally can’t afford that gun but you just go ahead and look good to you shooting buddies. I’m not jealous or anything. I just see you showing off so it hunts my feelings. I may have to impeach you from the forum. This entire post has been just a ball busting.
Thats a good looking shotgun! I’d love to try it out. Good luck with it and I hope you bust a lot of clays with it.
:LoL::laughing::LoL:

Thank you.
Too funny, If it makes you feel better I do have a $300 Stoeger 12ga O/U
I'd be happy to take it out in the yard and do some modeling shots of it for you.
Oh and don't make me send out mean tweets. :)
 

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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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https://graco-corp.com/product/gc15lp-gracoil/
 
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Thank you. The pattern is laser etched. (I like how subtle it is)
I'm with ya. Dont know that I would be lobbing an inch off the stock. That would hurt my feelings.



:LoL::laughing::LoL:

Thank you.
Too funny, If it makes you feel better I do have a $300 Stoeger 12ga O/U
I'd be happy to take it out in the yard and do some modeling shots of it for you.
Oh and don't make me send out mean tweets. :)
Went to fun shoot today; one of the squadmates was using a Stoeger Condor and doing very poorly until he borrowed his buddy's 390 and his score went a lot better.
 
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I inherited the Stoeger from late father. I loved my dad immensely but where I’m what I consider frugal he was cheap. LOL.
Granted his financial situation warranted it. I am not raising 4 kids on one income. I’m very thankful for the sacrifices he made raising us. He was a great father. (My mom was awesome too)
Sorry to get heavy. Miss the guy. He would have been 74 yesterday :sad:

I can’t bring myself to shot the Stoeger. It has nothing to do with sentimental value. I consider them the hi points of shotguns.
hahahaha.
 

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I had a Browning Ultra Sporting Clays. Back when they first came out. Sporting Clays getting going too. Did most of my hunting with it. Really liked it. Did everything I could to make it the best I could. Adjustable comb made into it. Cut the stock for fitting.

Had a Stoeger briefly. It shot low.

Maybe it's because I'm older? Also never thought of any 12 gauge as a 'fine' shotgun. I try out the Silver Pigeon's in 20 gauge. They're approaching a feeling of 'fine'. Fit me great. Feels great to me. Also know you have to buy one of these for right or left handed shooter. They put the comb on the stock a little away from center. I just really love these. Maybe get one someday?
 

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I had a Browning Ultra Sporting Clays. Back when they first came out. Sporting Clays getting going too. Did most of my hunting with it. Really liked it. Did everything I could to make it the best I could. Adjustable comb made into it. Cut the stock for fitting.

Had a Stoeger briefly. It shot low.

Maybe it's because I'm older? Also never thought of any 12 gauge as a 'fine' shotgun. I try out the Silver Pigeon's in 20 gauge. They're approaching a feeling of 'fine'. Fit me great. Feels great to me. Also know you have to buy one of these for right or left handed shooter. They put the comb on the stock a little away from center. I just really love these. Maybe get one someday?

This is a nice one:
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And it can be yours for merely $23,450.00
 

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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. :lol:

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. :thumbsup:
 

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28s are sweet for dove and quail
 

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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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https://graco-corp.com/product/gc15lp-gracoil/
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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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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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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Could you educate us a little on what you mean?
 
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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. :lol:

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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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....:thumbsup:
 
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