Recommendations: Over/Under for Trap and Skeet Under $5K

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  • Ranger Tom

    Active Member
    Jan 28, 2013
    501
    Woodsboro MD
    Beretta 694 or Browning 725. Similar fitting guns.Whatever you purchase make sure the stock has an adjustable comb.
     

    ShooterMcGee

    Active Member
    Dec 31, 2012
    237
    I will be listing a 725 sporting in the classifieds soon if you are interested. Bought in 2020 and only have about 100 rounds
     

    dontpanic

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    Jul 7, 2013
    6,614
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    Caesar Guerini Summit or Beretta 694.
    They're both at the high end of your budget and are both better than anything on your list.
    If you want to go down to about 3K a Fabarm Elos would be great or Beretta 686.
    A sporting clays gun is probably the best if you want just one. You really want an adjustable comb
     

    John from MD

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    May 12, 2005
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    I just looked at a CZ O/U for a friend a few days ago and couldn't believe how tight it was opening and closing. Nice looking gun and came with 5 chokes but probably would not buy that model personally. I did not see any of the trap/skeet models so don't know if they're any better.
    You have a problem with a tight opening O/U, why? From normal use, the pivot area of the gun will wear in an loosen up. If it is loose in the beginning, it will get sloppy much faster.
     

    DonW

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    Jun 15, 2013
    6
    Take a look at the Browning Citori Universal Hi-Post with adjustable rib from Gun Unlimited in Omaha. Have them add the adjustable comb and Gracoil to avoid sending it somewhere else to add them. Your all in cost will be just about 3K and you will have a gun that can easily be set to shoot high for trap or flat for skeet and sporting.
     

    bwags91314

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    Apr 17, 2012
    15
    Maryland
    Any recommendations on gun stores in the Baltimore or Harford County areas that would have any of these or a decent O/U selection to take a look?
     

    linkstate

    Ultimate Member
    Jan 26, 2013
    1,390
    Howard County
    Any recommendations on gun stores in the Baltimore or Harford County areas that would have any of these or a decent O/U selection to take a look?

    Clyde’s in Halethorp is a Browning dealer. I bought a 725 Sporting there years ago.

    Mr Clyde is great to deal with. Some of the other guys are just OK.

    But they should have a few Browning O/Us to at least look at.

    ETA: Not sure about now but before Covid, Bass Pro had a decent selection of O/Us. Browning and Beretta I believe. I’m no fan of bass pro but it could be a place again to take a look and check them out in your hands.
     

    danimalw

    Ultimate Member
    Any recommendations on gun stores in the Baltimore or Harford County areas that would have any of these or a decent O/U selection to take a look?
    It's definitely not Baltimore or Hartford county but well worth the drive. Went there yesterday with my brother to get him fitted for a lefty shotty. Incredible selection of shotguns and awesome staff.

     

    John from MD

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    It's definitely not Baltimore or Hartford county but well worth the drive. Went there yesterday with my brother to get him fitted for a lefty shotty. Incredible selection of shotguns and awesome staff.

    I agree. They have been a great place to buy from for longer than I can remember. I think I bought from them the first time @1988. Great people and lots of guns to try.
     

    dontpanic

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    Jul 7, 2013
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    Any recommendations on gun stores in the Baltimore or Harford County areas that would have any of these or a decent O/U selection to take a look?
    Go to Albright's in Easton. Not exactly close but worth the drive. They have everything and will fit the gun to you.

    You can also call Jack Bart and he will meet you at LRTC and let you shoot it before you buy. He will also fit you to you gun.
     

    sxs

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    Nov 20, 2009
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    Anne Arundel County, MD
    Lotsa people think he retired when the store closed. But his teaching and fitting was a sideline that is enjoyable to him so he transferred his FFL and can continue to fit and sell long guns. For Guerinis, Jack Bart or Larry Albright are probably the guys to talk to. I personally would choose Jack just because I know him. I do have a Guerinis, but I probably shoot my Brownings more simply because I also hunt with them.
     

    Harrys

    Short Round
    Jul 12, 2014
    3,296
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    Mossberg Silver reserve model. I have had one for 25 years chambered 3.5" with removable chokes. Great shooter and had wone several turkey shoots along with a couple trap shoots. My 2 duckets.
     

    calicojack

    American Sporting Rifle
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    May 29, 2018
    5,286
    Cuba on the Chesapeake
    I found this interesting.

    0:00 Introduction
    0:45 Best Semi-Automatic Shotgun
    02:08 Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon I Sporting
    03:19 Rizzini BR110 Sporting
    04:33 Browning Citori 725 Sporting
    06:00 Fabarm Elos N2 All Sport
    07:13 Caesar Guerini Magnus Sporting (about $5,000, all others down the list are more.)
    09:20 Caesar Guerini Invictus III Sporting
    11:25 Blaser F3
    14:14 Krieghoff K80
    17:03 Kemen KM4 Sporting
    20:12 Conclusion / Outro

     
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    Harrys

    Short Round
    Jul 12, 2014
    3,296
    SOMD
    I did not know that the Silver Reserve has sold for 25+ years. Interesting.
    The ones made today are not as fancy as the one I have. It has a gold trigger, inlayed pheasants and some scroll work. It is a Silver Reserve I their earlier version.
    silver2.jpg
    silver1.jpg
     
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    fabsroman

    Ultimate Member
    Mar 14, 2009
    35,576
    Winfield/Taylorsville in Carroll
    I found this interesting.

    0:00 Introduction
    0:45 Best Semi-Automatic Shotgun
    02:08 Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon I Sporting
    03:19 Rizzini BR110 Sporting
    04:33 Browning Citori 725 Sporting
    06:00 Fabarm Elos N2 All Sport
    07:13 Caesar Guerini Magnus Sporting (about $5,000, all others down the list are more.)
    09:20 Caesar Guerini Invictus III Sporting
    11:25 Blaser F3
    14:14 Krieghoff K80
    17:03 Kemen KM4 Sporting
    20:12 Conclusion / Outro


    That CG Invictus III is pretty awesome looking. I really like the ease with which parts can be replaced and it really looks nice. Never thought I would write this, but I might go over to the CG website and look some more.
     

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