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Best overunder in the $2,500.00 range

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Old August 1st, 2013, 07:15 AM   #16
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Browning is a great way to go. Check out their Cynergy shotguns. Another one not mentioned but worth looking at is the Winchester 101. If your into flashy you could go with a FN SC-1 (same as a 101). The most important thing is how the gun fits you. How does it shoulder? How does it point? Everyone is a bit different. All the guns mentioned above are great shotguns.

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Old August 1st, 2013, 07:25 AM   #17
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I've been shooting trap in a league for 5 or 6 years now.

Fit and balance is what matters most. Try the guns out and make sure they fit you. When you talk 2 barreled shotguns you want quality though because you want both barrels to hit the same point of aim. You can defiantly get that around $1200-$1500.

But you don't need an over under to shoot trap. It's more of a status symbol than anything IMO. There are single shot break actions that work great. I use a plain jane Rem 870 express pump and out shoot guys with $2500 shotguns. Will it make a few birds difference over the course of a trap league year having a $2500 shotgun, I don't know maybe.

If you want to do skeet you'll not want a pump or single action, but good semi autos work fine for that as well.

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Old August 1st, 2013, 07:40 AM   #18
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Depends on what fits you and points for you. For a lot of good shotgunners it's a 1100 pattern or even a pump action. Brownings and Berettas can still be had with barrel sets, if that's of interest to you. Good luck.

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Old August 1st, 2013, 07:43 AM   #19
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3Gunnah, it is a very good idea to shoot as many different guns as you can before you invest $$ in one. You have been given good advice here and the guys at your club are right about the $450 O/U gun--- that one just cant take it. An 870 or 1100 are great guns an if you like the way they point are about as good as it gets for a pump or Auto. (or find you an old Winchester Super X Mod 1 - I think the best auto gun made--- but that is just my opinion)
I shoot ATA Trap and am not a heavy shooter - I shoot maybe +/_ 10,000 shells per year. It takes a very well made gun to hold up under heavy use. For someone who only shoots 1000 or so shells per year there are several guns that can last a long time. The gun I use, and the ones used by most competitive shooters, can be easily rebuilt after X number of rounds and literally last a life time.
I don't shoot one now, but I have shot a Browning XT and they are excellent guns.....the Browning guns are built like tanks and can be easily rebuilt after shooting loose (which takes thousands of rounds).
Browning guns a re a little heavier than the Beretta guns (686 and the old 682). I will not have a bad thing to say about Beretta guns as you see lots of them on the ATA trap lines and NSSA Skeet fields, they are easily rebuilt (probably the most popular skeet gun in my area) .......But, I just do not shoot Beretta guns well.

3Gunnah, there are lots of options out there an people will have as much advice as Carter has little liver pills, you will have to sort through it.....

I am saving the best advice yet for the last couple sentences.....
#1 - You do not aim a shotgun, you point it!!! for you to hit a target with a shotgun, the gun must shoot where you look....to shoot where you look the gun must fit!!!!!
With a rifle - you mount the rifle and aim.....With a shotgun, the shotgun mounts you and you look............
Try different guns, if you cant hit crap with a gun don't think you can learn to shoot it ---if you really like it you may have to modify the stock to fit you... Do not be afraid to cut a stock if you need to or stick a comb on if you need to or cut the comb down if you need to ...... If the gun does not fit you, and you have to contort yourself to get the gun mounted ----- it is just noting going to shoot where you look.

Welcome to the shotgun game - you will love it.

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Forgot to mention check out shotgunworld.com. Great info and you can find some great deals once you decide what you are going after.

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Old August 1st, 2013, 08:19 AM   #22
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if you consider buying used.....find a used perazzi....i don't shoot competively anymore...my db81 has somewhere around 200k+ rds through it and it's amazing. The only thing that broke was a hammer spring...otherwise it has provided super service....

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I shoot clay targets competitively and in the price range you are looking at, Browning's are best IMHO. You can

look around and find a used 425 or 525 for even less. They are great guns will hold up almost forever at a rate of

1500 rounds per year. I would also consider the 30" barrels, you can shoot ALL the different clays games with that

and nice in the field as well. Good luck and have fun!

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Beretta 682 Sporting is probably the best all around for all three shooting sports. Skeet, Trap & Sporting.

As with anything else nothing is a good as a shotgun made for the sport involved.

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Old August 9th, 2013, 11:18 AM   #24
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Browning Golden Clays O/U trap gun. A trap gun will be at a disadvantage shooting skeet.

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Old August 9th, 2013, 11:59 AM   #25
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Browning or Beretta are both very good shotguns in the $2500 range. I've found that most trap/skeet and sporting clay shooters are very gracious and often willing to let someone try out their gun for a few shots or a full round.

Find a gun that fits well and look for a skilled shooting coach. Again, I can not stress the benefits of coaching to help improve your skills and enjoyment. I'll assume that you are hand-loading your own shells. A 12ga shooting a light 7/8 load is more than adequate for skeet and 16 yard trap. The benefits is very low recoil and cost savings.

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Old August 9th, 2013, 12:46 PM   #26
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It is a nice little shotgun but all of the shooters there say I will wear it out within a couple years.
The concept of wearing out a shotgun is new to me. What actually wears out? Can it be rebuilt or is the gun junk after that?

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Old August 9th, 2013, 01:01 PM   #27
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A break-open shotgun side x side or O/U will eventually shoot "loose" when you close the action. The Brownings and Berettas that have been recommended here are made to be repaired or rebuilt and factory parts aren't hard to get. Win 101 was a good clay games gun but I'm not up to speed on current availability of parts. You're talking many thousands of shells of service before you'll need that kind of work.

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Browning is a great way to go. Check out their Cynergy shotguns. Another one not mentioned but worth looking at is the Winchester 101. If your into flashy you could go with a FN SC-1 (same as a 101). The most important thing is how the gun fits you. How does it shoulder? How does it point? Everyone is a bit different. All the guns mentioned above are great shotguns.
Not a skeet or trap guy so I wasn't going to butt in, but mention of the Browning Cynergy line forces me to say that I think they're tops for modern production shotguns. Only one upland model last I looked but I want it I want it.

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Old August 9th, 2013, 02:47 PM   #29
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years ago at the CLT pistol and rifle club one of the long time members had his dad up from Fla...79 yo gent. I had my 686 (Beretta makes the best shotguns in my humble o-pin)...one guy a Merkel (6000.00)...and old pops had a 870 from the early 70's. Folks thought he would get smoked on the trap line...didnt happen...pops 25/25..me 21/25 rest Dog *hit....point is.....pops shot a *hitload of shells and knew his weapon to the Nth degree...so my advice buy a used Beretta and get on the line.

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Just thought to post a picture of what works for me. Browning Citori Grade III Custom




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