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  1. tback

    tback TS Member

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    mainly a trapshooter, which I started over the past year. Have shot some sporting clays including 5 stand. will be purchasing my first shotgun and a friend, who is an experienced shooter, recommended the browning 525-30 inch, said it would be more versatile than the XT trapshot but would still be more than adequate for trapshooting. any thoughts/recommendations. I know this is a pretty basic question for this site but would appreciate any advice. thanks
     
  2. maclellan1911

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    If mainly shooting trap, go with the XT have adjustable comb installed after. I love my XT for everything. I just drop the comb down for 5stand and clays. The sporter is 1.7lbs lighter this may be a issue for you? Try both of them as much as possible if you can. The best thing I did was shoot every gun I could for about a year. For me almost every citori I shouldered field/trap/sporting all just felt right. I was lucky enough to know several people who let me use their guns for several rounds. Also lucky enough to have a good veriety. Also the 525 runs a bit more money. Things I like about the sporter oil finish on wood the better chokes. Thing i didnt like, with out adjustable comb I felt I was looking up and over the reciever. TRY TRY TRY as many guns as you can. PS I do know someone with a XT 30" case and chokes that they are thinking of getting rid of. Gun was bought new in jan07 maybe 2000 rounds through it?
     
  3. FN in MT

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    I shoot a sporting configuration O/U and like most SC guns it shoots a flat 50/50 pattern. Shooting a gun that patterns a bit higher is surely a help. IF trap is more than 50 or 60% of YOUR game I'd get the XT as it should pattern higher.

    +1 on shooting as many different guns as You can before choosing one.

    FN in MT
     
  4. maclellan1911

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    just to add a bit, my XT with the comb in lower position shoots flat for me. I had to get taller post made to shoot higher for my taste.
     
  5. code5coupe

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    Your friend is correct, that gun will be far more versatile than a pure trap gun like the XT.
    It's much harder to break SC targets with a trap gun than it is to break trap targets with a SC gun. A 525 is about as good an all-around O/U as exists today.
    I would not say that a high-shooting gun (trap gun) makes it easier to break trap targets, as a GENERAL STATEMENT. I, personally, find it much easier to break trap birds with a flat-shooting gun than with a high-shooter. It all depends on your style of shooting and what you can learn to shoot.
    As a first gun in your arsenal, go with the SC gun. You can get a trap gun down the road, when/if you feel you want it.
     
  6. maclellan1911

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    </center> Have you considered the cynergy line. Im liking the trap combo. also the sporter is nice.
     
  7. Pull & Mark

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    If you want to shoot all three sports. Trap, Skeet, Sporting clays, Yes the 525 is the best way to go. You can't buy mine at any price. I also agree that the 30 inch barrel is the best all around as well. Good Luck, and don't forget to Break-em all. Jeff
     
  8. JDinTX

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    I have a 525 and a Citori Trap. If one gun has to do it all, definatly the 525. I really like the Citori Trap, but I ONLY shoot trap with it. I shoot the 525 for a lot of things, and i will even hunt with it occasionally. So for an all-arounder I would have to say the 525. One other thing is weight, the 525 is much lighter than the citori trap and I think it and an XT will be close in weight. Good luck JD.
     
  9. oleolliedawg

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    If it was me I'd go with the Citori Trap with an adjustable comb-especially if Trap was your major discipline. Yeah, I realize the factory comb stinks but you might get lucky and get a good one. Besides, re-sale on the XT is usually higher than a 525!!
     
  10. JDinTX

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    Olliedawg, I don't know if I can go with the resale issue. Take 525 Sporting and Xt and compare them on Gunbroker. looks the other way around to me. All Good JD
     
  11. Tailfeathers

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    I ordered one yeaterday.
    I was told that Browning has discontinued the 525 in 12 ga.
    Replaced it with the 625. I believe this because the only 12 ga 525 listed on brownings web site is the silver nickel with laminate stock.

    I order on yesterday from CDNN. The currently have grade I’s for $1,689 & grade III’s for $1,899 and grade III adjustable comb $1,999.

    I’m guessing they will not be around long, at that price.
     
  12. Tailfeathers

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    maclellan1911, over 1 1/2 lb lighter? Really?
    Are you sure, you’re not thinking of a 525 feather or maybe lightning
    I see the XT 30" listed at 8Lbs 8oz. and the 525 sporting 30" at 8lbs 4oz.
    It sure seems like more then a 4oz difference when you hold it.

    I’m going to have to the 525 SC and the XT on the scale as soon as it arrives.
     
  13. JDinTX

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    I don't have anything to weigh mine on, But I can tell the difference has got to be more than 4 Oz. Feels like the 1.7# to me. Taken apart the trap gun barrells and fore end feel way heavier. JD
     
  14. maclellan1911

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    Citori 525 Sporting
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    Description: • Receiver - Steel, Silver nitride finish, High-relief engraving • Barrel - Lightweight profile, Ventilated top and side ribs, Tapered, floating top rib, Ported • Action - Single selective trigger, Hammer ejectors, Top-tang barrel selector/safety • Stock - Oil finish Grade III/IV walnut stock with close radius pistol grip and right-hand palm swell, Schnabel forearm • Features - Five Invector-Plus™ Midas Grade™ choke tubes, Triple Trigger™ System, Hi-Viz® Pro-Comp fiber-optic sight


    Click the items below to get more detailed information about that item.
    Item # Ga Barrel Length Overall Length Length of Pull Drop at Comb Drop at Heel Nom. Weight MSRP
    013086726 20 2 3/4" 32" 49 1/2" 14 3/4" 1 9/16" 2 3/16" 7 lbs. 3 oz. $3,035
    013086727 20 2 3/4" 30" 47 1/2" 14 3/4" 1 9/16" 2 3/16" 7 lbs. 1 oz. $3,035
    013086728 20 2 3/4" 28" 45 1/2" 14 3/4" 1 9/16" 2 3/16" 6 lbs. 15 oz. $3,035
    013086812 28 2 3/4" 30" 47 1/2" 14 3/4" 1 9/16" 2 3/16" 7 lbs. 4 oz. $3,046
    013086813 28 2 3/4" 28" 45 1/2" 14 3/4" 1 9/16" 2 3/16" 7 lbs. 2 oz. $3,046
    013086912 .410 3" 30" 47 1/2" 14 3/4" 1 9/16" 2 3/16" 7 lbs. 5 oz. $3,046
    013086913 .410 3" 28" 45 1/2" 14 3/4" 1 9/16" 2 3/16" 7 lbs. 3 oz. $3,046
    NOTE: Weight will vary due to various grades and density of wood. Weights listed are approximate.
    Images, photographs, etc. shown do not necessarily represent the product in its entirety. They are shown for examples only.
     
  15. maclellan1911

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    The 525 light comes in at 7lbs even
     
  16. THALL

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    tback, my first gun to shoot all disciplines was a 525 sporting, bought it 2 years ago, solid gun. Found out that I liked to shoot trap more than sporting clays & skeet, so I made a few adjustments & it has made a great trap gun. Got lucky at the grand last summer & shot my best score ever in singles (198). Good gun. Good luck. THALL
     
  17. Tailfeathers

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    No 12 ga in that list. Beside who believes the MFG's spec, anyway?

    There has to be someone with an XT, a 525 SC, and a scale handy.
    Let's Start a Pool.
    I say 3/4 lb (12 oz) difference.
     
  18. maclellan1911

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    My bad, missed the 20g part.
     
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