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Browning Citori XT 32" Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tomr1, Aug 1, 2011.

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  1. tomr1

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    I am a fairly new to the trap game. I'm thinking about buying the Citori XT, 32", with the adjustable comb. Just curious to everyone's opinion on the gun, both positive and negative. Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated!
     
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    Extremely well liked gun all around. Not only for Trap but many use it for other games as well. The only negative is the comb hardware. Pretty much universally, everyone will say to buy the Monte Carlo stock and send it out to a good stock guy to install a quality adj comb hardware. You will not be disappointed.
     
  3. One Eyed Left Handed

    One Eyed Left Handed TS Member

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    For whatever it's worth, I agree with vpr80 100%. I had a soft-touch installed on my Ultra XT and use it for sporting clays and games, sometime's doubles. Dependable design, easy to sell if you change your mind and won't break the bank.

    You'll probably also want to add good quality after market extended choke tubes.

    Eddie Quire
     
  4. Dr.Longshot

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    A soft Touch is a $1,000
     
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    If it is within your budget, have a good pad adjuster installed when you have the comb cut, and have the cheek area below the comb relieved if needed. Most trap guns you see have cast off combs and toed-out butt pads for a reason. A sore face takes a lot of the fun out of trap.

    K
     
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    I am thinking about the same gun, could someone elaborate a little more on the comb hardware.
     
  7. Desert Hiker

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    The Citori Classic Trap 32" bbl and adj. comb is an outstanding gun with little recoil. I have one and took a Sunday off from my KX 5 and shot my XT. 71 of 75 not bad for me as one of the old guys.
    RS
     
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    I have a Browning XT with the ajustable comb and had the comb hardware changed to coventional style by the Country Gentleman. Some of the reasons for the dislike of the factory hardware are one if you want to cut the lenth of the stock down you also have to cut the metal rod that losens and tightens the comb. Some say that the harware works loose while they are shooting although I never had that trouble. It would also hinder adding a recoil reducer to the stock.I think it is a little harder and more involved to change the ajustable comb compared to the conventional hardware.Just my opininon. If I was to buy another one it would be with the monte carlo stock and then have an ajustable comb installed on it.
     
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    Bought one a month ago and have 1,200 rounds through it so far with another few hundred coming this weekend.

    Really like the gun and becoming very comfortable with it quickly. Misses are my fault not the guns. I have considered replacing the stock pad with a R.A.D system just to get a bit more adjustment on my shoulder.

    I have determined the included modified choke is not very good with too many holes in the pattern. Went to the IM and full with much better results. With that said, I did buy the diamond grade extended chokes today and will give them a run tomorrow.

    Gun is a breeze to clean and been very very reliable over the first 1,200 rounds with a variety of Remington, Estate, and Winchester loads in various loads. It eats anything I give it.
     
  10. brownk80

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    I know several people who shoot them and I have shot one a couple of times and was very impressed with how it handled and shoot. If I was in the market I would very seriously consider it one of my top choices. I would also look at the Cynergy.

    Good luck,

    Brownk80
     
  11. Pull & Mark

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    Tom, they are very nice guns and I would think that you will not be disappointed in the gun. As said the factory adj. combs are So-So. But if you place plastic or metal washers under the comb it can't lower itself if it becomes loose while shooting. If you can buy one without the adj. comb and add one yourself later all the better. Good Luck and Break-em all. Jeff
     
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    I have over 30K rounds through my XT. It was my dedicated trap gun, but I bought a K-gun, so I now use the XT for Sporting Clays and Skeet. Mine has a 32" barrel and the factory adjustable comb. I use plastic spacers (as I do on all my adjustable comb guns)and have never had a problem with the comb coming loose or failing.

    I wasn't a Citori fan, but a friend recommended the Citori XT to me when I got started in trapshooting...his recommendation turned out to be a very good one.

    bluedsteel
     
  13. Ted K.

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    I have a Citori XT and find it very similar to my Kolar, except for the trigger. I use the Browning as a back-up in case the Kolar breaks (not likely), because they feel so similar.

    As to the comb mechanism, it's not first class, mostly because it's plastic and tends to move or break. However, Graco make a drop-in replacement out of aluminum which works just fine. There is no need to modify the stock, the comb or the butt plate - the Graco hardware drops in like it was made for the Browning (which it is), using the same screw holes and inletting.

    Ted K.
     
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