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Citori Lightning or Hunter for Trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BostonTrap, Jun 22, 2011.

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  1. BostonTrap

    BostonTrap TS Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I am looking to purchase a Citori but am not sure which model to choose. I shoot trap once or twice a week and also do some Upland hunting. I was thinking about a 12 gauge, 28" barrel in either the lightning or the hunter so I can use it for both of my needs.

    Will either one of these make a decent trap gun? I'm not looking to go pro but I do shoot 75-150 rounds each time I go the trap club so I don't want to beat my shoulder up either. Right now I am shooting a 30" Wingmaster and it can be unpleasant after an afternoon of 75+ shells.

    I know the gas operated semi auto shotguns have the least recoil but I really am not interested in purchasing one.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. bluedsteel

    bluedsteel Member

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    Both the Citori's you mention weigh enough in the 12 gauge versions so that recoil will probably not be an issue (especially with 1 oz trap loads). If it were me, I would prefer the 625 Sporting, as it has an excellent recoil pad, and the pistol grip offers more control when shooting pre-mounted (for most shooters). Plus, the 32" barrels offer better swing control, in my opinion.

    I would even prefer a Citori XS to those models you mentioned, as I have learned to quick-mount the longer, high-combed clays guns in field situations (since that is all I shoot). You may find the XS a bit too bulky for hunting...

    bluedsteel
     
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