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Citori Trap vs. Citori Sporting Clays

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 3220, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. 3220

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    Hi All,

    I have a Browning Citori Special Trap 12 ga. Does anyone know if there is a big difference in it and the Browning Citori Special Sporting Clays Edition? I am guessing the biggest difference is the height of the rib but wasn't sure.

    Thanks in advance,

    Fred
     
  2. Shooter R

    Shooter R Active Member

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    The trap stock should have a higher comb.
     
  3. 3220

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    Hi,

    Thanks Shooter R. The Trap model has an adjustable comb. Perhaps I just need to lower it for shooting clays?

    All the best,

    Fred
     
  4. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    I have both. Trap model has, parallel stock, large competition fore-end, high rib. Mine has the monte carlo stock and shoots high. Sporting gun has sloping rear stock, smaller fore-end, high rib, and shoots much flatter. I would try adjusting your comb down on your trap gun and see if you can get it to pattern 50/50 or at least 60/40. My trap gun has 32" heavy barrels, and it's a beast to swing at sporting targets. Mark
     
  5. 3220

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    Hi Oregunner,

    That is just the information I was looking for. I really appreciate the info and the quick response. I will try that adjustment on the comb. Does it look like the rail is the same on both guns?

    Thanks sincerely,

    Fred
     
  6. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    I'll dig them both out of the safe and compare the ribs tomorrow. Mark
     
  7. 3220

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    Hi Mark,

    You are too kind. I really appreciate that. I want to shoot sporting clays with the trap gun and that is a great help to know if that will work for me or not. Mine has a 30 inch barrel so I think it will swing o.k. for me.

    All the best,

    Fred
     
  8. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    Fred: I have a Beretta 682 trap gun with 32" barrels. It is my backup trap gun and I use it for sporting clays. All I do is lower the comb for sporting and raise it for trap. I have no problems with shooting this gun for sporting clays. Good luck. Ed
     
  9. Oregunner

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    The Trap gun has a more parallel rib, while the Sporting gun has a rib that slopes more toward the bead. They both start out as high ribs. Mark

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  10. Johnny

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    I have a Lightning Sporting Clays with 30" barrels. They were offered with two rib heights. Mine has the high rib and it's a high shooter.
     
  11. 3220

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    Hi Mark and Johnny!

    Thanks so much for the pictures Mark. That is the best information. What a great comparison. Again, I can't thank you enough for getting the guns out and taking the pictures!

    Johnny, thanks for letting me know about your gun and how it shoots too!

    All the best,

    Fred
     
  12. Shooting Coach

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    The Browning SSC is arguably the best Sporter Browning ever made, if not one of the best sporters PERIOD.
     
  13. MDMike

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    Several 1+'s for what Shooting Coach sez. Browning had/has a winner with that shotgun. Of all the shotguns I own, If I had to sell a shotgun my Special Sporting Clays would be the last to go. A great combination of fit and function from Browning. IMHO the only thing I have for sporting clays that even comes close is my 32" Browning Ultra XS. But the SSC wins hands down....
     
  14. Sky Buster

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    I have a Special Sporting Clays edition. It shoots about 60/40
    on the bottom barrel and works fine for trap.
     
  15. acorange

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    30"/32" special sporting's are GREAT trap doubles guns.
     
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