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If you had $5000....

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by hunter870, Jun 25, 2009.

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  1. hunter870

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    Sometime around November I expect a $5,000 windfall. I've always wanted a nice over and under sporting style shotgun, but which to choose? Engraving can be simple to nonexistent , but I love really fine wood. I like 30" barrels, but really don't like porting very much.

    I've hunted with a variety of Berettas for years and love them.

    Yet I find my fickle eyes are drawn to Guerinis. I also had a dalliance with Citoris in my relative youth, and those 525s are soooo...pretty!

    I haven't even turned my reflections to the used gun market yet. Perhaps there's a used Perazzi out there calling me?

    I'm not buying yet, so don't hit me up with what everyone has for sale right now...but if you were me, what would you pick?

    I'm serious about the advice, but let's have fun with this, too!
     
  2. hmb

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    Buy 4 used Remington 3200s. HMB
     
  3. Jerbear

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    If cap and tax passes tomorrow.... you will need that money for your heating and electricity bills.
     
  4. hunter870

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    Awww Jerbear,

    no politics....shotguns!

    but I appreciate your thoughts. for me, heating not so much...I live in Ft. Lauderdale...but my electricity bill this month is going be be a whopper! But I have my bills covered. This is accrued annual leave time that I have to cash in when when I go into the deferred retirement program. It's earmarked for something special. For lack of a better example, this will be the pocket watch I get for working here 20 years...

    Back to shotguns!
     
  5. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Not suggesting any particular gun, but, right now is very definately a buyers market for slightly used guns... let someone else pay the new price penalty. swoop in and get more bang for your buck buying newly used...

    Jim
     
  6. RunGunIPSC

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    You have to look at the games you will be playing with this toy. Try to find something that does it all well,is hard. I would suggest a very nice UNALTERED MX-8 in 29 1/2" bbls. I recently found a mint,perfect one with factory choke tubes & a set of Briley ultralites. Ain't a gun game that one won't do very well. Cost 6500,somewhat more than you have coming. That is lite,quick moving gun. A K-80/Kolar would be a decent choice if you like a heavy gun. And yes,they can be had for 5000,I just sold a cased mint K-80 for 5150. The most inportant things are,shoot it if you can & take your time looking.
     
  7. cubancigar2000

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    I have always been kinda cheap so I never spent that much on a shotgun. I do have some worth much more than that but they were given to me. If I had $5000 to throw away I would buy a Devault gun and add some $$ to it so Cindy could do her thing with the checkering. A gun is a gun when it comes to shooting but when it comes to looks & fit, Dennis Devault outdoes everyone in the business
     
  8. GW22

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    I'd buy a used Beretta Mark II SBT for $600 (for actual Trap shooting) and then go hunting for the finest old LC Smith that $4400 could buy (safe queen)!

    In any case, enjoy your windfall and all the fun you'll have thinking about what you want to buy. Good for you.

    -Gary
     
  9. skeet_man

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    For 5 grand, if you look hard enough and don't jump on the first thing you spot, your right at the fringe of Krieghoff K80, Perazzi, and Kolar territory, and with a little leg work, you should be able to find any one of the three...
     
  10. KENENT1

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    if I had $5k, I'de buy the world a coke!!!!


    then look for a Kolar!


    tony
     
  11. hunter870

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    Fred, check your PMs.

    OK guys...I'm now leaning towards newly used. Aside from Beretta, Kolar, Browning, Perazzi, Guerini, Kreighoff - a pretty darned nice neighborhood by the way - what else should I be looking at? Remember, I like that sporting clays configuration but would like to use this for all the games (Rungun's Perazzi package sounded awfully attractive)

    That LC Smith is nice idea, but I already have a couple of sxs safe queens.

    And to ask a dumb question I've always wondered about but been to shy to bring up...what's up with all the spare trigger groups for Perazzis and Kolars? Do they tend to break down? If all I shoot is a pull trigger - which I do, then should I even bother with extra triggers? And with regard to choosing the best customer service, my thought is after I buy the gun, I'm hoping not to need any more service for about 20 years or so because the gun is just that dependable. Are the higher performance guns in more need of maintenance and repair (like race cars)? I understand gun wear...I wore out a model 12 and a Beretta BL4 - but it took 20 years to do it. Please pass along your wisdom!
     
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    after a pint some people have to spend money on something....why not a spare trigger group?


    after a couple of years it goes up for sale, because it is never needed.



    tony
     
  13. skeet_man

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    I can count the number of people I know who have a spare trigger for a kolar on one hand....
     
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    Perazzi MX8 or similar.
     
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    I have a Casar Guerini Magnus sporting. I have 3 CG's they a very nice guns. All the guns your are looing at are nice. Just get the one that fits and feels the best.
     
  16. washandwear

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    Hi

    If I were so lucky to find $5,000 then MX8 or Kolar O/U with choke tubes and adjustable stock would be my choice.

    Regards

    W&W
     
  17. grnberetcj

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    Donate it to my local gun club...

    Curt
     
  18. cubancigar2000

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    I did not know about the Shriners Hospital closing. Thats sad
     
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    I have a CG 20/28 Summit Limited (32" & 32") - which I love, I also have Berettas as follows - 686 X-Trap (34" single, 32" O/U), 687 S/C (32"), DT-10 (32" S/C, 30" trap) 391 (32"), 390 (20 gauge 26").

    For the $$ you have I'd snap up a used DT-10 - I think it is the most under-rated gun on the market today. Especially with the 682 E in the fray. Everyone is after the 682 E and the DT-10's sit on the sideline (there's been one for sale here for quite some time).

    Prices for the used DT-10's are static, but the new ones are through the roof (the 682 E is priced where the DT-10 used to sell, and the DT-10 price was raised by about 25%)

    I've shot them all and keep coming back to the Berettas...

    The other option would be to start buying stripped lower AR-15 receivers - as a future investment (figure about $100 ~ $125 a pop - if you shop around - I picked up four yesterday, out the door for under $450). With B Hussein in the White House anything goes with firearms - especially with new SCOTUS appointments coming up... Save for a rainy day.

    Good luck with your choice...
     
  20. hduc2005

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    I would get a Blazer F3 but you could also look at the browning 625 it's a great gun I just got one and still donate some money :)
     
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