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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by beagle1, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. beagle1

    beagle1 Member

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    Researching a new gun -- budget is flexible but lets go with 3000 to 7000. Probably just an unsingle but maybe a combo or straight O/U. Looking at Browning 725, beretta 692, CG, Zoli, Fabarm o/u.

    I really prefer a high rib sporter with regard to feel and handling but will be shooting mostly trap. Will stay with my A400 for sporting clays / skeet. Want adjustable everything so I can adjust for different users in case this goes to the kids down the road. I was thinking I could take an adjustable sporter and set it for a 70/30 POI for trap and still enjoy the sporter fit /feel I'm use to.

    Know this will tear up some of you but I couldn't care less what it looks like. I'm strictly a quality, function / fit instinctive shooter. Want best patterns possible. Its got to be high quality.

    So with all that, can I get suggestions from those who have in depth intimate knowledge of current choices.

    Thanks
     
  2. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    There seems to be a few Berettas combos available in your price range if you look in the for sale section ... They are good guns and will last a quite awhile as long as it is not shot out ... WPT ... (YAC) ...


    Clik on the catagory view and it will separate them for you ...
     
  3. Slickdog

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    Beagle1: Just my two cents....

    You have a good range for budget so you will have lots of options. I purchased a new KX6 last summer to get me started in Trap. Awesome gun with adj rib, adj comb, and little felt recoil.

    Having said that, if I had found a used Alfie, I would have probably purchased it too.

    Lots of choices in top single or under singles, but, I own a K80 for sporting and am very pleased with the Krieghoff..
     
  4. Crunch

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    If it was just for singles and handicap trap I too would get the Krieghoff KX6. Butt ugly but wow what a target crusher. And, you can adjust it, readjust it and readjust it again.
     
  5. dead on 4

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    You need to narrow your choice to one of the three. If you want adjustable everything with a mid or higher rib then Guerini is the only choice especialy if you choose an O/U. All the brands you mentioned make good products, none are junk. I favor Guerini because they are a great value when buying a fully featured gun.

    Surfer
     
  6. Sky Buster

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    On the higher end, Alfermann. Mid range a Guerini....
     
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    Peazzi MX15
     
  8. MAL-53

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    Go with a CG Summit trap Combo it's right in your price range, best gun for the money,then you can play all of the Trap games, they are fully adjustable,great looking, shoots terrific,can take a lot pounding,plus excellent service & warrantee, hard to beat Breakemall ML.
     
  9. Wass

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    If you want the ultimate in stock adjustability, maybe consider a gun that can have a Precision Fit Stock put on it.

    Wass
     
  10. dmarbell

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    Browning XT or XS Special with High Post Rib might be preferable for pure trap gun than the 725. Not sure about the rib configuration of the 725 in trap model, if there is one.

    I have the XS Special in 32" barrels, factory adjustable comb. One Allen screw in the butt pad adjusts the comb up and down, and left and right. About $3k new.

    Danny
     
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    Blaser F3 Super Trap Unsingle (used?)

    Dave
     
  12. ljutic73

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    Buy a Ljutic Mono...get it fitted...shoot it forever...

    Ron Burr
     
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    If it were me, I would stay on the $3-4K and spend the rest on lessons and shells,,,,,If you are doing well and just want to upgrade, then go with Wass's advice and you can fit it for any grandchild......
     
  14. beagle1

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    Would the disadvantage be that great to get the sporting versions for the fit i'm accustomed too and just adjust the poi up for trap ? Sounds like I need to be looking hard at the CG summit. The KX6 appears interesting too.
    I really am leaning towards a single which I guess would be a trap version. I just want be sure and maintain the balance and feel of sporting versions.
    I'll try them all out again and narrow the focus.

    The 692 & 725 aren't available yet with the adjustable features I want but hear they will be coming next year. Sound like they aren't quite the equal to the CG, KX6 & Blaser.
     
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    I shoot my XS Special with high post rib for Clays. I could adjust the comb up for a higher POI and shoot trap. It is parallel comb, +/-, so it's a good compromise for all shooting sports.

    Danny
     
  17. Ogallala_1

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    I just bought a used CG when I was at the grand it shoots really well. The hidden paycheck was the CG guys I took it in to them while I was at Sparta they did the pitstop check up for FREE on a used gun! Those guys are awesome! I am now selling my beretta, k-gun and any others I am CG for life!

    John
     
  18. red hammer

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    Go with the new z gun Zoli shotguns are really great call Zoli international and ask for Norbert he will direct you in the right direction.
     
  19. blade819

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    Walk along a trap line and look in the racks. You'll see as many Guerrini's as any other brand. That should tell you something. $7k will get you a new combo or a top line used combo.

    blade819
     
  20. YOTESLAYER

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    The Blaser F3 super trap has an adjustable weight system that would allow you to get the feel or balance of a sporting gun. There is some used O/U out there for around $5000 or a combo would be around $7000.
     
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