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Picked up a Kgrieghoff today-Literally

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bushmaster1313, Sep 1, 2009.

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  1. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    At the trap range I was admiring a beautiful gun in the rack.

    The owner said I could pick it up.

    His buddy said if I dropped it I owed the owner $20,000

    Picking the gun up it was heavy. Shouldering the gun it seemed to float. The owner said it was the balance.

    What makes the Krieghoff so well balanced?

    Lou
     
  2. 3357

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    The Germans have perfected the trap gun. They will not reveal the secret(s).
    Many will argue this fact. Ignore them.
     
  3. threedeuces

    threedeuces TS Member

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    and picking one up off the rack will not revile this.
     
  4. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    sarge,,,,SALUTE....excellent
     
  5. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Yah-ah. But vait!!! Dey gettink lighter!!! I her dat da 20 grand guns going for 13,500 down in dat der Illinois gun shoot... Yah-ah... gettink lighter.

    DB. Wish it as you will, they are clunky to many. I have had several and found them easy to love an tough to shoot. But you are absolutely correct about wood density used as a counter balance.
     
  6. BrowningPotato

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    3357- I know exactly what you mean, my neighbor has a beautiful $25,000 K80 which he allowed me to shoot. It was like a dream, it felt like an extension of my body, I did not want to put it down. I did, however miss the first 4 birds because it shot considerably higher than my browning. Once I found out where it was shooting I ran the next 21, it was a sweet shooter.

    As for Fred's comment about a "cheap ass citori" I believe this is a truely ignorant statement. While brownings are certainly not of the same caliber as a K gun or even a P gun, they are fine shotguns that will last a lifetime. I have had thousands of rounds through my citori (which I bought used by the way) and I have never had the slightest hiccup. I have outshot guys with krieghoffs and I have been beaten by guys with their grandads pump. Krieghoffs are without a doubt the nicest guns I have ever shot, but to say Citori's are junk is rediculous.
     
  7. phirel

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    An expensive gun will not break more targets than a less expensive gun. I have shot a K-80 combo for many years. I bought mine before the name Kgriegoff could be put on them. It is a good gun but a little complicated on the inside. Ejectors seem to break now and then and I have had one hammer break. Replacing the pins held with E Clips with custom pins held by cross keys is a big improvement. Also, $25,000 seems a bit high for a new K-80 combo.

    We have many great guns to select from. K-80 is one of them, but the best one for you is the one you shoot the best. If you happen to shoot a Rem. 870 the best, that is the gun for you.

    Pat Ireland
     
  8. shark1

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    Krieghoff is an excellent gun period. They are built like tanks (King Tiger). I enjoy them all, Krieghoff, Perrazi, Browning.
    Mike Sharkey, DC
     
  9. claybrdr

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    Now you know what a pig on a snow shovel feels like...
     
  10. JimmyP

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    Does anyone know what the real term for those E-clips really is? Is that the correct name? I always wondered what the manufacturer called them. Not to be disrespectful, just wondering. Thanks

    Jimmy
     
  11. sean justice

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    yeah, remington did a good job with that gun.....
     
  12. Ruck

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    Yes, Jimmy, E-clip is really the name. They are used as retainers for shafts in many applications where there is little to no side load on them. They are named because they resemble the letter "E".

    Ken Rucker
     
  13. JimmyP

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    Ken, I made myself curious so I went to Google. Most people call them e-clips but the proper name is Circlips. I knew it couldn't be that easy to call them what they look like. LOL They never make it easy on us.

    Jimmy
     
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