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Silver Seitz opinions?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by winchesterAA, Jun 2, 2011.

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  1. winchesterAA

    winchesterAA Member

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    Hi,
    I would like some opinions on Seitz guns. Ive been shooting Perazzis for years but was thinking about a seitz. It would be a used gun with an adjustable rib maybe in 35 inch, Is there anything to look for when buying a used model? wear points ect. How is the reliability on these guns? Breakdowns? Or are they built like a tank? Ive handled them before, never shot one but they seem to be built very solid, Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks You Richie
     
  2. Twinbirds

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    if I ever had funding to justify one, I'd have one. best shooting, softest recoiling target breaking machine I have ever had in my hands. Shot it long enough to prove it wasn't a fluke outing, got punched a yard immediately, and 16's were just a matter of keeping your head in the game. excellent release, Quality craftsmanship through out, oh yes and a very nice looking gun! Good luck with yours!
     
  3. st8shuter

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    ive shot a couple, wasnt that impressed, buy a used ljutic and spend 13grand on shells and targets
     
  4. Gapper

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    They're great! Let us know when you sell the Perazzi.
     
  5. Dr.Longshot

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    You can buy a nice used Seitz for $5500-$9,000. several have been on here for sale.


    Gary Bryant
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  6. seitz t22

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    Great service Richie will go out of his way to make you happy they last forever handle great point extremely well fast trigger.
     
  7. pdq

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    Richie:

    First and foremost, shoot one and see if it breaks targets for you. That's all that counts when considering a Silver Seitz. Do you like the way it feel, swings, and breaks targets?

    Why? Because that's all that matters -- there is zero concern about build quality and reliability. They are built to a standard that goes way beyond just about any other gun on the market, and if you need something changed or adjusted, Rich Phillips is the epitome of friendly service.

    I've been shooting mine for 4 years. Now -- I'll be the first to admit that I am methodical about taking care of all my guns, i.e. cleaning, lube, etc. But after 4 years the gun mechanically is like new. If you look at the bearing surfaces there is no indication of wear -- they still look like new.

    So, as stated, the only thing that should influence your decision is whether the gun feels good to you and you break more targets. Build quality and reliabity just aren't an issue.

    Pete
     
  8. Limpy100

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    Winchesteraa, A friend of mine has one brand new and has sent it to be repaired so many times that if he had to pay to send it it would have cost more than he paid for the gun.Quote any thing on it that could break has.
     
  9. kgun_shooter

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    Too much money for a singles gun!
     
  10. Cyrus

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    Have P guns, K guns, L guns and recently an S gun. My choice. #1 Ljutic, #2 Seitz (so far) need more time with it. #3 Krieghoff K80, (note, close to #2) #4 Perazzi, (note, they are a distant #4), gave most of them to my wife. PERAZZI USA SUCKS. The only one I will deal with is Dan and his gang at Giacomo. IMO
     
  11. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I doubt there are "production" guns out there that can be tailored to your wants and needs more than a Seitz and the service after the sale is as good as it gets, according to the several Seitz owners I know. But one thing always bugged me about them - it's rare to see one without some sort of recoil reduction device installed (Gacoil, Soft Touch, RAD and the like).

    Now please don't take that to infer that I believe that they kick hard. It could just be that since a lot of the Seitz owners I know and know of are older, they may be recoil-sensitive and have one of those gadgets installed out of habit.

    The only one I ever shot was one of the titanium adjustable-rib jobs with no recoil device installed. It felt lighter than the Krieghoff I shot at the time and the felt recoil was sharper. That could have been a function of the lighter gun weight, stock fit or a characteristic of the gun.

    But boy, some of them are gorgeous!

    Ed
     
  12. Juantoomany

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    Shot a Seitz...own Ljutics..Perazzi's..K guns...but shoot a Alfermann!

    Like the man said...shoot what works for you!...like I said..I own all the others..But the Alfermann likes me best!

    Dave
     
  13. Carl Chadwell

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    IMHO it's the finest 27 Yard Handicap Shooting Shotgun on the planet bar none.

    And to top it off, Richie & Jerry Phillips' customer service are also top-shelf.

    peace.
     
  14. Sky Buster

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    Seitz is probably the finest single barrel trap gun you can
    buy, Design, materials, assembly are more than first rate.
    If you can afford one, you've bought the best!
     
  15. chipking

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    Great gun and good folks to work with. Nothing wrong with the gun but I could not shoot it as well as my Caesar Guerini so I sold it.

    --- Chip King ---
     
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    I agree with most of the above, but am puzzled by the one post by Limpy100. Honestly never heard of all parts on a Seitz breaking or needing replacement.

    At any rate, I second the opinions of those who say 'shoot one' before you buy, if you can. But be careful when you pull the trigger the first time. If you're like me, you'll hold the gun down and look at it and say OMG, that's a fast trigger.

    Gene Batchelar
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  17. lancelot

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    All you have to do is examine one to determine that they are built as strong as a tank , yet they still have a classic beauty. I would think you would need to shoot one to find if they handle to your liking.

    In any case there is no better customer service than from the Phillips boys. You'll feel like a part of the family.

    Ron Ireland
     
  18. joe90t

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    Just MY Opinion!!! I Have Been shooting Shotguns since I Was 9 yrs Old And Have Owned Almost ALL Makes. I Just Recently Acquired A Silver Sietz With 2 barrels. After installing A "Release" Trigger I Took It To The Range. WOW, I Have Never Shot A 12 Gauge Shotgun That Shoots so SOFT.!!!!! I Would Never Doubt A Man's word About A "Friends" Problem's with A Gun But, There Are VERY Few Parts To A Sietz And They Are Strong!!!! Just Saying!!!!! Joe W. P.S. Oh Yes I Am 67 Yrs Old Now.
     
  19. KENENT1

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    shot a few Sietz, they are great guns, but I think the Alfermann is right up there, and that is what I currently shoot.


    tony
     
  20. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    I've owned two pizza guns, two nazi guns, alferman, 90t, several 3200s, 1100,etc & now a Seitz. It points the best of all of them, except for maybe my first Model 12.
     
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