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Why do I yearn for a Krieghoff....?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by DaveXT, Mar 14, 2011.

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  1. DaveXT

    DaveXT Member

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    Why do I yearn for a Krieghoff KX-5 or KS-5 instead of my Browning XT? My XT trap combo isn't a junker, but I have urges. I am not thinking that my scores will improve but I do love quality pieces. Is there a therapist in the house?

    DaveXT....will my name have to become KrieghoffDave?
     
  2. larrystrollo

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    It is because you have now reached a heightened stage of enlightenment. It is your destiny, and putting it off only throws the world more out of balance.


    LMS (KS-5 Special)
     
  3. rustygun

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    Having owned both, I would shoot a kx before buying one,Very well made, but not for everyone. Compared to my xt I thought the recoil was pretty tough, some guys don't like the effort of cocking with the opening lever. That said I did shoot some great handicap scores with that gun.
     
  4. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So you can join the elite group of The Blown Up K-Gun Club?
     
  5. southjblue

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    Brian---Low blow-----There are those that want and those that wish and those that envy--And those that can't -Which are you???---George@SJB---
     
  6. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    B/c you haven't experienced the joy and ease of shooting a kolar?
     
  7. Pull & Mark

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    Maybe your bound up. Try a laxative tonight. Break-em all. Jeff
     
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    KS-5 Special. Four moving parts. Cocking the hammer with the top lever cuts down on the worn parts. You will never notice the resistance after you shoot a round. Can not get a more simple, or reliable design than a Krieghoff KS, or KX-5.
     
  9. southjblue

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    Rebel---23 yrs and it didn't blow up???---Hope Brian is tuned in---George
     
  10. rennerize

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    DaveXT, if you had called me a month ago I could have fixed your yearning. I sold a like new KX5 with upgraded wood in the case with release or pull trigger for only $3995.00.
    Don
     
  11. southjblue

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    Don---Was it a blow up like Brian insinuated?---You charged too much---George
     
  12. BILL GRILL

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    Dave, Because the grass is always greener! But do yourself a favor and hold out for a k-80.
     
  13. kraiza

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    A KX-5 or KS are not that much money. Get one and you can say you have your Krieghoff...
     
  14. twopipe

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    I didn't notice any extra effort to open the KS 5 I had. But the recoil, while not harsh, but slightly noticeable, seemed "different" than some other guns I had. More than my TM1, but that's just me, ymmv
     
  15. TrapCrazy

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    I sold a really nice XT and bought a K80 and my scores went down. However the K80 does look nice!
     
  16. DTrykow

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    After owning a Browning Citori Plus and borrowing a K-80 at the same time I can tell you there's no comparison. I used to go back and forth when I shot. First thing I noticed was the balance or lack there of. The Browning had none.
    The k-80 was blanced and I felt that in the swing. K-80's Trigger, very nice and smooth. Complicated trigger but I've never needed it serviced. And the one I borrowed was going on 15yrs of perfect service. K-80 is worth it. One and done for me. Now if I can only find a Foul weather/rain gun. Perazzi or Blaser? Dave T.
     
  17. rennerize

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    How about a very nice KS5 with upgraded wood for only $2495.00????
    Don
     
  18. DTrykow

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    Eddie:
    I'm not trying to start a fight but what does "without drastic alterations to the stock" mean? Krieghoff stocks are basically Wenig New American Style Stocks. Is it because of K-80's high rib or palm swell? Just curious. Dave T.
     
  19. jm1079

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    Because the grass is always greener on the other side? JM
     
  20. DTrykow

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    Thanks Eddie. Dave T.
     
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