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Browning Cynergy or Citori for Trap

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I have been shooting Trap with an old Browning A5 and love it! I need to purchase a true trap gun though and would like to stay in the Browning family. I poked around Browning's website and it looks like it woudl come down to a Citori or Cynergy. any thoughts? I'd like to purchase a trap gun that would maintain its quality for decades (the A5 I have dates to the '40s).

Any considerations (barrel length, adjustable comb, etc).
One of my concerns though is that I woudl spend more time trying to "dial in" a shotgun with a number of options or movign pieces compared to one that was more or less ready to go out of the box.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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There were at least 4 of us shooting Cynergys in competition on the weekend, out of about 35 shooters.There were about 12 Citoris or XTs, a few Kreighoffs, Berettas, Perazzis, and several single barrel Brownings. It seems around here that if people are buying new guns, they are buying either XTs or Cynergys, with Cynergys, mostly combos, slowly becoming more popular. There were some problems with early Cynergys, but no one I know has had a problem with one lately. A local gunsmith has perfected releases for Cynergys, and that has really had people looking at buying them.

My Cynergy is a Clasic Trap O/U with adjustable comb and 32" barrels.. It fits me much better than an XT, because of the longer wrist allowing me to wrap my hand around the stock without having the nose of the comb pushing into the ball of my thumb, and also letting the palm swell fill my hand better. Try both for fit, shoot them both if you can, and make up your mind after that. If you buy an adjustable gun, set it for your comfort, pattern it, then shoot at least 500-1000 targets before resetting anything. Get used to it, shoot it, and no matter which gun you choose, it should last you a lifetime.
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