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This is my buddy's 725, cracked through the grip last month. Browning told him to send it in, who knows WHAT they will do, and HOW LONG it will take them to do it.
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Had a minor crack in the fore end of a new XT - sent it to Browning and it took 4 1/2 months to get it back.
 

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WOW!
that's a good one.
There are a few shops around that could repair instead of dealing with the 1/2 year wait time for Browning.
 

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There are a few shops around that could repair instead of dealing with the 1/2 year wait time for Browning.
I sent these pics to a guy who has done some stock work for me, and he said that even if it could be repaired, it wouldn't be cost effective on a this gun.....to go ahead and look for a new stock.

My buddy finished the shoot borrowing a K-80 Pro-Skeet, so now he has been looking at them!!
 

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i know a guy that had grade 6 in 20 and 12ga, they both had tang cracked [not as bad as this one,but cracked nevertheless] with less than 2k in each of them.
he paid browning to restock them both,and they both cracked again at about the same round count.
 

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I have heard about a rash of 725 cracking in/around grip due to loose bolt that holds the stock to the receiver. My brother in law had one that he had 2 boxes though and he noticed the crack.
 

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My buddy got an e-mail from Browning today saying estimated completion time is around Sept 20th. I bet that's just wishful thinking!!
 

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I have heard about a rash of 725 cracking in/around grip due to loose bolt that holds the stock to the receiver. My brother in law had one that he had 2 boxes though and he noticed the crack.
I just put an order in on a 725 combo. Ill have my stock fitter check that out before I go out to pattern. Thanks for the heads up .
 

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That seems to be a problem with the later Citori models. I think that the stocks are not properly fitted to the frames. I have repaired a couple of them by gluing them with Acraglas and relieving the contact areas and glass bedding them after gluing them back together. So far no repeat failures.
 

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JohnHenry, how long had your buddy been shooting that before he finally decided to stop? The reason I ask that is, the crack on the right side looks like it has been Hammered from recoil more than just one time?
 

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JohnHenry, how long had your buddy been shooting that before he finally decided to stop? The reason I ask that is, the crack on the right side looks like it has been Hammered from recoil more than just one time?
No, not even. It happened during a registered skeet tournament, and when it happened, he finished the event with another guy on the squads gun. Then he borrowed a K-80 for the remainder of the tournament.

He did not continue shooting it after it cracked.
 

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I just wondered. It's just that, the pictured crack looks worn as if it had been shot a few more times. Thanks for the reply.
 

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John, advise your friend to get his back up gun ready and send the stock back to Browning. That stock is beyond repair and is still being manufactured. The idea of doing anything other than to replace it with new is ridiculous, and unacceptable. Joe
 

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John, advise your friend to get his back up gun ready and send the stock back to Browning. That stock is beyond repair and is still being manufactured. The idea of doing anything other than to replace it with new is ridiculous, and unacceptable. Joe
Yes, Browning has the gun, and it is expected to be back mid September....so maybe by Christmas!
 

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I understand exactly, great customer service Browning has and always had. I have dealt with them on several occasions on stock replacement issues. They are not on the top of my list.
 
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