I read the JE site and I didn't gather that. I doubt they would in the near future judging from the popularity of the gun but I don't know. The " '25 " series has been around for a long time as well as the XT. I guess only time will tell.
This would be sad news. The Browning XT is a great gun with very little recoil. Hits very hard. I borrowed mine to 10 or 12 persons to try and all of them bought XT's after trying it. I may have to buy another one right away for a spare.
A lot of guys have come down to the Metro pattern board when I've been there to check on the performance of their Browning XT's. All the ones I saw tested shot dead straight horizontally and reasonably vertically. I don't know any other gun I could say that about except maybe 870's.
I think it's highly unlikely that Browning would cancel the XT; too big a seller. They're just going to have to establish a price point with the 725 so they don't directly compete. The Cynergy, however, is probably a goner at some time in the near future.
Here is something to consider. Has anyone had release triggers installed in the new 725? If so, what was the cost?
Browning should realize that the XT is a trap gun that is easily converted to release triggers and even easier to convert back to pull triggers. If the 725 isn't easily converted to release triggers, then a lot of trap shooters will have nothing to do with it.