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Hi all,

I'm new to this forum but hope to be around for a while.

For the last few years I've been shooting sporting clays, skeet, trap and have been falling more in love with the sport each day I shoot. For a while I rented guns to shoot. (The range I frequent rents out 686 silver pigeons and A300s. Having just entered the sport I bought a A300 as a clays/all-purpose gun. I've decided that as a present to myself I want to purchase an Over-Under shotgun. I've just recently shot a Citori 625 and absolutely loved the feeling of the gun. Just felt like I couldn't miss with it. Although I also had some success with the silver pigeon.

I'd like your opinions on which firearms should be receiving my attention. I'd most likely be purchasing the gun used, although if I could find the extra cash a new gun would be ideal. I'm looking at ~$1500 budget. Lower would be great and I can go over for the right gun.

I would be using the gun for all disciplines of clay shooting with emphasis placed on trap and SC.

Thanks ahead of time!

-Goose
 

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It's a Browning, and it's a great sale price on a new gun. You snooze, you lose. :)
 

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The local Kansas City Kansas store is out of stock, but you can order the CX online....is the only model on sale the 30" model or can you also order a 32" model? Also, do you know if the CX trigger is the same as the 725 which has been having some problems? Thanks for info and Best Regards, Ed
 

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With your specific criteria, I would also suggest Browning. Go to Guns International and scan through the various manufacturer names and see what catches your eye....very informative. You can get a good idea on browning prices, also
 

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I've been shooting on a Citori platform for years... both 425 and XT... while not familiar with the Crossover... from everyone else's input, sounds like a winner... with all the chokes available, you'll be able to shoot everything you want...
 

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WELCOME !!!!!
See if you can find a 32" BERETTA 682 .....a combo with 34" barrel would be
Even better......but you could add the single barrel at a later date.
 

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I've just recently shot a Citori 625 and absolutely loved the feeling of the gun. Just felt like I couldn't miss with it. Although I also had some success with the silver pigeon.
Given the above comment, you should probably then look for a good used 625. It may be a tad beyond your budget, many I see go for closer to ~~ $2000 used. A used Beretta SP base model can usually be found nearer to your $1500 range.

You should also note that those two guns fit and swing about as differently as two off-the-shelf guns can.
 

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@spitter the crossover does indeed seem like the winner to me. I'm gonna try to go shoulder the weapon sometime this week.

@jacksback its been around a year since I've shot a SP so it wouldn't surprise me if my grip, stance, etc has changed over the years.
 

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If anyone has some experience shooting the browning citori cx crossover I'd love to hear your opinions!
 

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I love mine.32" cx . I`ve had some friends shoot it and we all come to the same conclusion .You can`t beat it that price for a new trap O/U.

Hello. I am seriously considering getting a new CX. Question: Do you or any other posters know for sure if the CX has the proven Citori inertial trigger system or does it have the newer 725 mechanical system? I have heard of problems with the 725 but not with the older proven Citori inertial system (from some vendors at the Grand). A Browning rep said she "thought" the CX had the 725 system. Knowledgeable information appreciated. Regards, Ed
 

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The CX has inertia triggers.
I have owned the 30 and 32 inch. The 30 inch was very balanced. The 30 inch is a little barrel heavy, but I wanted that to slow my swing.
Great guns IMO.
Look around for price.
That Cabelas price is very good. With the rebate, 1400 is a killer price.
Geo.
 

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Hi all,

I'm new to this forum but hope to be around for a while.

For the last few years I've been shooting sporting clays, skeet, trap and have been falling more in love with the sport each day I shoot. For a while I rented guns to shoot. (The range I frequent rents out 686 silver pigeons and A300s. Having just entered the sport I bought a A300 as a clays/all-purpose gun. I've decided that as a present to myself I want to purchase an Over-Under shotgun. I've just recently shot a Citori 625 and absolutely loved the feeling of the gun. Just felt like I couldn't miss with it. Although I also had some success with the silver pigeon.

I'd like your opinions on which firearms should be receiving my attention. I'd most likely be purchasing the gun used, although if I could find the extra cash a new gun would be ideal. I'm looking at ~$1500 budget. Lower would be great and I can go over for the right gun.

I would be using the gun for all disciplines of clay shooting with emphasis placed on trap and SC.

Thanks ahead of time!

-Goose
If you really liked the 625 (great gun by the way!!!!!), and don't want to spend over $1500, try finding a good used Browning 425 or 525, they are pretty much have the same dimensions, the big difference is the wood and the engraving and can generally be bought for quite a bit less than a 625. Good luck!! I shoot a 625 for SC and absolutely love it!!!!
 

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Just pull the trigger and get the CX, its sweet, its cheep and you can shoot it for a while and save some more money to buy the next one.
 
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