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Has anyone noticed the smaller wood stocks on Browning shotguns? I have looked at the Browning XS skeet guns and the stocks are small and have very cheap looking wood on them. For the price of them, I would expect more.
 

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Japanese Browning wood generally looks better than Perazzi wood, until you get into the higher grade P guns...

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I have had a lot of Brownings and they all had very nice wood. Recently I acquired a XS Special and the wood is rather plain with little figure.
 

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I checked out the 725's at the MO Fall and thought the same thing. The stocks didn't have much wood on them. The seemed short in height and narrow in width.

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Chip
 

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I saw and shouldered a brand new 725 Trap yesterday at a gun shop here in Missouri and it had a high rib and a much taller stock than my XT gold. Still like mine better. Terry
 

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Ditto Philk...crap wood on Perazzis...I guess Browning is going that route too...too bad Browning always had such beautiful wood on their target guns.
 

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The wood on my 725 is pretty enough, (in the eye of this beholder,) but the forend is much skinnier than my XT. By the way the XT wood is even prettier and my old 1992 Citori Grade III puts them both to shame! IMHO Martinpicker
 

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The XS Special has always had plain, dull wood. I'm not sure why they went that route on the XS Special, but that is why I shoot Sporting Clays with my XS Skeet, much better wood on the Skeet and XT.
 
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