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#3106183 - 01/02/13 03:46 PM O/U Question
thetoolman
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Have always wanted a good O/U 12 guage, but don't want to spend a small fortune on a Citori or high end Beretta. Been looking at some of the middle of the road guns and looks like CZ makes a few O/U's. Anybody have any experience with them?
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#3106221 - 01/02/13 04:14 PM Re: O/U Question [Re: thetoolman]
rukiddin?
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Hold on to your money and look for good used Brownings or Beretta's. Beretta's personally don't fit me very good without quite a bit of adjustment. Nothing against them though.
What are you intentions with the gun? If your gonna be shooting it a lot. I would'nt even bother looking at anything other than the two you mentioned. Even then they are the bottom of "high end" when it comes to o/u's. For occasional use, the CZ would probably be fine. Lower end o/u's just cannot stand up to high volume shooting.
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#3106247 - 01/02/13 04:31 PM Re: O/U Question [Re: rukiddin?]
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brownings have the most recoil, its the way they are built
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#3106405 - 01/02/13 06:18 PM Re: O/U Question [Re: Chaneylake]
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
brownings have the most recoil, its the way they are built

Would you mind explaining?
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#3106507 - 01/02/13 07:19 PM Re: O/U Question [Re: infoman jr.]
thetoolman
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Mainly I want it as an all around gun for all types of bird hunting and recreational shooting. Not any competition shooting or anything, I have always thought of the O/U as an all around gun and have always wanted one. Just hard for me to justify 2K for a gun that is probably gonna have a few scratches and a lot of memories.
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#3106603 - 01/02/13 07:48 PM Re: O/U Question [Re: thetoolman]
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Franchi makes a nice O/U. Not cheap but not expensive and good quality.
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#3106690 - 01/02/13 08:22 PM Re: O/U Question [Re: Nitro]
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If you are looking for a "working gun" look at Stoeger Condor. a few years back I wanted a O/U for birds (quail, grouse, pheasants, dove) and was looking at the Brownings and Ruger Red Labels but did not want a safe queen...saw the Stoegers, bought it $425 +\- and havent looked back....soild, reliable and great shooter...will shoot what ever i feed it including reloads...feild grade is just under $500 now...just my 2cents
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#3106834 - 01/02/13 09:24 PM Re: O/U Question [Re: Mid]
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You can find a cz for around $500 thats the route i would go
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#3107274 - 01/03/13 08:34 AM Re: O/U Question [Re: Rockhound]
JimFromTN
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I have a Stoeger Condor also. Its a 12 ga and it uses mossberg chokes. Good gun for the money.
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#3108430 - 01/03/13 09:27 PM Re: O/U Question [Re: JimFromTN]
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We have had more than a couple of kids on our trap team show up to the range with a brand new less expensive o/u.. most done make it past the first couple of practice rounds.. they just will not hold up.. you really get what you pay for in a shotgun.. there was one here not long ago a guy was trying to sell.. he had bought a citori i think.. and was selling his condor.. i would not advise buying one..
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