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Old 04-09-2021, 09:01 PM   #1
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I made a post about NSCA/NSSA a few months ago and it got me curious what Gun everyone is running and your opinions on them. I run a Caesar Geurini Summit Sporting and I absolutely love it but I would really like a Maxum Sporting


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Old 04-09-2021, 09:12 PM   #2
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i shoot a Browning 725...i don't consider it a "high end" but its not a low end either.

I would love a Krieghoff or Kolar or even top of the line Beretta but cant justify that expense
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Old 04-09-2021, 09:19 PM   #3
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High end guns just cost more. Better for me to spend that money on ammo and practice. When I shot a lot I was a mid nineties shooter on sporting clays with my old field grade Citori. If I didnít have to work for a living I could have been better than that. (BTW, I could break just as many birds with my AL 390) Gun fit and practice !
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Beretta 682 Gold E
It’s been flawless.
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Old 04-09-2021, 09:39 PM   #5
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Old 04-09-2021, 10:14 PM   #6
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i shoot a Browning 725...i don't consider it a "high end" but its not a low end either.

I would love a Krieghoff or Kolar or even top of the line Beretta but cant justify that expense

My first O/U was a 725 Field, loved that gun. Finally got to handle a Kolar at ACUI nationals and wow


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Old 04-09-2021, 10:15 PM   #7
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High end guns just cost more. Better for me to spend that money on ammo and practice. When I shot a lot I was a mid nineties shooter on sporting clays with my old field grade Citori. If I didnít have to work for a living I could have been better than that. (BTW, I could break just as many birds with my AL 390) Gun fit and practice !

This is true! But having a nice gun is just well, nice! I have a buddy who will shoot skeet with a bolt action 410 sometimes.


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Old 04-09-2021, 10:16 PM   #8
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Beretta 682 Gold E
Itís been flawless.

My buddy really wants one of those


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Old 04-09-2021, 10:22 PM   #9
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First high end competition O/U was a fixed choke mod/imod 34" barreled MX2000 I bought used for a steal...gun was beautiful but never could fall in love with the 34's.

Went to a 32" Left Hand Blaser F3 in 2010 or 11 and it made a tremendous difference for me. I used to average 6-7k registered targets a year plus easily that much in practice. I bet the Blaser has 50-60k rounds through it easy and keeps crushing targets.
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Old 04-09-2021, 10:29 PM   #10
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First high end competition O/U was a fixed choke mod/imod 34" barreled MX2000 I bought used for a steal...gun was beautiful but never could fall in love with the 34's.

Went to a 32" Left Hand Blaser F3 in 2010 or 11 and it made a tremendous difference for me. I used to average 6-7k registered targets a year plus easily that much in practice. I bet the Blaser has 50-60k rounds through it easy and keeps crushing targets.

Iím getting into NSCA/NSSA hard now with a group of friends. Trying to get 2-3 shoots a month, I do shoot skeet probably 3 times a week in average but our range is by no means regulation sadly.


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Old 04-10-2021, 08:19 AM   #11
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I bought a Beretta 692 sporting 4 years ago when I thought I wanted to get into clay shooting. I only shot it during that time maybe 1k times. Into the safe it went. Fast forward to this year I decided I wanted to get back into clay shooting (I suck by the way). Grab the gun and off we went.

A great friend I shoot with has a K-80 sporting and I made the mistake of shooting that gun. After that I decided I needed to have one. Low and behold I ended up with a K-80 Pro Sport which I still suck at shooting but I love the gun. I am shooting my first NSCA event this week (yeap still suck, but having fun shooting)

Mine is in the first picture below and the second picture is the one the influencer on my purchase.

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Old 04-10-2021, 08:49 AM   #12
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I bought a Beretta 692 sporting 4 years ago when I thought I wanted to get into clay shooting. I only shot it during that time maybe 1k times. Into the safe it went. Fast forward to this year I decided I wanted to get back into clay shooting (I suck by the way). Grab the gun and off we went.

A great friend I shoot with has a K-80 sporting and I made the mistake of shooting that gun. After that I decided I needed to have one. Low and behold I ended up with a K-80 Pro Sport which I still suck at shooting but I love the gun. I am shooting my first NSCA event this week (yeap still suck, but having fun shooting)

Mine is in the first picture below and the second picture is the one the influencer on my purchase.

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Old 04-10-2021, 08:57 AM   #13
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Many years ago I bought a NIB Browning Citori White Lightning 12ga 26" with the hard take down carrying case all for just $1100. It's still my favorite shotgun and especially for quail and pheasant. Does a fine job on skeet, 5 stand and sporting clays. Guess I will keep it a while longer
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Old 04-10-2021, 09:05 AM   #14
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I bought a Beretta 692 sporting 4 years ago when I thought I wanted to get into clay shooting. I only shot it during that time maybe 1k times. Into the safe it went. Fast forward to this year I decided I wanted to get back into clay shooting (I suck by the way). Grab the gun and off we went.

A great friend I shoot with has a K-80 sporting and I made the mistake of shooting that gun. After that I decided I needed to have one. Low and behold I ended up with a K-80 Pro Sport which I still suck at shooting but I love the gun. I am shooting my first NSCA event this week (yeap still suck, but having fun shooting)

Mine is in the first picture below and the second picture is the one the influencer on my purchase.

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Krieghoffs can get very expensive. I have known people who have had multiple.
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Old 04-10-2021, 09:10 AM   #15
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Still waiting for someone to reference a ‘high end’ shotgun
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Old 04-10-2021, 09:32 AM   #16
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Man and I was happy with the 686 I picked up off here, y’all have some fancy guns

I shot a customers last year at a clay shoot, I don’t remember the name but he said he got a smokin deal on it and it was about $10k, I was afraid to touch it again after that but it was really nice to shoot
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Old 04-10-2021, 09:32 AM   #17
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The one over and under I found that fit me perfectly was a Browning Citori Lightning in 16 ga. That gun, I would not even really think, just throw the gun up, swing and pull the trigger and it would vaporize birds. That is one gun, I would like to find again someday. I very rarely ever shot trap, skeet or sporting clays. But I could borrow that gun, shoot a match and win the amateur class. Truly, the only time I ever shot sporting clays was during matches. I did shoot some trap and skeet, just for the fun of it a few times. Never got serious. I would shoot 100 birds, every rare once in a while and that was all I wanted to shoot. Shooting 1000, would bore me to death, but I know people who shot 1000 daily.
The reason I loved that Browning so much, was I would not shoot any shotgun, in the past eight months or possibly over a year. Then get talked into shooting a sporting clay match and then do very well. I would not say great, but pretty dang good, considering, I had not shot any shotgun at anything is many months even years and I would powder birds one after another. That gun was absolutely a perfect fit for me. I could pick up some other high end shotgun and hit quite a few birds, many of them that I would hit, would just break, not powder them. That Citori Lightning would make me look like I shot a lot and knew what I was doing, even though I was just pointing and shooting.
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Old 04-10-2021, 09:39 AM   #18
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Old 04-10-2021, 11:21 AM   #19
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I bought a Beretta 692 sporting 4 years ago when I thought I wanted to get into clay shooting. I only shot it during that time maybe 1k times. Into the safe it went. Fast forward to this year I decided I wanted to get back into clay shooting (I suck by the way). Grab the gun and off we went.

A great friend I shoot with has a K-80 sporting and I made the mistake of shooting that gun. After that I decided I needed to have one. Low and behold I ended up with a K-80 Pro Sport which I still suck at shooting but I love the gun. I am shooting my first NSCA event this week (yeap still suck, but having fun shooting)

Mine is in the first picture below and the second picture is the one the influencer on my purchase.

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That black receiver is gorgeous, Iíve yet to get to handle a kreighoff but Iíd really like to. I love a black receiver with deep scroll work, so classy


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Old 04-10-2021, 01:43 PM   #20
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I just got my hands on a never fired Japan/Miroku Citori Grade VI
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Old 04-11-2021, 03:46 AM   #21
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My buddy that I hunt with shoots Krieghoffs with Wenig stocks. He shot for both of them for some time and I met Luke Chambers at Wenig through him. Good people
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This thread screams for MORE PICS!

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Shot a 682 for decades & finally wore it out...was gonna go with the 692 but The owner of Glick Twins is a good buddy & knows his O/U's like no other talked me into & made one heck of deal on this. Couldn't be happier.
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Mine is by no means the fanciest gun but sheís pretty decent looking. And hereís my buddy with his 828U Sport


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I have a Boito from Kmart!
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Shot a 682 for decades & finally wore it out...was gonna go with the 692 but The owner of Glick Twins is a good buddy & knows his O/U's like no other talked me into & made one heck of deal on this. Couldn't be happier.

Great looking wood on that! I donít know if Iíve ever handled a zoli


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Browning 725 12 g and silver pigeon 28 g, love them both
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Browning 725 12 g and silver pigeon 28 g, love them both

Iíve got a strong itch for 28g, more than likely going to get a set of Briley sidekicks in 28g for my gun.


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Dang it guys! why do you want to show me these? this could gret expensive.
I have been using the same Browning 425 Sporting Clay for 25 years. I have a 425 in 20g , a Browning 525 in 12g and a 26" Baretta in 12g.

What is the difference between the Browning Sporting clays and these higher end shotguns?
What would I feel?
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I made a post about NSCA/NSSA a few months ago and it got me curious what Gun everyone is running and your opinions on them. I run a Caesar Geurini Summit Sporting and I absolutely love it but I would really like a Maxum Sporting


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I run the same gun Caesar Geurini summit for a year it a shooter. If I would change any I would have gotten the higher rib on it.
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Yildiz here �� it shoots better than I do
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Dang it guys! why do you want to show me these? this could gret expensive.
I have been using the same Browning 425 Sporting Clay for 25 years. I have a 425 in 20g , a Browning 525 in 12g and a 26" Baretta in 12g.

What is the difference between the Browning Sporting clays and these higher end shotguns?
What would I feel?

I used to shoot a 725 and moved to my Caesar about 2 years ago. Youíre generally paying for higher quality and finish, whether thatís engraving or wood. Warranty/customer service is another big perk. Caesar Geurini has amazing customer service, you can send your gun in for a ďpit stopĒ and they go through it and swap what needs to be swapped, re finish your wood and you get a basically brand new gun back at no cost.


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Yildiz here �� it shoots better than I do

A good shooter can shoot anything, Iíll take my 18Ē 870 12g and shoot skeet with it for fun and shoot a few birds less than I would with my O/U, same with my dads 20g guns.


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Slumming with a 725 sporting 20ga with 32" barrels....pre-custom fitted.fitted


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Idk that our lowly 725s count here

High end is in the eye of the beholder .... not the magazine reader ..

In my defense I did say slumming
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High end is in the eye of the beholder .... not the magazine reader ..

In my defense I did say slumming
Heck I like my 725. Wasnít cuz of price either. But I started one for the real heathens to show off
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Iíve shot them all my favorite has been the Perazzi MX2000
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