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#5832870 - 07/15/15 10:36 AM Over Under Help
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Registered: 11/05/12
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Loc: Corsicana
My son competes in 4h and NSCA shoots and has saved all year and is looking for an afordable O/U Shot gun. He would love to have a another Beretta like his A 400 xcel however he does not have 3k to spend these are the to guns he is looking at. any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Franchi Instinct Sporting Shotgun
CZ Sporter G2

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#5832883 - 07/15/15 10:44 AM Re: Over Under Help [Re: Gamehunter77]
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Check the classifieds, there is a good deal on a Browning Citori, Briley Tubes.
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#5832890 - 07/15/15 10:51 AM Re: Over Under Help [Re: Gamehunter77]
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Go with a used Beretta, Browning, or SKB. Don't waste your time with lower price new guns. But seriously, the O/U wont buy him more targets. Top notch instruction will. The Beretta auto will suite him fine unless he is looking to reload.

The gun I shot best was a field grade Beretta 390. id like to have that one back!
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#5832894 - 07/15/15 10:53 AM Re: Over Under Help [Re: Gamehunter77]
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Registered: 11/07/07
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Watch gun broker and other for sale sights. Should be able to find a Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting or a Beretta White Onyx Sporting in good condition for around 1600. Still high but less than 3k

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#5832929 - 07/15/15 11:29 AM Re: Over Under Help [Re: Gamehunter77]
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Feel matters more than the technical specs.


I would ask why he wants and over/under. If he wants one save up for the one he wants.

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#5832946 - 07/15/15 11:44 AM Re: Over Under Help [Re: Gamehunter77]
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Thanks guys he breaks lots of clays with his A400. I told him don't cheapen the sport, if you want a beretta save up for it he already had 1200 from mowing lawns. His coach tells him that he is doing great with his guns but i think it is the mistique of the O/U he sees the top shooters with the O/U and he want to look the part. Thanks again for all the input.



Edited by Gamehunter77 (07/15/15 11:45 AM)

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#5833241 - 07/15/15 03:45 PM Re: Over Under Help [Re: Gamehunter77]
rjd Offline
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Registered: 11/22/06
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CDNN in Abilene often has some deals on shotguns. Check them out.

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#5833550 - 07/15/15 07:59 PM Re: Over Under Help [Re: Gamehunter77]
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Bought a Stoeger Condor O/U in .28 gauge 2 years ago. Absolute pleasure to shoot. Zero issues.
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#5833558 - 07/15/15 08:11 PM Re: Over Under Help [Re: Gamehunter77]
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The Franchi is a nice shotgun. These are made in Italyand owned by Beretta.

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#5833921 - 07/16/15 07:09 AM Re: Over Under Help [Re: Gamehunter77]
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Citori
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#5833953 - 07/16/15 07:37 AM Re: Over Under Help [Re: Gamehunter77]
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Don't overlook the Ruger Red Label.
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#5834114 - 07/16/15 09:16 AM Re: Over Under Help [Re: Gamehunter77]
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Take him to a GOOD shop that handles several makes and models and find one that fits him. Then let him work on saving enough to get a new or used version. The A400 is an excellent shotgun and I'm guessing it fits him well. Going to an O/U, the fit will be equally if not more, important.
Not knowing how old your son is or his size, any 'growing up' he has left to do will have an effect on the fit as time goes on.

Some brands to look for:
Beretta
Browning (Citori and the Cynergy)
Lanber
F.A.I.R (one of the Guerini family)
Caesar Guerini
Antonio Zoli
Blaser
Or, just to keep you and your son busy, here's a web listing a BUNCH of manufacturers. aka = shotgun porn: http://shotgunning.tripod.com/
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#5834409 - 07/16/15 12:20 PM Re: Over Under Help [Re: Bbear]
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Originally Posted By: Bbear

F.A.I.R (one of the Guerini family)

Firma Armi Isadoro Rizzini.
The link to Guerini is more distant than to any of the other Rizzini
All of the gunmaking Rizzinis are closely related. Battista, Isadoro, and Emilio are brothers, and they are nephews of Guido and his brothers who founded F.lli Rizzini. The Rizzinis are also related to the Guerini and Fausti families of gunmakers. They are all located in the Val Trompia region of Italy.
http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=69662
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#5834997 - 07/16/15 05:38 PM Re: Over Under Help [Re: Gamehunter77]
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Loc: West Texas
Here's one on the classifieds that wouldn't be a bad one for your youngster:

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/5828355/Yildiz_SPZ_ME_20_gauge_O/U_$40#Post5828355

It's nothing fancy but Yildiz are actually pretty decent guns. And the 20 gauge shouldn't be too hard on anyone.
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#5835067 - 07/16/15 06:22 PM Re: Over Under Help [Re: Gamehunter77]
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Yildiz are not sporting clays guns, they are field guns.
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