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What is the best over and under shotgun considering value and price?

Question by Del in KS. Uploaded on February 05, 2009

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Del,
I purchased a double from Stoeger for my son and have had to send it back to the factory twice and it still only fires 1/2 the time when I pull the trigger.

Field grade Citoris are good.

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from wsimien wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I don't know if it is the best but I got a Browning 12 gage Cynergy last fathers day and absolutely love it. Its a beautiful, reliable gun that gets the job done. I use it for upland birds, dove, and some sporting clay for fun.

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from herbie57_57 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Both of the Browning OUs are really nice. I also really like Ruger Red Labels and they typically run a little cheaper than Citoris. Mossberg has a turkish import that is a pretty nice gun but it doesn't have ejectors so if you're using it in the field it really slows you down.

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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

CZ USA Imports several O/U shotguns from Turkey, made by Hugli. Of the lot the upper end gun is the Woodcock, color casehardened, single selective trigger, ejectors on the 12 & 20, screw in choketubes. Can be had for under a $1000. The next is the Redhead, same gun with a coin finished receiver, slightly cheaper. The last is the Canvasback, Blue, Choke tubes, Single selective trigger, ejectors, I have seen this gun in the high 5's to low 6's. Good guns, good warranty.

http://www.cz-usa.com/products_shotguns.php

A good step up would be the Beretta 686 line and the Browning Citori. Both have a good reputation for soild service. Both are about the same price. I've seen several Bass Pro ads lately with good pricing on the Beretta.

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Not to go off the subject but I hear the Turkish imports are a good quality gun as opposed to Brazil, Russia and some Italian. Has anyone else heard this?

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from Christian Emter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I got a shotgun, 12 gauge from New England Firearms. my grandpa reloads bullets so he gets discounts on guns and ammo so I bought it from him for $20.

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from Douglas wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I bought a Khan 12 ga. O/U at Gander Mtn two seasons ago for use in the swamps. It is a working mans gun with matte finish and turkish walnut wood. It cost $250 and has been well worth it.
I replaced the choke tubes with stainless steel Trulock chokes because the factory ones cracked with 3" steel loads.
All I know is it works good and I would rather drop it in the spooge than my browning.

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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Buck hunter,

The Turkish guns from Hugli (CZ USA) are well made. Like all things one finds a stinker evey now and then.

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from Nick Jensen wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

You can find used Ruger Red Labels in most gun racks for 500-800 bucks. The metal to wood fit leaves much to be desired but function is very good and that is what matters in a moderately priced field gun.

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I like the Ruger Red Labels, they are on the low priced, high end side if you know what I mean. they'll run you 700-1000 compared to Brownings and a lot of the imports that start at 2500 and go up

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from rrmont wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I bought a Yildiz 2 years ago and I really like it. It's a 20, with single selective trigger, auto ejectors, screw in chokes. I paid about $400 for it. I think it was well worth the money. I also have a Berreta O/U and I think the cheaper gun shoots just as well.

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from ishawooa wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

I am surprised at how well made the Hugli guns are considering the money. I have seen some that had above average wood with a decent fit to the metal. The mount and point well also. The Red Labels always seemed heavier or bulkier than I thought necessary but lots of shooters swear by them. One friend bought a 20 for his daughter also they both shoot it. He claims that it is loosening up much quicker than a Browning or Beretta due to, according to him, having a cast receiver. I have handled the gun and it appeared all right to me. I actually don't know if the receiver is cast or forged or if it even matters. SKB used to be a great gun for the money as well as the older Charles Dalys which were manufactured by Miroku. Now they are not so inexpensive. If you are looking for a used O/U above all else be sure the rib is firmly anchored at it point as having them reattached is a costly endeavor. A neighbor found out the hard way with his Win 101 by having to fork out about as much as he paid for it.

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from CavRecon wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

I've got an SKB 505 that is more gun than I'll ever need and the price was right.

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

The newer SKB's have long forcing cones and .75" backbore. They are excellent. But everybody knows that Brownings are a safe bet and a sure thing. If I had to choose, I wouldn't know what to do. Probably go wih the SKB for the barrel work. My training partner shoots one and he doesn't miss.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 1 week ago

Agreed with Beekeeper answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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from snipekiller wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

from snipekiller I have a.12 red label I got 22 yrs ago.It has never failed in anyway.Ijust bought another in .28 ga and love it too.If there is better gun for the money Idon't know what it is .
Buy American!

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from kcarp1024 wrote 1 year 35 weeks ago

What do yall think about the Yildiz Spz Me 12 gauge at Academy for about $400?

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from herbie57_57 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Both of the Browning OUs are really nice. I also really like Ruger Red Labels and they typically run a little cheaper than Citoris. Mossberg has a turkish import that is a pretty nice gun but it doesn't have ejectors so if you're using it in the field it really slows you down.

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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

CZ USA Imports several O/U shotguns from Turkey, made by Hugli. Of the lot the upper end gun is the Woodcock, color casehardened, single selective trigger, ejectors on the 12 & 20, screw in choketubes. Can be had for under a $1000. The next is the Redhead, same gun with a coin finished receiver, slightly cheaper. The last is the Canvasback, Blue, Choke tubes, Single selective trigger, ejectors, I have seen this gun in the high 5's to low 6's. Good guns, good warranty.

http://www.cz-usa.com/products_shotguns.php

A good step up would be the Beretta 686 line and the Browning Citori. Both have a good reputation for soild service. Both are about the same price. I've seen several Bass Pro ads lately with good pricing on the Beretta.

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from wsimien wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I don't know if it is the best but I got a Browning 12 gage Cynergy last fathers day and absolutely love it. Its a beautiful, reliable gun that gets the job done. I use it for upland birds, dove, and some sporting clay for fun.

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from rrmont wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I bought a Yildiz 2 years ago and I really like it. It's a 20, with single selective trigger, auto ejectors, screw in chokes. I paid about $400 for it. I think it was well worth the money. I also have a Berreta O/U and I think the cheaper gun shoots just as well.

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from Douglas wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I bought a Khan 12 ga. O/U at Gander Mtn two seasons ago for use in the swamps. It is a working mans gun with matte finish and turkish walnut wood. It cost $250 and has been well worth it.
I replaced the choke tubes with stainless steel Trulock chokes because the factory ones cracked with 3" steel loads.
All I know is it works good and I would rather drop it in the spooge than my browning.

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from ishawooa wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

I am surprised at how well made the Hugli guns are considering the money. I have seen some that had above average wood with a decent fit to the metal. The mount and point well also. The Red Labels always seemed heavier or bulkier than I thought necessary but lots of shooters swear by them. One friend bought a 20 for his daughter also they both shoot it. He claims that it is loosening up much quicker than a Browning or Beretta due to, according to him, having a cast receiver. I have handled the gun and it appeared all right to me. I actually don't know if the receiver is cast or forged or if it even matters. SKB used to be a great gun for the money as well as the older Charles Dalys which were manufactured by Miroku. Now they are not so inexpensive. If you are looking for a used O/U above all else be sure the rib is firmly anchored at it point as having them reattached is a costly endeavor. A neighbor found out the hard way with his Win 101 by having to fork out about as much as he paid for it.

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Del,
I purchased a double from Stoeger for my son and have had to send it back to the factory twice and it still only fires 1/2 the time when I pull the trigger.

Field grade Citoris are good.

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from buckhunter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Not to go off the subject but I hear the Turkish imports are a good quality gun as opposed to Brazil, Russia and some Italian. Has anyone else heard this?

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I like the Ruger Red Labels, they are on the low priced, high end side if you know what I mean. they'll run you 700-1000 compared to Brownings and a lot of the imports that start at 2500 and go up

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from Christian Emter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

I got a shotgun, 12 gauge from New England Firearms. my grandpa reloads bullets so he gets discounts on guns and ammo so I bought it from him for $20.

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from Nick Jensen wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

You can find used Ruger Red Labels in most gun racks for 500-800 bucks. The metal to wood fit leaves much to be desired but function is very good and that is what matters in a moderately priced field gun.

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 11 weeks ago

The newer SKB's have long forcing cones and .75" backbore. They are excellent. But everybody knows that Brownings are a safe bet and a sure thing. If I had to choose, I wouldn't know what to do. Probably go wih the SKB for the barrel work. My training partner shoots one and he doesn't miss.

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from CavRecon wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

I've got an SKB 505 that is more gun than I'll ever need and the price was right.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 1 week ago

Agreed with Beekeeper answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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from Beekeeper wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Buck hunter,

The Turkish guns from Hugli (CZ USA) are well made. Like all things one finds a stinker evey now and then.

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from snipekiller wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

from snipekiller I have a.12 red label I got 22 yrs ago.It has never failed in anyway.Ijust bought another in .28 ga and love it too.If there is better gun for the money Idon't know what it is .
Buy American!

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from kcarp1024 wrote 1 year 35 weeks ago

What do yall think about the Yildiz Spz Me 12 gauge at Academy for about $400?

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