So the BL-3 is back to try again, and this time around, it draws another O/U—the Browning Cynergy. The Cynergy came out in 2004, and it featured a very low-profile receiver, with a unique and long-lasting action and excellent mechanical triggers. The originals suffered from aggressive Euro-styling, which Browning has since toned down. Interesting enough, the gun was designed as replacement for the Citori, but Browning couldn’t bring itself to discontinue the old favorite, so both guns are present in their lineup. Heretical as it may be to suggest, the Cynergy might be a better design than the venerable Citori, whose roots go back to John Browning’s Superposed. The Beretta BL series was made from 1968–1976. They were trim, affordable, excellent upland hunting guns, and the precursors of the 680 guns, which have gone on to achieve worldwide popularity. They came in six grades, BL-1 through BL-6, and you can still pick them up today for well under $1,000.