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O/U or SxS under $1200-1300

Old 12-02-2010, 02:59 PM
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Default O/U or SxS under $1200-1300

I am looking to get my first O/U or SxS and want to make sure that I get the best "bang for my buck", so to say. I have gotten my hands on a few but most I have handled seem to be out of my price range. I would like to hear from you all on which models you like in this price range that I should look at to see if they fit me. Also, please let me know if there are certain brands/models to stay away from.
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:32 AM
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Browning ,Beretta,Weatherby fall in your price range and are dependable guns. There are a few others but reviews are all over the place but Franchi and Fausti might be worth a look also.
What one is up to you. You have to pick them up and see how they feel and fit to you.
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:57 PM
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I got a Ruger Red Lable OU years ago and love it. Great handling, great shooting gun. Unfortunately I don't get it out much, but my hit rate went way up after getting it. Ruger quality too.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:11 AM
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Those recommended are good solid guns. Weatherby Orions are Japanese manufacture, the same factory as SKB (quality manufacturing). Fausti is Spanish. Some models are basic okay guns. They made a shotgun for walmart for $500 to their custom models worth thousands of dollars. Spanish gun makers can range from hi-tech machined factories to mom & pop shops. For cheaper guns, there's Turkey gun makers. Some I would stay away from; others I wouldn't hesitate to own and shoot. For the price range you mentioned, you can get a variety of good solid guns. You won't get a perazzi, parker & hale but Win 101, Ruger, Stevens would be within your range.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:10 PM
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check out the mossburg silver reserve o/u walmart under 500 bucks
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:46 AM
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Those CZ guns look good and some are very reasonably priced.
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:47 PM
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Browning upland special
Berretta 686 onxy
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:33 AM
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Some of the early Miroku (browning citori) o/u are under 800, Golden Eagle's (winchester 101)were made by the 101 maker, the older Ithica's by SKB are excellent (chrome bbl. with black chrome exterior). Just to name a few as well as stated prior the Beretta 686 onyx. You should be able to pick up a citori with chokes around 800 to 1,000at the gun shows At gunshows, cash talks.
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