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Best O/U under $1000

Old 06-21-2004, 07:52 PM
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In your opinion what is the best over and under shotgun for under 1000? I am kinda in the market for one but dont go bird hunting enough to drop real big bucks on one. Any opinions?
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Old 06-21-2004, 08:42 PM
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stoeger condor supreme. check it out at www.stoegerindustries.com it goes for about $431 at http://www.dnrsports.com/miva/mercha...de=longgunsstg
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Old 06-22-2004, 04:21 PM
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I would shop around for a good used one
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Old 06-23-2004, 05:11 PM
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Unless you find a Beretta, Browning etc. for under a grand, don't expect too much. You get what you pay for when it comes to O/U's ! However, if you're only going to hunt a handful of times per season, and don't plan on shooting trap or skeet, a lesser gun may just work for you. You probably won't be handing such a gun down to your kids though.
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Old 06-23-2004, 06:15 PM
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i agree O/U's are designed to be costly, but i have an op to buy a like new ruger for 700
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Old 06-23-2004, 07:47 PM
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I would also buy a used higher quality O/U before buying an off brand, I agree you get what you pay for, and buying a higher quality shotgun also retains its value better. I have seen the Ruger Red Label new for right around a $1000
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Old 06-23-2004, 08:57 PM
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I bought my last Browning Citori Hunting for $800.00 at our local gun club. I agree, buy a good quality used gun from a reputable dealer. Suggest Browning, Berreta, Ruger
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Old 06-27-2004, 09:01 AM
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my sun is ready to trade his dirt bike for an o/u he dont ride it much anyway
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Old 06-28-2004, 07:42 AM
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Check out http://www.franchiusa.com/firearms/alcione-ti.tpl
Im told this gun is made by berretta.
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Old 06-29-2004, 04:43 PM
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I believe Franchi is seperate from Beretta, although they are part of the Benelli family. The Alcione is an excellent looking gun and very well made. I looked into getting one a while back, but they didn't offer it in 20 ga, unless you got the 2-barrel set. So, already owning a 12 ga O/U -- and not willing to spend over 2-grand for the 2-barrel set -- I opted not to get one. The interchangeable side-plates are beautiful though.
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