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 Post subject: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:00 pm 
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Hi Guys. I have always wanted to buy an over-under and after many years of beging I finally got the okay from my wife. I have not had a chance to do alot of research so was hoping for your opinion. I would be using this gun mainly for dove/quail hunting and possibly a bit of skeet (just for fun) 12 GA prefered.

It is possible that I could go up to a $2000 gun if it is a better "bang for the buck", but was really looking for something in the $1700 price range.

Appreciate your help!




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 Post subject: re: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:17 pm 
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In the low thousands, you could buy a nice Ruger Red Label.

In the mid teens, you could buy either a Browning Citori or a Beretta 686.

All three are wonderful guns. I would recommend 28" barrels as the most versatile length for you.

But, my wife bought me a brand new Caesar Guerini Tempio for just about $2000 for my birthday last April.

I own dozens of shotguns. I own well over a dozen over an under shotguns. But no modern shotgun, that's available at a production price, can even be compared to a Caesar Guerini. They are more expensive, but not wildly expensive. To properly compare a Guerini to another shotgun, I think you have to compare them to Perazzi's, Blasers, Krieghoff's, etc., and not Brownings, Rugers, and production Berettas. Guerinis are really that much better made, with better wood, better finish, better balance, better everything than any other production double. I can't recommend one enough. If you buy one, you won't die broke and you won't wake up in ten years wishing you'd saved a few hundred bucks and bought a B gun. I promise. :wink:

They sell Guerinis at Cabelas now. Or check them out online here.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:26 pm 
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Ty! Will read up on Caesar Guerini Tempio.


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 Post subject: re: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:34 pm 
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I would look for a nice used Silver pigeon Beretta. Persoanlly for a dove/ quail gun I'd go 20 ga.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:59 pm 
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All the brands mentioned are good but you need to find the gun that fits and feels right for you. I'm a Browning Citori guy. I do love their looks, feel and balance, but the bottom line is they fit and feel good to me, and it shows in my shooting.
A $20,000 gun is no good if it doesn't work for you.
Spend the time to research and know what you want before you buy it.

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 Post subject: re: best over-under for less then $2000
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I'd be looking at Browning's Cynergy line. They out of the box are the lightest recoiling o/u's I've ever shot. The crisp mechanical triggers are very nice. It handles like lightning. It is the fastest I've ever used. I believe the design maybe one of the strongest actions made in this type of firearm and due to the design it is extremely low profile. It should be an excellent choice for any upland hunter. To me it is the best that Browning has to offer besides a custom superposed maybe, but even with the shear elegance of the custom gun it couldn't possibly out perform a Cynergy in my book.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:01 pm 
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musket36, welcome home brother

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:13 pm 
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Thanks whtsmoke, welcome home yourself...

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 Post subject: re: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:01 am 
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All else being equal, chokes, barrel length, doc, doh etc, I'd go with the Browning.

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 Post subject: Re: re: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:26 pm 
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Chaco1 wrote:
I would look for a nice used Silver pigeon Beretta. Persoanlly for a dove/ quail gun I'd go 20 ga.


here is one for you

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... m=78937590


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 Post subject: re: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:57 pm 
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I'd also go with a Caesar Guerini. At the slight price difference, it's not hard to over look the B guns for this nice of a gun with an excellent company backing it up. Just do a search here, you'll find out. Had a Beretta with a problem about ten years ago. You'd think they thought I was lieing about it or something. I got a used CG that had a tiny crack behind the trigger guard. They said send it back, we'll fix it free. Beretta, it was hard to communicate with them. CG, I called their number and it went straight to Wes Lang's office. Now that's a company for you.


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 Post subject: re: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:57 pm 
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The CG is a great buy at $2000 but you aren't gonna find many for less than 23 or 2400, I agree with chaco. I would look for a beretta 686 or browning citori from $1500-1800. I personally use a 686 white onyx sporting w/ optima barrels ($1650) which I love. Granted Its not for everyone. All manf. have a bad gun in every model so dont get swayed from one gun by somebodys opinion. Fit, Fit, Fit. and great hunting


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 Post subject: Re: re: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:54 pm 
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sb711 wrote:
The CG is a great buy at $2000 but you aren't gonna find many for less than 23 or 2400, I agree with chaco. I would look for a beretta 686 or browning citori from $1500-1800. I personally use a 686 white onyx sporting w/ optima barrels ($1650) which I love. Granted Its not for everyone. All manf. have a bad gun in every model so dont get swayed from one gun by somebodys opinion. Fit, Fit, Fit. and great hunting


where did you buy a WOS for 1650?

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 Post subject: Re: re: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:42 pm 
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01lariat wrote:
I'd be looking at Browning's Cynergy line. They out of the box are the lightest recoiling o/u's I've ever shot. The crisp mechanical triggers are very nice. It handles like lightning. It is the fastest I've ever used. I believe the design maybe one of the strongest actions made in this type of firearm and due to the design it is extremely low profile. It should be an excellent choice for any upland hunter. To me it is the best that Browning has to offer besides a custom superposed maybe, but even with the shear elegance of the custom gun it couldn't possibly out perform a Cynergy in my book.


I agree. I have two Cynergy's and they are top's in my book.


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 Post subject: re: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:52 am 
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Tell you a story about CG. A very good story. Friend of mine went for one with 2 barrels also. It was one of those made on Monday morning guns. The firing pins were continually breaking. Went back 3 times on the fourth the guy expressed real diappointment. The sales manager said we are going to eat this one we will take care of you. CG stood behind it and Took it back and replaced it with a Magnus upgrade!! It is a really nice rig and shoots beautifully. He has had some fitting done on it and boy he can't say enough about the company. I have been looking and a buy for under $2,000 is probably a real long shot. If you see one jump on it before about 20 other guys trample you.


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 Post subject: re: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:02 pm 
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My personal favorite is the Browning Citori "White Lightning". It look great has the popular round knob grip and the original lines of the Superposed. To me it puts everything else 10 feet behind the starting line.


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 Post subject: re: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:09 pm 
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White Onyx Sporter - not sure what you pay over there. 30" Multi choke....fair gun for the cake.

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 Post subject: re: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:38 pm 
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I have a Winchester 101 (see opinions page 1) and wonder how it compares to some of the guns I have seen described in this posting. I found out it is a pigeon grade. On another note I was in K-mart in warner Robbins, Ga about 20 tears ago and they had a Berratta 686 for $300 and change, I knew it was priced wrong but I didn't grap it up. I went back some months later and it had a price tag of $700, another good move on my part. :?:


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 Post subject: re: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:54 pm 
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B.Rizzini Omnium.

Problem in U.S. is RizziniUSA "reduced" offering for the Omnium to the black plain model.

If only you could get a hand on a european Omnium, like I did, you can have ANYTHING made to your liking for around $1600. Stock (pistol grip or english), forend (schnabel or beavertail), barrels (24,5 in. to 34 in.) AND ACTION (ergal55 with Titanium backing plate: 5 3/4 lbs 12 ga.!! or steel at around 7 lbs).
Nice picture at: www.simac.fr

Will get mine in a week or so (english stock, cast on 3/8", double trigger for left index,25,5 in. barrel, light action and rifled lower barrel, skeet upper barrel, and oh! walnut butt plate)...I put the action in the photos section...

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 Post subject: re: best over-under for less then $2000
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:14 am 
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Beretta 686, Browning Citori, Browning Superposed, CG, F.A.I.R., B. Rizzini, Sig, Winchester 101, Miroku/Charles Daly are on my list. Do you want new or old? Fix or screw chokes? Weight? Are alloy frames OK or do you prefer steel?

At your price range I'm seeing mostly Beretta's and Citori's.




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