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 Post subject: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:01 pm 
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Hello All,

I am looking for an over/under in a 3.5 chamber.

WHO MAKES ONE?

I currently have an 870 Express Magnum, but have always wanted an over/under and would like to be able to use the 3.5 chamber.

Thanks for the help! :D


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 Post subject: re: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:03 pm 
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 Post subject: re: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:43 pm 
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I have a Browning Citori and I believe Browning still makes periodic runs of them. Beretta produced one for several years though I don't know if they still do. There have been several in the lower priced/quality brackets too, American Arms/TriStar, Armsport, and a couple of others I can't think of off hand have imported them at times. A look through a "Shooters Digest" or "Gun Digest" catalogs would be a good place to find more current info.


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 Post subject: re: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:47 pm 
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Why on earth would you want to do that? If you are going to shoot 3.5, at least get a gas gun to bleed off some of that recoil!


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 Post subject: re: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:48 pm 
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Browning makes the new Cynergy in a duck blind camo version. My buddy has one. It kicks the h*ll out of him with the 3 1/2" loads. He tells me he wonders why he got it for 3 1/2".


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 Post subject: re: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:01 pm 
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There is also the Beretta Onyx Pro 3,5" and if memory doesn´t fail me Zabala has a 3,5" model but I don´t know if its available in the US :wink:
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 Post subject: re: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:11 pm 
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Sorry, I forgot to mention I'll be using this for both ducks and geese...(further out) so the 3 1/2 would be a + in my case, (if my shoulder can take it!) :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:52 pm 
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I will agree with the others. . .get a nice semi-auto that handles 3 1/2". . .you will thank yourself. . . and you'll like still having that third shot.

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 Post subject: re: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 5:58 pm 
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Guns Unlimited in Omaha has new 3.5 inch chamber Citori's for $1099 (assuming they haven't changed the price in the last week or so). The wood is a matte finish and it has no engraving. Nice gun for the money.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:54 pm 
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Heck, we shoot plenty of geese here in Maryland, and although I got a 3 1/2" capable Benelli SBE II, I never shoot 3 1/2" shells...just not needed.

An OU in 3 1/2" with hot hunting loads sounds like a migraine to me.

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 Post subject: re: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:51 pm 
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I just picked up a Browning Citori Satin Field (Shot Show Special) for goose and swan hunting. It has the 3.5" chamber, and it's a pleasure to shoot. It fits me well, so recoil is not an issue. Much less recoil than my Franchi 48 AL with magnum loads in it!

Browning also has the MODB Cynergy and the Cynergy Classic Satin Field models with 3.5" chambers.

I don't really think any of us NEED 3.5" chambers ( I just bagged a huge Tundra at 53 yards with BBB Black Cloud 3" shells), but it's nice to have it.

I love my Browning. Hope you get something that makes you as happy as I am! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:28 pm 
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I recently shot the Beretta Onyx Pro with 3 1/2 inch shells. It kicked way more than what I find enjoyable. Back to my gas operated auto for the big stuff....


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 Post subject: re: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:03 pm 
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Silma makes one called the M70 Canadier. I handled one at a store. It weighed 7.75 lbs and was a good gun for $750.

http://www.silma.net/

I've never fired Super-Magnums out of O/U's so I can't say how it feels, but if you're committed to it, you may want to buy the heaviest one you can find to absorb some of the recoil.

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 Post subject: re: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:46 pm 
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I have an American Arms Waterfowl Special chambered for the 3 1/2 inch shell. It will absolutely knock the taste out of your mouth. I added a half pound of lead shot(in a bag) under the butt pad and this helped some. Finally I just quit using the 3 1/2 inch and shoot only the 3 inch or 2 3/4. I find I kill just as many ducks and geese with the 2 3/4. :(

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 Post subject: re: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:22 am 
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Fabarm makes one as well that's quite a bit cheaper than the browning. After swing it around tho, I find that a 3.5 o/u don't swing as nicely as a regular 3 incher.


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 Post subject: re: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:06 pm 
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My buddy has a 3 1/2" 10ga Italian O/U with 26" barrels and choke tubes. It weghs 7lb 3oz. That thing will take your head off! Since it seems that you are wanting to hurt yourself, you should look into a real cheek cracker like his! :lol: :lol:

Bye the way, my friend has 2 7/8" shells with 1 1/2oz of Hevishot in all brass cases to use the gun. This load keeps him out of the hospital and drops big geese and swans dead in the air at long ranges with one shot.

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 Post subject: re: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:46 pm 
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3 inchers are punishing enough.....I for one don't have the gumption to shoot 3.5's our of an auto....let alone a double.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:31 pm 
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You can try to talk people out of a 3 1/2 inch 12 gauge. It is roughly the equivalent of a 10 gauge. There are many hunters that think that is what is needed no matter what anyone says. They think their "big" gun will make up for their bad shooting.


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 Post subject: re: Over/Under in a 3.5" chamber
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:19 pm 
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Good grief Zeeks! The guy just asked who makes a 3.5" over under. We know that you're not a fan of 3.5's. Live and let live brother!

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PS. The guy might even be a better shot than you. Just a thought....

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:57 pm 
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Traditions Waterfowl O/U Camo 3.5" Chamber

Traditions used to import this gun, but I just went to their website to check and I can't find any shotguns, just muzzleloaders. But, if you can find one, this is an Italian over/under built by Fausti Stefano and imported by Traditions.

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