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 Post subject: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:47 pm 
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I just purchased a Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo. I can't wait to hunt with and kill a big gobbler. Can anyone tell me what shoots good in this gun choke/ammo. What configuration would you set up for this gun. Which type choke in which barrel. Any input would be appreciated.

This is my first ever Citori or Over/Under. It will be used for turkey hunting, maybe duck hunting, bird hunting, and some skeet. Is this a good quality gun.

Is there any advice I need to know about this gun.

It has a 26 inch barrel and chambered in 3.5 inch 12 gauge. I bet it is gonna stomp my shoulder.

I called Browning and they said this gun was not even catalogued because it was a special run for the shot show. I think I am getting a unique gun being the 3.5in chamber and 26inch barrel.

Let me hear from some veteran Browning owners and let me know your thoughts.


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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:31 am 
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newreloader, I just bought one too. I got mine last Friday and so far have put 200 rounds through it. My last rounds 25, I shot a 25 straight on trap 8) . I got my for $1299 new with 28 inch barrels and 3 chokes.

How much did pay for yours?

I did buy a skeet choke for skeet and used the supplied IC for the top barrel. At $40 bucks a whack I'll get another skeet choke for the top barrel later on.

Make sure you lube your chokes with choke lube so they don't get stuck. I would recommend you grease the pivot bar where the barrel joins the reciever to reduce wear. I would take off the stock and clean it out with gun scrubber and lightly oil the moving parts inside. Also clean up the barrel where the extractors are with gun scrubber and then lightly oil the extractors.

It seems that the new guns ship with a grease that is intended for shipping and needs to be cleaned off before shooting it for the first time.

I have heard you only have to clean the trigger assembly every thousand rounds or so but I am keeping mine on a 500 round schedule for a complete cleaning.

As far as quality I have to say you have a Citori and they have one hell of a reputation from everything I have seen.

Great purchase and enjoy and busting some clays and downing some fowl. Are you going to deep fry your first Turkey you shoot with the new gun? If so save me some. :lol:

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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:33 am 
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okay, I'm real jealous now! 2 guys extolling the virtues of a camo citori!


Are the stocks synthetic or covered wood?

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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:37 am 
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Mine was $1301.00. I thought I got a great deal.

Does anyone have any turkey ammo/choke recommendations or experience with this gun?


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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:29 am 
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You cant go wrong with a Citori. Good Luck! The only downside to a 3.5" turkey load is the recoil, but if your shooting at a big gobbler you won't even notice.

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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:25 pm 
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The stocks are wood covered by what they call dura-guard. It gives the gun a rubbery sticky feel to it.

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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:14 pm 
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Ordered me some Indian Creek Black Diamond Chokes today. Can't wait.


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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:16 pm 
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I wonder if the finish is the same as the DuraTouch on my SX 2? Dura Guard I've never heard of???? You sure it's wood underenath all that? Either way that's a neat gun. I like it. Just make sure when you pattern that turkey load do it from a bench with sand bags. Those 3 1/2" ers are nasty.


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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:49 pm 
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Will it hurt to shoot the Citori in a Lead Sled


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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:16 pm 
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Quote:
Ordered me some Indian Creek Black Diamond Chokes today.

I used to have one of those for my Browning Gold. It threw a great pattern with 3.5" Hevi-13 #6. I sold the gun to my father and he killed to turkeys with it last year.

However, keep it oiled down. For whatever reason that choke seemed to rust real easy.


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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:44 pm 
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I heard to keep the choke lubed with grease.. I have a friend who has a choke stuck in his Browning Gold


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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:55 pm 
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I wonder if the finish is the same as the DuraTouch on my SX 2? Dura Guard I've never heard of???? You sure it's wood underenath all that?


My bad it is DuraTouch. As far as I can tell when I pulled the stock of to clean the trigger assembly it is wood or a good fake specimen of wood.

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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:29 am 
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Do not use grease on your choke tube threads. they can shoot loose and cause damage

Use choke tube lube or a small amount of never seize.

I have had two 3.5" Citori's great guns. I now shoot a 3.5" Cynergy in Shadow Grass

Here's a link to tubes I was looking at

http://www.twinstatesoutdoors.com/board ... php?t=1725

Enjoy the new gun


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 Post subject: Re: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:34 am 
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Jiganator wrote:
Do not use grease on your choke tube threads. they can shoot loose and cause damage

Use choke tube lube or a small amount of never seize.



I'll second the neverseize (copper high temp stuff) but that crap gets EVERYWHERE.

I use just regular gun oil or gun grease. I snug up my chokes before I start my league shooting, then shoot 150-200 shots (6-8 rounds of skeet) and never had a problem.

I say a loose choke that you check with your finger after each station is better than a stuck choke...

Our turkey hunter friends that shoot 2 maybe 3 shells a day will get by with any oil or grease.

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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:54 pm 
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Got the new Citori in today. Cleaned the lube and grease out of the gun. Lightly oiled and can't wait to shoot it tomorrow.


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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:22 pm 
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newreloader, let me know how it goes shooting tomorrow. I am sure you will love the gun. I shot a 19,24,23,21 on Sat and a 21,24,23,22 on Sunday. I am addicted to the gun :P .

Here is a link to a video my dad shot on Sunday of me shooting the gun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2SW_mumwzE

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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:09 am 
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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB (Update)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:20 pm 
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Got the gun in been patterning it for turkey hunting. Great gun. Absolutely love it. One problem though. It is having to go back to Browning because the the top barrel shoots 8 inches higher than the bottom barrel. What a bummer, can't even have to use for turkey season.


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 Post subject: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB Camo
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:20 am 
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Put a good aftermarket recoil pad on the camo Citori's. I think the X-Coil grind-to-fit is the best but the Limbsaver is also a good pad.


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 Post subject: Re: re: Browning Citori Lightning 12 Gauge 3.5 in MODB (Upda
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:18 pm 
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newreloader wrote:
Got the gun in been patterning it for turkey hunting. Great gun. Absolutely love it. One problem though. It is having to go back to Browning because the the top barrel shoots 8 inches higher than the bottom barrel. What a bummer, can't even have to use for turkey season.



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