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 Post subject: Browning CX
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:26 pm 
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Looks like this will be my new dedicated Skeet gun after I have an adjustable comb installed. It will also have 30" bbls. (Have only shot 28" o/u bbls. In the past).Anyone have any experience shooting one or know someone that has? Thoughts? Thank you!




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 Post subject: Re: Browning CX
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:32 pm 
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What's not to like?

It's a Browning, it should serve you well.

I own one, it's my loaner gun. None of my freeloading friends who have shot it have complained.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning CX
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:25 pm 
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icyclefar wrote:
What's not to like?


Well now that you ask, it has too much forward weight for an old guy like me with shoulder pain. A CX and CXS are boxed up and ready for the kids to fight over when that day comes, hopefully they'll become useful to someone in this family.

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 Post subject: Re: Browning CX
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:43 pm 
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I agree with brm. I had a CX but it was too barrel heavy for my liking. It was a nice gun, but ended up selling mine for something that balanced better for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning CX
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:54 pm 
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I assume you're referring to the 12 gauge models when you say they're barrel heavy. For those who have had both, are the 20 ga versions as bad?


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 Post subject: Re: Browning CX
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:09 pm 
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I have a cxs, 12 ga. 30''.
The weight is 8 pounds 1 on. Yes they are barrels heavy.

But your adjustable comb will put weight at the buttstock.
Just add more or less 6 on of lead inside the buttstock and you will balance the gun right at the hinge.
Great gun, I like it very much, swing like a dream.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning CX
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:35 pm 
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As I have added weight to my fore end on my, Remington 1100, Tournament Skeet, I prefer heavier guns as to keep my follow through smoother. Lighter barrels are not for me I guess. I was happy to hear that the CX was 8 plus lbs.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning CX
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:48 pm 
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Just sold a 32” that had adjustable comb. Probably should have kept it a shot the heck out of it but I wanted to try a Beretta. Also a great gun but the CX is a great value. I have a Special Clays 4 barrel set coming next week and it’s basically a CX. Like the taller rib and the gun went bang every time. I bought the 4 barrel set for skeet. Hopefully it will balance well in the smaller gauges.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning CX
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:08 pm 
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I have a 12ga. CXS 30". Mine weighed in at 7 lb. 14oz. I added weight in the butstock and got it up to 8 1/2 lbs. Now it's balanced much better and it helped reduce recoil. I'm looking at adding an adjustable comb in the next week. No complaints so far, about 8,000 rounds through it.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning CX
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:01 am 
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My next 12 gauge skeet gun will have a 28 inch barrel.

Don't need the extra 2 inches for a smooth swing and affords better weight/balance with sub-gauge tubes.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning CX
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:26 am 
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I have a Cynergy CX wood with 30" barrels and it's a bit clumsy compared to the field guns I'm used to.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning CX
PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:31 pm 
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I'm primarily a Beretta Shooter but to have a 12 gauge 30 inch Browning Sporing Clays edition circa 1992. It's a wonderful shooter for skeet and on days when I don't want to foul the 12 gage barrel on my 686 so it's free for tubes it's what I use for 12 gage. Note, my Browning balances at 1/4 inch ahead of the hinge, right where I like it. Nice stable swing but responsive enough to allow me to compensate for birds effected by wind gusts. I also have a 20 gage 686 Field that has been re-weighted to balance out with a comb kit and the 28 inch barrels do feel a bit "twitchy". While it not normally an impediment to hitting I do have to pay attention to being very smooth while handling this gun.

Summing it all up I would recommend 30 inch barrels for shooting Skeet. IMO the length provides the perfect balance between stability and responsiveness. As for shooting with tubes the best option there is to find a spare barrel set to have converted to a receiver set if you can. If you can't find that set of spares then do as I have done and resign yourself to the fact that it will feel like you are swinging a telephone pole at the end of a 100 round set. Small bit of good news for me is I only shoot tube in the 28 and 410, for 20 I get the light weight out and for 12 it's the Browning.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning CX
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:07 am 
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This one seems like a bargain considering it comes with ~$300 of extra chokes.

https://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewto ... 9&t=530124


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 Post subject: Re: Browning CX
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:43 am 
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I just picked up my Citori CX and will give a light workout this weekend. I will say that fit and finish is excellent. By the way, Browning currently has a 5% rebate on any gun purchase between April 1st and 15th. Details on Browning website.




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