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 Post subject: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:57 pm 
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With 30" barrels please.
My K80 is getting too heavy 9.5 lbs with 20 ga Briley tubes in it, for this 77 yo handicapped shooter. To heavy to swing with a bad shoulder on the shooting side.

Same barrel length in the CSX and it weighs 7 .2 lbs.

What are your thoughts on this shotgun, good and bad.
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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:35 pm 
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I have one with 32" barrels, and I love it. I shoot 3/4 oz reloads, and can shoot it all day long. It is a fun gun to shoot, and that is what it is all about for me. I use it for skeet and 5 Stand.

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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:52 pm 
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I have a 20 gauge CXS with 30-inch barrels. It's a great gun. Handles great. Nice balance. I'm not crazy about the cosmetics, but I can't argue with the way it shoots or feels in the hands.


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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:39 am 
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I had one and loved it, sold it on a whim to get something else but would not hesitate to buy another one. My only complaint on the CXS is the checkering...I really wish Browning would do away with these trendy modern looking checkering patterns (on the new White Lightnings too) and just put a more traditional looking pattern on them like they did for years. Other than that its an outstanding smallbore clay gun


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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:18 pm 
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Bladeswitcher wrote:
I have a 20 gauge CXS with 30-inch barrels. It's a great gun. Handles great. Nice balance. I'm not crazy about the cosmetics...

I have a 28-inch version of the 20ga CXS with drop-dead gorgeous wood and the "white" (silver nitride) receiver, and I like mine alot. Blue or silver, 28" or 30", you get to pick what you like.

Bladeswitcher wrote:
...I can't argue with the way it shoots or feels in the hands.

I can agree to that -- love the way mine handles.

The ejector springs are very robust -- will either take your eyes out, or toss the empties 12 feet back -- but I plan to cut a couple of coils off the springs, just as I did on my 12ga CX.

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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:16 pm 
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had one and liked it. was sold to help pay for a k20 parcours. the browning was a fun fling. the parcours also went down the road and that gun i do miss.


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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:53 am 
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the parcours also went down the road and that gun i do miss.

That was quick! What was the problem with the K20?


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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:10 am 
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I struggled to get a consistent mount with it. Started getting the hang of it after i listed it for sale but a buyer came along before i could change my mind. That gun with the Briley thin wall LM/M chokes in it flat out destroyed anything I hit with it. And that was with 3/4oz loads! It just requires SUCH a different approach, at least for me, to be consistent. Like OP i shoot a K80 and it's pretty darned tough to go back and forth.

The CXS is meatier in the stock and forend (and not nearly as pretty) and has a wider rib than the parcour so even though weight is about the same i think it would be an easier transition for OP. It also feels a bit more barrel heavy which, again, will be familiar for a K80 guy.


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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:51 am 
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Buy the 725.

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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:19 pm 
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By this time tomorrow night I will have a new Citori CXS 20 ga in my hands.

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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:27 pm 
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i think you're gonna like it a lot.

imo it's the best looking browning made right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:33 am 
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UPS failed to deliver my gun to my FFL Saturday night. Didn't send me a message until after 10 PM. Shame, shame!
Scheduled for delivery before 7 tonight. I hope.

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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:43 am 
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I was able to pick it up about 6 PM Monday. Looks pretty good and has decent wood.
Action and especially the safety are really tight.

Cleaned it up last night, and hope to shoot it today.

I also sold my K80 and will get the check tonight.

Skeet chokes have been ordered from Briley and will be here Friday.

Carry on!

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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:40 am 
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I too, am interested in a 30" CXS 20ga, for when my 30" 12 starts to feel a little heavy on the course. Congrats on the acquisition, labloverva, and please let us know how you like shooting it.


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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:32 pm 
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First pass on the skeet field was not good. Had IC and Mod chokes in it. I just shot incomers to start and missed the first 5 of 6 I shot at! Could not tell what I was doing wrong, and I usually spot for others. I think I was swinging it faster being used to the 9.5 lb K80. Sight picture was different than the K80.
Patterned it and it shoots high but I need to shoot it like a rifle to get a true picture.
I reduced the LOP to 14.5/8 from 14.7/8.
Will shoot it Sunday with Briley skeet chokes in it.

Carry on! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Your thoughts on Citori CXS 20 ga
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:56 am 
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Good luck next time out, hope you get it right. Browning markets the CXS as shooting 50/50 patterns and my 12ga seems to do so, but the rib has to be flat when I mount the gun.




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