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The Cynergy is Browning's new o/u for the future. It is a very well made gun, and should prove to last a very, very long time. The Classic Field shoulders nicely for me and points well.

The Citori is a tried and true gun. Some say it's bulky, but I like it. Again, shoulders well and points pretty well. It doesn't fit me quite as well as the Cynergy CLassic Field, but I shoot it well. (Haven't shot a Cynergy)

We have several Citori's in our safe, and they all have thousands upon thousands of rounds through them. We've only had one firing pin spring break in the last 4 years. They're tough as nails.

I don't think a person could go wrong buying one that fit reasonably well, and that had been taken care of.

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Some will say that there is a difference in recoil, others will say this is subjective.

In my experience, two years ago, I fired 100 rounds from my Sporting Clays Citori in one afternoon & had a visibly bruised cheekbone & several days later I was having emergency laser surgery to repair a torn retina. Maybe a coincidence if you believe in coincidence.

Inasmuch as I fire thousands of rounds a year through several Browning BSSs in SASS competition with nary a problem I would have to say that there is something in the fit of a Citori that does not agree with my stature.

In September of this year I purchased a 30" Cynergy, Composit stock with inflex pad & love it. It actually has less perceived recoil than a Beretta Teknys Gold sporting I had been using for trap. I now have several thousand rounds thru the Cynergy with no issues. I have several 20Ga. Over & Unders that are now in hibernation as the Cynergy is also my game gun.

This is only one perspective and there are many who will disagree but it is important to consider that your choice only has to make one person satisfied.

Regards & Merry Christmas Ruff Cobb
 

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Both very good shotguns. Now since Browning saw fit to put a real stock on a Cynergy even I'd consider owning one. The original? Not a chance! I've had several Browning Citoris. A Citori, is not a Citori, is not a Citori. There are so many variations of a Citori that I doubt anyone could name them all. Just because someone had one smack his cheek doesn't mean anything regarding fit being more important with a Citori than a Cynergy. If a Cynergy doesn't fit you it will smack the begeezus out of you too. I understand there were a few minor issues with the first production Cynergys, but that is behind them now. IF I were in the market for another new shotgun, It would probably be a Cynergy with the traditional looking stock on it. But I'm not, I have an XS Skeet and a 425 Sporting and up to a few years back had a Lightning Sporting Clays Edition. All Citoris, but all very, very much different shotguns. You can't go far wrong with either one of them.

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Do your homework and try both guns. To me the Citori's time has come. It has been a great platform and has served many of Browning fans well for many years, but the the Cynergy is superior. Shooting it the first time I instantly knew I could never be happy with a citori ever again. My second Cynergy is currently on lay-a-way...
 

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When it comes to the citori on the entry level, lower price scale I would much rather have a cynergy when comparing the two.

Some of the citori guns as they increase in options and titles, along with price, come up to where I am on the fence.

Both are good guns. I like modern so the cynergy is more to my liking. Try them both at a local range and see which you like better. Some ranges have demo guns or rentals in both of those models. It is worth the rental fee to take a test drive.
 

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Burnt Powder makes a valid point when he states that not all Citoris are popped out of a cookie cutter and equal in stock dimensions.

I did shoot a recent production XS this summer that seemed to have a lower comb than my Citori Sporting Clays & didn't pop me at all.

I think you are receiving sound advise when told to try them both, get one that fits, and have fun...Ruff Cobb
 

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Pick one up and shoulder it...if it feels good run to the nearest BassPro and grab the Cynergy Classic Field for $1299 that includes the $500 Cynergy Club goodies.

I'd venture to say you couldnt go wrong. I've shot several and really like ithem. When I was shopping I preferred the Citori Stock, heft and sale price. IMO both are fine guns that will last a long time. If this offer had been on when I bought mine Id have grabbed it. I bought the Citori White Lightning and love it.
 

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I looked at both prior to the Cynergy Club deal. So, at the time, the Citori White Lightning was less than the Cynergy Field. Both fit well and I bought the Citori White Lightning 12 ga. I love it. It handles well, and works well in the field and on clays. I could have just as easily bought the Cynergy. But chose the Citori as the dealer had one in stock and the reputation of the Citori is very solid.

When it comes time to buy another o/u, I'll check out both the Citori and Cynergy. The Cabelas deal on the Cynergy Satin Field is quite tempting as the description says it handles 3 1/2 inch shells.

Handle and try both and see which one you like best. Keep in mind that Browning is coming out with a Citori 625 o/u for 2008.
 

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grab the Cynergy Classic Field for $1299 that includes the $500 Cynergy Club goodies.
Offer valid on new Cynergy Shotguns purchased at retail between June 15, 2007 and December 31, 2007 only
include a copy of your dated retail sales receipt with Cynergy purchase price circled

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Is the $1299 price going to be looked at as "on sale or retail" :?:

The Cabelas deal on the Cynergy Satin Field is quite tempting as the description says it handles 3 1/2 inch shells.
Couldn't find a Cynergy Classic Field with a 3 1/2" chamber :?

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?value=014B&cat_id=013&type_id=244
 

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I owned a 1974 Matador Coupe. With the possible exception of the middle 1970's Pacer, the Matador Coupe was about the ugliest car ever made. I loved my Matador, it worked wonderfully, I drove it for years and never had any problems with it, and even got most of my money back when I sold it.

But ever since, I've kept wondering how a modern corporation ever let that thing get out the door being that ugly. You'd have thought that somebody, somewhere, in the long design process would have said "Omigod, this thing is butt ugly, let's not do this". AMC made a beautiful Javelin. They knew how to make an attractive car. The four door Matador, and the larger four door Ambassador were simple, plain, but not ugly cars. AMC just had to know the Matador Coupe was an ugly car.

I think the Cynergy is the ugliest over and under shotgun ever made. It's as ugly a shotgun as my Matador Coupe was ugly as a car. The new "Classic" model is only about half as ugly as the first model, but it's still ugly. And, because it's a Browning, it's worse that it's ugly. Brownings are supposed to be pretty.

Imagine going to Hooters and having a ugly flat chested girl be your waitress? Things like this aren't supposed to happen in America. :lol:
 

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Pretty is as pretty does.

I thought the 12 ga. Cynergy was as ugly as Madaline Albright, but when I saw one is 20 ga. I liked it.

I now have 3--a 20, a 28, and a .410 and I have come to appreciate the beauty of this shotgun.

The 12 ga. is still ugly in my opinion.
 

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Pretty is as pretty does.

I thought the 12 ga. Cynergy was as ugly as Madaline Albright, but when I saw one is 20 ga. I liked it.

I now have 3--a 20, a 28, and a .410 and I have come to appreciate the beauty of this shotgun.

The 12 ga. is still ugly in my opinion.
Breaking it down by gauge in terms of beauty? That has to be a first.
 

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Both are well made guns in my opinion. When the Cynergy first came out, the stock dimensions didn't even come close to fitting. Now that has been remedied, along with the horrible looking, yet effective inflex recoil pad (hence the classic versions). What makes me a bit upset, is that I just bought a Citori Satin Hunter 3.5" two weeks ago, and then I see they have a "classic" styled Cynergy satin 3.5" that apparently was the same price I paid for the Citori. Never even saw one of those around here. On the bright side, I had been wanting that Citori for a long time and it fits great. Maybe I'll just have to look at a Cynergy Classic Sporting instead... :D
 

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If we could get a classy classic reciever engraving on an inflex stock now that would be nice. Bump the wood quality up 2 or 3 notches then to and shazam that would be awesome. :wink:
 

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Breaking it down by gauge in terms of beauty? That has to be a first.
Not really.

The thing about the smaller frame Cynergys that I like is the slim profile of the receiver.

On the 12 ga. gun, while is it a slimmer profile than a citori, it lacks the grace of the smaller frame....and don't forget my tag line...... :D
 

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It came down to fit for me, I was looking and shouldering every O/U in the place. I was recommended the 525 Sporting and in the end, that is the gun I went with. I couldn't get over how well the gun fit me. I like the looks of the Cynergy and the Inflex recoil pad felt good, but the gun itself just didn't fit me the way the 525 did. In fact, the fit of my 525 is spoiling me on other guns. Each new one I shoulder just doesn't snap into place like my 525 and it feels like the stocks need to be at least 1/2-3/4" longer than they are.
 

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RWH24 said:
grab the Cynergy Classic Field for $1299 that includes the $500 Cynergy Club goodies.
Offer valid on new Cynergy Shotguns purchased at retail between June 15, 2007 and December 31, 2007 only
include a copy of your dated retail sales receipt with Cynergy purchase price circled

:idea:
Is the $1299 price going to be looked at as "on sale or retail" :?:

The Cabelas deal on the Cynergy Satin Field is quite tempting as the description says it handles 3 1/2 inch shells.
Couldn't find a Cynergy Classic Field with a 3 1/2" chamber :?

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?value=014B&cat_id=013&type_id=244
That looks like the same gun except 3 1/2. The msrp is $2200.00 if thats the same gun sounds like a great deal. The description says the gun weighs 6lbs 2oz wouldn't that kick the bleep out of you.
 
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