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Just thought I'd post this for those who are considering a Yildz. A couple of months ago, I bought a Yildz Me 12 ga with 28" barrel. I've been able to shoot clays about 6 times with it. I recently purchased a used Browning Citori 20 ga. Hunting model with 26" barrel (made in 1986 but it had never been fired).

This weekend, my SIL and I took them to the range and went through 3 boxes of clays (90 per box). The bottom line is that he shoots better with the Browning and I shoot better with the Yildz. I have to admit that I was really expecting to rip the clays up with the new Browning, but the Yildz just fits me better. I'll probably improve as I use the Browning, but when I use the Yildz, I feel like I can't miss (of course I do though :roll: …just not as much).

This is the first time I've been able to compare the Yildz to another O/U. Bottom line: this has convinced me that I want to invest in a professional recoil pad on the Yildz. It now has a Limb Saver slip-on, which has increased the LOB to about 15-15 ¼"…too long for me).

The Yildz will remain my main gun for now.

Oh yeah, the Yildz 12 ga 28" and the Browning Hunting 20 ga 26" feel like they weigh about the same. So carrying the Yildz 12 ga in the field would not be an issue.
 

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The stock length on the Yildiz happens to be perfect for me in shirt sleeves, which did not hurt in getting me to buy one (well, 3 actually). If it was going to be a cold weather gun where I'd use it with a heavy coat I'd actualluy want the length a little shorter, but as my Y guns will be for trap and skeet and sporting clays (when I hit the lottery jackpot) the original length is just right.

Can't wait for spring, when the skeet return from their Central American winter breeding grounds!

Drives me crazy, the White Flyer plant is only about a mile from where I work and no place to shoot clay targets around here this time of year!
 

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The stock length is good for me, but if I'm hunting and have a heavy coat, it may be a bit long. Guess I'll just have to get another one and have different lengths...hmmmmmm? :D
 

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Sax....glad it's working out for you...I just try not to hunt in cold weather!!! :lol: ...so the heavy coat thing is not an issue...kind of like not riding when it's too cold either!!!...I've been shooting a bit of skeet lately and my Y has been flawless...I even let my 14yr old daughter try it yesterday with some singles for the #1 high house...she missed the first three and then dusted the last 2...turned to me and said "Woa...cool"...she likes to pull and keep score for me, now I may have to get her a 20ga...that's a good excuse right guys??
 
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