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Ruezim
October 6, 2012, 11:26 AM
I have seen the cheap o/u threads. I see the maker lanber mentioned time to time. For people that have shot them can I get some reviews they seem to be in my price range. I am looking along there hunting line over there skeet line. And no I do not want a used browning or a beretta. Thanks for all the information.

Ruezim

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rule303
October 6, 2012, 11:50 AM
Lanbers are very well liked by those that own them. I have fired a couple, and the quality seems pretty good for the price. Honestly, in a hunting gun, most of the O/U's on the market would hold up fine. It is when you are expecting to use one for high volume target shooting that you will be let down. A Lanber or CZ would probably last many many years as an upland gun. Parts availability decades from now may be an issue though.

Bushpilot
October 6, 2012, 12:51 PM
in a hunting gun, most of the O/U's on the market would hold up fine. It is when you are expecting to use one for high volume target shooting that you will be let down.

Thats true.... Still, even hunting, when it comes to an O/U or S/S I'd rather have a top quality used gun than a medium quality new gun. Low quality O/U and S/S should be avoided at all costs...

JAshley73
October 6, 2012, 02:54 PM
What's your budget here? I saw a few Franchi O/U's at the gun shop last week that were around $1000 new. I have no idea if they are built to a decent quality "undetermined the hood," but the fit and finish was miles above their Stoeger counterparts. They might be worth a look for you...

243winxb
October 6, 2012, 04:53 PM
1 year old Lanber O/U blew up http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=640970

Owen
October 6, 2012, 05:57 PM
243,

I just looked at that burst barrel thread and that is almost certainly a bore obstruction and no reflection on Lanber.

oneounceload
October 6, 2012, 07:34 PM
Comparing Lanber to CZ.......take the Lanber - every time

oldrevolverguy
October 6, 2012, 08:06 PM
I have thousands of rounds through it on the skeet and sporting clays fields. It is rock solid.

Having been in the gun business off and on for 35 years I have seen "blown up" Brownings, Berettas, even a Parker or two among many others. There are usually good reasons for a catostrophic failure like the one illustrated that has nothing to do with poor materials or workmanship of the gun itself.

I trust my Lanber and recommend it enthusiastically.

243winxb
October 11, 2012, 11:38 AM
Not all shotgun barrels are as strong as they could be. I am sure Lanber is a fine shotgun. For example, Remington Arms settled a class action suit in 1995 for $31.5 million. The suit involved 12 models of shotguns manufactured over a 35-year period. The plaintiff shotgun owners alleged that the guns' barrels were made from insufficiently strong steel and therefore prone to explode. As part of the settlement , Remington agreed to upgrade the steel used in its shotguns and to distribute a Shotgun Safety Bulletin warning of the hazard of shotgun barrel explosion. Since no federal safety agency has the authority to issue a recall of defectively manufactured firearms , a lawsuit is the sole mechanism for such gun owners to seek redress.

http://www.vpc.org/fact_sht/nralitfs.htm

jaguarxk120
October 11, 2012, 11:48 AM
Here in the US we depend on the manufacturing standards of the gun maker and their integrity to build safe firearms.

In other country's they have "Proof Houses" that test every firearm made with high pressure loads to make sure the gun/barrels can with stand the operating pressures of everyday shells.

oneounceload
October 11, 2012, 01:35 PM
That Lanber in the linked thread was most assuredly a bore obstruction - stuck wad, part of a previous hull or similar

Master Blaster
October 11, 2012, 01:48 PM
243winxb, do you realize that you are linking a staunch anti Firearm anti 2nd amendment rights organization for your quote, the VPC seeks to outlaw private ownership of all firearms??

243winxb
October 11, 2012, 10:15 PM
The info is as i remember it. Dont matter where it comes from, if true. :)

drsfmd
October 13, 2012, 08:08 PM
If you have to use qualifiers like "good gun for the money", keep looking. A used Browning, Beretta, or SKB are a better bet for just a little more money.

JFtheGR8
October 13, 2012, 08:46 PM
I have had my Lamber 2087 for over 2 years with 100's of rounds through it with no problems at all. The CDNN blems are the way to go. Mine has a very small blemish in the bluing near the end of the upper barrel. Hardly noticeable.


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