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Anyone like SKB Shotguns?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Dr.Rob, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Dr.Rob

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    They are quality Shotguns, I believe they are made in Japan. I shot on a Sporting Clays team years back and a guy had one. He really liked it.
     
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    The newer SKB's are Turkish. that is a Turkish gun.
     
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    SKB doubles are highly prized in cowboy action competition. Easy to load quickly without interference with projections on the chamber openings, light and quick, But they have not been made since the 1970s so they command prices over $1000 usually, before any tuning for the game. I’ve owned two, a model 100 and a model 200. I found a Browning BSS fits me better, so the two SKBs are now owned by good friends. No surprise that I regret they had to go.

    I have no experience with their pumps or autos, but that looks like a really good buy.
     
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    The Japanese-made O/U's and singles are coveted field and clays games guns for the same reasons, high quality guns. My Dad still kicks himself for selling the SKB 500 he had back in the early 80's. The new Turkish SKB guns are not any better or worse than the Tri-Star, Lanber, Weatherby, etc. Turkish shotguns that are flooding the market now.
     
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    I had a 500 for awhile. It was an older one built in Japan. I don't know anything about the newer ones. I know the Japanese company went out of business a few years ago but parts were still available thru a dealer in Kansas.

    My impression was it was a well built shotgun. I eventually gravitated to Beretta O/U's but I was happy with that 500 until I experienced a high end Beretta.
     
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    I have had two 100 20 ga skb/ithaca shotguns. Japanese made. Fine quality. Poor ergononic for me though,even 20 gauge 7/8 ounce loads seem to kick more than my TB with 1 1/8. Yeah, the five pound weight makes a difference.
    No experience with the Turkish ones. The Century Traps, after stage 1, were fine. Many o/u models still breaking birds.
     
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  8. rule303

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    Those are original Japanese SKB built shotguns. They were also sold here by Ithaca as the XL300. Would make a very good shotgun if you have a use for a 2.75" chambered cylinder bore 12 ga with rifle sights . The Japanese built SKB shotguns were every bit as good as Browning or Beretta.
     
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    Bought a 200E S/S years ago, marketed by Ithaca but made by SKB. Would not part with it. Paid $600, last one I saw for sale was $1,200. Since then have had three SKB O/Us in 12 and 20, still have one of those. These are excellent guns. Generally less expensive than Berettas and I like them better. I think I am correct to say that the Weatherby O/Us were made by SKB also. Have not had one of their semi-autos.
     
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    12 gauge pump, picked up used for $100.
    Every bit as good as my 870
     
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    I would definitely own an SKB made by SKB. As for the new Turkish made shotguns with the SKG name stamped on them, the price is low enough to where I’d try a semi. I have had zero issues with the four Turkish(Weatherby) semis I’ve owned.
     
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    I love Turkish guns. Every one I've had is a well built shooter
     
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    The one in the link looks exactly like the Japanese built SKB XL100 slug gun I had many years ago. Picked it up used in the mid '80s and found it to be a very well made shotgun. My only concern for it at the time was getting spare parts for it as I don't believe they imported it for very long.
     
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    My dad has a Weatherby Orion made by SKB in Japan. It's a solid gun and beautifully made.
     
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    One of my granddaughter's sporting clays teammates shoots an SKB. She shoots it well & I've seen no malfunctions. It's relatively new so I assume it's Turksih.
     
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    I have several Ithaca SKB sxs doubles. 12 and 20. I never met one I didn't like. The single flaw is the stocks on the 12 guage doubles will crack if used with heavey loads. In fact, looking for a replacement stock for a Model 100 12 right now if anyone knows where I can get one. Replacing the stock is as costly as replacing the whole gun nearly. It's an early model made in the 60's. I think SKB addressed the problem in some of the last years of production so the fit is slightly different. I don't know for sure.
     
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    I had a friend who was in a divorce situation many years ago so I bought his 20 gauge SKB I300 (?) made back in the 1980's. It held nicely, pointed well and was one pretty shotgun!

    I never fired it though... I had two other 20's and ultimately sent it away on consignment. My friend said it was a great shooter, but I never got the chance to see how nice it was.

    Stay safe!
     
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    There's a dinged up old SKB SxS 20 at my LGS.
    It's 26".
    Consignment.
    If 28" I'd proly have it.
     
  19. Pete D.

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    I have one also. Very nice gun.
    Pete
     
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    I've had a 12 ga 2 3/4" model 200 S/S since the early 80's. It's one of my favorites. It will get passed down to one of my sons eventually.
     
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    make sure you check the thru bolt in the butt stock for any looseness from time to time.
     
  22. Pete D.

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    Yep. Had to tighten that once.
     
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    I have one 12 GA Japanese, nicely done good balance I bought with the intention to shoot on my local SASS.
    I don't dare to chop it so We will use as is, (wife and me.)
     
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