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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.
     
  3. entropy

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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.
     
  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.
     
  12. TheDr

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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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