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Browning Citori CXS 20g, 32" barrels...

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Michael A Ferber, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. Michael A Ferber

    Michael A Ferber Member

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    I've been shooting clay targets since the early 90s. Probably owned close to 150 shotguns, mostly 12g O/ IMG_0291.jpg Us. The years have taken its toll. My eyesight, tolerance to hot weather, age, etc. I decided to go to a 20g for all of my target shooting. About a pound lighter and easier to handle. Not quite the killer of a 12g but a real pleasure to shoot.
     
  2. Michael A Ferber

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    I did buy a 20g/32" Caesar Guerini Summit Sporting a few years ago. Couldn't his the broadside of a barn with it. It just didn't fit my like my beloved Browning Citoris. Very nice fit and finish, but unfortunately it was a wall hanger! 2A0B3B09-3F1F-473F-9ADF-8A6BF4A62C49-18711-00000567D840FAFF.jpeg
     
  3. Flintknapper

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    Just beautiful. Congratulations. Love the dark wood.

    I can appreciate the comment about 'fit', it is ever so important. I have a Superposed that fits me perfectly and points like no other shotgun I own. You could not pry that one away from me.
     
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    Nice shotgun.

    I got a 12 ga 32" barrel Citori CXS a few months ago and have been pleased with it shooting skeet. I've been using 7/8 oz loads with it.

    Generally, when I shot competitive skeet, I'd shoot 20 ga in the 12 gauge events with a tubed 12 ga Citori. My 20 ga averages were better than my 12 ga averages and I could never get my gun to swing the same without tubes as with. This was before 1 oz and 7/8 oz 12 ga target loads were available on the market.
     
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  5. Michael A Ferber

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    Years ago I owned a Superposed Broadway Trap gun. One of the finest target guns ever produced by Browning.
     
  6. Michael A Ferber

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    The first two Browning Citoris I owned back in the 90s. Both 12g with 30" barrels. B325 and a Lightning Sporting Clays which I used for Trap. That was back when I was actually competitive, and much younger! LOL DB90A4AF-1196-416E-AE28-2B7195D215AE-18711-0000057364DE7EB7 (1).jpeg
     
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  7. Bianchi

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    Years ago I owned a Superposed Broadway Trap gun. One of the finest target guns ever produced by Browning.

    My wife and I were married while I was still in college. After graduation and finding a good job I wanted to try trap shooting, but my only shotgun was the used, but in good shape Browning humpback A5 in 20 gauge, which was gifted to me by my Dad when I was about 14 years old. Good hunter but not exactly a trap shooting gun. Just before Christmas that year my wife grabbed my hand and took me to the largest local gun/sporting goods shop. I couldn't afford a Superposed, but the two long time salesmen there suggested I look at a kinda/sorta copy of the Broadway.

    They handed me a B.C. Miroku made Charles Daly branded Superior Grade trap gun with 30" barrels, Monte Carlo stock and broad flat rib like the Broadway Trap. It was love at first sight. My wife asked about the wood on any others so they brought out the other four they had in stock and opened the boxes so we could choose the one with the wood we liked best. We did and that Daly was my Christmas present that year, which was 1975.

    I had a Pachmayr trap recoil pad installed on it and started shooting trap for the first time the next spring. As normal, the seasoned trap shooters were very helpful for a new young trap shooter and I broke my first 25 straight in the first month of the trap league. I was hooked.

    Anyway, my wife has always been over generous in buying guns for me for Christmas, birthdays etc. So in the many years since 1975 I've received numbers of guns as gifts from her. But, like Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun in The Christmas Story, no present has ever been so fine and cherished as that first new Charles Daly shotgun. I still have it and it will be passed on to my son one day, but only when I am beyond using it.
     
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  8. Michael A Ferber

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    Thanks for sharing your story. Shotgunners are very interesting people! :)
     
  9. Flintknapper

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    Those Daly's (Miroku) were/are fine shotguns and enormously undervalued and underappreciated IMO.

    I have one from the mid 60's and you'd be hard pressed to tell it from my late 50's Superposed. CD_1.JPG CD_2.JPG shotguns2.jpg
     
  10. Michael A Ferber

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    What a beautiful shotgun. Also, a much better forearm design compared to the Superposed.
     
  11. eastbank

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    I bought a field grade daly 500 made miroku 12ga doublebarrel in very good condition for peanuts and its a very fine shotgun.
     
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  12. Flintknapper

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    Agreed. The lock up, metal to wood fit and finish and engraving is every bit as good as my Field Grade Superposed.

    They really were/are a good value.

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  13. Michael A Ferber

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    She's a real beauty! Thanks for posting.
     
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    my field grade Charles daly 500 12ga double barrel made by miroku. double triggers with plain extractors. its been a trouble free small game shotgun. well worth the 200.00 I paid for it.
     

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  15. Michael A Ferber

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    Beautiful SxS!
     
  16. Bianchi

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    Since this thread is mostly about Browning and Charles Daly shotguns made by Miroku, I thought you might be interested in some history. The article at the link is from Browning, which gives some history of the Miroku factory and their relationship with Browning and a dabbling of their relationship with Charles Daly. I learned that my Daly Superior Grade trap was likely some of the last Miroku made Daley shotguns imported into the U.S. My wife gave it to me for Christmas 1975. The local dealer we bought from had one Superior Grade Trap on display, four more in boxes in the storeroom plus several O/U field guns in both 12 and 20 gauges. They said the Daly shotguns sold very well for them.

    https://www.browning.com/news/articles/brief-history-browning-legendary-miroku-factory.html

    David
     
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  17. Michael A Ferber

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    Thank you, that was very interesting and informative. I'm a self-proclaimed Browning Fan Boy!
     
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    Very interesting thread and with great pictures, too. I'm lovin' it. A Browning Citori has been on my "grail" list since about 1991. Never did get one until a year and 4 months after I retired in April 2016. August 2017 to be exact; when a 12 Ga. Citori 525 32" got traded in on a 28 Ga. at a local shop. Previous owner was elderly and had a shoulder operation and his doctor gave him permission to try a 28 Ga. but stay away from 12's. Did some haggling with them and managed to make it mine. First time I ever fired it was the next day at sporting clays......Dusted the first target I ever shot at with it and went on to hit a lot more stuff than usual. This one's a keeper. My only regret is not getting one sooner. IMG_1982.JPG IMG_1983.JPG IMG_1990.JPG
     
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  19. Flintknapper

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    It has certainly been well taken care of. Very nice. Congratulations.
     
  20. Michael A Ferber

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    We should rename this thread, show us your Brownings! OK, here's my gold standard, Browning Superposed hi-grade combination Skeet and Trap gun. IMG_9137 (1).JPG
     
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    ...........I'd vote for that !
    Even though I only have one, there's plenty more worth having or at least it's nice to just look at pictures of them. This turned into a nice thread.
     
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