Citori 725 trap or Citori CXT?

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  1. elktrout

    elktrout Member

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    Spending the kind of money it takes to buy a new Browning o/u for clays certainly makes me hesitant to proceed without a lot of research. I understand fitment is important if I want to hit clays in consistently high numbers.

    I contacted a local gunfighter, who is a champion shooter and has a great reputation for good work. I figure I will shoot more trap than sporting clays and hardly any skeet. He advised me to seriously consider the Browning trap o/u shotguns.

    I have narrowed it down to the 725 trap and cxt. How much difference is there in these guns? The price is significantly different. Is the 725 worth the extra coin?
     
  2. TSchwab25

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    Cxt is a sightly less fancy citori 725, stock is shaped a little different I THINK, might be slightly lower quality, not sure. Within a few months I'm buying a citori 725 trap with an adjustable comb. Remember, you can shoot 25s with any gun if you put in the time and money and shells and effort and research and blablabla. You will like either though
     
  3. guyfromohio

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    I have the CXT. I am not a tournament-level shooter, but I enjoy the hell out of it. The CXT elevated my game immensely. I can’t compare it to the725, but I don’t feel the CXT is lacking quality.
     
  4. ColtPythonElite

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    Incorrect. The CXT is built on the older Citori action. The 725 is a different action. It is a newer design. It is slightly lower in profile. The guns also have different chokes and different triggers systems.
     
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  5. George P

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    The 725 is the next gen of the 625, 525, 425, 325...................the CX series is built more like the Beretta; different stock dimensions pitch, cast, drop etc.. Personally I prefer the Browning - and I have a $10K Beretta DT-11 and spare trigger; but I shot Brownings more easily with better success. My advice is to shoot both, preferably at the same time side by side; borrow if need be.
     
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  6. cfullgraf

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    I have a 12 ga. CXS that I cannot shoot worth a darn at skeet. Not the gun's fault, I'm now working on fit issues.

    I have a 28 ga. 725 that I shoot just fine at skeet.

    My old skeet competition gun is a 1980s vintage Citori that I shoot best of all.

    Follow George P's advice and shoot them both if you can.
     
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  7. entropy

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    The CX series are great for the beginning clays shooter that wants to dabble in the various clays games or the casual clays shooter, the CXT gear towards Trap and CXS towards Sporting Clays.

    The fit of the CX is closer Beretta's guns than the 725, as George P says, with a thinner wrist and a less chunky stock.
     
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  8. guyfromohio

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    I sold off my CXS as I didn’t feel that it offered me anything more than my Lightning for skeet and sporting clays. I never really shot it well. My older son has the Cynergy CX and has, indeed, found his one shotgun for all his casual needs.
     
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  9. TSchwab25

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    I meant that usually the citori 725 trap guns have fancier engraving and higher grade wood
     
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