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picked up a new Browning...

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Old Unc', Jun 26, 2012.

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  1. Old Unc'

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    Browning Citori 725 Sporting, 12 gauge with 32" barrels. Will be breaking it in at the end of the week...

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  2. Milkmaster

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    Congratulations on the new shotgun! The 725 intriques me as well! Be sure to let us know how it performs.
     
  3. oneounceload

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    Nice! Is the adjustable comb standard or an option?
     
  4. Old Unc'

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    picture is not mine. Did not opt for an adjustable comb...
     
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    Milkmaster, I had the luxury of a 725 loaner. Had it for two days, it was a 30" model. Very easy to shoot and I broke a good number of clays, but like any gun, had to make physical and mental adjustments. Swings like a dream...
     
  6. lray

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    great purchase! my father in law just picked up one of these, can't wait to try it out!
     
  7. whalerman

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    Respectfully Old Unc', you won't break it in this week. It will take a lot longer than that to break in such a fine gun. Congratulations.
     
  8. Old Unc'

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    the outside temps alone, will preclude me from even shooting this weekend...
     
  9. Sock Puppet

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    Congratulations on buying a fantastic new shotgun!
     
  10. Old Unc'

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    thanks Sock Puppet! :)
     
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    Should NOT be necessary - gun works just fine after initial cleaning
     
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    Amen 1 oz... :)
     
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    first time out with the gun I hit 87 out of 100, if I scored correctly... ;)
     
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    Awesome job!
     
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    >>Did not opt for an adjustable comb...<<

    I sure hope it fits you then.
     
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    no adjustable comb needed. Brownings fit me right out of the box. I guess I'm lucky...
     
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    here it is, sitting below my 2010 Shot Show 20g/30" White Lightning. The 725 is not that much larger...

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    Very nice. How's the recoil on the new gun?
     
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    no noticeable recoil at all. It's still a nominal 8 pound gun with a great recoil pad to suck up any teeth jarring...
     
  20. Sheepdog1968

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    I've been thinking of getting one of these. What's you conclusion after six months usage?
     
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    Gorgeous
     
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    I had a Citori special trap edition in the early 90's. Fabulous clay buster. I really wish mine had the nitrided reciever though something about my body chemistry and Brownings high gloss blue doesnt mix, the Blueing was gone off the bottom of the reciever after my first year using the gun. One of the many I kick myself for letting go. Georgous wood on both guns by the way. Make sure to grease the barrel trunuions and the locking blocks and they will last forever.
     
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    I guess it's almost 6 months now. The 725 definitely feels like an extension of myself. Most of the time I shoot it really well, and some of the time I have the usual difficulties, like raising my head off the stock for second shots. Not a good practice, but that's not the gun's fault. All in all, I really like the gun. It splits time with my Benelli Super Sport...

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    >> It splits time with my Benelli Super Sport...<<

    Do you mean Sport ll? :)
     
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    Thanks Old Unc for the update. Do you have an opinion on how the field vs clay versions compare? Anything you dislike about the 725?
     
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