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Old 01-28-2020, 09:46 AM   #11
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The old SKBs were made in Japan and very good (I still have a 20). The newer ones are made in Turkey. Supposedly, GU in Omaha still has plenty of parts for the older ones as the Japanese company stopped making them and went to making auto parts
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Old 01-29-2020, 08:01 AM   #12
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There are a couple of guys that have Turkish made OU's at one of the Skeet fields I usually go to. I have not heard any complaints except some say they took a few flats to break in the actions that they were very tight.
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Old 01-29-2020, 08:37 AM   #13
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Better too tight than loose!
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A guy I used to shoot with bought 2 Turkish O/Us over the years. Both were very tight for a while.
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Old 01-29-2020, 02:28 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=oneounceload;145052]Either gun will be fine; the key is to shoot them to see which one fits you better.

Oneounce is absolutely correct about fit being the most important factor. Of course almost any gun can be fitted to you by a professional, but that will add $500 - $800 to the cost.
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Well I pulled the trigger on a new Browning Citori CX. Found a good deal online with free shipping and no tax. Turns out a friend had several shotguns I wanted to try out and I did. Had a 828u that fit okay, but I didn’t see the value at what they cost. Several Citoris that are all very nice. His lady has a couple Berettas and I liked those too. Just couldn’t pass up the deal I found. Thanks for the opinions and ideas. I’ll post pics when I get it from my FFL. Can’t wait to get out and shoot more!
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Old 01-30-2020, 05:48 PM   #17
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Congratulations. I like the look of that Citori. The forend looks slimmer than a standard Citori which is a plus for me. They gave it a little more drop in the comb which I also prefer. The standard LOP is a little long for me, but easily fixed.

Looking forward to the photos.
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Old 01-30-2020, 05:55 PM   #18
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Congrats!.....
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Hard to beat a Browning, I do like them (even tho I only have two).
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:14 PM   #20
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Congrats on your new purchase.
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