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I was also interested about this brand . Made in Turkey but Academy must have some kind of good deal with them cause they cover the warranty themselves and sounds like a good deal . They are pretty looking guns . I checked out one O/U 12 ga couple weeks ago . Very nice . Did you buy it and if so have you used it and how does it shoot ?? Here's a link to their main page but I can't find prices .

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These are among the lowest priced O/U's on the market. I know there have to be more than a few interested in how they handle and hold up.
For myself I am leery of low-priced products. Something is usually skimped on to arrive at the price-point. In this case it could be the low cost of labor in Turkey. The Yildiz district in Turkey is known for producing fine crafted S/G's.
Good luck and keep us informed!
 

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I saw one at our local Academy but I wasn't interested at the time cause I never heard of that brand. But they told me warranty is handled through Academy and there was a place down south Texas that fixed them . I'm not sure but I think they said it was lifetime warranty .
 

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They are built to low price point and like similar guns the quality is the same meaning maybe yes and maybe no.
If you shoot a little now and again it most likely will be ok.
If you plan on shooting a lot then most likely no.
 

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I saw one at our local Academy but I wasn't interested at the time cause I never heard of that brand. But they told me warranty is handled through Academy and there was a place down south Texas that fixed them . I'm not sure but I think they said it was lifetime warranty .
The Yildiz warranty is two years. Link is:
www.yildizshotgun.com/en/images/spz.pdf
Don't fool yourself that going cheap in this game is the way to go.
While a 10 grand gun is nice, this can be done with a gun for less than 2,000 bucks.
Do your research and shoot every S/G you can lay your hands on.
Your body and mind will push you into the right S/G for yourself.
Good luck!
 

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The Yildiz warranty is two years. Link is:
www.yildizshotgun.com/en/images/spz.pdf
Don't fool yourself that going cheap in this game is the way to go.
While a 10 grand gun is nice, this can be done with a gun for less than 2,000 bucks.
Do your research and shoot every S/G you can lay your hands on.
Your body and mind will push you into the right S/G for yourself.
Good luck!
I appreciate your input and info . But my limit ever on a S/G would be in the neighborhood of $700.00 max . I don't plan to competition , just wanting a very nice S/G for my money for all around hunting and shooting skeet/trap if I so desire and have the time to . I'm still a working person 40 hrs a week and then my other time is with my wife and things to do . I seldom even get to the range but I do every chance I can :( . Like I said tho I really appreciate the input info !!
 

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I have shot several Yildiz o/u's, in my hands, they handle nicely, point well, and shoot to point-of-aim - but I would not buy one. I have no faith in their reliability. There are a lot of much-higher quality o/u guns on the used market in your price range - older Winchester 101's, Nikko's, early Browning Citori's, and my favorite sleeper, the Miroku guns or the Charles Daly guns made by Miroku. I've seen them selling for a third of the price of a Browning - and Miroku manufactured (and still makes) the Citori for Browning. Watch Gunbroker, Gunsinternational, etc, they show up occasionally.
 

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A young guy shot 5-stand with us the other day with a 12 ga. he had just picked up at Academy. Within 2 boxes of shells it stopped ejecting the hull from one barrel. Had to use a ramrod after each shot to continue the round. Also was very light and kicked pretty good. We felt sorry for him and encouraged him with his shooting but he left discouraged to take it back for repairs.
 

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For a budget of $700 max, a better quality, lightly used gun would be your best choice. It most likely will be a much older O/U, or a newer semi or pump.
I was in a Cabelas this past Wednesday and I did not know they bought and sold 2nd hand guns ? But this was up near Dallas and they had several I sure would like to have had . One was a Browning BPS 12-ga , Another was a Rem 1100 and another was the Rem 11-87 . All fine guns but the one that seem to fit me best was the Browning BPS and it was only $449.00 . If I had brought my Rem 870 Express with me I would have done some trading . A visit to the shotgun counter tho spoiled me badly . Gentleman showed me several , one I have been interested in lately was a Stoeger 12-ga SxS . Very nice but very hard to break down being new . They also had the same gun in a .410 SxS . That was quite a site . Then he showed me a Franchi 20-ga. O/U . Gosh I couldn't believe how light it was . But the price tag was out of reach anyway but he still showed me also a 28-ga and that was sweet ! Lastly he showed me some Browning O/Us' cause he knew I couldn't afford them but they were in 12 and 20 ga . Excellent guns but now that I helt a Franchi I wonder which is better , Browning or Franchi ? I know some here have mentioned the 28-ga S/Gs' . Are these designed for Skeet/Trap/Hunting and if hunting what species , birds ?
 

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I think I have narrowed down to which Shotgun I want most for all around use for me . Cabelas in Lubbock Texas has the BPS Hunter for $599.00 and the Remington WingMaster for $699.00 . I can get either in 12-ga, 28" barrel with 3 different chokes , both in pump. I'm leaning more towards the BPS cause the ratings are slightly higher than the Rem WM , and it's $100.00 cheaper. However, once I check out both guns I could possibly walk out with either one. Decision to make once I get there which will be a couple weeks now cause I got approved for their Cabelas CC and I will be using it for a discount when I buy. Just need patience now ;) .
 

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I bought one for my wife to see if she was going to like shooting clays. It's a 20ga O/U and it has over 2,000 rounds through it so far...no problems or issues. It was very stiff at first, but opens and closed with ease now. I weighted it to reduce the recoil to give her more enjoyment shooting. All's well with this experiment and I believe she's starting to enjoy actually crushing clays, hitting around 50%. If she wants, we'll retire her Yildiz and move up to whatever she wants next. For $400 it's been a success story.
 

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when you 2 going to come crush clays with us at the forum shoot? itll be a great vacation, great time, with great people.
 
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when you 2 going to come crush clays with us at the forum shoot? itll be a great vacation, great time, with great people.
Bob, I were closer to your facility I'd be splattering clay dust all over your grounds...promise! If we ever have more reasons to be out that way I will definitely make it a priority to do so. Until such time as that...buckle down, here comes winter.:mad::eek:
 

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think april. be glad to have ya.
got some coming from knoxville and robertson county next meet.
the hardest meet to attend is always the first one. rkb will attest to that. now he brings his wife and makes it as vacation.
once the ice is broken, then youll realize its 'all of us' that becomes the reason to attend.
otherwise, i would agree, traveling 1500 miles for skeet and trap is stupid, when you can find a range closer to home.
its more like visiting friends during a holiday.
the distance, food, and tinsil, is meaningless. being in the same house with friends is priceless.

56 deg here in va beach. but i still have my wood chopped for later!

back on topic....anarkie has a yildiz and shoots it very well when he comes here.
 

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A $699 Matt Black Franchi Affinity may be a good option. Made in Italy in Benelli's factory with inertia action and mine operates flawlessly for $700 less than a Benelli.
 
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