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 Post subject: Moved: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:34 am 
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What is the best O/U for the money for upland hunting in a 20 guage. I would ideally like to spend around $1,500(ish), and am partial to new guns (although I am not against a used gun if they are readily available to find and repair. I have looked and Berretta 686's and Browning Citori's. Is there a better gun for the $ for this application? Should I be looking at other brands? I have 6 kids and want the gun to outlast me and my kids and their kids and... What are your thoughts and what guns am I missing? By the way, this gun is mainly for chukar hunting and will not be babied. Should I look at something less expensive, and if so, what. I do like interchangeable chokes and will shoot a little trap and skeet with it. I've been a pump guy (Remington 870) for over 20 years, so this is all new to me. I look forward to your thoughts. Thanks in advance!




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 Post subject: Re: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland & Some Clays?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:46 am 
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A 28" 686 is my favorite chukar gun. Works for Skeet, too.

And no, you won't find a better gun for the money. :)

Now will a chukar gun last a few generations? That depends on a lot of things besides the gun. Where do you hunt the things? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland & Some Clays?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:21 pm 
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BarryD wrote:
A 28" 686 is my favorite chukar gun. Works for Skeet, too.

And no, you won't find a better gun for the money. :)

Now will a chukar gun last a few generations? That depends on a lot of things besides the gun. Where do you hunt the things? :)


Thanks for the reply. I have handled one of those, and they feel very nice. "Lasting a few generations" refers to round count capabilities and build quality. I will spend most of my time in the mountains of Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada. We'll see how long we can get one to last!


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 Post subject: Re: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland & Some Clays?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:24 pm 
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I reposted this in the general forum. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Moved: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:42 pm 
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Browning White Lightning 20g/28"...

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 Post subject: Re: Moved: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:33 pm 
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While it's not a 'B' gun, there's nothing wrong with a Franchi. Take a look at the Instinct OU. It should fill your need nicely, and I believe the street price is right around $1000.

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 Post subject: Re: Moved: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:57 pm 
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shaneroyce,

+1 on what Slugo said...

I too have a 20 gauge White Lightning with 28" barrels and use it for chukar, quail, and pheasant on preserve hunts here in Missouri. In the last 3 years it's been my go to gun. For preserve hunting, I choke it skeet and improved cylinder.


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 Post subject: Re: Moved: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:20 am 
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Of course for preserve hunting a handful of gravel works pretty well too. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Moved: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:05 pm 
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Slugo wrote:
Browning White Lightning 20g/28"...



+1 IMO it is a great little gun

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 Post subject: Re: Moved: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:39 am 
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Franchi and upland game are magic combos.

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 Post subject: Re: Moved: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:29 pm 
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IIRC, the Beretta series is lighter than the Browning series - if so, and it fits, go with the Beretta. Every ounce counts when going up and down hills all day

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 Post subject: Re: Moved: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:52 pm 
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I owned a 20 gauge Beretta Whitewing about 10 years ago. My girlfriend bought it for me for Christmas. Pretty little gun. I took it dove hunting twice and sold it. (She thinks I still have it)
I hated it. Way too light and whippy. If you are small and need a very light gun I guess it would be OK. If I were to buy another 20 o/u (which is doubtful) it would have a bit more heft and weight in the barrels. Maybe a Browning.

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 Post subject: Re: Moved: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:13 pm 
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Badduck:

you are a wise man for sure.

Here are two important questions:

-Is the woman that bought you the Beretta still your girlfriend, or did you marry her or what?
-If she is still with you, can you convince her at some future Christmas that she needs to buy you a Browning?


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 Post subject: Re: Moved: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:50 pm 
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VTHokiesDuckHunter wrote:
Badduck:

you are a wise man for sure.

Here are two important questions:

-Is the woman that bought you the Beretta still your girlfriend, or did you marry her or what?
-If she is still with you, can you convince her at some future Christmas that she needs to buy you a Browning?


!. Yes, and No, (If I married her that would create a job opening for another girlfriend).
2. Yes, but I don't really want one. I did convince her to go half on a Corvette. (Of course it's parked in my garage).

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 Post subject: Re: Moved: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:15 pm 
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The one that fits, Franchi has a different style stock then the beretta or the browning. Note that a 20 ga browning has the same dimensions at the beretta roughly but a 12 ga browning is different. Most other guns have the same dimensions for 12 and 20 ga.

If you like the parallel comb I'd go with a franchi but I am a biased franchi fanatic

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 Post subject: Re: Moved: Best 20 guage O/U For The Money For Upland?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:52 am 
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Hi:

Look on Gunbroker.com for a Franchi Falconet 20 gage. There are about 7 on there now.

I bought one several years ago for $325.00 and I really enjoy hunting with it. To me, The Falconet is a real steal!

Stay well,

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