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O/U Shotguns - Favorites <$1k

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by JohnnyBoyy, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. JohnnyBoyy

    JohnnyBoyy New Member

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    I love the O/U look but the ones I've found with a nice wood stock all cost more then my truck.

    Any recommendations for <$1k???
     


  2. reddog

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    Look for the older Charles Daly's from the early 70's, sort of the hidden jems of the O/U world in my opinion. They are made by Mirkou in Japan, the company that took the same gun for all practical purposes and slapped the Browning name on when they moved production from Belgium. I just picked up a LNIB, Superior Trap for under $900, gun was made in '76 and is a better gun IMO than anything I could buy new today at twice the price. Anyway excellent quality, I've owned several and still do. There are several on gun broker right now, take a look..
     
  3. JohnnyBoyy

    JohnnyBoyy New Member

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    Damnit, this advice is definitely going to cost me some money. Some of those guns are beautiful and right in my range.
     
  4. Andy

    Andy Active Member

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    I have a 26" Charles Daly Venture (which is their Field grade) by Miroku - it's a shooter.

    I had the comb bent away 1/4" to suit me better - and had the muzzles threaded by Briley for screw-in chokes (as they came with fixed Imp Cyl and Mod chokes and I needed more flexibility).

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  5. navyguy

    navyguy TGT Addict

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    You can find used, in great shape, Ruger Red Labels in that price range. Good solid O/U.
     
  6. Sz20DF

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    I believe the new Red Label is out or do out shortly. Hoping to find one for less than or around a $1000.....
     
  7. JohnnyBoyy

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    I found a few red labels for sale...they look to be a hair over $1k.

    Are there any with wood stocks, I've only found synthetic.
     
  8. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    People either love or hate the Ruger RL, mainly due to its balance. I bought mine used from a guy who hated it. Turns out I hated it to. Moral: try before you buy. I hope Ruger has made some changes with the new RL.
     
  9. Mikeinhistory

    Mikeinhistory Well-Known

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    Don't know where you live at, but there were 3 or 4 at Storied Firearms in South Austin about a week ago. Priced somewhere between 150 and 300.
     
  10. Acera

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    Check into the CZ Woodcocks. They are not made anymore, but plenty still on the dealer shelves. Gunbroker usually has a few offered from a guy in Victoria. Good wood, case hardened receivers, pretty guns.
     


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