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O/U shotgun recommendations

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Stonewall308, May 16, 2012.

  1. Stonewall308


    Jan 12, 2008
    So me and a few other guys are buying an O/U shotgun as a wedding gift. The budget is $800 max, and by that I mean $700 would be better.

    So, the obvious question is what make and model?

    The groom doesn't know enough about shotguns to be disappointed with anything less than a Browning. But I would still like to get him something nice. I've heard the quality on the CZs in that price range isn't great. What about savage?
  2. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    Ruger Red label. 20g for sure, double 12's are HUGE. For that price range the Ruger Red label will be the best value.

    I personally prefer semi's or pumps in a gun less than 2k. I would love a O/U but wouldn't buy anything less than a Beretta Silver Pigeon.

    I have shot some Ruger Red labels and they shoot well, but are heavy for size. That is the lowest I would go.

  3. melensdad


    Apr 13, 2010
    The CZ guns now are pretty darn good and priced in your budget range. When CZ first started working with the Turkish gunmaker Huglu they had some quality control issues, seems like their reputation for good value, hardworking shotguns started to improve in 2007 or 2008. The newer guns are good to go. No, their are not Browning Citori quality, but they are priced far lower. Take a look at the CZ Redhead.

    I see nothing good with the Savage guns. Heavy, don't balance well. The guy at Cabela's gun counter yesterday had nothing good to say about them!
    Last edited: May 16, 2012
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    +1 on the CZ O/U's. Great gun for the money.
  5. FTjoe


    Apr 3, 2009
    southern maryland
    you can't go wrong with a remington 1100 or 1187 semi-auto for skeet or trap. very reliable and isn't a jam-o-matic. i prefer the 20g for skeet; 12g for trap.

    i do shoot a stoeger condor combination (i think thats the name) O/U. it comes with both the 12g & 20g barrels so you can swap it out. it shoots as good as i can shoot. not a very fancy gun, but the scroll work will not break the clay pigeons. it was in the high $400s if i remember correctly.

    not sure about the beretta or benelli lines & prices, but worth a look too.
  6. Glock40man


    Feb 1, 2011
    The Midwest
    I really like the Ruger Red Labels. But, unless you can find a deal one, they are usually out of your budget. Check out the Stoeger Condor, I haven't shot one. But, I've thought about buying one for the field.
  7. rem2429


    Nov 26, 2004
    Llano, TX
    You might be able to find a weatherby Orion in that range.
  8. MississipVol


    Apr 13, 2012
    THIS - I love my 1100 20g