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Posted: 10/14/2004 8:36:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 11:00:23 AM EDT by motown_steve]
Does anyone make a decent breakaway side-by-side or O/U shotgun for around $500?

I'm not paying $1,600 for a John Kerry special!

UPDATE - I went and traded in my .223 VEPRK and picked up a COMLANBER 12 ga. O/U. It has a fibre optic front sight, shell ejectors, barrel selector, vented barrels and nickel plated reciever. It came with 5 choke tubes a spanner and a 5 year warranty. It's a beautiful gun. I got $250 in trade for my VEPRK (kind of a shot to the jaw I know) and the price was $437 out the door. I guess I did OK.

Yes, I am the ultimate impulse shopper!
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 8:37:45 AM EDT
I've used a Russian Baikal "Coach Gun" in Cowboy Action Shooting for a few seasons......It works well after some polishing and tinkering with the springs........and they're tough.....Like a MIG fighter.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 8:46:54 AM EDT
Lots of them around. Look for a used American Arms Silver II O/U. I have the Silver II Lite in 12 gauge 3 inch chambers with 26 inch barrels. Box lock action, single select trigger, Auto ejectors, Screw in choke tubes (Franchi), nickel plated, laser engraved receiver, Nice walnut with cut checkering and rubber butt pad. For the money, it's a great shotgun that I'm not afraid to take to the field.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 8:47:15 AM EDT
Get a used Stevens 311. They're built like a battleship, and there are a ton of them out there.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:02:38 AM EDT
If ya keep a look out you should be able to find a lower end Beretta OU for around $ 600, Turkish Huglu's are around $400-500 but can be real hit and miss quality wise. Savage is supposed to be importing/selling some Spanish OU's that look reasonably priced..
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:08:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 9:09:44 AM EDT by AeroE]

The gun Kerry was shown with was probably nearer $10k to $20k - I could never make a positive ID on the make.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 9:17:32 AM EDT
what are you planing on doing with it? i mean i have a tradtions that . spanish made really pretty, i only gave 500 for it. its my field gun. i have used it for 3 years now no problems no broken parts. i dont know how it would do with skeet.
i have a field 3

gave 550 for it i see them at walmart in the field 2 for around 450-500
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:59:21 AM EDT
Look for a used SKB 280 it's a very good gun for the money points well and is very fast. Sometimes you can find a used Fox Sterlingworth in that price range. Think used Fox Ithica or SKB. I hope you find a good one they are a joy to shoot but beware they are addictive.
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