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joeranger
May 4, 2007, 08:43 AM
My brother's fionce registered for dishes. Dishes... SO the guys in the wedding party are going to pitch in and help him buy a nice shotgun. He has a lot of 12 gauges for Deer and fowl. This would be for skeet/trap and pheasant/duck.
Something mature and stylish.
Do we stick with 12 gauge?
What kind of over under can you get for $1000-$1500?

FirstFreedom
May 4, 2007, 09:03 AM
Maybe a 20 or 28 guage instead? If I was the recipient, I'd want a side by side 28 ga CZ Ringneck, on a budget.

http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=62

But I've already got three 12 gauges and two 20 guages.

If I ever get married, I'll be registered at BassPro or Cabela's - screw Dillards!

liliysdad
May 4, 2007, 09:05 AM
You can get into a Beretta Onyx for right around 1500. Ruger Red Labels run around 1100-1200. Browning Citoris will set you back around 1700. These are all very good guns.

My choice, however, would be the Remington 332. It runs around 1400, and is a classic.

garryc
May 4, 2007, 10:44 AM
when you posted the title it struck a nerve. Being appellation, anything but a S/S for a shotgun wedding is an outrage, preferably a dog ear S/S. In my family we have a specific S/S. " Hey, Mary Lou is 'spectin, I need the wedding gun" That dang gun has been in 30 states! we's a fertile bunch

ebutler462
May 4, 2007, 01:02 PM
Don't forget to paint it white. Only color proper for a wedding.

joeranger
May 4, 2007, 04:00 PM
Don't forget to paint it white. Only color proper for a wedding.

You must not know my brother:rolleyes:

My local Dick's Sporting goods carries Condors, Spartens and Diamonds

ebutler462
May 4, 2007, 06:43 PM
Just kidding Joeranger. I'm sure that your brother is a fine gentleman.

Some guys when they get married are looking over their shoulder at a mad daddy with an itchy trigger finger while the preacher hitches them up. It makes the ceremony a litle more color matched to have the fowling piece painted white. Of course, the groom doesn't notice the color of the gun as all he can see is two muzzles pointed in his general direction.

Please pass along to your brother my best regards for a long and happy marriage. I have been married to the same little gal for nigh onto 50 years. Wouldn't trade for a new model as she is trained proper to "honor and respect"!!!:D

popndrop
June 1, 2007, 12:44 AM
pnd

popndrop
June 1, 2007, 12:47 AM
I'd check on gunsamerica or one of those auction sites, and I'd be looking for a Beretta 686, or a Verona LX 692, or 702 - or check CDNNSPORTS.com
I've found great deals there on lots of very nice shotguns.

best regards,

PND

MEDDAC19
June 1, 2007, 05:52 AM
I recommend a Ruger Red Label in 20 gauge with an English stock. I'm not sure if you can get the woodside in 20, if so, then get the woody in 20.

sounder
June 1, 2007, 02:37 PM
I got a Franchi Diamond O/U for $799 at Dick's sporting goods.

ConcealCarryNY
June 1, 2007, 04:20 PM
Man my wedding party didn't get me crap they just drank all my booze and made out with the single lonely chicks

Picher
June 4, 2007, 05:23 AM
I have a Franchi Diamond, bought last October and it's the best-fitting, best-handling shotgun I've ever shot. I'm 6 feet tall and until finding the Diamond, thought Remington 1100/1187/870s were the best fitting shotguns.

That said, it seems to be especially appropriate to give a wedding gift or gift card to a guy from DICK's. (Don't ask why.)

Picher

Full-choke
June 4, 2007, 06:32 AM
Yea, stay away from the superstore shotguns. Those aren't that great for the money you are paying.

I would go with the CZ first mentioned, I know a couple of people that shoot them out on the trap line and love them. Ruger Red Labels are extremely nice too, I've had an itch to own one since I was in high school, (which wasn't that long ago) but finances won't allow me...stupid college.

-Ryan