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Old September 23, 2011, 05:30 PM   #6
BigJimP
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Browning has 26 models of the Citori ....but in terms of durabilty, type of barrel to receiver connection ...they are all identical ...so Lightning vs white lightning vs 625 field ... all come down to a couple of things ( any and all of the Citori line of guns are capable of giving you 500,000 shell or more life with no issues..)....

length of pull on all the Browning Citori's you're looking at ...are all 14 1/4"...
Drop at comb on all of them is 1 5/8" ...
Drop at heel on all of them is 2 1/2" ...
In a 12ga all of them have 3" chambers...
I think all of them come with 3 chokes...

the differences in list price at $ 2,630 for 625 field ...to lightning at $ 1,990 are all about cosmetics ( grade I's vs grade III's or IV's / engraving on the receiver / finish on receiver / style of ribs / style of forend ...etc)..

There is nothing wrong with any of the Brownings you're considering / and nothing to tell you to pick one over the other ... I own and shoot a variety of Browning O/U's - because they fit me / and most of the Berettas will not fit me ( they're more narrow in the grip area / many are lighter / stock dimensions are different, etc ...) ...but nothing wrong with the Beretta line of guns either. It comes down to what you want / and which line of guns fits you the best. I'd be hard pressed to say, don't pick the Browning...

The Browning I shoot for Skeet, Sporting and upland birds - is the Citori XS Skeet model, with 30" barrels ...it's my O/U to go everywhere and do everything ....but its very different from the models you're considering / it has a parallel comb ( comb is parallel to the rib ) and if you buy it with an adj comb ...then it can be adjusted to fit most shooters. The parallel comb / and the adjustability is why I like it / prefer it. ( for Trap - I go to the XT trap Citori with 32" barrels ) ...
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