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Old November 11, 2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Big Jim, need your opinion--Browning...

White Lightning 28g/28" LNIB with six choke tubes and all accessories. Three years old, only shot a couple of times. Gun is 95% plus. $1250 asking price. I wanna pull the trigger. What say you, or anybody else for that matter!?!
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Old November 11, 2013, 08:07 PM   #2
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http://www.browning.com/products/cat...id=013&tid=462

Well, $ 2,140 is list new.....and in my area, Brownings sell new for about
$ 300 under list ...so call it $ 1,900...

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$ 1,250 ...with extra chokes....I'd say its a good deal / and I know the Lightning series fits you pretty well....so I don't see how you can get hurt in that deal.

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http://www.browning.com/products/cat...id=013&tid=065

but look what just popped up in the new catalog....( an XS Skeet in 28ga...and 30" barrels at $ 3,199 list...) that gun used to only be available as a special order...( and I have one in 28ga and .410 ) both 30" barrels, that are both spectacular guns ...and frankly more versatile than the Lightning model ....because its a parallel comb gun .../ and I think they probably made it on the 20ga frame...( and so is mine )..

http://thefiringline.com/forums/atta...1&d=1339792349

My XS skeet models ( top one is 12ga, then 20ga, 28ga and .410 ) all in
30" barrels....and while I really like the adj comb / it was not available on the 28ga and .410's I found new in boxes about 10 yrs ago at a local dealer that had 50 of each made....they happen to fit me really well right out of the box....

but I like the 28ga a lot !! Tough decisions my friend....!!
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Old November 11, 2013, 08:11 PM   #3
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I'm buying it just because I want a 28 to screw around with. Maybe a little real bird hunting and an occasional round of clay targets. Clean and put away for another time.
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Old November 11, 2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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You'll love it .....no matter which one of the three, you decide on ....

of course they make a 625 in 28ga too.....and probably shortly they'll make the 725 ( that you love ) in 28ga as well...???

Of course its no different than shooting 3/4 oz loads in one of your 12ga or 20ga guns...??? / but there is just something that feels good about a stand alone 28ga....
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Old November 11, 2013, 08:20 PM   #5
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thanks, Jim. Always appreciate your opinions...
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Old November 11, 2013, 08:34 PM   #6
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You gonna love that 28 until you buy ammo - since you don't reload, be prepared for some sticker shock on the ammo

which is why I reload 3/4oz for 12 and 20....
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Old November 12, 2013, 08:33 AM   #7
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I nixed the deal. Jim, you're right, I checked ammo suppliers and found 28's to be out of sight, twice the price of 12 and 20's. Happy you pointed that out. I actually thought 28's were coming down in price. Shows you what I know...
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Old November 12, 2013, 02:00 PM   #8
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I've reloaded 28ga for a long time....so about $ 2.25 a box..../ BigD pointed it out...

but buying a 28ga is just a reason to buy a Mec Grabber or 9000 GN in 28ga...anyway ... !!
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