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October 18, 2011, 07:00 PM
a new Caesar Guerini 20 gauge Summit Sporting. I had the pleasure of borrowing a loaner Blaser F3 12 gauge sporter, but lost my infatuation with the gun after two days. Heavy and unbalanced for me. I then tried out a new CG 20 gauge for an entire afternoon and couldn't believe how much I enjoyed the sub-gauge gun. I also shattered clays at will. The gun was beautifully balanced and swung like a dream. Now, I need to clear out one of my Brownings... :confused:


October 18, 2011, 07:09 PM
I'll give ya $100 for one of the old Belgian Brownings ya got..........just to help you achieve your dream and all.............;)

October 18, 2011, 08:02 PM
I came close to buying one lat Thursday. As I was also interested in a used one I e-mailed CG about the warranty and asked if it is assignable to the new owner of a used one. They replied that it isn't, but at their discretion they try to extend it to buyers of used guns and that if I bought a used one they would give me a complimentary pit stop.

.300 Weatherby Mag
October 18, 2011, 08:09 PM
Unless you really want a dedicated 20 gauge target gun... I would find a 12 gauge that you are really comfortable with and then contact Briley or Kolar and have a 20 gauge tube set made for it...

I love 20 gauges but not enough to buy a dedicated 20 gauge target gun...

October 18, 2011, 08:36 PM
I cannot stand sub-gauge tubes. Had a set of 28's for one of my Browning sporters. Sold them within months. I enjoy shooting 20 bore more than any other gauge...

Dave McC
October 18, 2011, 10:04 PM
On my bucket list is a long barreled 20 gauge O/U, say 30" and a fitted stock. BTW, I like the Blasers I've tried, and do not see them as loglike and slow.

October 19, 2011, 03:56 AM
the Blaser is a quality gun as are most premium O/U's. I guess I liked the feel of the Italian gun a little more, especially since I was afforded the opportunity to get some lengthy trigger time with both guns. The CG Summit Sporting is a relatively inexpensive gun to boot, retailing for $3300. Lifetime warranty with three free tuneups is tough to beat. Blaser comes with a 10 year warranty and no free service calls...

October 19, 2011, 10:12 AM
When I am in the mood for sporting with a 20, I use my cheap Browning Ultra XS sporting model - has Dave's 30" barrels and a neutral stock (for us LH folks). Weighs right at 7.5#, or about a pound lighter than my 12 gauge with 32" barrels. Shooting reloaded 3/4oz ammo, it is light recoiling and fun to shoot

October 19, 2011, 02:56 PM
Weatherby/SKB 20ga/28" Orion Classic III. Outstanding fun gun!! :)



October 19, 2011, 02:58 PM
Slugo - you forgot the best part - NO PORTED BARRELS!.....:D

October 19, 2011, 03:35 PM
Don't exclude the Browning Citori XS Skeet model - in a 20ga with 30" barrels ...and its ported / which is a big plus in my book !! ...and its retailing for around $ 3,000 ..so its affordable as well.


The 2nd gun from the top in this photo - is my 20ga XS Skeet model ( 12ga at the top / 20ga / 28ga and .410 ) all 30" barrels. 20ga, 28ga and .410 are all built on the 20ga receiver ...and for what its worth / I know a local retailer that has a very nice 28ga ( like mine ) for $ 1,900 - or at least it was there last week.

October 19, 2011, 04:06 PM
Looking at your locations, you could even make an appointment and drive over to Guerini USA on the eastern shore for a visit. Assuming you haven't already. What great folks.

I've been talking about getting another Guerini for 6 years or so, but life got in the way again and again. (Not to mention things like that $2500 Swiss Army pistol I bought a month ago.)

All I have so far is this 28 ga. Woodlander.


October 19, 2011, 06:13 PM
Slugo - you forgot the best part - NO PORTED BARRELS!.....

you'll never let me live it down!!!!!! :p

October 19, 2011, 06:14 PM
that is a gorgeous gun!!! :)

October 19, 2011, 06:16 PM
I already have a ****load of Brownings, and love 'em! But, time for something different... :confused:;)

October 19, 2011, 11:53 PM
One thing about the SKB's is that dollar for dollar I think they have some of the best wood. Nice wood on the SKB.

October 19, 2011, 11:59 PM
"affordable overpreformers"

i love a good deal, but i hate garbage

October 20, 2011, 11:48 AM
Something different than a Browning....no,no,no,no...( I'm plugging my ears ...)....

( I have a couple of Benelli Super Sports ...) ...but those don't count...

If you really want something different - go to Blazer, Kolar or Krieghoff...( open up the check book a little ...)...

October 20, 2011, 12:06 PM
I'm a retired cheapskate!! I want a fairly good 20 gauge Italian gun that won't break the piggy bank! But then, I just received a set of Carlson extended sporting clay chokes for my Weatherby/SKB 20 gauge Orion. I may not even need another 20... :rolleyes:

October 20, 2011, 12:36 PM
Hey, I understand....

I'm out shopping for a couple more S&W revolvers ..model 27's ( older ones) this weekend too ...( and I have quite a few already ) ...its the process that's the most fun...like I've said before / but there's a couple thousand dollars burning a hole in my pocket ..so something will probably follow me home.

Take a look at the Benelli Super Sport model in a 20ga ....28" barrel ...nice light guns .. does everything pretty well / might be ugly - might not be ..in carbon fibre finish ...but its certainly different...( my grandkids think its sexy)...

October 20, 2011, 01:01 PM
You may have a something-load of Brownings, but those Belgian 20's that are right at 6# with 28" barrels sure are sweet

You could of course, go traditional and get a nice SxS - maybe AyA, Arrietta, even an Uggie............