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Old August 26, 2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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20ga SxS, what are my options these days?

I am in a market for a 20Ga SxS. This will be mainly used for clay shooting.

Not too impressed impressed with the CZ with turkish pedigree.

My budget is around $1000, I know it is not a lot, but I save to buy things I want.

Another problem is I'm 6'3. I prefer english stock, as far as I understand, shotguns are all in the fit. Finding a used 20ga is kind of hard.

I did find a 20ga SxS Parker Bros that has a nice action, but someone had shortened the stock at some point, that was a deal breaker for me.
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Old August 26, 2012, 10:01 PM   #2
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Hit GunBroker and look for a Browning BSS Sporter, a Winchester 23, or a Beretta SilverHawk/470 series. I haven't looked in a while and am not up to date on pricing. I would add Parker reproductions but I doubt you would find one close to your price range. There are a ton of others but those are all pretty reliable. If you are looking strictly for a light field gun look for Bernadellis and AYAs too. Good luck.
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Old August 27, 2012, 04:15 AM   #3
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Google "SKB side by side", they made some excellent guns. Also, look at DeHann who uses Huglu shotguns and makes them work as well as something three times the price...
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Old August 27, 2012, 08:52 AM   #4
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There are some great looking Ithaca SxS (made by SKB) on in your price range - give or take a few bucks
Definitively worth the look
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Old August 27, 2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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I really like my Ithaca SKB 280E, I don't know what they run price wise now. It pulls up so fast I've taken my shot before I realized I'd pulled it up, and I'm 6'3".
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Old August 27, 2012, 11:51 AM   #6
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Or expand your options by looking for Over Unders as well..../ stacked barrels have a lot of pluses...and you're going to find stocks on O/U's with a lot more flexibility in terms of different lengths of pull, etc...that you won't find in any of the SXS's in that budget range.
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