Always kinda liked the GTR, but don’t know much about O/U’s. Grew up shooting my uncles old 26” Citori and still to this day I love it. But was maybe wanting something in the 28”. Any input? Thanks
GTi I’m sorry.
I mainly use my A391’s and A400’s for waterfowl and clays, I have aways just waited a good O/U.Oh, sure. A great Citori made for only a few years back in the '90's -- had a wide rib on it.
What I should have asked, also, is what you plan to do with this new O/U. I love O/U's for hunting but for target shooting I prefer a semi-auto, in order to reduce recoil.
If almost entirely for upland bird hunting you may want to consider getting one of the very light 12-ga. O/U's, or a 20-ga. O/U. That would even work for ducks over decoys. For geese I would want a 12-ga., in a semi-auto, to shoot those big loads.
If you go with a super-light O/U be advised that they accomplish the weight reduction by replacing the normal steel receiver with an alloy. That means it will bend much easier if subjected to lateral stress. That is the weak link in even steel O/U's, but with alloys it is much worse. You think, "Oh, I'm never going to let that happen" but I've seen it happen when a guy slipped on the ice and landed on his shotgun, also from a big dog stepping on one.
For that reason I favor the steel-receiver 20-ga. for my upland hunting. Light, but tough.
For a target O/U, I would want it very heavy, to soak up recoil.