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Old 01-26-2013, 1:53 PM
RayPDA RayPDA is offline
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First of, get what you like/what appeals to you, what feels/fits (with adjustable stocks/shims, fit can be tuned to your preferences), within your budget...

Do note that barrel length is less important to one's height/dimensions than is length of pull... and if we're talking about overall lengths, a Benelli with a 28" is going to be as long, if not longer, than a 30" O/U due to the receiver length.


That being said:

$1500-1800 recommendations (new):

Semiautos:

Benelli Supersport
Benelli Sport II

Beretta 391 (take your pick - Teknys (most expensive new at 2k), Urika 2, etc)
Beretta A400 Excel (if you don't mind the blue receiver...also available in parallel comb/stepped rib versions with recoil reducing stocks)


O/U:

There are certain versions of the Browning Citori, and Beretta 686, that can be had for just under 2k (usually field guns)


Now, if you're buying used: 1500-1800 can get you (with some patience and searching)

Beretta 682, 686 variations
Browning Citori Special Sporting Clays
Browning Citori XT
a good number of Beretta 391 variations for around 1k

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