Are Reviews for Browning Over-and-Under Shotguns Generally Positive?


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Reviews of the Browning Citori 725 over-and-under shotgun generally point out that not much changed from the previous generation of the Citori, and as of 2015, it remains an excellent shotgun. One reviewer claims that it's difficult to improve a classic but that Browning manages to do so.

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The Browning Citori 725, which came out in 2012, has no radical changes in form or function, according to a writer in Gun Digest, who also claims that users would have difficulty differentiating it from earlier Citori models. However, there were some changes such as a shoulder pad; a new, mechanical trigger mechanism that the writer says is among the best; and improvement in the action that makes it more like European shotguns. He also writes that Browning's design positions the balance point so that the gun's weight is more evenly distributed between the shooter's hands.

The Browning Citori 725 has sleek lines, is excellent in terms of mechanics and is capable in the field, according to an Outdoor Life writer. The writer also praises the redesigned action of the Citori 725, its new trigger system and the shoulder recoil pad. The same review also regards the shotgun's mechanics highly.

Browning makes other over-and-under shotguns, including the Citori Lighting Grade I 20 Gauge, which received a positive review from a gun enthusiast at The Truth About Guns. The writer indicates that it works reliably and flawlessly.

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