Browning''s 525 Citori

By Nick Sisley

Page 34 of the June 2002 issue

Browning 525 Citori
Action: Boxlock over-under with receiver-wide under-locking lug, single trigger with selective ejectors, top-tang safety incorporated with barrel selector
Gauge: 12 and 20
Weight: 8 lbs., 3 ozs. in 12 gauge, 7 lbs. in 20 gauge
Barrels: 28" and 30" in Sporting and Golden Clays; 26" and 28" in Field version (same ported barrel length options in each gauge)
Chokes: Midas-Grade extended screw-in chokes: five with Sporting and Golden Clays (skeet, improved cylinder, modified, improved modified, and full); three with Field model (improved cylinder, modified, and full)
Stock: Satin-finished walnut (Sporting and Golden Clays); dimensions (12 gauge): length of pull?14-3/4?, drop at comb?1-9/16?, drop at heel?2-3/8?; (20 gauge): length of pull--14-3/4", drop at comb--1-9/16", drop at heel--2-3/16"
Suggested Retail Price: $2,493 (Sporting), $3,993 (Golden Clays), $1,777 (Field)
Manufacturer: Browning, One Browning Place, Dept. SC, Morgan, UT 84050; (800) 333-3288;

Browning was one of the first firearms makers to jump on the sporting clays bandwagon and come out with a model aimed at the game''s participants. But this Utah-based company didn''t stop with an introduction or two for our clay bird game. Most every year it comes out with yet another shotgun that''s particularly tweaked for s porting.

Browning''s Citori is one of the best-selling over-unders in history. My theory is that the Citori (and its predecessor, the Superposed) simply works. Maybe in the long run, serious shooters are more interested in the real fact that this design is super strong and does not break down than in any theoretical characteristics about so-called pointing qualities.

Read the full review of this gun in the June 2002 issue.

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