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Before you purchase a new O/U for $500, trying looking for something in the used category. You'd be surprised at what's out there sometimes. The first O/U I purchased for myself was 18 years ago and I opted to buy a used one. It was a nice, clean Beretta and it was a great deal. Since then, I've added a few more O/U's to my safe but only one has been "new.". I would recommend to anyone looking for an O/U to first try looking in the used-gun category and look at models like the Win. 101, Charles Daly Miroku's, Franchi's, Beretta's and Browning Citori's and see if anything strikes your fancy. Some of those old guns from the 60's through 80's are around and in great shape because they ARE very well-made guns.

Many do have fixed-choke configurations but that shouldn't be a deterrant as some are realistic for hunting today provided you aren't using them for waterfowl and intend to shoot steel out of them. And contrary to what the choke designation is marked on the barrel, pattern it to determine such. You might be surprised at what you get.
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