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I've put half a box of carts through one at Mendip as one of the instructors has one.  It's a 525, but heavier.   

I liked it, but too heavy to lug about my perm for 'rough', probably ok for our DIY syndicate, fine for a clay gun.  But a serious clay shot will likely want something else.

Showing my prejudices, I think Brownings (and for that matter Beretta) are over-priced to begin with, given what the competition is knocking out for less.

That said, I'm sure some well-heeled new to clays types will buy them, so in a year or so's time, I'm sure there'll be secondhand bargoons to be had.  Possibly they'll go on their first driven shoot, be sneered at by the old farts sporting pre-decimalisation Mirokus, or SxS's that cost as much as a new car, and misguidedly immediately chop the laminate in for something far more expensive.  😁

Off topic: When you think about it, it's mad that in 2021, we're still insisting on wood for stocks on guns at all.  There are better, more easy to manufacture materials available now, that beat wood in every criteria.  The only exception is looks, and that is firmly in the eye of the beer-holder.

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2 hours ago, udderlyoffroad said:

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I've put half a box of carts through one at Mendip as one of the instructors has one.  It's a 525, but heavier.   

I liked it, but too heavy to lug about my perm for 'rough', probably ok for our DIY syndicate, fine for a clay gun.  But a serious clay shot will likely want something else.

Showing my prejudices, I think Brownings (and for that matter Beretta) are over-priced to begin with, given what the competition is knocking out for less.

That said, I'm sure some well-heeled new to clays types will buy them, so in a year or so's time, I'm sure there'll be secondhand bargoons to be had.  Possibly they'll go on their first driven shoot, be sneered at by the old farts sporting pre-decimalisation Mirokus, or SxS's that cost as much as a new car, and misguidedly immediately chop the laminate in for something far more expensive.  😁

Off topic: When you think about it, it's mad that in 2021, we're still insisting on wood for stocks on guns at all.  There are better, more easy to manufacture materials available now, that beat wood in every criteria.  The only exception is looks, and that is firmly in the eye of the beer-holder.

Agree to a extent as I said in previous post gun fit more important than looks But as we all know traditions play a huge part in field sports My preference is wooden stocks on shotguns and rifles But that’s just me 

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