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Author Topic: Citori set up  (Read 16431 times)

Offline Longshanks

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Re: Citori set up
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2014, 03:07:30 PM »
Hunted with a citori for allot of years. My dad hunted with it for 20+ years before he gave it to me. I had it parkerized and the stocks wrinkle painted/air brushed. Absolute killer out to 35-40 yds with Winchester XX 3/2/5's and XX 3/2/6's. Prior to that it was Fed gold/blue box 3/2/5's and 3/2/6's. Top barrel is Full and bottom barrel is Mod fixed. Didn't have to worry about a second shot and my dad always taught me if I were thinking about a follow up shot I was thinking the wrong way. He always had me focus on making the first shot count and don't take risky shots. He actually used the modified barrel more than the full. That was the old days when we just called em close or otherwise didn't shoot. Most awesome memories of turkey hunting I have are with the citori and my dad. Interested to see what Win LB XR's will do out of the citori.

*my barrels according to Brownings website are .685/.705 (1975)
« Last Edit: May 17, 2014, 06:14:08 PM by Longshanks »

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Re: Citori set up
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2014, 09:58:50 PM »
23YDS

.692 LB 3" #6'S



.702 LB 3" #6'S



.692 LB 3.5" #5'S @ 40yds



« Last Edit: May 17, 2014, 04:51:06 AM by gwa »

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Citori set up
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2014, 10:00:24 PM »
Looking good, Denny!

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Re: Citori set up
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2014, 10:12:46 PM »
Thanks!

38 steps. Barely flopped
3.5" Longbeard #5's




Offline drenalinld

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Citori set up
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2014, 10:15:54 PM »
Great photo! Love the look of that Citori. I have considered one for myself.

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Re: Citori set up
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2014, 10:40:52 PM »
From what I am seeing, the 3.5" #5 Longbeards look to be my shell at 40. I really like the pattern at 40 yds. I want to see if I can find some 3" #5's for my short range shots. What I see with the 6's up close looks very promising, a touch tight but I think the 5's with the.702 will be a great combo.

We will see.....

Denny
« Last Edit: May 17, 2014, 07:07:13 AM by gwa »

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Re: Citori set up
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2014, 04:44:16 PM »
Thanks for posting. I am going to run the LB 3" 5's and 6's out of my .685/.705 Citori. Great looking pattern with those 3.5 5's. I will post up some results as soon as I find time for the range. I'm hoping the 3" 5's will be good out of these fixed chokes.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2014, 04:58:24 PM by Longshanks »

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Re: Citori set up
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2014, 05:05:54 PM »
Thanks for posting. I am going to run the LB 3" 5's and 6's out of my .685/.705 Citori. Great looking pattern with those 3.5 5's. I will post up some results as soon as I find time for the range.

I think you will be definitely in the ballpark with that combo. I tried a .682 but was not gaining enough over the.675. The .692 seems to be a good compromise for me. Very interesting the difference in results by just trying a few different components. I am very pleased with what my gun is showing me on paper.

Denny

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Re: Citori set up
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2014, 06:20:47 PM »
Looks like that Citori/ LB 3.5 5's is doing well on feathers as well. That is an awesome thing to see a citori laying there on a gobbler. Looked up the age of my gun earlier today and it's a 1975. Gonna be a nostalgic thing to have dad's gun back out in the turkey woods. Gonna shoot the XX 3/2/6's and XX 3/2/5's just to see what the numbers look like. Patterned the gun at 30yds back when I hunted with it but never shot a pattern at 40 or counted shot to see what it was turning in a 10". Looking forward to it. Congrats on the turkey.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2014, 06:35:38 PM by Longshanks »

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Re: Citori set up
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2014, 06:50:37 PM »
The above picture was this past Thursday. My 2nd one with it.

This was the first day, May 3rd
My Citori's first gobbler. 2.75" Winchester XX 6's at 32 steps.....



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Re: Citori set up
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2014, 08:06:45 PM »
 Well done..looks like I'm gonna be hunting old school with the fixed chokes. Priced having chokes put in and it was around 400.00.

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Re: Citori set up
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2014, 09:16:54 PM »
The Citori thunder cracks down once more, this time on a nice hen....
Winchester Longbeards #6's .692 Sumtoy 40+
I can still see the "vapor" trail enroute, pretty cool to see. The neck was peppered.



Denny

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Re: Citori set up
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2014, 08:06:46 AM »
Doubles sure make nice setups  :z-twocents:

Especially like the 2 3/4" loads for the short range and 3" or 3 1/2" for the long range.

Never understood the 3 1/2" loads for a 30 yard shot and in woods load from any gun??

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Re: Citori set up
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2014, 11:32:46 AM »
I have a 12/28/3.5 Citori and it will stomp your AZZ with 3.5 inch hevi shot loads!!!! Of course, it kills well on the other end also. Mine shoots 3-4 inches high both barrels

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Re: Citori set up
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2014, 01:37:47 PM »