Reviewed By: Mason C on 06/22/2011
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]
I didn't go into this purchase expecting a Browning or other high quality showpiece. All I expected to see was a functional and serviceable firearm that would be dependable........and I got exactly what I expected and a little more. The quality of the wood was surprising at this price and so were a lot of the bells and whistles that you seem to usually only find on the high dollar o/u guns. Another pro is that this thing is built like a tank......there isn't one loose or rattling piece on the gun. Very solid and feels good when shouldered.
Now for the low points. The fit and finish were nothing spectacular, but expected at this price. The bluing was very much below average. In comparing to a stoeger or similar firearm it is of lower quality. The only other complaint that I have is how hard and stiff the break is. It is VERY stiff. Hopefully over time and many rounds this will break in a little.
My dealing with Buds was neither stellar nor anything to complain about. Shipped at the exact 7th day after payment and arrived 2 days after they shipped it and in good condition.
All in all this is a great gun for the money. Like I have stated a few times this isn't a showpiece shotgun that you are going to show off to every friend that you ever had, but it is what it needs to be.......a functioning firearm that you won't be afraid to walk through the field with for fear that you will get a scratch or ding in it. A gun at six times the price will look prettier but will not shoot six times as well. At the end of the day it is a gun that I would purchase again. Thanks Buds!
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