Best Sporting Clays Shotguns

Best Sporting Clay Shotguns

The world of sporting shotguns can be confusing with many different brands, models and features available.  However we might be able to provide a little clarity.  In the list that follows we have arranged popular shotguns that are suitable for sporting clays use by price bracket.  We consider popular shotguns to be those in common use in the sport and proven as winners to some degree.  You should be able to find something here that will serve well as a competition shotgun. 

A suitable shotgun refers specifically to an Over/Under shotgun with either a 30, 32 or 34 inch barrel and a semi-auto shotgun with a 28 or primarily 30 inch barrel.  We also rate each gun with a "Shooter factor" as a way to show which guns have been successful among top shooters in the sport.  These are guns that have won numerous events and/or world championships and have been or are in use by a lot of shooters. Don’t worry if the ‘Shooter factor’ is low, these are all good usable shotguns.  The list is in no particular order and does not include model grades which will vary in price. 

Shotguns under $1,000: (Best bet is probably something used.)

  • Semi:  Used Beretta 391 Urika 2 sporting with 30 inch flat rib barrel.  Current model.  Shooter factor:  Very High
  • Semi:  Used Browning Gold Sporting.  Discontinued model.  Shooter factor:  High
  • O/U:  Used Beretta 686 (White Onyx preferably) with 30 or 32 inch barrels.  Current model.  Shooter factor:  Medium

Shotguns under $2,000:

  • Semi:  Beretta 391 Urika 2 Sporting.  Current model.  Shooter factor:  Very High
  • Semi:  Beretta Teknys Gold Sporting.  Current model.  Shooter factor:  Medium
  • Semi:  Beretta A400 Xcel Sporting.  New model.  Shooter factor:  Medium
  • Semi:  Benelli Super Sport.  Current model.  Shooter factor:  Medium
  • Semi:  Benelli Legacy Sport.  Current model.  Shooter factor:  Medium
  • Semi:  Browning Maxus Sporting.  New model.  Shooter factor:  Low
  • Semi:  Winchester Super X3 Sporting.  New model.  Shooter factor:  Low
  • O/U:  Beretta 686 White Onyx Sporting.  Current model.  Shooter factor:  Medium

Shotguns under $3,000:

  • O/U:  Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon 2 Sporting.  Current model. Shooter factor:  Low
  • O/U:  Beretta SV-10 Prevail.  New model. Shooter factor:  Low
  • O/U:  Browning 525/625.  Current model. Shooter factor: Very High
  • O/U:  Browning 725.  New model. Shooter factor:  Medium
  • O/U:  Browning Cynergy Classic Sporting.  New model. Shooter factor:  Low
  • O/U:  Browning Cynergy Euro Sporting.  New model. Shooter factor:  Low
  • O/U:  Baserri Mari Elite.  New model. Shooter factor:  Low
  • O/U:  Cesar Guerini Summit Sporting.  New model. Shooter factor:  Medium

Shotguns under $5,000:

  • O/U:  Beretta 682 Gold E.  Current model. Shooter factor: High
  • O/U:  Zoli Kronos.  Current model. Shooter factor: Very High
  • O/U:  Zoli Z-Sport. Current model. Shooter factor: Very High
  • O/U:  Cesar Guerini Summit Impact.  New model. Shooter factor: Low

Shotguns under $10,000:

  • O/U:  Beretta DT-10 Trident Sporting. Shooter factor: Very High
  • O/U:  Blaser F3 Sporting. Shooter factor:  Very High
  • O/U:  Blaser F3 Super Sport. Shooter factor:  Very High
  • O/U:  Krieghoff K-80. Shooter factor: Very High
  • O/U:  Krieghoff K-80 Pro Sporter. Shooter factor:  Very High
  • O/U:  Perazzi MX2000/8. Shooter factor: Very high.

 

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