Browning’s Citori over-and-under has always been a good looking shotgun, as well as an ultra-reliable shooter. For 2012, Browning went it one better in the new Citori 725 12 gauge and designed a lower receiver than past Citori’s for sleeker lines and easier shooting.
Yet, it’s just as rugged, with a full-width hinge pin and tapered locking bolt design.
The new Browning 725 also showcases an all-new FireLite Mechanical Trigger that features reduced take up, a crisp break and shorter overtravel. Trigger pull weights are about 3 to 3 ½ lbs. for Sporting guns, 4 to 4 ½ lbs. for Field Models.
Browning’s new Inflex II Technology recoil pad absorbs felt recoil, and is super slippery to prevent clothing snags when shouldering. The gun also features Browning’s new Invector-DS™ (Double Seal) Choke System that provides better patterning, lighter weight and a sleeker barrel profile. The combination of muzzle-end treads and thin-wall construction allows for a longer, more gradually tapered choke tube for more evenly scaled patterns. The Invector-DS also features a proprietary brass seal that prevents gas and grit from slipping between the barrel and choke tube.
Citori 725 Field and 725 Sporting Models will be offered for 2012. The Field model has a gloss oil finish on a Grade II/III walnut stock, with close radius pistol grip and trim fore-end with cut checkering. Available in 12 gauge only with 26″ or 28″ lightweight profile barrels and ventilated rib. Average weight 7 lbs. 4 oz. – 7 lbs. 6 oz.
The Citori 725 Sporting model will also come with a gloss oil finish, but on Grade III/IV walnut. Browning’s Triple Trigger System on this model will allow the shooter to fine tune the length of pull and switch between a wide checkered, a narrow smooth or a wide smooth trigger shoe. HiViz® Pro-Comp fiber-optic front sight and ivory mid-bead are supplied. Five extended Invector-DS™ choke tubes included. Available in 28″, 30″ and 32″ lightweight profile barrels and tapered ventilated rib, with an average weight of 7 lbs. 6 oz. to 7 lbs. 10 oz.