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    ZABALA Toro / Bettinsolli Universal?

    Hello I have been searching for my 1st shout gun and have come accross the Zabala toro, does anyone have any info on reliability, build quality etc, the other gun i saw was a Bettinsolli Universal, both seemded a good fit for me and little in price difference, any words from the wise? Many thanks ju

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    Had a quick searh on here and a few threads mention the Zabala one post was made that I would be concerned about, which means if confirmed spares in the future could be a problem.
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    I'd heard that Zabala were in some difficulties, but can't confirm it.
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    I have no experience of either of these guns ju13,but I don't believe either are up there amongst the most popular,which probably means there's good reason for this.If you give us an indication of how much you would be prepared to pay it would be easier to point you in the right direction.There are quite a few well stocked gun shops in and around your location.

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    Yeah, we need to know your budget to steer you in the right direction mate.
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    Im thinking of 1000 for gun slip maybe afew other bits and bobs, if i can would rather go new and put it down as a tax expence via work so 20% off, apparently they can be funny if its 2nd hand, although for a good 2nd hand i would rather spend the money and ditch the 20%, many thanks

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    If your budget of a 1000 is after the tax rebate and ref the gun alone then the beretta Silver Pigeon 1's come into play as they are around 1260 ish.
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    If the 1000 is before the the tax rebate the lanber sporting delux is worth looking at.
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    Not knowing how the tax rebate system works it still worth looking at second hand guns as you can still pick up a good gun for around the 1000 mark.
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    If you are then takinging out of the 1000 the other odds and bits you need a very rough guide is the following, assuming you already have the cabinate.
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    1. Gun slip 35
    2. Insurance around 66 BASC or CPSA
    3. Gun Clening mat 20
    4. Cleaning kit (rods brushes mops) 20
    5. Gun and Stock oils 16
    6. Cartridge bag 9 upwards (aldi fishing bags are great when then have them in).
    7. Cartridges depending on type 175 upwards per 1000
    8. Snap caps 8 well and truly discussed on here and every whare.
    9. Saftey glasses 50
    10. Ear plugs 15
    11. skeet jacket 60 upwards
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    Zabala spares are a problem . Aviod unless it realy cheap and you dont mind a gamble that you will have no trouble .
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    well quick update, still awaitng license, its due in the next 2 weeks , so been having a good brouse around my local shops, I have come across a Brwoning 425 in very good, hardly used condition. Could anyone tell me if they are a 2 3/4 or 3 inch chamber? and if they are steal shot proofed? also looked at the 525 but seemed a little long in the stock.

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