I have always wanted a decent o/u 12 bore and just recently found a Ithaca model 500-made by SKB. It is a field grade gun
in NRA 95% cond. $450 OTD. I have not heard alot about any
SKB models so any thoughts would be welcome....
At that price, you should be shelling out the Grants as fast as you can..
SKBs are excellent shotguns.. The M500 is merely their entry level shotgun, mainly just missing fancy-work and choke tubes..
The internal parts are outstanding - easily rivaling Browning Citoris.. They're durable and retain lockup actually better than the Citori..
If it fits you, buy it and go hunting...