American Rifleman - February 2015 - 81

SPECS

CAESAR GUERINI

IMPORTER: CAESAR GUERINI USA (DEPT. AR), 700 LAKE ST., CAMBRIDGE, MD 21613; (410) 901-1131;

GUERINIUSA.COM

48¼"
1"

2"

30"
(BLUED STEEL WITH VENTILATED SIDE RIBS AND TAPERED TOP RIB,
LONG FORCING CONES AND SCREW-IN CHOKES)

14"
CAST

¼" AT HEEL

MANUFACTURER: CAERAR GUERINI, ITALY
ACTION TYPE: BOXLOCK OVER-UNDER
GAUGE: 12, 2¾" CHAMBERS
RECEIVER: STEEL
METAL FINISH: ACTION AND FORE-END,

SIGHTS: CENTER AND FRONT BEADS
TRIGGER: SINGLE-SELECTIVE; BOTTOM,

4 LBS., 14 OZS.; TOP, 5 LBS., 3 OZS.
LBS.

WEIGHT: 8

COIN-SILVER FINISHED, BARRELS DEEP BLUED

ACCESSORIES:

OWNER'S MANUAL, SIX

CHOKE TUBES, COMBINED CHOKE-TUBE

WRENCH/CHOKE THREAD CLEANER, STOCK
REMOVAL TOOL

MSRP: $6,750

SHOOTING RESULTS (40 YDS.)

high and 4" left for the tester. Most clay
guns are made to place the pattern high
so that targets never disappear beneath
the barrels. For sporting clays, however,
some find that a shade too high, which
is why it is sometimes rectified with the
judicious use of sandpaper, an adjustable comb, etc.
More telling was the efficiency
with which the Invictus broke a wide
variety of clay targets. We passed
the gun around to five experienced
shooters, and all spoke favorably
of it. One especially noted the
excellent trigger pulls. In designing
the Invictus, Guerini engineers
incorporated redesigned hammers
with tighter tolerances and different
geometry. They also specified plating
them with an industrial chrome that
has a low coefficient of friction,
thereby speeding up lock time.
We did find the top lever tough to
open, but that goes to the tightness of
any new double gun and is a characteristic that will work itself in with use
over time. The safety/barrel selector
is traditional Italian with the rightto-left sliding selector in the safety

The Caesar Guerini Invictus over-under was
designed to fire a million rounds. Once
required, servicing simply involves replacing
the cams. The shotgun's strength, however,
is complemented by its striking European
walnut stock and subtle engraving.

catch. Moving the selector to the left
exposes one red-colored dot, indicating
the bottom barrel will fire first. Moved
right, two red dots become visible,
and the top barrel fires first. Although
hunters seldom use barrel selectors, sporting clay shooters use them
repeatedly during a round, and this is
the simplest and most direct system.
The inertia-style trigger pulls for the
second barrel are slightly heavier than
those for the first, as they should be to
prevent doubling; the recoil from the
first shot sets the second barrel.
The test gun was stocked in very
attractive, straight-grained oilfinished European walnut with fine
24-l.p.i. checkering, and the woodto-metal fit is excellent. The fore-end
release is an Anson rod that is far
easier to manipulate than the more
common spring latch in the center
of the fore-end. Guerini sets off its
fore-ends with a small tear-drop silver
inlay that provides a touch of class.
The barrels are deeply blued, the side
ribs are ventilated to aid cooling; the
top rib tapers from about 3/8" at the
breech to 5/16" at the muzzle. The
front bead was sheared off in shipping, but none of the testers noticed
it was missing.
The action is coin-silver finished
with laser engraving that is somewhat
ordinary if not superfluous, but then
one does not purchase such a shotgun for the engraving, but rather for
the performance. The Caesar Guerini
Invictus will be grinding clays by the
thousands for quite some time.
After all, it's made to break a million, then go in for a tune up.
AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG

FEBRUARY 2015

NOBEL SPORT LOW-RECOIL TARGET
12-GA., 23⁄4", 7/8 OZS., NO. 8
AVERAGE PELLET COUNT: 332
MEASURED VELOCITY @ 3 FT.: 1225 F.P.S.
AVERAGE OF 10 PATTERNS

18

17
34

31

33

25

15

17

= POINT OF HOLD
MODIFIED (0.023")
TOP
HITS

21" INNER CIRCLE:
30" OUTER RING:
TOTAL:

16

PERCENT OF
PAYLOAD

123
67
190

(37%)
(20%)
(57%)

17
18

28

28

31

19

18

= POINT OF HOLD
IMPROVED CYLINDER (0.0125")
BOTTOM
HITS

21" INNER CIRCLE:
30" OUTER RING:
TOTAL:

PERCENT OF
PAYLOAD

105
70
175

(32%)
(21%)
(53%)

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