Beretta 686 20 gauge

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Beretta 686 20 gauge

Post by Feedjake » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:21 am

Gander outdoors had a deal I couldn't refuse. Beretta 686 silver pigeon 1 20 gauge for 1215.00!!!! This is my first Beretta o/u. Been a ruger and skb guy. Super excited, had to share.

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Re: Beretta 686 20 gauge

Post by NC Quailhunter » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:20 pm

You are going to love it. I just got one in 28 gauge and really enjoying it. Congratulations and enjoy.
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Re: Beretta 686 20 gauge

Post by nevermind » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:26 pm

you've purchased a reliable shotgun. awesome price if new and still a great price if used and in good condition.

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Re: Beretta 686 20 gauge

Post by Feedjake » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:15 am

Brand new. They had 3 on the shelf. Haven't shot it yet but have been comparing it to my ruger red label and skb 500. The wood to metal finish is better on 686, but not by a lot. The bluing and polishing is much better but skb used different methods. I could do w/o the engraving on 686 and much prefer the simple engraving on skb, its just enough and not over done, imo. The real difference is in feel in the hands and upon mounting. Boy did Beretta get it right. But, as I said, I haven't shot it yet. Can't wait

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Re: Beretta 686 20 gauge

Post by NEWYORKHILLBILLY » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:01 pm

wish i have seen that deal I might had to add another .

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Re: Beretta 686 20 gauge

Post by Featherfinder » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:57 pm

Feedjake, I commend you on an all-too-rare attribute. You described your new gun by words that I find endearing - "the feel".
There are many guns out there that look fine and might even fit you out-of-the-box, but a shotgun IMO, should feel like a lovely lady:
- svelte,
- curves in all the right places,
- easy on the eyes,
...and more. :wink:
The last thing your 20 gauge O/U should feel like is a 12 gauge semi! And yet, I have hefted some 20 gauge O/Us that felt like a.....boat oar!
Enjoy and learn to put the pellets where you're targets are! (Don't blame the gun.)

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Re: Beretta 686 20 gauge

Post by BigTub » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:58 pm

..."I haven't shot it yet."

What is holding you up??????????????????/

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Re: Beretta 686 20 gauge

Post by Feedjake » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:32 pm

Great question. I will say that I'm blessed to have many options and have been duck or pheasnt hunting lately. I'll get at it soon. Nice brittany pic. I have one as well

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Re: Beretta 686 20 gauge

Post by Feedjake » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:30 pm

Featherfinder
"Svelte" is one of my favorite words!

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