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Beretta 686E Sporting opinions please

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Chris17404, Mar 27, 2006.

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  1. Chris17404

    Chris17404 Member

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    Hi all,

    I am in the market for a new shotgun used primary for skeet shooting, and possibly a little sporting clays. My budget is under $2000. I have handled a lot of guns over the past few months and have found that the Beretta 686E Sporting fits me better than anything else I have tried. I really like the feel and fit of it. It has a 28" barrel and mobilchokes. I have a few questions...

    1. Is this a good gun for skeet shooting? I plan on shooting about 200 rounds per week with it.

    2. Are the new Optima barrels/chokes really any better than the mobilchokes? Will I see any more recoil with this model?

    I'd like to hear anyone's opinion on this gun from those who own ne or have shot one. Thanks!

    Chris
     
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    Oh... and is $1700 a reasonable price for a brand new one considering it's a discontinued model in the USA?

    Chris
     
  3. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    I've shot a couple. I liked them. Good triggers,nice balance. The looks are a bit different, but some folks like Art Deco.

    Well worth $1700....
     
  4. PJR

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    It's an excellent gun for skeet. I have shot a couple owned by friends and was impressed. These are the tried and true Beretta o/u design that has a proven track record.

    I've owned guns with the Mobile and Optima systems. One isn't better than the other as far as patterning is concerned. The Optima guns have lighter barrels but on a 28" gun that's not a serious consideration. Recoil isn't a factor of the choking system but of gun fit and stance. If it fits you, it shouldn't hit you.
     
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