Posted 24 March 2008 - 01:25 pm
My name is John and I am returning to shooting after a break of 20 years or so!
I used to do a lot of rough shooting down in Hampshire before career pressures took over but I kept renewing my shotgun certificate in anticipation of one day getting back into the sport.
I was invited out roost shooting pigeons the other weekend and have realised how much I have been missing the scene. I was embarassingly rusty in my shooting but thoroughly enjoyed scaring every pigeon that came near!
I think I am going to try an O/U gun - have always shot S/S before - and whilst it now looks like I'm going to have to re-learn how to shoot properly, I may as well learn to use a different gun. I was never a crackshot but think I will take a few lessons this time!
I am looking at buying a second-hand Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 12g, probably fixed chokes 1/4 and 1/2 - basic model. Anyone got an opinion on this gun?
Look forward to checking out this forum and making some new cyber friends!!
Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:08 pm
Just been looking around - certainly some lively debate going on in certain sections - good stuff!
Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:29 pm
It looks like I will feel very much at home here and I look forward to be able to make a contribution to the collective knowledge!
In the meantime, I am still looking for some help on selecting a new (second-hand!) O/U shotgun - the Beretta I was looking to buy has now gone for more than I could afford but I have tried out a Rizzini - will check out the appropriate forum section and see if there are any opinions on these guns!
Once again, cheers for the friendly welcome!
Posted 25 March 2008 - 08:18 pm
Posted 25 March 2008 - 08:30 pm
welcome john, Have a look at the franchi harrier(franchi owned by beretta) got mine for 650 (new) with 3 year GMK warranty. I got the 12g 28inch o/u game model and i am over the moon with it. If you ever have a problem with it, it'l be the same gunsmith working on it that would also be working on your 3500k beretta! http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
The guy in the shop mentioned franchi but he didn't tell me they were part of the Beretta empire - I will have a look at the Harrier - thanks for that !
Posted 25 March 2008 - 08:58 pm
You do a little bit.Oh well some people are just a bit strange i guess.I checked out your topic on rizzini shotguns.Your best bet would to go for a bettinsoli as you can get a brand new one for about £600.
Look at the bettonsoil dimond x
Thanks for your help on the other thread Wingshooter!
I understand that a troll formerly known as 'guevara' seems to have relaunched himself and latched onto me, but I don't think I'm the least bit strange!
Posted 25 March 2008 - 09:07 pm
no probs.Have you tried looking at all the differnt brands on gun trader.
Yeah, have searched through - it's a bloody good site too!
Have fired off a couple of e-mail enquiries for Beretta 686's - see if they are still available!
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