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 Post subject: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:32 pm 
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Think I finally made a decision.The 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 30in.Mostly for trap & wobble;Any reviews or opinions would be appreciated. Thanks again.




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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:57 pm 
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I have one. Bought it in October. I love it!

I use it for primarily sporting clays, wobble and trap...


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:03 pm 
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simply a solid workhorse, i have a 686 silver pigeon s, as well as a 682 gold e, both have been just fine


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:16 pm 
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After trying out various shotguns for the past several months, I too purchased a SP1 Sporting. I thinks it's a great O/U in the sub 2K category. I will do my best to wear it out, but I don't think I ever will. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:20 pm 
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Look, I'm a Browning guy, but I have to admit the Beretta SP1 sporter is a superb shotgun. One that you will cherish for a long long time. A BEST buy too. Congrats dude... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:56 pm 
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Thanks for all the positive feedback.I'm hoping to pick mine up on Tue.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:12 pm 
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For the money ... It's very hard to beat.
Personally, I find EVERYTHING about it good, or better ! And, every now and then one turns up with great figuring in the timber - certainly better than that which should be expected on a 'base grade' gun.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:42 pm 
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I love my SP1 12ga 30".
I added an adjustable comb and a mid-bead.
Love it so much I bought a 20ga version too.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:24 am 
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Redcobra I noticed your from Md. Do you ever shoot your Silver Pigeons at Loch Raven Skeet & Trap?


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:55 pm 
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I also have a SP 1 sporting 12 ga, 30inch
use it for sporting clays and trap.

Was wondering what modifications you guys have made? For example, recoil pad, adj comb, recoil reducers, chokes.

Also how is it working out for trap?
My gun shoots relatively flat, fine for sporting clays, not as much for trap.

thoughts?


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 Post subject: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:54 pm 
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Kickeez recoil pad (bright red of course) and Pure Gold ported choke tubes is what my son shoots on his in competitions.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Great guns, I love them. Like Slugo, I'm more of a Browning guy and for me - I like them slightly more. However; I had a 12 gauge Silver Pigeon S for years and absolutely loved it.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:58 am 
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I bought a SP1 Sporting 32" barrels last month. Love it, looks and handles like a gun that cost many more $$$.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:25 pm 
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Bought one this summer.. Love it... 32 inch barrels...

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I didn't think they made a SPI SPORTING in 20 ga..

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:31 pm 
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It just says Silver Pigeon (no I).
http://www.berettausa.com/products/bere ... on-i-20ga/
Listed under waterfowl guns.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:26 pm 
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That is a field model... Hoping they make the sporting model in 20ga...

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:17 pm 
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ruffed G wrote:
That is a field model... Hoping they make the sporting model in 20ga...

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And what is the difference between the field model and the sporting?
I see no difference between the sporting 12 (which I have) and the field version other than the bead and rib width. Stocks dimensions seem to be identical.
I added an adjustable comb and a midbead to my 20, and had weight put in the stock.
Shoots like a dream.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:47 pm 
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Beretta Sporting guns typically have a slightly fatter stock than the field versions, although I think that drop dimensions are the same. The buttpad is a bit bigger on the Sporting models -- but only the 12 Gauges. The subgauge Sporting guns have field-size buttpads.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:45 pm 
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The 12 ga sporting model has a wider rib, mid bead, non automatic trigger, avilable in longer barrel length, and is heavier... If there is no difference why would they make both...


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting 12ga.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:28 pm 
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ruffed G wrote:
The 12 ga sporting model has a wider rib, mid bead, non automatic trigger, avilable in longer barrel length, and is heavier... If there is no difference why would they make both...

So they can sell more.



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