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Old 09-05-2020, 07:42 PM   #1
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Possible 682 purchase

I'm looking at adding a new over under to my list.* It will primarily be used for skeet.* I usually shoot older SxS guns, but am looking for something more modern to put some rounds through.* A fellow club member has a Beretta 682 12 gauge he is offering for sale.

I am not exact on the specific model, and didn't get a look at the date code (just learned how to check it), but this is an older one.* It is a clean gun, has 26" barrels, adjustable comb, and comes with case and accessories.*

I am curious if there is anything to watch out for with an older 682?* I know they are supposed to be pretty stout shotguns.

Thank you for your time,

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682's are fine guns, but.... The biggest problem with the one you are looking at - the 26" barreled o/u's are extremely difficult to sell since no one uses the short barrels for skeet/sporting clays any more. If you decide that you don't like it, you will likely be stuck with it.
If I were in your shoes, I would pass on it, unless he is almost giving it away. If he is asking Blue Book price, it is WAAAAAY overpriced.
There are a lot of 30-32" o/u guns out there on the used market that would be a better choice.
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As RKB said, 30-32" barrels are the hot ticket right now; great swing dynamics for smoothness.
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Thanks,

Most of my guns are 28" and 30", so this one is shorter than what I usually shoot. He has offered to let me try it out at the next skeet shoot. I figured I'll get a better feel for the weight and balance.

I have been trying to find pricing info, but it is petty sparse online. He's asking $2k for it, which is about the same as a new 686 silver Pigeon I. It is at the top of my current budget.

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Way too much for a 26" gun, imho. You can get a new Browning for that much.
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I would pass because of the 26" barrels
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Old 09-06-2020, 07:40 PM   #7
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Thank you,

I'll keep looking at other options.

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