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Old 10-04-2019, 06:17 AM   #1
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Beretta Silver Pigeon or Benelli 828U

Iím in the market for an O/U. Mainly to use in the field, but I also shoot sporting clays while I practice for the seasons. Iíve been a big benelli fan, and have several because they seem to fit me well. They are all semi autos. I know fit is everything, so that will play a huge role. But Iíve never owned an O/U. I know Beretta SP has a long standing history, but Iím also looking into the 828U. Can some of the O/U guys give me some advice?


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Buy whichever one fits you the best. Go to your local trap/skeet/sporting club and borrow or rent as many guns as you can. Having shot the Benelli I can say it was a nice gun, but for ME, it was a tad light for volume clay shooting
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Buy whichever one fits you the best. Go to your local trap/skeet/sporting club and borrow or rent as many guns as you can. Having shot the Benelli I can say it was a nice gun, but for ME, it was a tad light for volume clay shooting


Iíll def do that. How did the benelli feel to you as opposed to the Beretta?


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the 828 kicks like a mule and is too light.
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Thanks yíall, looks like Iím getting a Beretta.


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Get the one YOU like
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get one thats doesnt beat you to death.
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Thanks yíall, looks like Iím getting a Beretta.


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I have been shooting a Beretta SP for about 3 years. I spent an extra $200.00 to have it fitted (adj comb & butt plate). I love it and am very happy that I spent the extra$$ to have it professionally fitted. Buy the one you like and you will have no regrets.
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I have been shooting a Beretta SP for about 3 years. I spent an extra $200.00 to have it fitted (adj comb & butt plate). I love it and am very happy that I spent the extra$$ to have it professionally fitted. Buy the one you like and you will have no regrets.
No matter what you buy, getting the gun fitted is the best money youíll spend on it. Not only will the gun have less felt recoil, but it will naturally shoot where your eyes are looking.

I have only shot the SP and not the Benelli. Benelli makes a good gun, but hasnít been doing o/us for very long. Over unders are at the core of berettas shotgun lineup. Handle or shoot both of them.

Iím a browning guy. Maybe throw browning into the mix?

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I also own a Beretta 686 silver pigeon with chokes. Was built in 1997. perfect for shooting clays and also a good hunting gun wich is not to heavy. never had any regrets.
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