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 Post subject: Beretta S686/S687 (Older Models)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:31 am 
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I posted it in Beretta Section but I thought re-posting it here since I didn't get a response.

I am searching for an older 686 or 687 or even 682 with 29.5 or 30 inches barrels...hard to find.

But I found couple and I need your opinions:
1- s686 silver perdiz, sporting 29.5, floral scroll engraving. Made in 1995. Mobile Chokes
2- s687 silver pigeon, sporting and 29.5 barrels too, game engraving. Made in 1997. Mobile Chokes

The 686 looks unfired..seriously. the 687 is in very good condition but the stock was butchered and sanded the comb down...so I need to buy a new stock.

At the end, both will set me for the same price.

The only hesitation about the silver perdiz is that I never heard of it...i know all 68x series are the same, but is this one depreciate in value?

I will see If i can post an picture




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 Post subject: Re: Beretta S686/S687 (Older Models)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:00 pm 
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I own a 1992 687 DU that was a cross between an EE and an EEL with a duck on the bottom of the pistol grip.

A 600 series Beretta, is a 600 series Beretta.

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta S686/S687 (Older Models)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:55 pm 
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The SP1 can be had new for $1900-$2100. A 687 can be a SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5 all up grades. Wood from Coles could be had for $600 and up from others doing uprades or just go strait there. For the 687 once you know the model sub track 40% for it being used than about $800 for restocking it. So if it was SP3 I would consider $900 a SP2 say $400 tops. Cutting down the comb or shorting the stock is costly to a guns worth thou adding a thicker quality recoil pad is easily done.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta S686/S687 (Older Models)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:02 am 
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I have a 686 Sporting from 1995, I think. The 29.5 inch barrels are 1.54 kg. Both barrels shoot to exactly the same POI. It is easy to find stocks for these. I bought an extra for mine. You are probably going to want a custom stock anyway. I know the sporting guns will have the manual safety. Both guns you are looking at are a higher grade than mine and I do not know the difference between them. But doubt if it is much. My gun weighs 8 lb, 2 oz with a Graco adjustable comb and a very heavy Kick exe pad. I think the gun has a sort of "heavy" feel. I am going to try one of the newer SP's with the lighter Optima barrels. Each to his own, I think. I now really regret turning down a 30" Optima 682 last year.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta S686/S687 (Older Models)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:29 pm 
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Thank you guys for your responses. 29.5 or 30 inch barrel is better for me as it swings better.

I started with over under with 687 SP field, then got the 690 in 30, 692 in 32, zoli z gun sport in 30 and 32...so I tried many different setups and the 30 feels better for me, at least for now. But I sold them all due to financial problems, so I am starting back and not going crazy with the expenses.

Among all, I still feel the 68x series were the best balance with the z gun as well, but zoli are a little bit more than what I can now.

So since I settle on 30 inch, the optima is lighter in 30, and my quest for an older one.

That s686 seems a better buy and I might go with that. I will let you know.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta S686/S687 (Older Models)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:41 pm 
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Quick Update:
I was able to find a really clean 682 but with 28" barrel. I shot wobble trap with it the first time and got 23. not too bad. I will use it for sporting and see how it goes and If I like the gun, i may get a longer barrel for it.

The gun is an older 1989, silver wide frame, sporting with choke tubes. it felt really nice!

I know it wasn't what I was looking for (30" barrel), but damn this felt good too. It is not too heavy so I can use it for pheasant easily.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta S686/S687 (Older Models)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Wise choice - they say 682's are the same as the others but I say no.
I have had both and 682's and 687 EELL's stand above the others hands down.
Fit finish and feel




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