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 Post subject: RBL 20 vs parallelo
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:33 pm 
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All, I’m down to these two guns.

CSMC RBL 20 vs Beretta 486 Parallelo


Thinking 20ga for hunting. Anyone have experience w both?
The CSMC makes me happy as it’s American, the Beretta is well...beretta.
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 Post subject: Re: RBL 20 vs parallelo
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:37 pm 
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I faced this same issue a few years ago. The Beretta was really nice but was not crazy about the wood. CSMC has some nice wood and nice upgrades. So I bought the RBL and have been pleased. Cost between the two guns was similar. Both are good guns.


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 Post subject: Re: RBL 20 vs parallelo
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:54 pm 
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Nice dilemma to have, two pretty nice guns. I’ve been hunting and shooting clays with my RBL20 for about five years. Lightweight at 6.5 lbs, good trigger, fast pointing. I’ve had good experience with CSMC service but others reportedly haven’t. The Beretta is a Beretta but getting the SxS serviced may be a challenge. I understand Cole’s is the best place for Beretta service but I don’t know if they have experience with the 486. I’d call and ask them before I bought. All these guns need repairs eventually so I’d be sure to get that part figured out.


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 Post subject: Re: RBL 20 vs parallelo
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:20 pm 
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I have a RBL. If I was doing it again I would buy an AyA or other Spanish gun, possibly Italian. CSM got all of the money I will spend with them in one shot. My RBL went back several times. There are better choices.


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 Post subject: Re: RBL 20 vs parallelo
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:54 pm 
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I have an rbl 20, which weighs 6.4. I like it, beautiful wood, PG & BT forend. Beautiful Exhibition wood, but it was not well filled before finishing. Engraving is very shallow and generally poorly excuted. mechanically, not issues. I like the Parallelo, and considered adding it. If I get another sxs, more likely will be Rizzini BR 550/552.


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 Post subject: Re: RBL 20 vs parallelo
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:47 pm 
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I own serial number 353 RBL. Purchased new and hunted hard out West. Light weight, double trigger, beaver tail, with scratches on the stock from hunting.
Never had a problem, Your experience may vary.




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