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 Post subject: O/U suggestions for Clays
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:24 pm 
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I am in the market for a Browning or Beretta O/U for sporting clays. I have been thinking Beretta 686 in a 30” /32” but in the Browning line what models you I be looking at? There is quite the variety..... I went today to try and hold a few and there is not much stock as we can all imagine to shoulder but the Browning I held I think was a CX with adjustable comb and raised rib. It shouldered well and the only Beretta I could find was a 28 ga 686. With eyes closed the Browning came up perfect while the Beretta was a little off but had a thick jacket on so may have not had the best clothes for fittings a shotgun. Just basically curious at which specific Browning to focus on? Trying to narrow my search, thx in advance!




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 Post subject: Re: O/U suggestions for Clays
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:29 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: O/U suggestions for Clays
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:40 pm 
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Between the 686 and the Browning 725, the Beretta works best for me, but like oneounce suggested, buy what works for you.


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 Post subject: Re: O/U suggestions for Clays
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:50 pm 
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So as long as it fits it’s basically a Ford/Chevy thing? So no quality difference, just preference then?


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 Post subject: Re: O/U suggestions for Clays
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:41 pm 
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Beretta 686 was my first O/U for sporting clays. Still own it and still shoot it a lot. I bought a Browning 725 from a buddy who was moving onto something else. I had originally planned to sell the 686; but can't bring myself to do it; so I now go back and forth between the two and shoot them both. Cant go wrong with either.


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 Post subject: Re: O/U suggestions for Clays
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:46 am 
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Been looking at the 725 online and from what I read it’s a better gun overall than the CX/CXS series so think a 725 will be the Browning option. The questions I have now are 30” or 32” barrel as they both swing fine? Sporting adj. comb or not? sporting pro or no? Meant quite see the differences between the 725 sporting adj comb pro vs the non version. I do see a 3” chamber vs 2-3/4” but does that really matter or go with 3” to be more versatile?


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 Post subject: Re: O/U suggestions for Clays
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:53 am 
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I think the only thing that really matters in your list is the adjustable comb. I would either get one with the adjustable comb or have the adjustable comb added. Some people prefer the aftermarket comb hardware. For shooting clay targets you will never shoot 3" shells. I am old and weak and shoot 30" barrels. If the 32" feel fine to you then that is what I would pick. For me there is a difference in fit between Beretta and Browning but the adjustable comb I added to my Beretta takes care of any fit problems for me.


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 Post subject: Re: O/U suggestions for Clays
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:30 am 
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I would only be using 2-3/4 as it’s a dedicated range gun, have others for hunting I guess. I am also leaning towards the comb as well. Is the Pro model worth the extra money and what exactly is the difference?


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 Post subject: Re: O/U suggestions for Clays
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:49 pm 
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Guns Unlimited in Omaha, Ne . has a exclusive line of Browning Citori Special Sporting shotguns. You can get a 12ga for $1999 . Add a adjustable comb for $200. I bought two from them this year.A 20 and a 28ga. Great guns for the money.


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 Post subject: Re: O/U suggestions for Clays
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:53 am 
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I much prefer the Browning in 20g and the Beretta in 12g.

I have owned all of them.

12g is better all-round for the clays games.

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 Post subject: Re: O/U suggestions for Clays
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:20 pm 
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sera wrote:
I much prefer the Browning in 20g and the Beretta in 12g.

I have owned all of them.

12g is better all-round for the clays games.


I do think the Browning 20 is perfectly scaled and feels much better to me than a Browning 12. I also agree the Beretta is the opposite. Thought I was the only one who felt that way.


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 Post subject: Re: O/U suggestions for Clays
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:30 pm 
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To the OP, try looking at the Browning 525 Sporter or CXS Sporting.

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