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 Post subject: 686 / 687 / 690 for noobs?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:33 am 
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I'm looking to upgrade my Ithaca 600 Trap with a new general-purpose clay gun (skeet/clays, with maybe a little trap, but I have my BT-99 for that). I'm familiar with Citoris, but the Browning O/U lineup under the 694 gets a bit confusing.

Ribs and combs are pretty obvious, but are there big differences in anything else other than that and wood quality with the 68x series? I'm looking at lightly used, so there are a number of models in the same price range (SP I, II, etc.).

Is there a good reference for the differences, or should I just buy the cheapest, cleanest one that fits?

Bonus question: What do you get by stepping up to the 690? It's not THAT much more than the 68x series, and considerably cheaper than the 694.




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 Post subject: Re: 686 / 687 / 690 for noobs?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:49 pm 
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I have both a Browning Sporting Clays Special with raised rib and a Beretta 686 Sporting and they both do well for all the games including Helice with the Browning. For me if I can put the shot were the target is going to be when the shot gets there, why pay for bling.


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 Post subject: Re: 686 / 687 / 690 for noobs?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:48 pm 
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687's are just 686's with prettier wood and engraving, it's that simple. The 690 is a newer action, it's wider and better balanced and has a cleaner trigger break, so some say. You don't get the weight system of the 692 and I don't think that it has the 692's longer forcing cones either. A lot of guys don't like the more new age style of the receiver either, personally it doesn't bother me in a sporting gun, that said I prefer a more traditional look in my field guns.

IMHO, if you aren't going to spend the money on a 694 or DT then I'd stick with a 68x special gun from Cole's or JE and spend the money saved on shells and clays.


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 Post subject: Re: 686 / 687 / 690 for noobs?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:07 pm 
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^^^^^^ This :)

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 Post subject: Re: 686 / 687 / 690 for noobs?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:10 pm 
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hopper810 wrote:
^^^^^^ This :)

Agreed.

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 Post subject: Re: 686 / 687 / 690 for noobs?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:38 am 
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Thank you all so much!




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