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 Post subject: Fitted Gun For Duck Hunting
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:26 pm 
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Good Evening,

Ever since last duck season I have had my clays gun fit to me (Beretta 686 SP1 sporting with 36" barrels, 15.5" LOP & cast off) and shot extensively with it, and feel that I shoot quite well with it now. Well now when I mount my duck gun (beretta 3901 26") it feels like a kids gun with a 14.25" LOP.

I know I don't want to match the LOP of my clays gun because a lot of my duck hunting is in a jacket, besides teal season.

Do those of you that have a fitted clays gun and who also hunt have your duck gun fitted as well?

I am leaning towards having about .75" of LOP added to my duck gun and not worrying about cast.

Thanks!




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 Post subject: Re: Fitted Gun For Duck Hunting
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:59 pm 
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Location: NW IL
Can you just add a slip on recoil pad for the extra length? Cheap way to try out adding some length.

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 Post subject: Re: Fitted Gun For Duck Hunting
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:13 pm 
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I absolutely fit my duck gun to me. Berettas (and Benellis I think) have them cast and drop shims that I play with. Prob 2 years after the a400 xtreme plus came out, I shouldered one and BAM it fit. The stepped rib made all the difference so sold my a400 xtreme immediately!
Good gun fit makes ALL the difference!


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 Post subject: Re: Fitted Gun For Duck Hunting
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:12 pm 
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The cast will likely be more important than the lop. Not super familiar with that beretta but if it has stock shims, slip on an extra recoil pad and then set the drop and cast to match your OU with the spacer shims. Shoot it a bit and if you are happy take it to a gunsmith and have a spacer and new recoil pad ground to fit. If it does not have stock shims, I’d upgrade to a newer gun with them. I’m 6’ 3” and my field guns are set at 15 inch with the cast off spacer and I use slip on pads (I like the leather Velcro ones) until I decide the gun is a keeper and then I spend the money to extend it the right way.


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