If they went from half inertia to pure mechanical in 2003, then my LX505 must have sat around the store for quite a while. Oh well, it does not matter much. I'm just happy to be able to enjoy such great value in quality O/Us.
Decided to install the full choke in the bottom barrel to try on some trap today. At 16 yds, little 20GA Verona smash them just as hard as any 12GA. Matter of fact, because the gun fit me so well & handles good, I can bust more birds comfortably than my Browning A5, 12GA 30", Full (I know A5s may not be considered to be a top choice for trap, i.e. stock drop & the hump maks it hard to keep your head down, & etc, but it was a Belgian, I couln't pass it up).
Now, back to my normal programing of skeet. I enjoyed shooting my new LX500 much more than my 686 White Onyx. Recoil impression is much less with my Verona. We can debate about quality & prestige with the big "B." All I know is for the price I paid for my 686, I could have bought 2 LX5xx.
I registered my 686 within 30 days & got 2 years added to the normal warantee of 12 months - whoopee!!! I guess Beretta is so good they don't need to offer you lifetime.
BTW, tried to order some Briley extended chokes from CDNN, but they're all out of Skeets, even the Cylinders are all gone. Well, I guess it's posts like these that get folks to notice what great shotguns Veronas are. I better stop blabing & go clean my Veronas.