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browning or beretta o/u

Old 04-28-2013, 02:38 PM
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I am looking to get an over and under in 12ga for skeet and pheasant. Was looking at the browning 725 field and beretta 686 silver pigeon. What are some opinions on which is better?
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:31 PM
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Any of the three (3) B's will do.

Remember; Brownings don't wear out they wear in !!!
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:34 PM
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Either will do you just fine. Which one fits, feels, and swings better to you?
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:03 PM
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If you're trying to choose between a Beretta and a Browning, the only opinion that really matters is your own. My friends and I shoot and swear by both. It's all a matter of personal taste and comfort. My first 686 (the "economy" Whitewing) came into my possession nearly 15 years ago and with regular cleaning and new firing pins is still going strong as my primary clays gun some 10,000 rounds later. It's definitely earned its keep.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:05 AM
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Thanks guys. My main concern was which is better quality but it seems like both are pretty equal
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:18 AM
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One big advantage for the Beretta is the barrel selector/safety design. The Brownings eventually loosen up enough that they get bumped into the in-between state, and then when you go to take the safety off it won't budge - and when grouse hunting u seldom have time to look down and figure out what's wrong.

Beretta's have a toggle on top of the safety for barrel selection that works much better. I've had my 20 gauge Silver Pigeon for 10 years and it's been the nicest 6 lbs I've ever carried in the grouse woods!
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:19 AM
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Beretta's also run a little slimmer in the forearm and stock - they just feel quicker IMHO.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:08 PM
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I have had both. I currently shoot a Beretta 682 only because it fits me best.
whichever gun fits you the best will be the best gun for you. I think the Beretta's feel more "Lively" as well. But if they swing quicker they stop quicker too.
Citori and Cynegy are both great guns. I thought I wanted a 20 ga. Cynergy but My current quail/ pheasant gun is a 20ga. Browning BPS upland because I like 3 shots
Both Mfg. are High Quality gun makers that should produce a gun to last a lifetime with reasonable care.
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