Can you let me know what your experience is with the above shotgun makes good or bad.
both spot on wot you fancy really.
Both will cost a fair bit, but both will be worth quite a bit second hand if well looked after, and should last a lifetime Entry level Browning (B425) cheaper than Beretta, but still very good.
I have heard that the blueing (or blacking) on Berettas is bombproof (a farmer friend of mine only cleans his Beretta game gun twice a year), whereas with the Browning you'll have to keep it regularly cleaned and oiled.
Horses for courses, and try before you buy to get one that FITS you.
I own several Beretta's
where my brother has Brownings
Brownings do seem to go rusty quicker
As some would state they are only tubes with Stocks
I took out the Extra warrenty 10 years on my Berreta's and got good service from them.
But as with all Gun/s it's down to personal choice and use.
Not forgetting that a Gun that Mounts great, might not be so great when being fired
Try to shoot one before you buy
Sometimes local Clay Shhots have Club Gun/s or try @ shoots.
Even better try them @ Game Fair where they normally run trial shoots.
some brownings are made by `miraku` the mk70 sport is a 525 (in drag.)
berettas have a huge history, i`m not supprised they are the number one choice.
i`m getting a white onyx 686 sport.
cant go wrong.
They're both bomb proof, i've just ordered my 3rd Beretta a 687eell game gun
If I were to buy another shotgun it would be a Beretta.
And yet interestingly my usual clay shooting buddy bought a Beretta (686 I think) and I can't shoot with it for toffee - but I love my B425 - I guess it's down to what fits.
Good luck in choosing the right gun for YOU,
True enough Andrew. I believe there was a thread here yesterday that highlighted the longer standard stock length of the Brownings. I like Barettas as they fit me well, Brownings are too long for me.
686EELL you lucky git Poppy
"The ones who wish to fight, well, we aim to please"
Lt. Col. Tim Collins, commander of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish
Oh and I joined in April 2002 eleven years a member now
I've always had Brownings, all have been first class.
You tend to find people are fiercly loyal to one or the other a bit like BMW and Mercedes.
As a general rule Brownings are slightly bigger and more popular with similarly sized people.
I have two brownings and cant fault either of them, never had a beretta though although if I had to it would be an extrema
Ditto , I also have two Brownings , A Semi and an over and under '' Perfect''Originally Posted by rarms
( Silver Stalker 12g Semi / Cynergy 30in 12g Multi Over and under )
Last edited by jag; 05-07-2005 at 08:15 PM.