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  • Beretta 682 Gold E

    I've been shooting Sporting Clays for a few years and want to upgrade guns. I'm looking at a clean Beretta 682 Gold E Sporting with case, chokes, 30" barrels. The owner is willing to let me shoot a round before buying so I can make sure it fits. Is there anything else I need to look for? Was this a fairly decent model? Is $2000.00 a fair price? If anyone has any input I'd love to hear it. Thanks.

  • #2
    I have the same gun with a 32” barrel. I really like the balance of the gun. Sounds like a good deal, but only if it shoots where you’re looking. Take it to a pattern board and she if it’s shooting where you think it should.

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    • #3
      Sounds like good advice. I will pattern it. I'm also going to shoot a round of clays with it Sunday. I like my Brownings, but the Citori's don't seem to fit quite right. I won a Browning Cynergy CX. It was a great gun, but it had a 60/40 P.O.I. and I couldn't get used to it. I ended up trading it for a Winchester Select Platinum. The Winchester actually fits me pretty good. I'm thinking the Beretta will have a lower profile like the Winchester. I've read a lot of good reports on the Beretta and I'm anxious to try one. this one seemed like a decent deal so I guess we'll see. Thanks for the input.

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      • #4
        The 682 is a great gun. If you go back in time, it was Beretta’s gun for Olympic shooters. There have been several iterations of this model and the Gold E was the last version they produced. All of the Beretta 680 series have the same “guts”, but this model was designed for the clay shooter

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        • #5
          What P.O.I are you looking for? Most off the shelf sporting guns will be 60/40.

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          • #6
            I would like 50/50. That's where the Winchester I'm currently shooting patterns. It seems to work best for the way I mount the gun and focus on the bird. The Cynergy had a somewhat of a raised rib. If I mentally paid attention and "floated the bird" it did all right. It might sound weird, but I shoot my best scores when I shoot instinctively, with no focus on the bead or barrel. The 50/50 seems to work best in that respect. I'll admit i'm still learning and things I took as fact have changed in the last few years. The 682 seems to have a fairly flat rib, so I'm hoping it will shoot 50/50. I'll pattern it this weekend and shoot a round or two of clays. If it doesn't work out I'll stick with my Winchester for a while. Luckily the seller is awesome to deal with and has let me try it for the weekend.

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            • #7
              I did shoot a round with the Beretta over the weekend. I guess it is true what they say about Beretta vs Browning as far as fit. It just didn't feel comfortable to me. The forearm seemed too wide and I just couldn't get a smooth consistent mount and follow through with it. In fairness I think with enough time I could have made it work, but I just wasn't feeling it. It's a beautiful, well built gun, but I hated to spend that much on a used gun that I wasn't comfortable with. I did pattern it and it appeared to be more of a 40/60 pattern for me. Guess I'll stick with Winchester and Brownings. Thanks for all the input.

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              • #8
                You did the right thing!

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