June 2002

Midrange .22 Long Rifle Target Pistols: Beretta Vs. High Standard

Who wins when Beretta’s new $669 Model 87 clashes with the venerable $603 High Standard Supermatic Trophy? It depends on which games you enjoy shooting, and how fast you like to shoot.

As the sport of competitive shooting progresses, the latest trend does not always supplant or erase what came before it. In terms of smallbore pistol competition, Bullseye, one of the oldest forms of competition, is still alive and well despite the increasing popularity of rimfire practical shooting sports such as those fostered by the USPSA. But with new games comes changes in equipment.

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