Gun Report

Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 28 Gauge, $2,000

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This very classy field gun won the beauty contest in our field test, but was a little quick and whippy on the sporting clays course when compared to the longer-barreled Browning.

Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon 28 Gauge, $2,000

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel

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Recoil is not a problem with a 28 gauge, so this three-eighths inch solid-rubber pad does its job in allowing the shooter to easily mount the shotgun.
Very attractive and classy, the nickel receiver is intricately engraved with fine scrollwork. One of the few downsides to the classy 28 is the automatic safety (arrow) that clicks on every time the action is opened; an undesirable function for clay-target shooters.
The single silver bead is typical of a field gun and sits atop a narrow one-quarter inch rib.

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