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#5920037 - 09/09/15 11:22 AM O/U Advice Needed
Leonardo Online   content
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Alright guys I am in the market for a really nice O/U in a small caliber. 28 or 20. Possibly interchangeable barrels. I know it is not going to be cheap but I want it to be a prize possession that I can pass down to my son or grandson.

I would like to keep the price around $3000 but would probably go up to around $5000 for the right gun. I am asking for recommendations because I usually prefer semi-auto and I don't know much about O/U.

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#5920081 - 09/09/15 11:39 AM Re: O/U Advice Needed [Re: Leonardo]
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Registered: 09/06/08
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Loc: Frisco, TX
You can get a new Beretta Silver Pigeon I 20/28 gauge combo for around $3,200. That would make a heck of a legacy gun in my opinion!

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#5920180 - 09/09/15 12:33 PM Re: O/U Advice Needed [Re: NTX RAIDER]
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Originally Posted By: NTX RAIDER
You can get a new Beretta Silver Pigeon I 20/28 gauge combo for around $3,200. That would make a heck of a legacy gun in my opinion!


+1

725 is an option as well.

Have you considered getting a nice 12g O/U and purchasing a set of 28g tubes from Briley? You'll have the best of both worlds, a nice 12g O/U that will shoot inexpensive 12g shells and the ability to simply, reliably and accurately, shoot 28g shells with the same shotgun,

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#5920201 - 09/09/15 12:49 PM Re: O/U Advice Needed [Re: Leonardo]
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I have owned many an over under. Beretta just doesn't fit me. I got rid of every Beretta I ever bought. I have a Ruger Red Label 28 and hands down that is the finest shotgun I have ever carried. They can only be had used in the $2500ish range.

I am not a fan of the Briley tubes. The 12 ga O/Us are balanced for that size weapon as well as all the other bores. Sticking a tube in there changes the entire character of a shotgun. Just pick up a Ruger Red 28 and then any O/U 12. It is then you will understand what I am saying.
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#5920243 - 09/09/15 01:11 PM Re: O/U Advice Needed [Re: Leonardo]
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X2 on the ruger red label, fine shooting guns.

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#5920759 - 09/09/15 05:48 PM Re: O/U Advice Needed [Re: Leonardo]
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Caesar Guerini 28 gauge or 20. Don't buy a 2 barrel set. My friends that have wind up using only the 28 gauge barrels.

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#5920951 - 09/09/15 07:38 PM Re: O/U Advice Needed [Re: Leonardo]
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I want a Ruger Red Label 28 so bad!!!
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#5921229 - 09/09/15 09:51 PM Re: O/U Advice Needed [Re: Leonardo]
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Beretta
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2 barrel set- go Italian.

Fits irrelevant. That's what a gunsmith is for. Buy your gun. Spend few 100 bucks- get it fitted. Get forcing cones done as well. I have a buddy who is a gun dealer that is incredible. Tell him what u want. He can find you a mint used gun as well.

PM me if you need some help
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#5921260 - 09/09/15 10:04 PM Re: O/U Advice Needed [Re: BigAL33]
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Originally Posted By: BigAL33
I want a Ruger Red Label 28 so bad!!!


up bad arse little shotguns
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#5921511 - 09/10/15 04:58 AM Re: O/U Advice Needed [Re: Leonardo]
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Registered: 11/22/09
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Ruger Red Label in 28 ga are scares as hens teeth. I own the Beretta 20/28 combo. I like it but will probably own a 28 in another brand
Here you go
http://grabagun.com/beretta-686-silver-pigeon-i-combo-20-ga-28-ga-20-28-inch.html
Register then hit the grab a quote, they will knock a chunk off the price.


Edited by Barny Topwater (09/10/15 05:22 AM)
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#5921531 - 09/10/15 05:38 AM Re: O/U Advice Needed [Re: Leonardo]
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Strictly hunting- go with one of the 2 barrel sets mentioned. If you are thinking of any of the clay sports, especially skeet, a tube set...especially a nice 20 tubed for 28 and 410. Don't worry about the tubes upsetting balance, you can add weight to the butt to offset that as clays guns are preferred heavier anyway.

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Edited by P_102 (09/10/15 05:40 AM)
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#5921581 - 09/10/15 06:50 AM Re: O/U Advice Needed [Re: Leonardo]
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Registered: 07/27/08
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Ruger is making the red label again very soon. It is. It is not worth the high prices some folks are paying lately because they think the gun is rare/extinct. The un engraved receiver red label is worth around $1,000. I've bought 3 over the years at gun shows and $925 was the most I paid for a red label. Ever Red label I had, the vent rib would come loose. Briley had to fix all 3 and told me it's a very common problem on Rugers.

Go Beretta or Browning. For $5k+ you can get a Belgium made superposed Browning

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#5921654 - 09/10/15 07:30 AM Re: O/U Advice Needed [Re: Leonardo]
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Are you looking for a gun that you will hunt with and keep forever or a possible occasional use and resell down the road?

If your not looking for something collectible that will likely increase with time, then I agree on the small bore beretta. I love the 410 I got but agree with some of the above comments that the fit is just not right on the bigger bore. Great fun for under 2k.



I recently found a 70s model ted label 20 ha for my wife at an auction for under $1000 and it's a great gun.

If you are looking for something to put $$ into that will appreciate, then take a look at some of these.
http://jamesdjulia.com/auction/october-2015-firearms-auction/?session=2
Their value is heavily impacted by who the engraver is as "artwork". Generally, the smaller the bore-the more desirable and $$ they cost.

What I love about the old fn b-25's and browning superposed is that they are unique pieces of history and not just a production. They all have a story. I just committed to these two out of a collection and can't wait to get them.




Edited by brazosboyt (09/10/15 07:31 AM)

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#5921662 - 09/10/15 07:40 AM Re: O/U Advice Needed [Re: Leonardo]
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Registered: 01/17/10
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Originally Posted By: Leonardo
Alright guys I am in the market for a really nice O/U in a small caliber. 28 or 20. Possibly interchangeable barrels. I know it is not going to be cheap but I want it to be a prize possession that I can pass down to my son or grandson.

I would like to keep the price around $3000 but would probably go up to around $5000 for the right gun. I am asking for recommendations because I usually prefer semi-auto and I don't know much about O/U.


Get a 20 gauge beretta silver hawk side by side
You wont regret it. Around $3700


Edited by beaversnipe (09/10/15 07:40 AM)

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#5921679 - 09/10/15 07:47 AM Re: O/U Advice Needed [Re: aerangis]
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Originally Posted By: aerangis
Originally Posted By: NTX RAIDER
You can get a new Beretta Silver Pigeon I 20/28 gauge combo for around $3,200. That would make a heck of a legacy gun in my opinion!


+1

725 is an option as well.

Have you considered getting a nice 12g O/U and purchasing a set of 28g tubes from Briley? You'll have the best of both worlds, a nice 12g O/U that will shoot inexpensive 12g shells and the ability to simply, reliably and accurately, shoot 28g shells with the same shotgun,



Speaking of 28 gauge shells. I found cases of high speed steel heavy steel nr 4 on macks wings for $109 a case free shipping. Also found federal steel nr 6 at rogers for $90 a case and 7 1/2 and 9 estate for $99 at cabellas. Im all set now. Bought a 28 gauge beretta unica a400 for 1/2 price from a friend. Brand new...


Edited by beaversnipe (09/10/15 07:48 AM)

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