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682 Gold E vs. "Custom 687 II"

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rich219, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    What is the difference between the Beretta 682 Gold E and the "Custome 687 II" listed on Joel Etchen's website? Any reason to get one over the other? Also what is the "slide" trigger?
     
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    DecalDude Active Member

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    The Joel Etchens is the same gun as the 682 BUT Much much more classy!!! I own 1 and get compliments on how it looks from 682 owners.

    Jerry Lewis
     
  3. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    I believe the mechanics are the same, but the 687 EELL has nicer wood and is engraved.
     
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    He takes a 687, adds the barrels from the 682 and I think the adjustable trigger. So basically all the functionality of the 682, but in a nicer package with a better looking receiver. Given the choice, 687 is the way to go.
     
  5. guinner16

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    are his 687's actually engraved or is it "rolled" on?
     
  6. Cazadore

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    They are rolled "engraving". If they are the same gun why are the 682's $1000 more? Originally the 682 was the "target receiver" while the 686 & 687 was the field version. May not hold true today.
     
  7. Calkidd

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    Watch out though, it can be hard to tell the difference between the 687 EELL and the SO6 EELL, you just might pick up the wrong one.
     
  8. guinner16

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    from what I have seen the 682 combo's have been less expensive than the 687's. I know of a few places that have bottom single 687 combo's from $4300-$4500. Arent the 687's almost $4700 with the upgrades wood and comb hardware. I person think the engraving on the 682 looks much better than the rolled scene on the 687. Please keep in mind that I like plain recievers with small amounts of engraving.

    Edit: I wanted to edit my post to clarify things a little. I have held both guns and fired a few hundred rounds through a brand new 682. They are both fine guns for the money, and you cant go wrong with either one. I personally like the look fo the 682 but I would be thrilled with a 687 also. The upgraded wood on the 687 is a nice feature also.
     
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    I was under the impression (and I don't know where I got it but...) that the barrels on the 687 were heavier than the 682. That obviously wouldn't apply to Joel's 687 though.
     
  10. billyboy07208

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    I dont think the palm swell comes in a 687,mine don`t,but my 682 does.The adjustable trigger is billed for "length of pull",but its more for "length to grip"- or finger stretch.
    My 687 has 1.47kg 28" MC solid rib bbls,and wide frame 682 has 1.42kg 28" FC ventilated bbls.
    If you buy from Etchens you will not go wrong,altho I would advise going to a beretta Gallery if you can,and have a look see-they may match his price and they sure have the better walnut at the gallery.
     
  11. Avaldes

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    Everyone should be perfectly clear, the Joel Etchen 687 combo gun is NOT the same gun as the catalog Beretta 687 silver pigeon. They share the same receiver but that is it. Joel has his guns specially ordered with trap barrels and wood. It is one heck of a deal for a very high quality gun. I am kicking myself for selling mine.

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    http://www.joeletchenguns.com/687trapspecialpage.htm

    It also appears that his guns now come with adjustable LOP triggers too.
     
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