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Advice on buying a 682 E Gold Trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by lzxray, Mar 22, 2013.

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  1. lzxray

    lzxray TS Member

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    Hi,

    Would like your advice...I'm looking at a Beretta 682 Gold E Trap Combo with a 34" single and 32" double that is about 3 years old in mint condition. Ask is $3.4K. Is this in the ball park? I shoot mostly single trap and occassionally double. Moving up from a BT-99. Question is should I buy the 682 or wait for when the 692 is available? Or, should I get another SBT like the K MS-5 for a bit less used. Looking to spend $3 - $5K max.

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
  2. citadel

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    It seems high to me. There is a Joel Etchen 687 on TS now for $3,200 which is a much upgraded gun than the 682 you mentioned. The 687 is the same gun with better engraving and because it is a Joel Etchen Special it will have much superior wood.

    Tahe a look for it. It will go fast at $3,200.
    Doug
     
  3. southjblue

    southjblue Active Member

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    The 682 gold e has held it's value for over 5 yrs---I had one and it is a great gun for the $$s----JMO---George@SJB
     
  4. CalvinMD

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    I'd stick with the tried and true ,..the 682/687 is proven bulletproof and lots of used barrels, wood and stuff floating around that are interchangeable...the 692 will take a while to get to that point
     
  5. Mike Battista

    Mike Battista Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    I can sell you a 682 Gold E 32/34 unsingle Y model for $3650.00. Y models are new guns that Beretta will take to shows and let people handle them. After inspection they are discounted out to dealers. Essentially a new gun.
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  6. StansCustoms

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    I just helped a friend buy a 682 Gold E top single 32/34 combo with case in mint condition for $3200...plus shipping.

    I considered it to be a great bargain, especially since you can't get new top single combos any more..(at least to my knowledge). I would have bought it myself at that price...had I not just bought a Browning the week before.

    I liked the deal and loved the Gold E...as does my friend. We both prefer the top single setup...which is "not the trend" these days.

    Good luck ...Stan
     
  7. hehawboy

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    since you said you wanted to spend up to 5 grand , Buy a new 687 joel etchens pigeon grade III for 4600.00 well worth the money . I bought one 2 years ago and can say this it's giving me no problems with over 10,000 rounds threw it .
     
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    since you said you wanted to spend up to 5 grand , Buy a new 687 joel etchens pigeon grade III for 4600.00 well worth the money . I bought one 2 years ago and can say this it's giving me no problems with over 10,000 rounds threw it .
     
  9. Sky Buster

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    I'd look at a used Ljutic S.B. for about $3,500.00 Twice the gun
    the Beretta is. Buy a used 1100/1187 for ocassional doubles.
     
  10. pakk

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    I wouldn't pay that much for a used combo. I bought a 3 barrel set(o/u, top single, bottom single) for $2600 a year ago. If I was going to spend that much, I'd spend a little more and do as other have mentioned and buy a new set from Joel Etchens.

    I wouldn't wait for the 692. If you are shooting your BT-99 well, don't change it. Just look for a doubles gun.
     
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  12. njuliano

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    Lz X-ray - you'll get a lot of different opinions on TS which is
    is the great thing about it . I can tell you I have a 682 Gold E combo and like the
    gun very much. I've got around 50k rounds through it and not a single
    problem. A couple of years ago I ran a 200 straight with it and almost took
    the Pa state singles championship (runner up) with the 682. Etchen
    Is a good place to get one. For the money they are tough to beat.
    Remember "it ain't the arrow it's the Indian "
    Good luck
     
  13. lzxray

    lzxray TS Member

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    Guys, Thanks very much for sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated!
     
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