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Beretta 20ga barrel on a 12ga frame - comments?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BT99Max100, Nov 3, 2011.

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  1. BT99Max100

    BT99Max100 Member

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    If you have used a Beretta with 20ga berrels attached to a 12ga frame, I would like to hear your comments/opinions. Is it worth the investment? Any big difference in the 28in or 30in length. Thank You.

    John
     
  2. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    Never seen a Beretta set up that way, but have a couple of Std weight 870's that shoot and function just great.
     
  3. willrogers

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    I have one in 30" on my 687 12 ga frame and like it very much. It weighs the same as my 12 ga barrel.
    The Beretta web sie may have on in their sale items.
    Don
     
  4. mag410

    mag410 Active Member

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    I assume you are asking about the 20 gauge barrels made to fit 12 gauge 680 series receivers? I have a 20 gauge 28" set that weigh 1.33kg and 20 gauge 30" set that weighs 1.41kg. Both of these are considerably lighter than a 12 gauge barrel with 20 gauge tubes installed. The 30" "feels" better to me as the weight is closer to my skeet set which is an silver wide-frame 682 with 28" barrels and Kolar tubes.

    One of the advantages of the 20 gauge barrels vs tubes is that you can use some of the higher pressure loads like the Green Dot loads that Alliant deleted because they cracked the chambers on skeet tubes. Another advantage is that Beretta 20 gauge Mobile chokes are a lot cheaper than either Kolor or Briley sheet tube chokes.

    If I decide to shoot the 20 barrels seriously I would probably weight up the 28" set as my brain is used to looking down 28" barrels.

    Michael Goines
     
  5. billyboy07208

    billyboy07208 Member

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    I cant answer any of your questions except it is cool to own multi barrel sets.i wouldnt do it unless i really planned on keeping the gun.the sight picture will change,for instance...my 12ga bbl has the strada rib while the bbl set has the 10mm rib,and the weight changes a little.Tubesets retain the same rib profile and make the gun heavier which helps the swing.bbl sets stay the same more or less.
    687 mobil sporting 28" 12ga bbl 1,47kg
    682 mobil sporting 29.5" 20ga bbl 1,37kg
    682 skeet fixed 28" .410ga bbl 1,57kg
    thats what marked on my barrels and the 20ga does not feel whippy,but almost.
    they all balance a half inch in front of the pin or on the pin.
    IMHO, tubesets are boring and a chore to clean remove etc.
     
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