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beretta 391 30 or 32 inch barrel for trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by archangel, Jan 21, 2011.

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  1. archangel

    archangel Member

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    Help me decide on getting a 30 or 32 inch barrel for my 391 i'm setting up for trap. Is 32 too long? my BT99 is a 34 thanks - mike
     
  2. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Remember the length of the receiver on an auto loader, some people think a 32" is too long. Try & shoot a 32" first. Also might be way out there if you want to shoot doubles.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  3. rodbuster

    rodbuster TS Member

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    I have shot both lengths, and the 32" seems to swing a bit smoother, but the 30" seems to do the job also. I didn't think that the 32" was too long. I guess if you had the 30", you could add the Beretta weight accessory on the end of the mag tube and experiment with the differant weights. Have you had the chance to shoot a 30" or a 32" model? I would give that a try first, maybe that would help with your decision.
     
  4. Mark425

    Mark425 TS Member

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    Had both. The 32 was just to long for me and I like long barrels. Eventually everything gets sold, a 32" is not the easiest sell. Many say the 32" is best. That may be. But why does it take a long time to sell a 32", few are seen and most 30" seem to sell in a heartbeat.
     
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    32 inch barrel is worth more money, and may be easier to resell down the road. Longer the barrel, better sighting plane. I would take the 32 inch barrel, hands down.
    Steve Balistreri
     
  6. Mike Battista

    Mike Battista Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    If you are ready for a new 32" Optima barrel $425.00 plus shipping.
    Mike Battista
    727 410 5212
     
  7. jm1079

    jm1079 Well-Known Member

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    My teknys trap with a 32 inch barrel has the same overall length as my BT99 with a 34 inch barrel and yet the beretta feels too long. especially on hard rights. FWIW. jm
     
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    My son had been shooting a 28" with a lot of success when someone from our club that he should try a 32."

    It was a nice gesture, but I shot the thing once and thought that it would make a great boat paddle. It had the worse balance point of anything that I've ever shot.

    A good general rule of thumb for autoloaders is to add 3 to 4 inches to the barrel length to compare to a similar length over-under. I would suggest you try before you buy.

    Does someone at your club have one that you could try?

    TNCoach
     
  9. archangel

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    Thanks for the replies. I decided to go with 30". It will be about the same length as my bt-99 and my 1100. And if I need more forward weight it can be added. Mike
     
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