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Beretta 391 for doubles?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jdomas, Oct 18, 2010.

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  1. jdomas

    jdomas Member

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    Used one for 3 years. Never made AA but did well. Just keep it clean so you don't hang up loading the 2nd shot.

    John D.
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    I watched a guy shoot a round of skeet using a SMLE Enfield rifle in .410 last night. so I don't see why you can't use a 391 successfully for doubles trap.
     
  3. shannon391

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    I used to, Yes, you can do well if you can keep it running flawlessly. I grew tired of the cleaning and occaisional malfunctions. In a game of perfection, I believed it to be distracting for more than one reason, for me and my squad.
     
  4. Big Al 29

    Big Al 29 TS Member

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    I LOVE my 391 but.... you need mechanical triggers. You are guaranteed the 2nd. Misfire, hangup, etc... is bad news.

    Stick with a O/U with mechanical triggers if you are shooting for score.

    Shooting for fun... doesn't matter then.
     
  5. archangel

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    My 391 for sporting would not feed the 2nd shell consistantly, cole gunsmithing replaced the carrier with one from another model and it now appears to work fine, because of this I am now considering buying a beretta 391 parallel target for singles and doubles
     
  6. 391 shooter

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    I have been shooting the tekneys 391 for 5 years, had trouble with second shell feed, through some good advise from this web site, Tron in perticular, I got a 390 carrier and had it installed on the 391, problem resolved and now shooting A class doubles.



    It ain't the gun!
     
  7. larrycrismond

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    I have a 390 that won A class doubles at the Grand about 7 years ago. It has a Moneymaker trigger (very smooth), forcing cone removed, ported and a mercury recoil reducer in the stock and forend. It has been very reliable for doubles. Maybe the 390 carrier loads the second shell better than the 391.
     
  8. BigM-Perazzi

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    larry, all. Yes, the carrier was a most aggravating problem with the new (at the time) 391's. I believe that was the solution, replacing with the older carrier, or, a new re-designed one. Once that was taken care of, they worked fine.


    Jim C
     
  9. Kyle Spieles

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    I have in the past however now I use a over/under. Makes things a whole lot easier
     
  10. Luckyman

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    Wow....So many complaints about the reliability of the infamous 391...Buy a Browning! I never had to do a damn thing to my Gold to make it reliable! No carrier replacements nothing....13 years without one malfunction should say it all! I do keep me gun clean though....
     
  11. 391 shooter

    391 shooter Well-Known Member

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    Luckyman,

    How many rounds would you say have been shot through this Browning weekly and annually?
     
  12. tinylo

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    Expect numerous jams with this POS
     
  13. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    Hey Luckyman the Browning is a Beretta 303 clone they purchased the parts from Beretta and called them Brownings I see lots of Browning barrels on Beretta 303's basicaly the same gun.
     
  14. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    The feed problem started with the 391 carrier they made it straight and it did not work very well. The older triggers all had a bent tip on the carrier and 391 guys just put the old carrier on their trigger problem solved. I heard Tron has a jig to bend the carrier on the straight carriers solves the problem. I heated one up and bent it up and it is working very well just not pretty but works fine.
     
  15. fly

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    what would someone need mechanical triggers for in Trap Doubles?
     
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