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Beretta Silver Snipe

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jfesi, Jun 6, 2011.

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  1. jfesi

    jfesi Member

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    My 13 year old has expressed an interest in shooting trap and some sporting clays with me. I have been looking for an O/U for him and mabye my wife to use a little, but did not want to spend too much. I found a very nice Beretta Silver Snipe with a vent rib and MC stock. The price is right. Does anyone have any pros or cons on these guns?

    Thanks, Joe
     
  2. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    Ruger Red Lable would be a good choice. Browning Citori would also be a good one.
     
  3. Mike Battista

    Mike Battista Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    On the Silver and Gold Snipes, parts are almost non-existant for them.
    Mike Battista
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine picked up a basket case silver snipe a few years ago. This gun was literally in pieces in a box. Fortunately all the parts were there because we couldn't find a parts source. We got it put together and functioning and it shot okay but it did kick. This really isn't a target model.

    Why not look at a good quality autoloader like the Beretta 391? Not exactly cheap but it is a good tool for most of the clay target games.
     
  5. jfesi

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    Thanks everyone for your input. You've made me think of another direction to get him started!

    Thanks again, Joe
     
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    Thanks everyone for your input. You've made me think of another direction to get him started!

    Thanks again, Joe
     
  7. BAD 303

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    I agree with the above advice. Get him into an auto and let him worry about shooting not recoil.
     
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