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Compare 682 Gold E Trap w/ Citori XT Trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Easystreet, Aug 16, 2009.

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  1. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for opinions and comparisons of the Beretta 682 Gold E Trap (30") O/U with the Browning XT Trap (30") O/U shotguns.

    I currently own and shoot an XT Trap (30") with double release triggers for all my clay shooting activities. If I could change anything about the gun, I would make the barrels a little lighter to make it less muzzle heavy and I would make the forend wood slightly slimmer. The overall weight of about 8 pounds 9 ounces doesn't bother me, but when I add in the 10 ounces of lead I put in the buttstock to better balance the gun, it makes the total weight about 9.25 pounds which is a bit on the heavy side for my taste. Of course, weight is not so bad since it reduces the felt recoil, but a slightly lighter and livelier gun would be nice.

    Anyway, just wanted some comparisons of the 682 Gold E Trap w/ adjustable comb to the XT Trap from those who have owned or shot a lot of both. BTW, if I get a 682 Gold E, I'll have to have release triggers installed. Thanks.

    Easystreet
     
  2. Francis Marion

    Francis Marion Well-Known Member

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    I bought my XT combo for the exact reason you didn't like it. I thought the fore end on the Beretta was too small.
     
  3. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    Steve,

    Good point. Thanks for the comment. Any other comments on balance, overall weight, or anything else? Thanks again.

    Easystreet
     
  4. trappug

    trappug TS Member

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    Beretta hands down.I owned both,I love my 687 combo
     
  5. Francis Marion

    Francis Marion Well-Known Member

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    Easystreet,
    I added a 3" Brako recoil reducer to my stock. Cuts down on recoil but doesn't add weight to the barrel. I don't mind a lighter front end. The 34" barrel and extended Briley takes care of that.I never weighed them side by side. The Browning seemed a little heavier, but not much. When I switch to the over under, the extra pound doesn't seem to bother me either. Whatever you do, get adjustable everything and make sure it fits.
     
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