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Convince me NOT to buy a SV10 Prevail 1 Trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by lel4866, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. lel4866

    lel4866 Member

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    Well, I've decided to sell my first gun - a semi-auto Weatherby SA-08 - and buy an O/U, new or used, for 3 reasons:
    1. I'm tired of the extended cleaning process on the semi-auto.
    2. Even with a shell catcher, some shells still occasionally end up almost hitting shooters next to me. And I want to shoot handicap and doubles.
    3. My wife actually said, "You need to get a real target gun, like the other guys use".

    I've looked around quite a bit here and on other sites, and read lots of comments and reviews. The parameters are:
    1. Less than $3,000 - new or used.
    2. Must be useable for all 3 games: trap, skeet, sporting clays, but with emphasis on trap.
    3. Must have decent resale value in the first year (don't want to lose more than 25%)
    4. I DON'T care about the looks, wood, except for #3.
    5. I want an adjustable comb and adjustable butt pad, but it could be as an add on later - I'm going to have the gun professionally fit.

    The gun that keeps coming up that seems to meet all my requirements is the SV10 Prevail Trap. I don't have any way to shoot this gun, but I was able to find an SV10 Prevail Sporting to at least shoulder and compare to the Browning 725. I definitely preferred the Prevail, but, again, this was just shouldering in a gun store.

    So, the question is, does anybody think I'm doing the wrong thing here? And if so, why?
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    You will need to pay particular attention to the POI.

    The 525/625 Brownings have been used by many of the shooters at my club, and seem to work out good for both skeet and trap. And since they are supposed to be Sportie guns should do ok there too.

    I personally feel a dedicated trap gun, to your particular fancy, and a nice O/U for skeet and Sporties is the way to go.

    My tool chest has a lot more than one hammer in it, go figure.

    HM
     
  3. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    Don't do it, don't do it! You're gonna be sorry, worst mistake you;ll ever make, you'll be unhappy, unsuccessful, miserable, and then you'll just have to sell it to someone else at a big loss. Just say NO!

    There, feel better?
     
  4. oz

    oz Active Member

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    Who cares?
     
  5. lboh

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    If it's what you want buy the thing and enjoy shooting it. You obviously spent the time to determine it fits your requirements. Why go to a forum and rely on other peoples opinion to make your decision?

    I could have asked 20 people about the gun I recently bought and love. I would have had 20 opinions for different guns, but at the end of the day the one I wanted and bought for me is beating them all on the line each week.

    What I would do it keep the weatherby as well as the new gun.
     
  6. lel4866

    lel4866 Member

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    Let me clarify...

    I'm just interested if anyone knows anything technically about this gun that might be a problem for me...not as to whether I should not buy it from an emotional standpoint.
     
  7. sidious

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    I own a Prevail Sporting 3 and love it.
     
  8. handlepuller

    handlepuller Well-Known Member

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    I've got one, 32", that I like although I've shot it fairly little.

    Where do you live? You could shoot mine if you're in MN.
     
  9. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Your parameter #3 pretty much should stop you from buying a new gun. Or anything pre-owned but NIB.

    Among all the shotguns that's repeatedly seeing in the winner circle of Olympics, a used Beretta 682 will fit in your price range, and usually cost just a little over half of your budget. If you take care it, you'll not loosing money when you sell it.
     
  10. amboy49

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    Wait until you find a combination like I just sold here onTrapshooters. I.e. Browning XT with 32" barrels with AAA wood with adjustable comb, full set of Briley sub-gauge full length tubes, 4 extra chokes for each gauge, in an Americase for under $3,000 ! ! !

    Keep searching !
     
  11. jbifulco

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    I say if you really don't care about looks, (wood) than buy the SV10. It is a nice gun. I almost bought one, shouldered it in the shop, etc but could not get past the wood on that gun. I bought a 682 Gold E Trap and to me at least it is a lot more gun.

    You will have to add the comb and butt pad to your price. Even at that you should be under your $3K limit new. You could go used if you can find what you want, when you want it. I always seem to be at the wrong place at the wrong time when it comes to buying used.

    My two cents for what it is worth.

    Joe.
     
  12. Brad Korando

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    Ditto to what Steve W wrote.

    The SV10 Prevail 1 Trap is a nice gun, but not in the same league as the 682. I have shot both and I think you would be better off to find a good condition used 682. Spend the same or less money on a 682 and end up with a better gun. Let someone else realize the depreciation.
     
  13. yakimaman

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    When I buy I'm full of objectivity and of course that reverts to emotion when I sell - mainly my wife's when she figures out what I paid then what I sold it for. Lots and lots of emotion involved.

    Seriously, buy what you like - if it doesn't work for you, sell it and buy something else - even if it does work you'll probably (like most of us) keep your eye out for that "next one".
     
  14. Dr.Longshot

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    SV-10 is that a 10 cylinder Sport Vehicle like the Dodge V-10???

    Gary Bryant
    Dr.longshot
     
  15. lel4866

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    10 barrel carb
     
  16. kraiza

    kraiza Active Member

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    Buy it. I have a SV10 III sporting. Very soft shooting gun.
     
  17. Mike Battista

    Mike Battista Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Call me for price on the SV-10 Prevail 30" or 32", with or without the KO.
    Mike Battista
    727 410 5212
     
  18. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    If you think one gun will do it all, you are fooling yourself. Unless of course, your just an occasional shooter.
     
  19. bobinwa

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    I would not buy an SV-10 Prevail 1 Trap without 1st patterning it. I bought one recently and the bottom barrel POI is well below the POA, like 90-95%a below POA from a rest using factory ammo, compared with the top barrel which is an acceptable 60/40 pattern. Tried switching the choke tubes, tried Briley extended choke tubes, same result. Sent it back to Beretta and they claim it is withing factory specs. Buyer beware.

    An update to my comments above. I sent the gun back to Beretta and they recut the choke tube threads. Now the POI is just fine, as long as I stack the beads. I am shooting well with this gun and really like it. I'd recommend it.
     
  20. Sky Buster

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    The Prevail trap has not been a popular gun. You will get hurt
    if you decide to sell it. The 682 would be a better choice.
     
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