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Gun Dynamics: Beretta 687 vs SKB700

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bruce Em, May 2, 2013.

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  1. Bruce Em

    Bruce Em Member

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    I usually shoot a 32 inch Beretta 687 and like how it handles. Even though it is 32 inch, it feels fast and I can shoot targets well before the peak.My last set with it was a 24.

    Another gun is a 1970s SKB700 with a broadway rib and choked IM and F. Very pretty gun but I haven't used it in a while. I used to do well with it.

    After using the Beretta, the SKB feels heavy and slow and my scores with it suffered. I will pattern it to see where it is shooting just to rule that out but I am thinking I need a lot more lead with it than the faster handling Beretta. Not just a weight difference but the inertia. I believe but cant prove that gun speed builds in lead and what I am used to seeing on the B-gun isnt right for the SKB.

    thoughts here?
     
  2. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

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    You are right, Bruce. Swing inertia can definitely affect shooting accuracy and, depending on the shooter's style, it can indeed affect "built-in" lead.

    As with lock time, you will eventually adapt, but going back and forth between wildly different guns can confuse the brain and hurts scores for most people. There are a few freaks however, like my late uncle, who seem to be able to pick up any shotgun and adjust to it in only a few shots.

    If I were you I'd re-retire the old SKB. The Beretta is a much higher end and more reliable trap gun anyway.

    Good luck,

    Gary
     
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