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ugb 25 excell good or bad

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by flyngunslinger, Mar 10, 2010.

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  1. flyngunslinger

    flyngunslinger Member

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    anybody got information too share about Beretta's break-down auto?
     
  2. shannon391

    shannon391 Active Member

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    Too many other proven choices.
     
  3. H82MIS

    H82MIS TS Member

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    uglier than a half chewed carmel,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
     
  4. autogun

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    I have one and it is just plain fun to shoot. It points really well, at least for me.
     
  5. flyngunslinger

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    i lookin around at some alternatives to my 1100 for doubles. I keep gettin some nasty looksfrom my right on oost 1-4. I had a weld beadputin my receiver but itdoesn't help much.
     
  6. dcb_wvu

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    if you your break them, good for you. just make sure you look good doing it.
     
  7. Tony Fortino

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    The reliability of an auto with the recoil of an over under? hmmph?

    To each his own I guess
     
  8. PerazziBigBore

    PerazziBigBore TS Member

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    I shot one.. I was not impressed.. Nothing beats the reliability of a Over/Under especially if you shoot reloads..
     
  9. Ted K.

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    I have been shooting trap with a Beretta UGB25 for about a year now - probably 8,000 rounds. I like it a lot, but only after I put a raised rib and a new stock on it. I bought it because it works very well for left handers, and now I find I can shoot pretty well with it. I get a 25 straight about once every 5 - 8 boxes of shells.

    But lately, I've been having mechanical trouble with the gun - it won't lock closed. Getting help from Beretta has proved very difficult. I had heard that their customer support was close to nil, and now I believe it.

    If I had it to do over again, would I buy the gun? Maybe, maybe not - I'm really not sure. The gun is a pleasure to shoot, but the problem with Beretta's customer support has really turned me off. That the gun has mechanical problem after a year of shooting doesn't bother me - that can happen to any gun, but that all I get is telephone menus and terminal hold when I call Beretta . . . .

    If you have any specific questions about the gun, I'd be glad to answer them.

    Ted K.
     
  10. gyrine

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    This subject has been beat around quite a bit. Go to search and you will find threads going back a year or so. I owned one, it went tits up after 400 rounds, fixed by Beretta. You gotta like picking up hulls if you reload. Fun gun to shoot, it really smoked targets for me, but not worth the considerable agravation. Lots of little moving parts and springy thingy's and little levers to go haywire. Takes two people to put it together so you haul it around in one piece like a Mod 12. The adustable stock hardware is a joke. I would buy another one just for fun if I could get it for the price of a nice used Rem. 1100. gyrine
     
  11. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Good or bad?

    How about... bizarre?
     
  12. Tron

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    I do give Beretta major Kudos for at least trying something different and inovative.
     
  13. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I a gree with Tron. I like new things and getting out of the box. I just don't think the gun will be around long but at least they tried
     
  14. Barry C. Roach

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    Neither. Unorthodox.
     
  15. meruns

    meruns Well-Known Member

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    Puts one to mind of a recoiless Browning, with likewise trade-in value. Stick with the 303. 390, 391,1100, 1187, SX-1, etc, with a deflector. These are easy to fix when - not if - they fail. ....merlyn
     
  16. acorange

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    You hit it on the head Merlyn....
    Just what I was gonna say, reminds me of a Recoiless Browning and it's non- existant resale value.

    They should have called it the Beretta Onion.
    Why? Cause it's so ugly it makes you cry.
     
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