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Upgraded Wood - Yes or No?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rich219, Feb 16, 2012.

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  1. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    I'm purchasing a JEG 687 in the next two weeks, should I get the upgraded wood for an extra $300?
     
  2. short shucker

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    Absolutely!

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  3. flabigpapa

    flabigpapa Well-Known Member

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    Best Money..Ever Spent... Shoot Well...Shoot Often, Bart
     
  4. vpr80

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    Yep....$300 is not that bad in the long run, but the nicer wood is....well....nice!
     
  5. goose2

    goose2 Well-Known Member

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    yes! There is a big difference in the standard grade wood and the EELL wood.
     
  6. Twinbirds

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    your money, you spent it how you see fit. truth is high grade wood doesn't make any gun shoot better. some of the best shots have guns that are butt ugly. they don't care, it is just a tool.
     
  7. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    your kidding right?? Of course do it
     
  8. kraiza

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    Yes I have one with the upgraded wood. Much better the the standard wood. It also has better checkering.
     
  9. Rich219

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    Upgraded wood it is then!
     
  10. citadel

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    I have one of the JEG guns and teh wood is great and well worth the small minor investment. It pays to look good.
    Doug
     
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    Upgraded wood is worth the investment, but only if you take care of the gun. If you are rough on equipment. NO!!
     
  12. timb99

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    Joel Etchen Beretta Model 687 Pigeon II Grade. See link.

    Has a lot of the same features as the 682 Gold E, but some folks don't like the styling of the 682 Gold E.

    The JEG 687 has more traditional styling and checkering, and you can get it in EELL upgraded wood.
     
  13. Ron Burdick

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    Rich,

    You should get your name engraved on it, and people will know who you are.

    Ron Burdick
     
  14. Rich219

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    This is the wood I'm liking!

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  15. RunGunIPSC

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    At $300 it is worth the price. And contrary to the comments made here,yes fancy wood CAN make you a better shot. It is a mental issue,you have more pride in your gun so you tend to like it more & feel better about it. You feel that this is a better tool & better tools normally do a better job for the owner. You will also take better care of it because of the pride in it.
     
  16. xringjim

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    Pride of ownership. Look at it this way. After you wax your car don't you really like it more? Same thing. Do it! Jim
     
  17. Justinosen

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    $300 no question if that was a perazzi or Krieghoff it would be 4+ times that.
    Here is the wood on my Browning Diana, My Krieghoff, And I have 3 Perazzis, MX2000 R/S, And I have SCO wood on my Perazzi matched pair. Maybe 8-10K in upgraded total on all 4 guns.


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  18. vpr80

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    AHHHHH nooooo he's back!!!
     
  19. Justinosen

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    Viper Really. Just tring to give a guy some Ideas from someone that actually buys nice things.
     
  20. gun fitter

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    Get the better wood and when it needs to be refinished it will look even better. The guns are good and $300 is nothing whrn you look at things these days.

    I don't care for the factory finish on most of the higher grade berettas if its their oil finish it's about as usefull as @#^* in protecting the wool for the long haul.

    Joe
     
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