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Value of a recoil reducer

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by SuperTrap, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. SuperTrap

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    Hi everyone. I have a beretta 682 gold x-trap that I am thinking about listing and I have an idea of what to charge if it didn't have the recoil reducer. Could you please give me some insight on how much a recoil reducer adds to the value of this gun. Thank you.
    Alex
     
  2. flashmax

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    To some folks the added recoil reducer takes away from the value. For others it will save them the gunsmithing fee to add it. Personally, if I want a shotgun, I prefer an unmodified stock that I don't have to go back and correct someone else's 'improvements' to.

    Just my opinion.

    Don T. Littleton CO
     
  3. skeet_man

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    Very little to zero added value, and possibly diminished value. Depends on what buyer you can find.
     
  4. Ajax

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    Some are of added value and some are not. It would be nice to tell us what kind you have?

    Ajax
     
  5. SuperTrap

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    Thank you for the input. I don't know who the maker is because we bought it already installed. Thanks again Alex
     
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    ".... I don't know who the maker is because we bought it already installed."


    That's where posting a picture of it will really help. There are some very knowledgable folks on here who can likely ID the device from a pic. There are some recoil devices that are sought after and could add some value. If its just a Gracoil or RAD, I'd not even try to get extra for it. My 2 cents
     
  7. SuperTrap

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    Here is what it looks like.
     
  8. ou.3200

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    To me the recoil device would detract from the value only if the stock would be long enough to fit me after it is removed. If it would be too short after removal I would pass on the gun. Recoil device = diminished value.
     
  9. mich746

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    Is that a Soft Touch?

    They are only about $800.
    If you can get the correct LOP by changing the pad then it defiantly would add value.
     
  10. SuperTrap

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    Mich746,

    I don't know if it is a soft touch or not. I do know you can change the pad and that recoil is very minimal.
     
  11. Ajax

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    Yes, that is a Soft Touch. It has a spring in back of a hydraulic cylinder to dampen the recoil. I feel it's one of the best on the market.

    If a person likes a recoil devise, they may pay more but many do not like a devise.

    Ajax
     
  12. 682Eclaybuster

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    i have shot the a400 with kick off, and various over unders that have some kind of reducer.

    didnt really like any of them; in some i could even hear the movement.

    i think you can get a mercury vile that goes in the stock, thats probably least invasive; although i have no experience with them.

    my personal is a 682e it has the wood butt pad that matches the stock and i use a padded vest with the beretta shoulder pad.
     
  13. gun fitter

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    Ok it's a soft touch It might add $400 if you find the right shooter other wise nothing to the value. If you cant find a buyer for the whole gun sell the stock for $ 500 and buy a replacement butstock for around 300.

    Joe I have a 682 sporting set For $350
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  14. SuperTrap

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    Thanks for the response but I'm not looking to buy another stock.

    Alex
     
  15. e4wd4312

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    DIY RECOIL REDUCER FOR O/U ON EXISTING STOCK.

    2 COIL SPRINGS (HOME DEPOT)
    8 OZ MELTED LEAD FISHING WEIGHTS IN COPPER PIPE

    GREAT HELP SPECIALY WHEN MAKING THE 2ND SHOT.
     

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    Ditto, he's right O. Bulge.