I have just recently bought a Beretta Gold E O/U with a 30in barrel and I had been shooting a Beretta 686 with a 34in barrel. My question is, does the barrel length really matter? wheather it be on the 16's or handicap?
Berettasp, you are in for a surprise if you shoot anything other than a flat shooting gun. The longer the barrel, the less space you see between the bead and the bird. The difference 4" makes in even a 70/30 gun is surprising. You are going to see a lot more daylight between the bead and the bird than you did with the 34" barrel. It's disconcerting at first, but you will quickly adjust.