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#568599 03/30/20 07:47 PM
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Hello all - I hope you are safe and healthy!

I have a Beretta 486 Parallelo 20g arriving on Friday. I've never actually layed hands on of these but have done quite a bit of research online and think this will fit my needs nicely. Although I have a few other SxS shotguns - I don't shoot any of them particularly well. Each of the 3 I own currently are modern Spanish sidelocks (2 Arietta's and an AyA) with double triggers and English stocks. While I definitely prefer the aesthetics of 2 triggers and a straight stock - my predominantly O/U shooting makes especially the straight stock hard to get used to. This new Beretta has a pistol grip and single trigger.
Just looking for opinions (good and bad) on this model. As mentioned, I've already got one headed my way so I can't change my mind now.
I'll post pics and my initial impressions when it arrives.


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I've got one on my short list but in your non-preferred orientation. I'm looking forward to your report.

Like you I own several Spanish SxS's that I do shoot well but with the advent of non-toxic ammunition requirements in my state, having a gun proofed to handle pressures greater than CIP-proofed guns is attractive.

Bruce

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I have always loved the way the slim profile of a SxS carries vs an O/U. I too do not shot them that well. I have a Phila. Fox and Utica Fox, and a Parker Repro and shoot the Parker with more modern stock dimensions by far the best.

I have considered the 486 in the same config you are receiving but, I wanted to handle one first. Everything that I have read about the 486 is positive. My only nit is that the wood I have seen on many examples on-line appears more plain than I expect it should. I look forward to your impression!

Dave RW

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Can’t wait for your report. I shot sxs pretty well. Mostly Spanish heard good things about the 486.

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I have a friend that imported a 20 bore with 30" barrels from the UK. He shot it very well. Was a nice looking gun with nice engraving.
He sold it, but he always sells everything.


Mike Proctor
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I have never handled a 486, but I do have a 426E in 20ga with PG, ST, 28" barrels. Nice gun, usual Beretta reliability and shootability, handles pretty much like my 20ga 686 Onyx.

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A friend of mine had an issue with a brand new 28 bore single trigger, it went off on him upon closing....luckily he was pointing it in a safe direction.
Beretta had a recall on them a few years back, if yours is newly made it’s probably ok.

All best

CJ


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