My New Toy (well, new to me)

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Islander, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Islander

    Islander Steve

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    I've been looking for a light 20 ga. double gun for grouse hunting for some time now. Most of the ones I have seen were either to expensive, had questionable reliability, or just didn't fit right. After searching through many shops and checking dozens of gunlist websites I was beginning to think that my perfect grouse gun was not to be. Then just a couple days ago this little baby pretty much falls into my lap. I'm at my local club and as I walk past some of the guys at the shotgun ranges one of them says, "Hey, there's the guy you want to talk to, he's looking for a 20 ga." Turns out one of the locals had it, didn't like the way it felt and had brought it out to see if he could sell it. It felt great when I shouldered it so I took it over to the trap range, hit 5 for 5 and bought it on the spot. Got a good deal as well. It's a Beretta BL-4, has a few minor dings here and there but locks up tight. Weighs in at a little over 5lbs and it's choked IC & M just right for grouse. Now I need to hit the woods.
     
  2. craigos

    craigos New Member

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    i got a AYA #2 20 ga. SXS a few weeks ago. Looking forward to using it also. If you need some company ..........
     
  3. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Congrats on the "new" toy, well done on the 20 ga. part for grouse, too. The up side of it not being brand new: you are not going to be worried about that first ding you put in the stock.

    I've always enjoyed Beretta guns, both doubles and semi's, they have great reputations for function and appearance. Here's to many miles of trekking with your new o/u.
     
  4. steelydan

    steelydan Newb seeking wisdom

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    I owned it's brother, an S56E for a short time, also in 20.
    Wish I'd kept it but oh well.hope you enjoy yours.
     
  5. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Finally! Congratulations, that's a lot nicer than my Stevens 311...:rofl: