View Full Version : Beretta 686E Sporting opinions please

March 27, 2006, 10:03 AM
Hi all,

I am in the market for a new shotgun used primary for skeet shooting, and possibly a little sporting clays. My budget is under $2000. I have handled a lot of guns over the past few months and have found that the Beretta 686E Sporting fits me better than anything else I have tried. I really like the feel and fit of it. It has a 28" barrel and mobilchokes. I have a few questions...

1. Is this a good gun for skeet shooting? I plan on shooting about 200 rounds per week with it.

2. Are the new Optima barrels/chokes really any better than the mobilchokes? Will I see any more recoil with this model?

I'd like to hear anyone's opinion on this gun from those who own ne or have shot one. Thanks!


March 27, 2006, 10:05 AM
Oh... and is $1700 a reasonable price for a brand new one considering it's a discontinued model in the USA?


March 27, 2006, 10:26 AM
The price seems reasonable. All 686 parts are the same so just because that model is no longer imported service and parts availability will be no problem. I shoot a 686 trap gun and it shoots as well as my 682. No noticeable difference in felt recoil and number of targets broken.

March 29, 2006, 06:10 PM
One of the best target guns made IMHO.