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Old October 5, 2008, 08:36 PM   #1
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Beretta White Onyx???

Anyone have one? I am considering the purchase of 12/28 for some sporting clays and some quail hunting...

Thoughts, coments would be appreciated...

Thank you in advance....

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Old October 6, 2008, 06:58 AM   #2
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I've had mine for just under two years. It's the sporter with 32" barrels, but the action and so on are identical.

It's a death ray when I do my part. About 9K rounds so far.

Rarely, the inertia trigger fails to reset for the second barrel when using my super light 7/8 oz reloads.

I did replace the Geltek pads with a Sims Limbsaver. It was a prefit that fits perfectly and works much better.

Otherwise, the WO is nigh perfect. While steady on the swing, it's still nimble enough for dove.

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Old October 6, 2008, 01:01 PM   #3
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good, serviceable guns - if it fits you - it'll be a good gun for you. The primary issue on all shotguns is fit - so they hit where you look. If it has a mid rib bead - make sure beads are stacked like figure 8 - but you'll need to take it to a pattern board to really know if point of impact is where you're looking - but if its off - it can be adjusted with comb pads, etc.
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Old October 6, 2008, 11:06 PM   #4
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I've had mine for going on 2 years and I love it, it's a 20 ga white onyx. fit me the best out of the other guns I looked at and I really like the looks/weight of the gun. I had to adjust the pitch of the pad as it was recoiling up my shoulder into my face but other than that it fits really well. mine weighs in at a flat 6lbs so it carries really nice in the field, plus is not too bad on the skeet feild with 7/8 oz load of #8s.

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I carry my Makarov with Hornady XTPs that I hand-loaded. 9mm Mak/9X18, with the right JHP design, is a dependable expander. As for penatration, it could be better, but compared to other small caliber rounds (.25 ACP, .32 ACP, and .380 ACP) it is pretty darn good. Remember, a 3 inch deep wound is fatal (assuming you hit a vital spot)mhen I'm out in the woods I carry FMJs instead. I figure I might run into some kinda four legged critter and extra penatration might be more important than expansion.
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