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Old July 1st, 2005, 09:13 AM
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PSA also said that 20-Bore Silver Hawks are in very short supply right now.

This could be a good thing for me right now!
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Old July 7th, 2005, 05:32 PM
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Here's an update on that traditional Silver Hawk.

One of our customers works at Beretta USA and we spoke today about the Silver Hawk no. J471437. He said that gun is not yet in the USA but is scheduled to ship to Beretta dealers around September.

I also asked him about the finish on the double triggers and he said that the pre-production J471437 that he shot had case-colored triggers. To me, that is huge, as I'm not into the gold teeth thing. This J471437 could be a very sweet gun if the production models duplicate the pre-production models in every way.

He also said that Beretta USA will definitely get the 682 LTD. So that is more great news.
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Old July 8th, 2005, 06:02 AM
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So, John...
Do you think you will have your FFL and Beretta dealer agreement by September?
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Old July 8th, 2005, 07:40 AM
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Actually, we're looking into an FFL.

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Old July 8th, 2005, 08:27 AM
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Actually, we're looking into an FFL.


I'll take #505 ... cast on...

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Old August 17th, 2005, 10:24 PM
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Brass Pro Shops has some pics of the wannabe Uptown 471 Silver Hawk:




That gun is hideous, but check out the butt plate:




Note the screws are POZIDRIV and not PHILLIPS. Havings screws in the buttplate like that is pretty jacked, but at least Beretta prefers POZIDRIV.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 11:11 AM
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PSA now has the J471437 in stock. This is what it looks like:




As you can see, the triggers and trigger guard have case colors. But the gold birdie on the side is killing me.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 12:29 PM
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gold birdie is a woodcock.

interesting choice.

that's a small bore quarry if ever there was one.
like 28 is plenty.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 01:33 PM
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I was shooting Charles' 20 yesterday and I thought about it on the drive home. The thought that occurred to me was that these upland birds must be very delicate indeed if they fall so easily to a 20. The 20 was just so so mild when I shot it. I'm so accustomed to shooting the 12 that the 20 felt like a peashooter. I can only imagine what the 24, 28, 32 and .410 are like. Out of those smallbores, the only one I've shot was a .410 though my M6 like this one:




I need a 20.
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Old October 24th, 2005, 03:19 PM
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As you can see, the triggers and trigger guard have case colors. But the gold birdie on the side is killing me.

I agree about the gold inlay, but I don't know if it is a deal-killer for me...

Here is another one that I found:
case
And, what is the deal with these demos? Should one be wary of these?:
coin
470, coin:
470, coin

-Ryan
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Old October 24th, 2005, 03:34 PM
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On closer inspection, I noticed that the case-colored one is a 26", and the coin ones are single triggers...
Although, I do like the wood on the first one!
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Old October 24th, 2005, 03:38 PM
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But the gold birdie on the side is killing me.
How about "monkey" the bull:
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Old October 24th, 2005, 03:39 PM
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The wood on the first one is very nice. The streaks go all the way through the horns too, which I like. Too bad that one is a Coach Gun.

The coin ones aren't doing it for me.

That bull on the 686 is hideous. It reminds me of those cheese Big Five game scenes on the Gucci'd double rifles.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 12:46 PM
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The Beretta booth at the SHOT Show had the J471437 on display. Unlike the one at PSA, this J471437 had gold triggers. The gold birdie was still there, unfortunately.

The gun wasn't bad but neither was it anything to write home about.
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Old May 13th, 2006, 03:48 PM
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Cabela's has a 682 LTD in stock:


http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/co...682ltd_ham.jsp


It's weird. Ever since the F3 came out, I'm just not feeling it on the 682 any more.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 09:36 AM
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 10:04 AM
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oh man, that first page had me at hello.
LOL.


Page 11 could use a cuter girl.
otherwise it's sweet.
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Old August 26th, 2006, 09:39 AM
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There's a new Beretta catalog out:


http://www.berettausa.com/customer/d...06_catalog.pdf


There's some Rover porn in there too.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:09 PM
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I'd love to do some bird hunting. I just might have to get me that Silver Hawk.
John, are you still thinking of finding a field gun?
Here are some pics of the quarry from this past weekend to inspire you:


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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:14 PM
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:29 PM
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Totally sweet.






(just go easy on the bodycount pics and protruding choke tubes for my sake)
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Old October 16th, 2006, 03:30 PM
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Wild birds or released pen raised birds?

I shot doves yesterday afternoon up in Cataula, GA at a friends farm. Very nice field, room for a dozen guns. Limited out, but it was dark by the time I did. I used my Beretta 686 20ga o/u. A great day for everyone.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 03:35 PM
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This saturday is the CA duck and quail opener.

Madeline and I excited much?

Noooooooooooooooo...
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Old October 16th, 2006, 05:20 PM
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Nice.

Sunday was my first time out with 4 year old Sully (short for Solihull). He's a pure breed black lab, and a good retriever naturally I guess. I haven't taught him damn thing except how to miss a few easy birds from time to time. Now that I know he's not gun shy, I'll be taking him with me whenever I go. The true test is duck season down here. We'll see how he tolerates 40 degree pond water up to his neck 30 minutes before sun-up come January.

I couldn't keep him out of my bird cooler on the way home last night. Must invest in a dog guard now that I know what they are actually useful for.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 08:16 PM
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Wild birds or released pen raised birds?

I must admit that the pheasant were early season released pen-raised, but the chukar were wild. The ranch also has some wild Hungarian Partridge, but I never saw any while I was there. This was the first time I have ever been on a private game ranch; however, it was still a lot of fun. I was fortunate enough to have a friend of mine invite me out as his guest for the weekend. The birds were definitely slow to flush compared to wild birds. Nevertheless, once they took flight, they flew similarly to wild birds.
I was happy to have a few days of decent shooting, everything else this year has been pretty much a bust. We had a cold front blow in just before opening day of dove season, and I have been working too much this year to really put in the time for my Elk permit. The early cold could be good for chukar hunting over the next few months...
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