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Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon I Sporting

THE BEST VALUE IN A OVER-UNDER COMPETITION SHOTGUN
The Beretta Silver Pigeon I Sporting offers all the features of our premium shotguns at a very ... Read More

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Model Code
Model Name
MSRP
Barrel Length
Chamber
Choke
Gauge
J686SK0V
686 Silver Pigeon I Sporting, Vittoria
$ 2350.00
30"
3"
OBSP-HP
20
J686SK0
686 Silver Pigeon I, Sporting OB-HP
$ 2350.00
30"
3"
OBSP-HP
20
J686SJ0V
686 Silver Pigeon I, Vittoria
$ 2350.00
30"
3"
OBSP-HP
12
J686SJ2L
686 Silver Pigeon I, Sporting LH
$ 2350.00
32"
3"
OBSP-HP
12
J686SJ0L
686 Silver Pigeon I, Sporting LH
$ 2350.00
30"
3"
OBSP-HP
12
J686SJ2
686 Silver Pigeon I, Sporting- Vented Mid Rib
$ 2350.00
32"
3"
OBSP-HP
12
J686SJ0
686 Silver Pigeon I, Sporting- Vented Mid Rib
$ 2350.00
30"
3"
OBSP-HP
12
Gauge 122820.410
Barrel length (cm) 71/76/81767676
Barrel length (in) 28/30/32303030
Chamber (mm) 70, 767070, 7670, 76
Chamber (in) 2 3/4", 3"2 3/4"2 3/4", 3"2 3/4", 3"
Choke OCMCMCMC
Historical NNNN
Lylium NNNN
Rib 10x88x88x88x8
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Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon I Sporting: Best Price-Quality, Value in a Competition Over-Under

The Silver Pigeon I Sporting offers all the functional features of our premium over-under competition shotguns at a particularly attractive price. It is built around the best-in-class 686 action, which is compact and low-profile while being extremely strong. The Optima-Bore, Optima-Choke barrels are light-weight and place the shotgun’s point of balance right at the hinge-pin, meaning lively feel in the hands and natural pointability. And with its select-walnut stock and tasteful scroll engraving, the Silver Pigeon I Sporting won’t fail to turn heads at the range, also thanks to its unmistakeable Beretta looks.

Natural Pointability, Swing

At the heart of the Silver Pigeon I Sporting is the legendary 686 action, a long-standing favorite among competition shooters and hunters. Over-under actions must have a strong locking mechanism, because the stress of every shot causes the action to “want” to open. For this reason, most manufacturers place the locking lug(s) at the top of the receiver, making it strong but also taller and bulkier than it needs be. Thanks to its long experience, Beretta uses instead two conical locking lugs at mid-action, right between the barrels. This gives the 686 receiver vault-like locking strength while keeping the profile considerably lower. The advantage is that the eye of the shooter is a lot closer to the plane of his supporting hand: considerably better swing and hand-eye coordination, more targets shattered.

Extreme Durability

Another advantage of the Silver Pigeon action is the fact that the locking lugs are conical. As the number of shots fired goes into the five digits, the receiver will still lock up positively: the conical lugs merely “self-adjust” by setting themselves sligtly deeper into the barrel unit, without any compromise on strength. This means that the Silver Pigeon Sporting is a shotgun that will stand up to years of enjoyment and can be passed down from generation to generation.   

Flawless Fit and Finish

While not as elaborately decorated as our premium shotguns, the Silver Pigeon I Sporting has all the elegance that you can expect from a Beretta. The oil-finished stock sports a beautiful and crisp checkering pattern, and the schnabel fore-end adds to the classic flavor of this over-under. The scroll-engraved receiver is a functional work of art in itself, with its interesting geometry blending perfectly with the stock and contributing to the gun’s graceful lines. This is a shotgun that has all the elements of a treasured heirloom, without the price-tag to match. 

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful

5 out of 5

Great shotgun that looks as good as it shoots!

 

Beretta has outdone themselves with the 686 Silver Pigeon Sporting. I am left handed and am at the point in my life I wanted and could afford a shotgun with a left cast stock. I chose the Silver Pigeon Sporting Left hand model and couldn't be happier. The fitment of metal to wood and beautiful engraving made this an instant family heirloom, to be passed down to the next generation of sportsmen in my family. (One day) But for now it is my "go to" shotgun for both birds and trap.

 
 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful

5 out of 5

VALUE WELL SPENT

 

When searching for the firearm to get a kid through school while taking into account the possibility a potential change in focus, this beautiful piece of equipment has everything that screams I have the equipment in my hands capable to lead the way. It has the Beretta value retention, clean in handling, true firing along with stunning looks, how can it go wrong. The opportunity is at hand. No regrets.