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Old 10-17-2020, 10:07 PM
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Any recommendations on a NorCal shop where I can mount or even better shoot a few over unders primarily for sporting clays?

Plan on spending 2-4K and am biased to Browning/Beretta/Geurini
but with so many models of each I donít want to just go by brand and want to pick what feels best.

I shoot at Coyote Valley and they have some stock on hand and am close enough to drive to Birds Landing. Where am I going to find the best selection even if itís just to mount?

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Old 10-17-2020, 10:24 PM
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Beretta 694
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Old 10-17-2020, 11:04 PM
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gunbroker - while tactical gun prices are soaring, practical gun prices seem to be dropping..

shopping this morning looking over some old watchlists and there's definitely a dropping price trend on some of the $1k - $3k range of wood n blue guns I typically shop for..

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Old 10-17-2020, 11:09 PM
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Coyote, Bird Landing ---perhaps Fishing, Guns and other Stuff in Vacaville, Bass Pro, Sportsman Warehouse.

Do a search here on CalGuns for Sale thread
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Old 10-18-2020, 3:51 AM
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Best way is to find shooters at the racks and ask if you can give their O/U a test mount.
Normally this would be easy, but I don't know how it'd work nowadays with covid and social distancing requirements. Maybe wear gloves along with mask and bring a tub of disinfectant wipes?
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Old 10-18-2020, 7:39 AM
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Coyote usually has a lot of variety...to rent and shoot.

I actually tried about 20-25 shotguns at Guns, Fishing and other stuff a few years ago when selection on hand was rather large. Ended up finding exactly right fit and bought it there...

These days may be a bit different I suspect...
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Old 10-18-2020, 7:45 AM
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Birds Landing...

Sportsman Warehouse won’t let you touch a firearm until after you pay for it which sucks when buying a shotgun.


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Old 10-18-2020, 10:13 AM
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Birds landing has somewhat limited stock on hand. I bought a 725 from their rack and plan to have them bring in a CG apex for me once Trump secures office for another 4. They have a coveted (+/-) 694 on hand but the stock is typical Beretta pallet wood so it collects dust. Their website lists what they have available but they don't update it often enough.
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:23 AM
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Road trip to Pacific Sporting Arms here in So cal.
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:18 AM
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Coyote has a pretty good selection of O/U to fondle and rent/shoot. Guns, Fish and Other Stuff usually has a pretty good selection of Browning and Beretta O/Us.
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Road trip to Pacific Sporting Arms here in So cal.
Iíve thought about that...ty
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Before the china virus hits, you could go to a gun club shooting traps and many people would be willing to have you mount their gun.
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Before the china virus hits, you could go to a gun club shooting traps and many people would be willing to have you mount their gun.
Agreed, I wouldnít impose on others at my local club. Itís awkward enough with masks and the heat.

Thanks for the tips all. Love the 694 response, someoneís got the religion, maybe you are right but call me Doubting Thomas.

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Any recommendations on a NorCal shop where I can mount or even better shoot a few over unders primarily for sporting clays?

Plan on spending 2-4K and am biased to Browning/Beretta/Geurini
but with so many models of each I donít want to just go by brand and want to pick what feels best.

I shoot at Coyote Valley and they have some stock on hand and am close enough to drive to Birds Landing. Where am I going to find the best selection even if itís just to mount?

Cheers
Scheels in Sparks, NV will let you handle them. Not a big selection tho. Look into Cabelas (Bass pro) in Rocklin (hiway 80). These stores do have used for sale too.
$4K won't get you near a Geurini. The others-maybe but doubtful. Really good O/Us are not cheap. Look into some of the other less $$ brands. IF IT FITS and goes boom you are good to go. Clays do not know what gun you are using.

Don't dismiss semi-autos. You can get a nice one in your price range.
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Old 10-19-2020, 5:59 AM
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^^There are plenty of really good Brownings and Berettas in the $2K range and if you want more features still plenty between $2K and $4K.
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OP, if you do make a road trip south to PSA, ask for Jordon.
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Old 10-19-2020, 7:30 AM
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like I said, take a look on gunbroker once you've narrowed down a model you like..

Guerini NOS sold $2105
CAESAR GUERINI WOODLANDER OVER UNDER MADE IN ITALY CASE CHOKES & CASE

Guerini sold $4050
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Closest to Placerville that I found is Birds Landing. I've rented O/U there, but that was a year or so ago.

They had a nice Sporting Clay course too.
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Old 10-19-2020, 4:21 PM
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You might reach out to shotgunjock on the forum here. I know he shoots at Birds Landing!
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Old 10-19-2020, 4:49 PM
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good luck finding a Guerini in stock anywhere much less anything other than a basic 686/725 sporting... perhaps, maybe somewhere big like bass pro or somewhere niche like Lombardo... other than that really the only way would be to some of the shooters at your local club, even if they are not shooting what you are looking for there is a decent chance they can point you in the right direction
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good luck finding a Guerini in stock anywhere ...
Pacific Sporting Arms in Azusa has them in stock and can ship them to a local FFL.
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Old 10-19-2020, 5:54 PM
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Pacific Sporting Arms in Azusa has them in stock and can ship them to a local FFL.

yes the do but the OP was/is looking for something in Northern CA
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I just posted 2 sold on gunbroker at the top and bottom of op's price range, lots of other listings across the scale..
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Understanding that you are asking about Northern Komiefornia....
"Road trip to Pacific Sporting Arms here in So cal." I third this.
Ask for Jordan, ask for Jordan, no, really, ask for JORDAN!
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