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Old 10-10-2018, 2:14 PM
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Default Where to Buy Beretta A300 Sporting?

I've been looking at getting an A300 and noticed that the A300 comes in a sporting model which I think would be perfect. Only issue is that I don't know of a shop that carries these (I'm in Orange County). Anyone have any suggestions on where I could look? Was hoping to pick one up this week.

Also has anyone shot it? What did you think?
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Old 10-10-2018, 3:39 PM
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I shot one, it's the exact same gun as a regular A300, just with nice wood and receiver engraving.

It's also about $400 more than standard version. My opinion, buy the black synthetic one for sale in the classifieds for $580.
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Old 10-10-2018, 3:41 PM
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I'm in Orange County, and you're welcome to shoot mine if you'd like.
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I've been looking at getting an A300 and noticed that the A300 comes in a sporting model which I think would be perfect. Only issue is that I don't know of a shop that carries these (I'm in Orange County). Anyone have any suggestions on where I could look? Was hoping to pick one up this week.

Also has anyone shot it? What did you think?


Check out pacific sporting arms in Azusa

I have a regular a300 and have been pleased with it


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Old 10-10-2018, 6:46 PM
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OP, take up ysr_racer on his offer. You are right here, there is no excuse.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:10 PM
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I checked A300 Outlander Sporting ($999) along with other A300 models at Turner's in Lake Forest when I was shopping a skeet gun. They don't list A300 Outlander Sporting on their website, but some of their stores seem to carry them.

I liked A300 Outlander Sporting better than others, but it was $200 more than A300 Outlander Wood ($799). I wanted a cheap O/U, and I bought CZ Drake from Pacific Gunworks in Mission Viejo. Ike the owner is also a Calgunner. I'd suggest to contact him to compare the price against other retailers in the area if you want a new one. Otherwise, try finding one in the classifieds like ysr_racer suggested.

I shot A300 both Wood and Synthetic, and I think both are great guns. Coach Ziegler and instructor Captain Dick from Calguns SoCal Shotgun / Skeet Clinics also recommend me A300 Wood which is easier to customize for better gun-fitting than Synthetic.
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Allegedly According to the berretta website the sporting has a 30" barrel as opposed to 28" and a wider rib and larger stock than a standard A300.

I'd be interested in trying one side by side with a regular a300. I wouldn't mind the longer barrel and wider rib. Question is when will berretta start selling the 30" barrel by itself, if it truly has a wider rib.

Btw I would take ysr up on his offer and shoot the standard, I don't think you need the sporting either unless you've just got money to burn. I love my A300 wood !
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Would like to try it next time you're up here at Comanche, Birds Landing or Dunnigan.

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Old 10-11-2018, 9:54 AM
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I'll be at Raahauge's in Corona tomorrow if anybody wants to shoot it.
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I've been researching entry shotguns as well and read the 30" Sporting model comes with extended chokes that the 28" doesn't. So sounds like some of the higher price on the sporting goes to that.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:29 AM
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Yes, but it's completely unnecessary. If you've got a little extra cash, go for it.

If it's your first shotgun, the money is better spent on lessons, ammo and targets (in that order).
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Turners in Norwalk has one on the shelf.
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Old 10-11-2018, 7:40 PM
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Pacific Sporting Arms had one as of last Saturday.
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