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Bettinsoli’s Look Good

Discussion in 'Shotguns (SGC)' started by Rayo59, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Rayo59

    Rayo59 Active Member

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    I was clay pigeon shooting last Sunday with a lad who’d just bought a Bettinsoli diamond , I think it’s a nice looking well made gun .He wanted a brand new gun but couldn’t stretch to a beretta so decided on the Bettinsoli
    How many of you folk shoot Bettinsoli,s ?
     
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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    I’ve been researching shotguns lately and I’ve been relieably informed that guns from Bettinsoli and ATA are not to be ignored.
     
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    jdk1 Engaging Member

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    If you decide to buy an ATA i have got a 28" sporter here only a few months old that has never been fired.
     
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    EastmidsHD Keep pullin' that trigger..

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    My friend that's been shooting for a very long time and knows his guns has had a bettinsoli diamond for a few years, he really likes it and rates it highly :thumb:
     
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    Similarly, I shot a Beretta silver pigeon on my first attempt; a few people subsequently (and independently) recommended an ATA Sporter, I went for 30", adjustable stock and I must say I love it!

    Bloody good job I went for the adjustable stock as its at the limit of its "adjustment" and still not perfect for me; if I had my time again id spend much more time (and probably more money) in choosing a gun... as much as I love my ATA and its very usable, in hindsight i'd benefit from an adjustable comb too.
     
  6. DUNKS

    DUNKS Keyboard Hero

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    I am not knocking Bettinsoli or ATA I am sure they are OK guns but in the last two years I have bought three Berettas and recently a Browning All several years old and virtually unshot.
    All at around half current retail price which puts them in the ATA Bettinsoli price range.
    Lots of them out there if you look.
     
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    Philpot Post Whore

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    If someone is wanting to buy a new gun, the likes of Bettinsoli, Rizzini, Kofs, ATA and a number of others offer good value for money but not a decent return on the second hand market. I have a couple of friends who have bought Kofs, Turkish built and amazing value for money BUT a number of these manufacturers are not quite precise when fitting the stocks and we found in one shipment a huge difference between the comb heights. The RFD in question allowed my friend to swap two stocks from sporting models, a 28" and a 30" gun. One fitted and one didn't as as the only difference was the barel length, they should have been the same.

    The bottom line with these guns is buy on to keep as you will lose a shed load of money and really enjoy using it but take the time and trouble to ensure you find one that has the right stock for you. There are some very pretty guns in this bracket, just be careful with your selection.
    Phil
     
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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    I recently picked up a Bettinsoli Diamond 12g 30” complete with case and chokes etc - good as new as they’re often someone’s sleeper gun - S/H for £500.

    I went S/H as it was in perfect condition and should still be worth around £500 for a few years to come. It’s a superb shotgun and for the money presents very decent quality. The engraving is lovely though not deep but otherwise I’m struggling to see why I’d pay ALOT more for the trendy brands.
     
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    I have a Bettinsoli purchased from new - it gets used about 4 times a year. Has a full set of chokes and it always gets cleaned after every use, chokes removed and cleaned and then reassembled for storage. The path my shooting is taking now, I'd rather have a semi auto for practical although it's convenient to keep the O/U for the odd session at the clay ground.
     
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