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Here’s an OK deal on a real nice over-under shotgun. These Orvis/Beretta Uplander are 686s with fancy wood, and most of the ones I see have 26″ bbls. This one has that extra 2″ so many guys want these days. Even though the gun is a bit pricey (and the online description is lousy), I […]

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Here’s the perfect over-under forgrouse, woodcock, and quail. The listing says that it’s a left-hand gun. If they mean the stock is cast for a left-handed shooter, you should be able to bend to fit a righy. Beretta 686-Orvis Uplander, O/U, 20/28 GA Double Barrel Shotgun: Both barrels are 28″ with screw in chokes single […]

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Sorry for my lack of posts lately. My life has been crazy — shooting events, work, training for a race, plus a new house with a long list of honey-do’s to check off before my hunting season can get rolling. On Saturday I made it down to Addieville, RI, to catch The Vintager’s annual event. […]

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The little Beretta O/U was in the rack behind the knife counter, at attention with a few 20gs just like it,  some 12gs, and rifles with shining, stainless-steel bolts. It was a 686 Onyx with a straight stock. After my first dozen visits, the guys in the shop set it on the counter as soon […]

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Along with the first red maple-tree leaves and the cool nights, the arrival of Orvi’s Fall Hunting Catalog is one of those things that says “Here come the best time of year”. Take a look at some of the dogs they considered for the 2012 cover.

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Even though Orvis is best known for fishing gear, they’ve always waded in fine shotguns for as long as I can remember. Their flagship store in Manchester usually has somedecent vintage shotguns for sale, and down through the years the company has offered a range of new side-by-side and over-under shotguns. I think these the […]

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  Here’s a great grouse & woodcock shotgun. It’s a 20g Beretta/Orvis 686 Upland O/U with 26″ barrels, gorgeous wood, and a pretty fair price ($2600). With it’s straight grip and light weight (just 5 1/2 lbs), it would be great to carry all day and real quick to shoot.

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I think it’s going go! I’ve been watching this real nice little Orvis/Arrieta 20 gauge for a while now. It has been on Gunbroker.com for at least 6 months, and I’ve plugged it a couple of times as a great deal. But no matter what I’ve done, it just sat there. No interest. Well, it […]

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Looking for a grouse gun? Take your pick. These two 20 gauges would be perfect in the uplands, and they’re are also excellent deals. 20 gauge Orvis/Beretta Uplander 686 Over & Under: the Beretta 686 O/U is one of the world’s greatest guns. This one is set up to be the holy grail of doubles […]

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I love all types of 16 gauges, boxlocks, sidelocks, old, & new. To me, they’re the perfect bird gun. If you agree and you’re looking for something made for modern 2 3/4″ ammo, this Orvis/Arrieta at Griffin & Howe is worth looking at. It’s a classy looking, true sidelock, with just about everything you could […]

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