Beretta Blog

Students with Shotguns! Sporting Clays and the SCTP Competition.

Posted by Tom McHale on May 4, 2014 9:12:00 AM


Does this gun look familiar? Alex is shooting a customized Beretta 391 Gold Teknys Trap model.

So, a history major, a veterinarian and a sorority girl walk into a gun range…

If there was a politician in the mix, this might sound like the beginning of a corny joke. Well, it’s not. And it’s actually been going on for 45 years now.

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Topics: Clay Shooting, Competitive Shooting

Shotgun Shells: The Ins and Outs of Selection (Part 3)

Posted by matteo recanatini on Jul 18, 2012 5:57:00 AM

By Brad Wilson - Guest Contributor

We now have a basis of how factory loads perform vs hand loads and a good understanding of how to figure out what load works best in your gun.  Now we will take a look at a few factors that we can manipulate in order to fine tune what we are working with.  Choke tubes and recoil pads, we'll take a look at them after the jump.
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Topics: Hunting, Clay Shooting, New Shooters

Shotgun Shells: The Ins and Outs of Selection (Part 2)

Posted by matteo recanatini on Jun 25, 2012 11:30:00 PM

By Brad Wilson - Guest Contributor

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Topics: Hunting, Clay Shooting

Shotgun Shells: The Ins and Outs of Selection (Part 1)

Posted by matteo recanatini on Jun 12, 2012 3:56:00 AM

By Brad Wilson - Guest Contributor

How I love my hand loads!
In a previous entry by fellow blogger Adam Brassfield titled “Shell Selection for Waterfowl”, Adam talks about what size shot he would typically use for different types of waterfowl.  What he based everything off of was the size of  bird he would be chasing that certain day.  Adam laid down some great groundwork for new and old hunters that sometimes get mislead on what size shot they should be using.  This is the first thing everyone should take into consideration when choosing shot.  I would recommend reading that post as he has some great information in it.
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Topics: Reloading, Hunting, Clay Shooting

Clay Shooting, a Beginner’s Thoughts

Posted by matteo recanatini on Jun 5, 2012 12:30:00 AM

By Keith Hollar – Guest Contributor
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Topics: Clay Shooting, New Shooters

Flight of the Silver Pigeon

Posted by matteo recanatini on Apr 29, 2012 1:00:00 AM

by Rick Chisholm -- guest contributor
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Topics: Clay Shooting

A Beginner's Guide to Sporting Clays

Posted by matteo recanatini on Apr 16, 2012 2:36:00 AM

By Beretta Fleur - Guest Contributor


I’ve been shooting clays for 2 years, and have been an NSCA member for a little over a year. I’ve always shot tournaments, many of them recreational shoots lasting a couple of hours. If I’m tired after eight stations and my score is twenty points shy of a win, it’s nothing a beer and a burger won’t fix. But with spring comes the end of the hunting season and the beginning of state shoot season.

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Topics: Clay Shooting, Competitive Shooting

A trap-shooting adventure

Posted by matteo recanatini on Jan 12, 2012 3:49:00 AM

by Josh Leonard - Guest contributor

Hello Beretta Nation! My name is Josh Leonard, and I have been given the opportunity to write about Trapshooting for Beretta.
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Topics: Clay Shooting, Competitive Shooting

Introductions by Beretta

Posted by matteo recanatini on Oct 25, 2011 3:23:00 AM

by Matt Rutherford - contributor

For my first post on, I thought about introducing myself, telling everyone about my fantastic life shooting Sporting Clays in the UK. As I pondered how to start, I began thinking of all the fantastic people I have met since starting shooting just two years ago. For the first few months, I used my friends Beretta 682 Gold. We went to a monthly club in a farmer’s field, about ten or twelve guys shooting 50 targets from manual traps. I came last at first, but more importantly I was making friends. These guys are my monthly anchor, as my shooting develops, I am still coming back to see them. Every month without fail, we meet in the farmers field, drink some coffee (or something stronger at Christmas) and shoot those 50 targets again.

After a while I bought my gun, a Beretta 686 E Sporter and started getting out to more shoots, with harder targets and more experienced shooters. At the same time, I started my website, to capture all the information I was hungrily learning about Sporting Clays, I started to meet shooters from further afield, right across the UK and beyond. I went to the Beretta World Sporting Championship in the UK in July and shot with people I hadn’t met before, learning about the kind of targets presented in competition and watching hundreds of Beretta owners tackling a challenging shoot.

So, my shooting is improving, but so is my social life. I’ve made new friends, started my own website and travelled further to shoot with more people. All down to buying my Beretta. My 686 E has taken me places I couldn’t imagine. As I look forward to I can see more out there – more meet-ups from the people on my website, more competitions to shoot and hopefully, continued progress up the classifications.

Thanks Beretta.
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Topics: Clay Shooting

A Day at the Range

Posted by matteo recanatini on Oct 21, 2011 9:39:00 AM

From time to time, we receive questions about how we come up with some of our videos. Today, for example, we went to the Prince George's County Trap and Skeet facility to shoot some footage of Brian operating the A400 semiauto and Silver Pigeon over and under.

Our followers on Twitter and Facebook asked us to explain why Beretta is known as one of the best over and under products on the market. So, we decided to go to the range and shoot some video footage about it.

You could not have asked for a better day: the sun was not too bright, the temperature not too hot, and the clouds were just enough to give our video footage the perfect light. We first shot some footage indoor, with Brian presenting an overview of the Silver Pigeon and the entire line of Beretta over and unders.

We then moved out to Station 12 to shoot footage of Brian smoking targets left and right. I have to admit he's a pretty talented shot.

Even I got to do some shooting. What impressed me the most was exactly what Brian said about our over and unders: they really have a low profile, and allow for very instinctive shooting!

In addition to the Silver Pigeon I, we also shot the A400 Xcel and Xtreme.

I have to admit: I am having a hard time deciding which one is better. The Silver Pigeon certainly has the traditional, high-level lines that I think of when I think of quail hunting. The A400 series, however, has virtually no recoil, which is obviously important when you're firing hundreds of rounds or three and a half inch cartridges.

Here's the good news. I don't really have to choose! Come next week, when Brian and I go back to Prince George's County trap and skeet to shoot more video footage, I'll be able to use any one of these guns once again.

Life at the Beretta doesn't get any better than this!
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Topics: Clay Shooting