Beretta Blog

How to Sight in Your Rifle

Posted by Dick Jones on Oct 16, 2017 1:41:53 PM

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It’s a scenario I’ve seen dozens of times: a frustrated shooter with spent cartridges all over the shooting bench and still no zero. Sighting in can be frustrating if not properly approached, but if done correctly, it’s a simple and painless process.

The first objective is to remove all variables possible. That means making sure the scope is properly mounted to the rifle, using a steady and solid rest to allow repeatable shots, and setting up a target large enough to record any shots fired. Once this is accomplished, check the scope for parallax by moving your eye back and forth behind the ocular lens and watching to see if the reticle moves across the target. If the crosshairs move, you have a parallax problem that will affect your ability to fire accurate shots. If your scope has adjustable parallax, make sure it's set to the proper distance.

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Topics: Hunting, Rifle Shooting

Field Safety with Hunting Partners

Posted by Mia Anstine on Sep 5, 2017 10:02:57 AM

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Being outdoors, hunting, is a great way to spend time with family and friends. Most people come to hunting by way of a family mentor. They spend time in the outdoors with their parents or grandparents. Ideally, they’ll enroll in a hunter’s safety course. They get their certification and then head out to the field with their trusted gun to become an official member of the hunting community.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Upland

Thinking Outside the Early Goose Season Box

Posted by Derrek Sigler on Aug 23, 2017 2:35:41 PM

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For many of us around the country, early goose season is here. If you’re at all like me, you’re not even remotely ready for it. What would a hunting season be without a last-minute, late-night scramble to remember where the blind bag is, where I stashed my calls, and what did my wife do with my gear? I swear, I think she hides some of that stuff just because I tease her about her shoes. When you finally get everything around and get out to the field, you can take a breath and relax. At least that is the theory, right? Never works for me either. Through all the craziness of getting out into the field, there is one thing you can always count on – something is going to go wrong. Do you just pack in and go back home, or do you deal with it? Well, duh – you deal.

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Topics: Hunting, hunting - waterfowl

7 Reasons to Hunt Rice Fields for Ducks

Posted by Mia Anstine on Aug 17, 2017 2:05:40 PM

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Last year I passed up my annual Louisiana waterfowl hunt to join Beretta and Sako on an epic journey to Finland and Russia. While that trip has trumped all other birthday events, I have fond memories of cutting birds from the Southern skies on the date of my birth celebration.

For multiple years I headed south to the warmer, humid temperatures to take aim at the mini-F14-like Blue Winged Teal. If you haven’t partaken in the hunt, I must warn you that it’s an addicting one. While I’m not a fantastic shot at the zinging orange clay targets at the range, I’ve become quite proficient at blasting the little speed demons from the sky.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Duck

Five Mistakes Rookies Make During Early Teal Season

Posted by Derrek Sigler on Aug 9, 2017 2:17:46 PM

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For many of us, our first crack at duck hunting every year comes from those tasty, winged speedsters – teal. It is a great way to kick off a long waterfowl season and is a lot of fun. With more states adding early teal hunts, and the popularity of duck hunting still rising, there are a lot of newcomers to the hunt headed to the waterways this year. While you can screw things up and still luck into a good hunt, there are plenty of ways a rookie can foul up a teal season. Heck, even a seasoned waterfowling expert can mess things up, so a refresher may just be in order.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Duck

Top 5 Reasons Hunters Should Always Use Hearing Protection

Posted by Jodi Stemler on Aug 7, 2017 11:01:34 AM

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We all know the gun range mantra of “eyes and ears” and, when we’re at the shooting range, many of us wear this protection without fail. However, it is not uncommon for a hunter to head to the woods without hearing protection in place.

I’ll raise my hand and say I am one of them. Hunters spend hours sitting in a blind or walking in the upland fields not knowing when or if a shot will ever be fired. Muffling noise for those limited times when you shoot means every other minute when you’re NOT firing sounds like you are under water.

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Topics: Firearms Safety, Hunting

Five Ways the Shooting Range Helps with Hunting

Posted by Mia Anstine on Jul 7, 2017 10:59:32 AM

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With hot summertime temperatures, some might be surprised that we’ve already got our sights focused on waterfowl and upland hunting season. There are those out shooting summer leagues at the shotgun range and others who are booking September teal hunts, November pheasant hunts, and January goose pursuits. As many approach the stand at the range, they think of their scores, winning a shoot, or how to prepare for hunting season.

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Topics: Hunting, Clay Shooting, Hunting - Upland, Hunting - Duck

How To Fit Your Shotgun For More Accurate Shooting

Posted by Mia Anstine on Jun 1, 2017 8:40:39 AM

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Summertime means shotgun season: range time, league shoots, and competitions. To shoot our best we need to make sure that our guns properly fit.

First off, choose the shotgun that best matches your anticipated style of shooting. As you look through Beretta's catalog, you'll see over-and-under, side-by-side, and semi-automatic shotguns to cover everything from upland hunting to clay target shooting, to waterfowl hunting.

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Topics: Hunting, Clay Shooting

Shaking the Turkey Monkey Off My Back

Posted by Jodi Stemler on May 17, 2017 1:48:25 PM

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A week before our turkey hunt, the weather report wasn’t looking good. This was the only weekend we had to head up to Scottsbluff, Nebraska and predictions were calling for sub-freezing temperatures, snow, and high winds – not exactly prime spring turkey hunting conditions! I tried to manage my expectations, but fears of not having the opportunity to finally harvest my first bird raised their ugly head.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Turkey

Field To Fork: Wild Turkey Tortilla Soup

Posted by Mia Anstine on May 2, 2017 8:52:49 AM

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Recently, I've written about how to get started with turkey hunting and how to prepare yourself and your gear to go afield. Within my family, there's not much more enjoyable than taking our Beretta A300 shotguns out to the field to tag and bag a spring-time wild-turkey.

However, there's more to the thrill of hunting wild turkeys than the process of hunting the bird. While the challenge of outsmarting these savvy birds and putting the knockdown on them is part of the fulfillment in the hunt, there remains the question of how to make the most of your wild turkey harvest. Today, I'd like to share one of my favorite recipes for wild turkey.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Turkey