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Beretta 686e sporting or Lanber sport deluxe

  • 21-02-2012 5:16am
    Registered Users Posts: 12 ✭✭✭ maximusbiggus

    Hey, just looking for a bit of advice on purchasing my first shotgun.

    I've narrowed it down to the above mentioned. I have a choice of a brand new lanber deluxe or a s/h beretta 686e sporting in perfect condition. Both are similar money.

    Both feel good and fit well so it's just a matter of which is the better choice. Quality, resale etc...

    How much is a mint beretta worth s/h?

    Thanks in advance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 358 ✭✭ johnfaul

    beretta every time:)

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 392 ✭✭ rabbit assassin

    I have the lanber sporting deluxe and paid big money for it when they came out here first. Great gun I love it and have never had a days trouble with it. Saying that If I had a chance a buying a 686e in near new condition for the same price I would probably go for it as Beretta seem to hold the value longer (if you look after it)

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 ✭✭✭ maximusbiggus

    Thanks for the replies. What would you pay for the beretta? What do they go for second hand?

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass

    I'd go for the Beretta, but i'm biased. :D

    A good quality 686e Sporting, with memory stock can go for between €1,200 - €1,400. Although it should be in great condition for that money. Without memory stock, and based on age/condition about €150 less.

    Cannot comment on Lanber having never owned one.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,102 ✭✭✭ Hibrion

    I'd go for the Beretta too, mate. John Lambert in Camolin has some lovely second hand Berettas for good prices at the moment.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,997 ✭✭✭ deeksofdoom

    Beretta will hold its value better than the lanber.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 ✭✭✭ maximusbiggus

    Thanks guys. I think I'll take ur advice and go for the Beretta.

  • Registered Users Posts: 353 ✭✭ beretta686s

    when i traded my 686s for an explor a400 i got 700 for it and that was after 11 years of shooting with it and thousands of rounds through it and i only paid 730 for it when i picked it up 2nd so only 30 euro depreacion for 11 years of shooting not to bad i think and never gave me an ounce of bother

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,097 charlie10

    i have a 686e and its the bizz:D nice weight for clay shooting {no bruised shoulder!!}:rolleyes:and i used it shooting pigeons in the summer , have it over two years and never a miss fire. beretta +1

  • Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭✭ f100zardoz

    beretta e without question

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  • Registered Users Posts: 392 ✭✭ browning 12 bore

    i had a lanber for years deluxe sport model i shot thosands of pigeons and i wont mention the clays i shot it was a fantastic gun but sadly hard times for us all i have not shot a clay for over year or that so i decided to sell it very hard for me but i have to say lanber over and under never let me down. now bear im mind beretta was my next gun up if i did decide to trade up but never did any way thats my opinion

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 ✭✭✭ maximusbiggus

    Thanks for all the replys guys. I got a beretta in the end. It's a beautiful gun in mint condition. 10 years old but still looks new! Very happy with it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 113 ✭✭ Beretta1

    Beretta definitely

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,805 ✭✭✭ juice1304

    beretta, if something breaks you need to be able to buy parts for it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,068 ✭✭✭ cavan shooter

    Lanber were a great gun. Good value starter or country gun but they arent made anymore. If the 686E fits you I would go for Beretta,

    If it has a B in it you cant fo wrong.
    Beretta, Browning or Benelli and the fun you described is one of there main stays.

    If you dont believe me fo into estore beretta, they have a mountain of spares, check it out and best of kuck

  • Registered Users Posts: 26 duckshooter

    686 good gun

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,104 ✭✭✭✭ Nekarsulm

    I'd say he bought one or the other by now, its seven years since he asked the question...

  • Registered Users Posts: 393 ✭✭ useurowname

    It’s a no brainer, beretta all day.
    Lanber are a great gun, I know of guys shooting them for 10, 15, 20 years without a hitch, but unfortunately they no longer make them . Parts are going to be in short supply, the beretta will hold its value second to none if trade in is a consideration also.