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Beretta Xtrema 2

Postby crowhopper » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:24 pm

just got one, used. It has a 26 in barrel Going goose hunting in 2 days with 3.5 in shells. Do you recommend a longer barrel?
Thinking longer is better, for distance shots (hi fly)
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Re: Beretta Xtrema 2

Postby Dave308 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:13 am

My hunting buddy uses a 26" barrel and knocks the hell out of em. My Xtrema 2 has been a real pain in the A** jamomatic with 3 1/2 inch shells.
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Re: Beretta Xtrema 2

Postby tripleb » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:37 am

crowhopper wrote:just got one, used. It has a 26 in barrel Going goose hunting in 2 days with 3.5 in shells. Do you recommend a longer barrel?
Thinking longer is better, for distance shots (hi fly)


Unless you will be shooting a lot of geese, you'd probably be better off spending the money on heavier than lead shot (when they are on sale) or buying a 10ga. if you're planning on taking long shots than getting a 2" longer barrel for your Beretta. There won't be any significant advantage to gaining 2" in barrel length, with one possible exception, I've had better luck getting good patterns from longer barrels than from short ones. But, it's not likely there will be much difference in the patterns because of the barrel length difference, and probably switching shells would be a cheaper solution. Beretta barrels are very expensive.
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Re: Beretta Xtrema 2

Postby Huntfish12 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:15 am

i knock the $hit out of geese with my Beretta Xtrema2 with the same 26". factory Improved modified choke with 3in shells. 3.5" arent necessary but will work just as well.
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Beretta Xtrema 2

Postby Podcast » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:13 am

I ain't never had mine jam with 3&1/2" like stated above. If ya wanna cheaper fix get an extended choke tube that'll add an inch a "barrel". I got a 26" and have killed geese at 50 yards. Ain't no reason ta shoot farther than that nosy yer what barrel yer shootin.
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Re: Beretta Xtrema 2

Postby A-Bomb » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:10 pm

Its more fun to shoot em with the landing gear down at 15 yds than passing at 50. Itll work just fine. Find a choke/load combo that patterns well and go from there.
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Re: Beretta Xtrema 2

Postby wetgoldenretriever » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:14 pm

if you really want that extra 2" then why dont you just buy a kicks high flyer? it will add about 2" to the gun and will give you a tighter pattern, and it looks cool. and whats really important? :lol3:
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Re: Beretta Xtrema 2

Postby Yam45 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:46 am

Ive got an xtrema2. Love it . No jams. Cycles 2 3/4, 3 , 3 1/2 in a row no issues. I have 28" barrel. Wish i got the 26". PIA manuevering in a tight pit blind! No advantage with the 28" IMHO
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Re: Beretta Xtrema 2

Postby OldGeezer » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:53 am

I have been shooting 3.5" shells for the last five seasons consistently without a jam on my Xtrema II. I did have a problem with misfires last season and replaced the hammer spring. Not really easy, lol! Never once had a jam on anything I put in the chamber.
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