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    Review: Beretta Teknys AL-391 (stonecoat)

    Dear Pakgunner's !!

    Today, I Finally thought of doing a quick review on one of my Beretta semi-auto (stone coat) with optima-plus choke shotgun as I know most of u have seen and used this gun personally and know may be more than I do but I still think I should share some of my knowledge with my fellow Pakgunners and also expect from u guys share some of your valuable knowledge with me on this thread.









    inshallah i will post more pics by tomorrow


    One of the gun which I own is a berretta AL 391 Teknys Stone Coat (standard) with an optima bore barrel with optima plus chokes and a barrel length of 26 inches with a blued steel barrel and Walnut stock (Xtra wood) and its wooden stock is matt finished with some very nice and eye catching grains.

    The shotgun capacity of cartridges is 3+1 (i-e three in magazine and one in chamber) It has many options for as far as barrel length is concerned starting from 24 inches to 30 inches. It has a recoil pad system which is called the Gel-Tek pad which reduces the recoil by almost 25% as compared to any other shotgun which has got a conventional recoil pad.

    I have Shot couple of thousand round from this shotgun in every kind of hunting shoots like Quail , Partridge, Sand grouse, Duck and many other Hunts (allah ka shukar hay) I have not even ONCE experienced any kind of MALFUNCTION and it is very comfortable to shoot, specially when I shoulder the gun it feels more livelier very durable as uptil now what I have seen in my short hunting carrier it is a gun made for high volume shooting and one more very distinctive characteristic is it handles the most variety of ammo loads starting from 24g to 55g without changing any part or any spring.

    Large number of shot gunners consider the A390 the finest autoloader ever built by Beretta, but though it is a very good shotgun, but I believe a further improved version of that gun called the AL391 Teknys, which was introduced in 2002, is even better. It may not be better mechanically but it is much more refined and improved and meets all the requirement of the shooter standing in hunting field.

    As far as I am considered the ONLY drawback in semi-auto’s is cleaning system, it takes at least half an hour for a person like me to clean the gun coz its Piston gets very dirty even after 25 shots.

    Beretta shotgun comes in a durable plastic storage case along with accessories such as four extra chokes and wrench, quick-detachable sling swivels, a bottle of Beretta oil, and, depending on the model, a spare butt plate or recoil pad.

    Approximately: the price of this shotgun falls between Rs 200k to 240k (depending on a dealer to dealer or whether in Lahore and Karachi because Karachi is approximately 15 to 20k more expensive than Lahore
    AL 391 teknys Stone coat is just simply the BEST! Most versitile gun

    Regards Imu10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imu10
    .... also expect from u guys share some of your valuable knowledge with me on this thread.
    No knowledge. Just a few questions:

    i- how does the performance of this gun compare with performance of mp153 which is priced at 1/4 of this gun? Is the performance of this gun 1/4 of mp153? Why should one pay 4 times for this gun?

    ii- review should include some details about built quality of different internal parts as well as technical details and your comments on them.

    Nice effort btw.

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    very nice Imran sahab.. where has the green strip gone?

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    Kakar Lalay which green strip you are taliking about ?
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    sorry, my bad.. i thought it was teknys gold.

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    congratulation imu bro lovely gun.
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    Hi Imu10,
    I own the similar one but not a gold edition. Shoots great but be careful the receiver coating is bit off Beretta quality. Secondly keep an eye on the fiber beed. Normally you get 2 of them. One of beed that came along with my gun chipped off even gun was in storage for a while. Mine one never missed a single cartridge. I use it for mostly for water fowl and never let me down.
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    Imu 10 and Someone_001 Brothers,

    I believe both of you have same Al-391 models with OPTIMA CHOKES.Any experience you had while
    comparing PATTERNS of OPTIMAS with MOBILE chokes?.

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    @Mian - 50

    If you have a possibility of acquiring " OCHP " compatible shotguns then nothing is better in that category. but unfortunately they are not interchangeable with previous models. "SV10 Perennia III" and "Xplor A400" all the way.
    Until the lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.

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    Brother Someone_001,

    Thanks for prompt reply.Actually one of our respected member MR FRANCOLINO and myself are discussing
    the difference in PATTERNS only (Optimas vs Mobile).I don't have any semi auto and prefer O/Us only.

    You must have seen a long exchange of posts in these threads,so I need your comments on PATTERNS only.

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    i- how does the performance of this gun compare with performance of mp153 which is priced at 1/4 of this gun? Is the performance of this gun 1/4 of mp153? Why should one pay 4 times for this gun?
    Mr hammad, as for baikal i have not used this shotgun ,so can not comment on the performance but one thing i can say that Baikal is very impressive at the price range it is selling and think i better than all the turkish shotguns present in the market.

    Secondly keep an eye on the fiber beed. Normally you get 2 of them. One of beed that came along with my gun chipped off even gun was in storage for a while
    hi brother, My shotgun does not have a fiber beed (TRU-GLO) beed i have tat in my silver pigeon 3 which is a sporting model and Yes what you are saying that the beed comes off is absolutely right coz i have lost my first beed from the gun and am using the universal TRU-GLO beed on the shotgun right now

    regards Imu10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kakar
    very nice Imran sahab.. where has the green strip gone?
    kakar sahab,It never had a Green Strip it is NOT GOLD
    hope to see you on duck hunt at Saeed Pur with some thing like Beretta A400 xplor in your hand :)
    Take care
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    Well, this season I will try the Winchester Sx3. It gave great performance at the range.

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    very nice gun above posted
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    thank you seniors for sharing your knowledge about this gun :)
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    @ immu10.

    If i'm not mistaken, this gun and your jeep were advertised a few weeks earlier in Dawn ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChocTalpur
    @ immu10.

    If i'm not mistaken, this gun and your jeep were advertised a few weeks earlier in Dawn ???
    Yes, Brother you are absolutely right .....i have plan to sell this Gun and my jeep as well
    Imu10

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    Beretta AL391 Stone Coat

    This shot gun is very nice looking but the stock is covered with a wood look alike sheet of polymer and if it gets scratched, it can not be repaired or scratch removed.
    The stone coat is vulnerable to peeling after some use and WD 40 and Break Free accelerate this.
    The Techneys Gold is Solid Walnut and the one without the stone coat is best.

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    Beretta put a abbreviation to it as " laminated wood stock" it takes abuse like any other stock does even birch wood or walnut wood have same effects on it if exposed to water or oily treatment . And yes better not to be stone coated at all.
    Until the lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.

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    great gun you have

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