Written on: 07/05/2012 by EugenioD (1 review written)
originally bought a 391 trap gun and took it out shooting turkey, incredible and accurate pattern. very heavy gun (12 g) so I went out and bought my 13 year old the 391 urika 2 gold (20g) if its any where as good as the 12, I will be jumpin out my boots. the 20 is feather light and shoulders like a dream. another big beretta fan here, cant go wrong with these semi's (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2010
I have been shooting the 391 in 20 gauge for some 8 years now, it is a joy, I have never had a single jam, I shoot it for dove, quail, pheasant and tons of clays. I can shoot light 3/4 oz. loads or heavy 3 inch 1 1/4 oz. loads with no jams.
I have noticed on the pattern board that 7/8 to 1 oz loads pattern much more evenly than heavier loads.
For dove this year I put in the IM choke and was handily duping birds at 40+ yards.
ONE FINE SEMI_AUTO (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2010
Hello again Guys the Beretta Tekneys has now gone back to GMK for good, they have given me my money back. If I was told at the start the Gun would fail 3% of the time I would never have bought it.
I tried all sorts of carts in it and it failed just the same, The new gun due for the cabinet is a Winchester SX3 F.A.C which I have not got yet as I am waiting for my FEO to come over on monday to give the go ahead as they don't seem to like 8 shot auto shotguns for some reason ! I have done... (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2009
OK Guys, got the new Tekneys auto from GMK last week and shot it at Kibworth 100 Bird today 15/11, If you read my first review you will have read that the gun would jam at a rate of 2% they could not fix it so sent me a new gun after having it back three times.
I was so pleased to have the auto back as I have a bad elbow and the soft Recoil helps a lot.
The day was going quite well until I got to the last Trap and needed two cartridges to finish the competion, the Trapper gave me two 24g... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2009
I bought my Teneys Auto two months ago and use it at Kibworth ,a local clay club to me.
Just to give you an Idea of some background of mine, I shoot about once or twice a week on clays mainly, with the dog when I can, and I am in a local syndicate.
I have owned over 10 guns in the last 18 months most of them High grade.
I decieded my next purchase would be the Beretta Tekneys Auto 30' which I wanted to shoot 24g HV through it, the first 500 or so were fine but after that I found it would jam... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2009
just got into hunting ad shooting this year and this Beretta gun was my first purchase...i bought it used for $600 , i got the gun,the case, optima plus choke tubes, tools, oil, and another butt. its only got a 26 inch barell, but i shot skeet with it four times so far the only four times in my life. the first two times i hit around ten out of 25 but my third and fourth time i hit 21 and 17 and 20 and 18. the gun is super easy to get used to and very comfortable, to me cleaning is a breeze.... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2009
I am a female, new to shooting. I just started shooting trap last fall and this is my first shotgun. I had been using a borrowed 20 gauge over under, but it was a bit heavy. I picked this gun up and it was love at first site. I have a 20 gauge with a 26" barrel and weighs in at 7 lbs. I can shoot 100 rounds and not even feel it. I'd looked at some Benelli's that cost $400+ more and they did not feel any better than the Beretta Urika. (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2009
Like the other reviews, the Urika 2 20g is light, points like a dream, and has proven very successful at sporting clay shooting. I have alway shot a 12g but decided it was time for a 20. Have owned several Beretta firearms and have always been pleased. I bagged a Rio Grande Tom turkey four days ago at 37 yards with a 3inch Federal Premium loaded with 5's. Have waited a long time to get a shotgun of this quality and am extremely pleased. If I decided to buy another 12 g, it would be the... (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2009 by SPRINKLER001 (1 review written)
i chris have purchased 2 beretta al 391 urika 2 golds 12/20....and have used the 20 for skeet shooting and fired many a round through it with no problems.....hopefully the same for the 12 at hunting and skeet....they both feel great,so let's hope they perform great for years to come....love em both....i also shoot a browning gold superlite,and a winchester super x3 and no problems as well....many a round shot....i feel all my guns have special qualaties which make me gravitate to them so... (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2009
I bought this gun this year as always fancied a semi auto. i orginally didnt want a Beretta as i thought you were just paying for the name but your really not. This gun fills just like my 20 bore Lincoln premier but its just in a 12 bore version and not a over and under.
can knock down pigeon and rooks at good ranges.
The gun mounts perfect every time swings easily for the fast flying pigeon and ducks.
Lamping with this gun is also very good quick firing light weight and takes all types of... (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2009
Beretta AL391 Urika if a great gun. It never jams, fires fast and is very accurate but gets dirty really easy. (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2008 by Espelandmt2
Highly recommend it. I have the 20 ga and love it. Great upland gun, light, well balanced and never jams. I hunt in MT in difficult weather conditions, wind, dirt, etc. Only clean it once a year. Can't say the same about my Benelli SBE in 12 ga. It requires cleaning 3 or 4 times a season, and a day in a wind blown beet field will bring it to it's knees. (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2008
Would highly recommend. Have shot hundred rounds thru w/o problem. Very dependable. Traded my Browning Gold Hunter, which I'd had lots of ejection problems with, for this piece of hunting magic. Love it! Don't like where the safety is located (forward of trigger guard) and would prefer it to be behind trigger guard (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2008 by doug8081
Great gun but people seem to frown alot especially the snobby brigade who think its not the right gun for sporting shooting. (only 'cos they cant shoot and the semi does the job) (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2008 by wakey87 (1 review written)
Fast cycle rate, never jams, low recoil, its a beretta. I got the urika 2 a couple of weeks ago and havn't found a single bad point yet. (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2008 by jwshiver (1 review written)
I have made two trips to Cordoba, Argentina with this gun for high volume dove hunting and hopefully next year I will make my third trip with this gun. I have put thousands of rounds through the AL391 Urika with no problems. On both of my trips my hunting partners have used other guns marketed for this type of shooting and all have hade problems cycling the low quality rounds provided. My Beretta ate shells with no problem. If I ever wear this one out I will by another! (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2008
The Beretta AL391 Urika offers very low recoil. I took down geese up to about 70 yards with 3 inch magnum shells and very clean after a heavy days shooting, thanks to the self cleaning device. I hope to keep this gun for many years as its a great all rounder. (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2008 by rhm4jc
This gun is an excellent choice for sporting clays, skeet or trap. I own five shotguns and four are Berettas'. I'd give the gun a 10, but the perfect gun has not been made yet. However, I'll bet Beretta will make it soon. (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2008 by browning 2886
Set the stock properly and it hits where you are looking.
100% recomended (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2008
Have not had a malfunction to this point. And it does point good. Have the .12ga and wife has 390 Gold Mallard in .20 ga. She had hers before I did. And I liked hers so well I bought the 391 when it came out and have not been sorry yet (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2008 by smithmike
This is the best shotgun I ever seen in my life. Evevn it is better than the extrema 2. I have both and I honestly think I have had more accuracy with the Urika.
Price is very reasonable (900$-1,000$) (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2008 by Wadiog
Fast firing gun, light weight and i never had any problems with it. if after i dropped it in a river and picked up half a mile down stream. all i did was shake of all water i could get out of it and i got back to hunting. that was almost 7 months back and no signs of rust yet. Hard to find, beretta needs to make more to satisfy the market. took me almost a year to find one. (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2008 by toomak (1 review written)
Nice gun. i hope beretta is right about the light loads as i like to use light loads for phesant in the fall. I gave it a 7 now but if it uses the light loads this fall i would give it a 9. (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2008
Overall i think it is a very good balanced gun without too much recoil which is ideal for myself. (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2008 by peter scaife (1 review written)
Beretta make the best most reliable auto on the market today (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2008 by westie57
i got the xtrema about 3 months ago, i chose it over the urikas because the reviews were better......but after handling both of them. i regret not chooseing the urika. the xtrema is a very good wilffowling gun with its 3 1/2 ins barrels and is a very strong gun. my critisism would be that the gun is badly balanced. it is very hard to do a quick swing on close quary. so the only time i use it is on the wash. for an all round shooter i would sugest the urika is a better all rounder. (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2008 by TikkaT3 (4 reviews written)
I bought the Urika Gold semi for NZD$1950 new with hard case, 5 Opitima chokes, shim kit etc. Removed the mag limiter as we have unlimited mags in the area I shoot. Has functioned without a hitch for wildfowl and sporting clays. LOP suits me well and it is a pleasure to shoot. I prefer the bolt release of the Remington 1100/1187s, but this is not a major issue. Mag cut-off is there which is a bonus. Handles different loads for clays through to 3inch magnums no worries. Good quality machining... (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2007
I've shot the gun in a trap league for two years, clean it etc. Went to shoot it recently and found that all but one of the piston tabs were broken off - couldn't use it. When talking with Beretta on line smith, he said not to shoot LIGHT LOADS in it, this will happen. I've shot some LIGHT LOADS but typically I shoot regular trap loads. This is contrary to Beretta's own advertising by the way, they mention how well it does with Super Heavy to Light loads !
So I purchased the replacement... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2007 by jamespav (1 review written)
I've never written a review online before, though I read many, but I feel that I owe it to this gun to give it the creditability it deserves. I shoot both wildfowl and pigeon and this gun is perfect for both and has never ceased to cycle a single round. Being a military man, I ensure it has a full internal clean after ever session but I'm sure it isn't necessary to keep it functioning well. The model I have is the Max 4 camo which is a extremely high grade, almost photo quality finish which... (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2006 by mellman
I have a disc problem in my neck and with normal over under and side by side guns of 20 bore cal suffer a lot of pain when and after using them, I first purchased a Raptor but took it back as it was not very well made (barrel bridge was bent!) they then got in the Beretta for me, No contest! Get one you wont be disappointed. (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2006 by twister64 (1 review written)
Very lucky and found a S/H synthetic Beretta AL391 Urika, which had hardly been shot, with Gel-Tek recoil pad and Truglo sight. The breech bolt release button has a small levered arm over it so it is much easier to use. Using good mid - heavy weight cartridges, and the gun just works for you. I use it for pigeons on the farm at present, but am thinking of getting a clay trap to try out but I'm sure it will still do the business. (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2006 by PeteBrady (1 review written)
I bought this Beretta AL391 Urika by accident! I had originally bought a Franchi Raptor but after finding that it was a "rogue" gun which had slipped through quality control, traded it in and paid a bit more for a Urika sporting (wood/metal version).
I have found the gun to be super reliable, even when I have pushed it a bit and put subsonic 24g loads through. The self-regulating gas system is a real bonus, allowing the shooter to switch between very light and very heavy loads instantly... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2005 by RWH24
After adjusting the stock shims the gun points naturally. It is 100% reliable with the ammo I shoot. Both the 12 & 20ga are great guns. The 20ga is lighter than the 12 by over a pound so I added weight front and back so it swings and feels more like my 391 12ga. The 20ga 26" brl was a little whippy in the swing on the clays course. I shoot Skeet/5-Stand & Clays course at least once a month to every other week. Approx 2000 rounds thru each gun.
Both guns are the 391 Urika Field, wood/blue
The... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2004 by moa661 (1 review written)
I had my Beretta AL391 Urika about six months and find it a much nicer gun to shoot than my Beretta 682 O/U which I have never bothered to use since purchasing the 391. I get much better scores shooting sporting clays. I was able to adjust the stock very easily to fit me exactly.
Second round has jammed once but I think this was because I hadn't cleaned it for a while but since I now clean and very lightly oil it regularly I have had no problems.
I use it to shoot approx seventy rounds a... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2004 by mpclim55 (1 review written)
I purchased the Beretta AL391 Urika for my son and I. My son was having trouble with the punishing recoil of my over and under. The recoil after shooting six rounds of skeet was no longer a factor. I shot a 24 my first round with the gun, and a 25 my second round. So much for having to get used to a new gun. I read that some had a problem with the second round chambering. I experienced this twice (when my son was shooting ) I told him to be sure he was pushing the shell far enough into the... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2004 by ishdbr (1 review written)
I bought a Beretta AL391 Urika primarily for trap so I have a parallel stock and 30 inch barrel. I also shoot sporting clays so being able to reconfigure the gun by adjusting the comb was a plus. The performance is quite good and there are aftermarket parts that can improve upon an already great gun.
Cleaning it is not too bad although any semi takes about an hour to really do the job right. I clean the barrel after every outing and do the internals once a month or so. I use Clays powder... (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2003 by afgag (1 review written)
2nd shell jammed frequently on new gun. Others on internet had same problem. Traded in on 682E (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2003 by oldfenners.
Bought this gun after using an old 301 for a while and realising beretta auto's are not the demics that some other auto's are. Use the gun, a 28" sporter exclusivly for clays and was so impressed with the performance and lack of recoil that i sold my 686e on the grounds that i'll never use it again. beautiful balance and handling, totally reliable,(after the first 200 rounds when it jammed twice on the ejection cycle, but has never done so since.-now about 5000 rounds have been shot.)
i... (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2003 by JAMBO.
My wife bought me this instead of a wedding ring!
and its been used for ducks,clays and foxes taking the pressure off my verney carron's light barrels from heavy loads.I spent a couple of hours at the clays to set it up for me being a 'southpaw' also altered the butt draught raising it 10 mm and after slightly shifting the cast the gun is fitted and i'm shooting very well with it.
I can blast (or try to) 50 clays and not feel a thing on the shoulder.With the heavy loads (sg buckshot)ive... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2003 by peterli.
This is my first semi, I've only used it once (went on holiday day after) I moved from my O/U Wincester because althought it was great fun I noticed a lot of people at the local club had started using semi's
first impression is that it feels longer, a lot longer, especially when you stand around waiting to have your go (it don't open, felt strange, but I'll get used to it)
Next was the low recoil, this is great as I suffered a shoulder injury about a year ago and I am very mindfull of... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2002 by BigAndy.
I bought this Beretta AL391 Urika shotgun mainly on looks, and because it was Beretta. I couldn't believe it is half the price of other guns in the Beretta shotgun range.
With being an auto it's low recoil and with it taking 3 shells you get chance of another shot. Another great thing I like about this gun is when hunting you can fire 2 shots and still load the mag while in possition to take your next shot, meaning you never need be empty. (read more)
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