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Posted: 11/13/2016 9:34:37 AM EST
Hello all, long time listener, first time caller. I have been in the market for a new shotgun for some time now. I have finally decided on the Beretta 1301 Comp. My predicament is, that I cannot decide on which barrel length. I'm primarily going to use this shotgun for fun, ie.., clays, target shooting, and possibly three gun when in my area. With all that in mind, I'm leaning towards the 21", but any and all advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Link Posted: 11/13/2016 5:48:31 PM EST
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I've been shooting a 1301 since they first came out, get a 24" barrel. Better sight radius plus you can run a longer mag tube.
Link Posted: 3/7/2019 10:55:00 PM EST
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Shooting clays, Eh? Then 24" it is. I wish it came in 26"

Also consider that Briley makes screw in barrel extensions. So you could get a 21" and a barrel extension for an extra 4" or 6". It will cost you, but a lot less than an extra Beretta barrel.
Link Posted: 5/12/2021 11:47:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Sniperdoc:
Shooting clays, Eh? Then 24" it is. I wish it came in 26"

Also consider that Briley makes screw in barrel extensions. So you could get a 21" and a barrel extension for an extra 4" or 6". It will cost you, but a lot less than an extra Beretta barrel.
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I got the 21" so that is good to know, thanks.
Link Posted: 5/13/2021 12:52:32 AM EST
[#4]
You can use the same tube extension as a guy with a 3" longer barrel.
It won't matter (other than looks) that your barrel is shorter.
Link Posted: 9/10/2023 7:56:34 PM EST
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Go 24".  A lot of skeet ranges require a 24" minimum barrel length.  Trap with a 24" barrel would be... interesting.
Link Posted: 10/16/2023 10:00:54 AM EST
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I wanted a 24" because I want to use the gun for clays.  I got a 24".   After a few hundred rounds, I can say I'm very happy I got the longer barrel and have no regrets.  Once you get the stock fitted (I got a Comp Pro), the gun is a bird busting machine!
Link Posted: 1/2/2024 10:31:05 PM EST
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Another vote 24”.  If you ever want to use it for sporting clays NSCA has a rule.

I bought a Comp Pro 24” and am having a hell of a lot of fun shooting 5stand.
Link Posted: 1/3/2024 3:38:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Sniperdoc:
Shooting clays, Eh? Then 24" it is. I wish it came in 26"

Also consider that Briley makes screw in barrel extensions. So you could get a 21" and a barrel extension for an extra 4" or 6". It will cost you, but a lot less than an extra Beretta barrel.
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Typically the longer the barrel the better when it comes to busting clays. Even there it depends on what you want to do mostly, if skeet is your thing, you want a shorter barrel....sporting or trap a longer one but at that point it's about balance and mechanics more.
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