The team at GMK have given us some good news, the return of the popular 686, now with a facelift and called the 686 EVO. Some pictures are below, but first some information from the press release:
When the 686E gave way to the Silver Pigeon 1 Sporting there was no longer an out and out competition gun in the Beretta range for under £2,000. Well the good news is that it has undergone a facelift and is back for 2012 in the form of the 686 EVO.
The new gun has been specified in a higher grade of wood to it’s predecessor, in fact the same level as the Silver Pigeon 1 D/L.
The receiver remains unchanged and is characterized by the exclusive dual colour finish. Together with the modern ellipsis graphic motif, the contrast between the glossy, matte and gold parts ensures an extraordinary beauty. Beretta’s electro less nickel finish provides added protection against the elements.
BARRELS / CHOKES
All 686 Evo’s feature the traditional profile of Beretta Steelium Over-under barrels. These are internally chrome lined and have a deep blued finish with ‘686E EVO’ etched on the side of the rib at the muzzle end. The barrels are Optibored for improved performance, with Optichoke extensions. The Evo is available with either 28”, 30” or 32” barrels.
DETAILS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Exceptional durability is ensured by self-adjusting, dual conical locking lugs, replaceable hinge pins. The perfect competition shotgun package at a great price.
The Beretta 686E Evo has a very competitive SRP of £1,950 – delivery from July 2012.
I’m a 686 E user, and I’m keen to see what differences the improvements have made.