The surprisingly light and very easy to handle side by side shotgun, the 486 Parallelo, unites the charm of the best gunsmithing tradition of the round body receiver design with modern and innovative technology. It has a new trigger system which delivers fast and crisp trigger pulls. The trigger mechanism is more reliable than ever thanks to the “V” shaped hammer springs which guarantee crisp and fast trigger pulls.
Redesigned for excellence
Rather than giving an older model a face-lift, Beretta has reintroduced the side by side shotgun in their line-up with a redesigned action, springs, trigger-group and outward appearance. This is a shotgun designed to be as classic as possible in appearance, while incorporating materials and engineering features that make it more durable than anything produced 100 years ago. A true statement of classic taste, the 486 Parallelo is the perfect shotgun for the gentleman or lady hunter.
Round action with lavish scroll engraving
Hunters that are truly knowledgeable in classic shotguns immediately associate a round action with hunts in the Scottish highlands at a time when group hunts of this kind were important social occasions as well as sporting outings. Holding the 486 Parallelo and seeing its action will only cement this association further. Its round action contains only very few straight lines, and looks like it has grown organically together with the stock into something harmonious and beautiful. To the outside, the lines of the action are also complemented by English-style scroll engraving, which also extends to the top lever and trigger-guard.
No matter how beautiful, a shotgun is only as useful as how it shoots and holds up. With this in mind, Beretta incorporated new features including new leaf springs in the action to allow for faster and more precise firing pin engagement, for a super-crisp shot let-off; also, a brand new trigger guard that keeps all the moving parts captive, making maintenance a synch. The cold-hammer forged OptimaChoke barrels (3” chamber) are built to be tough and last for generations, and are designed to take every type of shell from target to high-performance. Moreover, Triblock barrel technology makes the barrel unit stronger while eliminating visible welding lines.
Purchased new from AW Grassi had the chance to use it for the first time in a competition yesterday, great gun loved it and the kick was far less then I expected. Like most sxs when you hit them it smokes the target. 30in barrels was the way to go glad I did.
After viewing and feeling the 486 Parallelo guns with both stock versions ( broom stick & pistol grip ) I must say its an outstanding gun. The pistol grip version gave more hand grip hold & control over the gun, but that's up to the individual of course. The 26" barrel was very fast swing & point-ability wise, I felt to 30" was slower in that department. The 28" felt spot on in the happy medium feel as to quick mounting, point-ability & swing wise. An excellent well made, quality product by Beretta Italy and a lot of thought gone into this gun. If you're looking for a side by side don't hesitate to look at this product as you'll be surprised as to what it offers the shooter buyer.