Made To Measure Factory Experience

Successful shooting consists of many important factors such as good technique, gun mount and a natural co-ordination. However none of these can be achieved without consistency. To be consistent with your shooting you need one very important thing... the correct gun fit.

Many shooters whether on the game field or the clay ground make do with dimensions they feel are adequate to do the job. This will however always results in some missed targets and a lack of comfort. Here at Bywell shooting ground we want to make sure you shoot to the very best of your ability and thoroughly enjoy your sport with a comfortable, well fitted gun.

We offer you the opportunity to achieve this with the help, guidance and experience of us working together with some of the best gun fitters in the world. Come with us to some of the top names in the gun industry to select your wood, refine the grip and other aspects to make sure you really get the most out of your shooting. Bywell shooting ground can arrange the entire experience for you from flights and accommodation all the way to the factory door.

Preparation

Before making any arrangements for your visit, we have some very important points to look through. We want to make sure that when we arrive face to face with the factory staff, you have a very good idea of exactly what you require. The first step is to look at which gun and model you wish to shoot and for what type of shooting it's for. For further details on models please follow this link.

Whether your gun is for game shooting or one of the various clay pigeon disciplines we want to make sure it's perfect for you. We carry out an initial stock fitting here in the gun room at Bywell Shooting Ground to ascertain dimensions of what you currently shoot and what we feel are required.

After we are all happy with the desired stock dimensions we move on to pattern test. This shows us exactly where the gun shoots in relation to what you see down the rib. We then examine and record these various points in detail to create a comprehensive client portfolio. This helps both us and you as our client have confidence that we have everything to hand at the factory to maximise our time there and achieve the perfect results. Now it's time to get some flights booked...

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Having manufactured guns since 1526 Beretta certainly know what is required to make a gun look, handle and shoot to perfection. The Italian stockers are real craftsmen, having years of experience being taught down from generation to generation. They can achieve the entire process from initial dimensions on the try gun through to the finished roughed out stock all within 1 day. Bywell Shooting Ground will accompany you into Val Trompia in the impressive valley to start the magical process at the Beretta factory. To have this Beretta made to measure service the cost to you is the Beretta premium, travelling to Italy and the accommodation for your visit. The premium charged by Beretta for this invaluable service is outlined as follows.

690 Series - 20% Surcharge

687 EELL Series - 20% Surcharge

DT11 Series - 10% Surcharge

SO Sidelock Series - 10% Surcharge

This is given as a guide and any specific action specification of the gun may carry an additional cost.

A Beretta try gun in an identical model to your requirements with a fully adjustable stock is used to attain your initial dimensions. These adjustments are carried out by one of the world's most experienced gun fitters. With our help and advice changes are made until your desired gun fit is achieved.

The initial dimensions checked by eye are thoroughly tested on the pattern plate. This allows for any small adjustments in fit to be corrected until we feel the gun is shooting in the correct place and you are comfortable with the customised fit.

The next part is very important for the look and balance of your gun. Choosing wood is a complex process, one which we will gladly assist you with and make sure everything is just right. The grain, colour and figure are just some of the important factors to look for as well as strength in the wood. The wood room carries a choice of grades allowing you to select a higher grade if desired at an additional cost. Once you have selected your stock blank it is taken to be shaped to your rough dimensions which were determined on the try gun. The next important selection is your forend style, to make sure it fits your hand well and feels comfortable to you. Once this is chosen the actual forend wood is selected for you to make sure it matches the stock blank well in both colour and figure.

The chosen stock blank has been shaped out into your stock with the initial dimensions. This is when you can start to see how the figure of the wood and grain has come out. It is then headed up onto the Beretta try gun and the grip and dimensions re-assessed.

Once you have assessed the position and fit of your Beretta stock any finer refinements to the grip and dimensions are carried out by the Beretta factory staff by hand. The stocker also checks the gun mount and eye are still correct. This procedure is repeated as required until everything looks and feels perfect.

The refined stock after any alterations is pattern tested again. This confirms all of the dimensions are correct and the gun shoots to the desired point of aim. Any further alterations required can be carried out and then the gun re-patterned until the desired result is achieved.

The Beretta stock fitting process is now complete. You have your finalised dimensions on your stock roughed out and in the “white”. After this your stock and forend will undergo 35 processes including oiling & chequering.

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The Perazzi name has been long associated with quality and above all attention to detail. Mauro Perazzi and his team have a real pride with the shotguns they manufacture in their family name. The hand finishing of the craftsmen is a pleasure to watch and they will take great joy in personally working on your gun to make sure it is perfect for you. Bywell Shooting Ground looks forward to introducing you to the Perazzi staff, who welcome us with warmth and passion to start the exciting process from the Perazzi factory entrance. The whole process from early try gun measurements to the finished out “white” stock can be done all within 1-2 days. Perazzi shotguns are made completely to your specification with no additional premium to the gun. To have this Perazzi made to measure service the only cost to you is travelling to Italy and the accommodation for your visit.

A Perazzi try gun in an identical model to your requirements with a fully adjustable stock is used to attain your initial dimensions. These adjustments are carried out by either Mauro Perazzi or Fabrizio Salvini who are both some of the world's most experienced gun fitters. With our help and advice changes are made until your desired gun fit is achieved.

The initial dimensions checked by eye are thoroughly tested on the pattern plate. This allows for any small adjustments in fit to be corrected until we feel the gun is shooting in the correct place and you are comfortable with the customised fit.

The next part is very important for the look and balance of your gun. Choosing wood is a complex process, one which we will gladly assist you with and make sure everything is just right. The grain, colour and figure are just some of the important factors to look for as well as strength in the wood. The wood room carries a choice of grades allowing you to select a higher grade if desired at an additional cost. Once you have selected your stock blank it is taken to be shaped to your rough dimensions which were determined on the try gun. The next important selection is your forend style, to make sure it fits your hand well and feels comfortable to you. Once this is chosen the actual forend wood is selected for you to make sure it matches the stock blank well in both colour and figure.

The chosen stock blank has been shaped out into your stock with the initial dimensions. This is when you can start to see how the figure of the wood and grain has come out. It is then headed up onto your gun and the grip and dimensions re-assessed.

Once you have assessed the position and fit of your Perazzi stock any finer refinements to the grip and dimensions are carried out by the Perazzi factory staff by hand. The stocker also checks the gun mount and eye are still correct. This procedure is repeated as required until everything looks and feels perfect.

The refined stock after any alterations is pattern tested again. This confirms all of the dimensions are correct and the gun shoots to the desired point of aim. Any further alterations required can be carried out and then the gun re-patterned until the desired result is achieved.

The stock fitting process is now complete. You have your fully assembled gun with the stock roughed out in the “white”. After this your stock and forend with be chequered and finished in the style you desire either in a lacquer or oil finish. The gun is then shipped to Bywell Shooting Ground in 4-6 weeks.