View Full Version : Alcione SL or SX???
03-23-2004, 10:33 PM
I am considering purchasing an Alcione model shotgun. I have never owned an O/U before. I do a little bird hunting, but a lot of Sporting Clays. I like the look of the Alcione SX but would like with the sporting barrels.
I was curious if you have to manually switch the barrels after firing the first round on either the SX or SL or does it automatically fire the second barrel upon the second trigger pull?
Has anyone bought the SX and had the 28" barrels angle ported? If so, can you get extended chokes for these barrels?
Thanks in advance.
03-29-2004, 10:13 PM
Consider fit and feel to be your first concern and most important. The SL and SX are very different in both departments.
-The SL-12 Sporting's stock is cut differently than the SX with the drop at both comb and heel being 1/8" less and having a tighter radius on the grip. This alone makes it feel like a totaly different gun.
-The fore-stock is also tappered on the SL-12 where as the SX has a less bulky Schnabel type fore-stock adding a different feel up front too.
-The safety on the SL-12 is manual - meaning if you have the safety selector in the fire position when you break the action, it will be in the fire position when the action is then closed as compared to the automatic saftey on the SX where as if the action is broke open the safety is automatically engaged when it is closed and has to be set to the fire position using the saftey switch.
-The SL-12's bead sighting system is also different, using a hi-vis red front bead with a mid-bead. The SX has a white steel front bead with no mid-bead but, this is easily changed if so desired on the 28" barrels.
As for firing - the second barrel is hot as soon as the first is spent.
If you do decide on the SX and don't purchase the 30" sport set I recommend getting the barrels ported since you're a Sporting Clays shooter. This will aid you in acquiring the second target at doubles stations.
Extended choke tubes are available from a number of manufacturers.
hope this helps - Good luck
[ 03-30-2004, 01:25 AM: Message edited by: birddog ]
04-11-2004, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the advice. I do have the SX on order now, but it is backordered (Wouldn't you know it :mad: ) for about 6 weeks.
Do you know a good machinists that does barrel porting at a reasonable price?
I am also looking into Briley extended chokes. What is the thought on these chokes?
04-11-2004, 03:44 PM
Hey TravisIshoot the alcione sp in 20 gauge and bought the 30 sport barrel a couple months later for shooting sports. I like the wider rib too.The alcione has mechinal triggers so if you put one shell in and didnt have the barrel slector correct just squeeze ounce more and youll have you shot. the ported barrel barks pretty good. Have fun shooting.
04-18-2004, 08:13 PM
Do you shoot the SX or SL version? Unfortunately I am not shooting either yet; still waiting for the SX to get here.
I shoot clays and do a lot of hunting. I think I am going to purchase the 30" barrels for the sporting course. I have been shooting a mossberg pump for the last 7-8 weeks now on the course. I am doing okay with it, but know I could shoot a lot more birds if I didn't have to rack a shell.
Thanks for the info on the gun. Hopefully it won't be too much longer before my gun gets here.
I do have one question: Buying extended chokes (for example Briley or Comp-n-Choke), does the SX have the same threading as the Beretta Mobile Choke system? What is the exact bore of the barrel on the SX?
Thanks for all the help.
04-18-2004, 08:17 PM
Sorry, I see now where you said you shoot the SP. That is one nice piece of work.
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