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Are you a gun fanatic as well? If so, you'll want to talk to other owners about what you own in this forum.

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Old 04-15-2011, 12:27 AM   #21
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This toy will be placed on hold. Car window tint-job and iPod nano came first. I still have a remmy 870 to go bust some clays with this weekend though!
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:00 AM   #22
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I would really push you to the Vinci. It's a seriously good system, and it's based on Benelli's outstanding inertia-driven system. The recoil reduction of up to 72% is just amazing. It's only about a year old, so it's still very unique.
They go for around $1299 for black synthetic, and $1399 for camo-coated (which is more weather-resistant if you do a lot of hunting in inclement weather).






Otherwise, the M2 is a fantastic option as well. My brothers and I bought my dad an M2 with Max4 camo for father's day a couple years ago to replace his 25yr old Wingmaster. He loves it. I've shot it a lot too, and that ComforTech stock is fantastic (especially with mag loads).
They're around $1199 for black synthetic and $1299 for camo-coated.


Being a Benelli owner is sort of a tight-knit club. Everyone who owns one loves it to death. I have never met someone who has owned a Benelli and did not like it. You have to pay to play, but the money is very well spent. You get amazing quality. I mean, they look good and feel good, but once you shoot one, you "just know".
The one thing to remember about Benelli is that they're inertia-driven, and you have to break them in. They require a minimum load of 1 1/8oz, 3dram to cycle for normal loads. You want to start out shooting heavier than that for about the first case of ammo (250rds). Some people will shoot a couple boxes right away of magnum goose or turkey loads, and then keep shooting medium to heavy loads for a bit. Once the gun is initially broken-in, you can shoot that minimum weight. Once you REALLY break in the gun, like my 10yr old Super Black Eagle, you can easily cycle stuff a little lighter than the minimum. I can cycle 1oz loads.
Do you recommend the 26" or 28" lenghts? Can you provide the pros and cons of both lenghts? Thanks.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:36 PM   #23
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26" is ideal for general hunting purposes, and it's the standard length for most guns. It's good for upland, waterfowl, slug, etc. It's sort of the all-around length. The sight radius is long, but the barrel isn't so long as to be a hinderance for faster swinging or direction changes for irratic-flying game (grouse, pheasant, etc) that tend to change direction mid-flight.
28" is typically more preferred for people who do goose hunting or sporting clays/trap/skeet. The longer barrel gives a longer sight radius for better aim at distance, the extra weight gives you a more steady swing for one direction for when you follow clays and object moving in a single direction, and the extra weight tends to help with follow-through after the shot. The longer barrel also increases muzzle velocity slightly for longer shots. If you plan on doing a lot of goose hunting or pass-shooting at ducks/waterfowl, the 28" is ideal.
For most uses, 26" is the ideal length for all-around use. The only time to deviate is if you have a specific purpose in mind, like goose, clays/trap/skeet, or upland. My next Benelli is going to be the UltraLight 24" for pheasant in South Dakota, and since it will be an upland-only gun, I prefer to have the shorter barrel for faster swinging and less weight to carry. In contrast, I'm looking at getting the Benelli Performance Shop SuperSport with the 30" barrel for trap shooting.
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26" is ideal for general hunting purposes, and it's the standard length for most guns. It's good for upland, waterfowl, slug, etc. It's sort of the all-around length. The sight radius is long, but the barrel isn't so long as to be a hinderance for faster swinging or direction changes for irratic-flying game (grouse, pheasant, etc) that tend to change direction mid-flight.
28" is typically more preferred for people who do goose hunting or sporting clays/trap/skeet. The longer barrel gives a longer sight radius for better aim at distance, the extra weight gives you a more steady swing for one direction for when you follow clays and object moving in a single direction, and the extra weight tends to help with follow-through after the shot. The longer barrel also increases muzzle velocity slightly for longer shots.
Thanks, I appreciate your insight.
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:56 AM   #25
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Really don't wanna pay that much for a shotgun. However, it's gonna be worth it over something like an 1187 (or so I keep telling myself)

You get what you pay for and shotguns from Benelli, Beretta, etc are tools you can pass onto your children if you take good care of them.
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