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Old 01-11-2017, 05:14 PM   #1
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Toying with the idea of saving a little on the side all summer and going in on a nice semi auto duck gun for next season. Currently shoot a stoeger m3000 and love it to death but... I also like guns and having lots of them lol
Question is what do you shoot and why do you like it vs others? Iv been looking into A5s,SBE11,and the a lot of beretta lines.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:23 PM   #2
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Sbe ii. Bc it's goes boom no matter what. And when you go to Los chanares Argentina to hunt dove and can shoot 3000 rounds a day every day and 75% of their guns to rent are benellis, it says something....


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Old 01-11-2017, 05:26 PM   #3
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I've got a browning cynergy ou in max 5 w 28in tunes. Love it. If I got an auto I'd look at the browning a5 my buddy got one and it's a great gun too
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:26 PM   #4
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Benneli sbe 2 and this year I bought a berreta a 350 which has been a decent gun
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:33 PM   #5
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If doing a lot of walking... SBE II (its light), it kicks like a mule with heavier loads

If hunting from boat... Remington Versamax

I'm partial to gas guns cuz I grew up on 'em, Versamax is my go to
I keep both clean and dry, and neither has ever failed to cycle ever. I've had both for 5 seasons plus.

Beneli action runs better on a high round count b/c its runs cleaner

Brother has the Xtrema 2 and loves it
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:36 PM   #6
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My only complaint with the Benelli is that, do to a little increase in recoil (being recoil driven), you knock a little further off bead, but it's easy to get used to
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:38 PM   #7
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Beretta A300 because it fit, was cheap and has never failed yet. It has killed many, many pigs and ducks since I purchased it last January.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:38 PM   #8
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Beretta 390 is my go to shotgun for everything. I love this gun.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:54 PM   #9
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Anybody have opinions on the benelli vinci?
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:59 PM   #10
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Anybody have opinions on the benelli vinci?
I have one, bought two years ago and I have been very pleased with it. One thing I do like is that it only holds three shells so I never have to worry if there is a plug or not. And take down is as easy as anything
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:00 PM   #11
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SBE II, not many lefty semi-autos in 3.5" chamber
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:06 PM   #12
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Browning a5 here
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:08 PM   #13
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I go by how they feel and fit to myself.I have a SBEII it feels a bit more slimmer the my Beretta A400.Like both. Any top end gun is going or should be dependable, it just how deep your pockets and what your looking for. I hear a lot of Benelli fans like the M2 same as the SBEII just don't shoot the 31/2 shells
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:11 PM   #14
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If you ever get down to Houston, go by Briley Barrels and check them out, they will help you to fit the gun to your body
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:12 PM   #15
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Been shooting Beretta (302,302a, 303 and a 390) before the other B was even born
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:15 PM   #16
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Franchi Insanity 12ga.
Nothing wrong with the Stoger it's a workhorse!
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:17 PM   #17
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I picked up a Beretta A350 Extrema last year. I use the heck out of my duck guns. I couldnt find much info on it but gave it a chance. As far as I can tell its the same exact weapon as the old Extrema 2, without rubberized grips and without kick-off. This thing is great. Light, not much kick even with 3.5", cycles smooth. Not one hiccup yet and ive def shot over a case between last season, off-season sporting clays and this season.

I have had 870, Stoeger, and Franchi's. 2 of my group shoot benelli (SBEII and Vinci) and they love them. I saw the SBE jam this year, but the guy broke it down in the field and removed about a 1/2" clump of dirt out of the action and its cycled fine.

I will say that benelli's customer service is absolutely horrendous. I sent my Franchi in last year bc of light primer strikes and failure to eject. After sending it back 3 more times (one of those times they sent my weapon to a sporting goods store in LA on the return, who were nice enough to call them and let them know). It came back the last time with a cracked stock which was not there when I sent it in, and they basically said "sorry but we've done all were willing to do", after I raised hell they sent me another stock with different camo, when I called back the lady actually hung up on me after telling me repeatedly that there is nothing more they can do for me.

That being said, I know my beretta is made by benelli and ill be dealing with the same folks if I need to use cust svc again.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:17 PM   #18
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I shoot a franchi i12. Have had it over 12 years now. Love it. Never had an issue. I've run thousands of rounds through it, never had a single jam.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:18 PM   #19
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I have a winchester sx3 and love it. Have a briley choke for it, and an extended mag for the conservation season. Light gun, I hunt a lot of salt water and am finishing up my third season with it and it's held up well

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Old 01-11-2017, 06:20 PM   #20
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Versa Max........this one time I had a Stoeger but I had to beat it against a tree because it would not cycle shells. Then I sold it in a garage sale.

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Old 01-11-2017, 06:28 PM   #21
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Versa Max........this one time I had a Stoeger but I had to beat it against a tree because it would not cycle shells. Then I sold it in a garage sale.
Lol, I hear bad stories about the stoeger pumps, but this m3000 is an awesome gun never had any issues with it. Just would like a nice higher end gun to add to the collection and drop some birds with. Right now Im zoned in on the sbe2, beretta a350 and the vinci.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:29 PM   #22
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:47 PM   #23
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browning maxus here
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:50 PM   #24
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Stick with the 3 Bs and you can't go wrong, Browning, Beretta, Benelli.


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Old 01-11-2017, 06:51 PM   #25
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browning maxus here
I've shot one of those, super nice gun
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:10 PM   #26
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I shoot the Browning A5 now and have a Benelli SBE2 as my backup. Shot my SBE2 for years great gun. but the A5 has taken its place.
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:29 PM   #27
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HK stamped Benelli SBE

Rumor has it the SBE3 will be released on the 16th
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:33 PM   #28
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SBE II here
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:58 PM   #29
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Beretta ES-100 Pintail. It's light, affordable, inertia driven, and has very few moving parts (which makes it very easy to break down and clean).
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:01 PM   #30
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I shoot a Stoeger 3500. I haven't had a single failure to feed, usually shoot 2-3 cases a year. I have no complaints other than it kicks bad, so does the SBE II.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:05 PM   #31
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I love my SBE2 and have shot all the above.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:10 PM   #32
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SBE II. Sold 2 12g shotguns to justify buying this one 2 years ago and have never regretted it.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:17 PM   #33
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:39 PM   #34
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Beretta 390 and never look back.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:41 PM   #35
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:55 PM   #36
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I'm wanting a franchi intensity. My uncle just bought one in max 5 and really likes it. Got it brand new in box to his door for $835. Hard to beat that.


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Old 01-11-2017, 09:01 PM   #37
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SBE II for dove hunting and Beretta Xtrema 2 for duck hunting.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:07 PM   #38
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Beretta 390 for the last 15 to 20 years. Love this gun. Also shoot a Browning Gold 10 for geese and cranes.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:15 PM   #39
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I shoot a Browning cynergy o/u in mossy oak shadow grass blades.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:20 PM   #41
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Franchi intensity- goes bang every time and easy to clean. Good gun on a budget.
Beretta a400- little to no recoil. Very reliable. Don't clean but once a year. Very reliable.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:57 PM   #42
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:02 PM   #43
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:03 PM   #44
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Thanks for all the responses, I definitely have some time to check them all out and decide which one
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:15 PM   #45
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I love my SBE ii.

Benelli is about to release the SBE iii from what I have seen and what I read is it is basically the child of the Vinci and the SBE ii so may want to check that out.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:18 PM   #46
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Browning Maxus. But I will get an inertia driven gun next instead of a gas.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:21 PM   #47
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I love my SBE ii.

Benelli is about to release the SBE iii from what I have seen and what I read is it is basically the child of the Vinci and the SBE ii so may want to check that out.
I'll definitely keep an eye out for that!
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:04 AM   #48
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Shooting a Beretta a350 extrema. I'll be honest, it jammed the first two times I took it out. It actually jammed on the first shot I took with it. After 2 hunts with it jamming, I took it home and cleaned it. What do you know, it hasn't had a jam since then. Has been shooting great.

I had never owned a semi before the beretta. I have always shot an 870 pump, but I'm really enjoying the a350 now.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:07 AM   #49
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Started shooting a Franchi Affinity this year and it's been a great gun for about half the cost of the Benlli guns.
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