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  1. One of the kids. Duck to water on the m4. I couldn’t keep the rounds flowing fast enough.
    6 points
  2. I haven't installed one nor had sufficient intellectual curiosity just to knock it out for the heck of it BUT if I did this would be my plan. Call factory for replacement support collar; then whack away. But I believe you would have to have the proper support collar for the plunger which I envision as a small externally splined cylinder that allows the spring powered plunger head to traverse thru it. I believe the plunger spring assembly is removed by inserting a 1.5 mm punch thru the access port on the back side of the assembly which would fit thru the spring to greet the back sid
    4 points
  3. Hey all, I just purchased a new M4 limited edition fixed skeleton stock. It was not the weapon I thought it was (due to my lack of research) and found this forum. Using the search all my questions have been answered. I have ordered a 3 position recoil tube, 7 rd mag tube and a compliance trigger / follower kit. I will be replacing it all as soon as I'm state side. The wealth of knowledge here is awesome! 🤘
    4 points
  4. You need to determine if the stock's adjustment button allowed the stock to twist on you when firing. I'd want to inspect the stock to see if any of the pins that lock the stock in place are damaged. This damage could also be on the button itself. If the receiver extension is moving around under recoil, it's dangerous and should be addressed. It's just a matter of time before it twists during recoil and you get socked in the eye by the rear sight assembly. I'd highly recommend fixing it yourself, having Benelli address it or sending it to me. I would not let a general gunsmith try to fix
    3 points
  5. Many thanks for all the knowledge sharing on the this forum which helped me personalize my M4. Upgrades: Collapsable stock, Limbsaver pad, FFT bolt handle, Briley CF mag tube with Nordic extended follower, GG&G bolt release, FFT trigger pack with A&S Trigger guard, TTI extended safety, TTI extended carrier, Carlson breach choke, Tango Arms stippled forearm, and Meprolight night sights.
    3 points
  6. It occurred to me that I have yet to post a photo of my M4 since completion.
    3 points
  7. Check with Remarkable on this forum, he's sold several to members and his store gets shipments fairly regularly.
    3 points
  8. My M4 is about done. Only thing left is a Limbsaver if they ever come back in stock. Briley CF mag extension, TTI charging handle, bolt release, safety & extended carrier. Holosun 507 green dot on Scalarworks mount.
    3 points
  9. Sorry to be that guy.... Buuuut.... trigger discipline.....
    3 points
  10. I got my M4 H2O 2 weeks ago by sheer dumb luck at a nearby Cabelas ( 15 miles away ). My Cabelas doesn't even list the M4 as something they carry. I saw a regular M4 in stock on my area BassPro website a few months ago, but hesitated and it was gone. Their order online/pickup in store option was not available at that point either. I considered their waitlist option but decided not to bother. I got the list of my local dealers ( north of Atlanta ) off the Benelli USA website, contacted each and every one of them, and came up empty. I sadly drove to Cabelas 2 weeks ago for m
    3 points
  11. And yes, they're standard threads for the receiver extension. Turning it clockwise will tighten it when viewed from the buttpad.
    2 points
  12. Shoot, maybe that scratch was your lucky charm. Best not fix it just in case.
    2 points
  13. Part of why I got an M4 is that I know it can take a beating. Scratches dont bother me a bit, if the Marines can't beat it up enough to get something else I think I'll be just fine. There's plenty out there and it's value isn't in the rarity or cosmetic condition, at least to me.
    2 points
  14. I came here to post what RPC said. Dinging up something new that you love sucks. On the other hand, the first scratch/ding is the hardest and now you don't have the pressure of keeping it pristinte. Going even further, I learned to appreciate the character that some imperfections can add to an item, so now I'm almost relieved when I initially damage something (assuming the damage isn't' too bad. If it is, I just get pissed off haha)
    2 points
  15. Love the smell of new rubber
    2 points
  16. After installing the Briley carbon fiber mag tube with the factory Benelli follower I tried pushing in the follower with my finger and the factory follower would hang up and get stuck similar to your experience. I then installed the FFT follower and tried the same process and the FFT follower did not get hung up no matter how many times I tried so hopefully it will be fine. Didn't get a chance to get to the range with live ammo yet. If I have problems I may order the TTI follower which seems to be about the same length as the Briley follower but the TTI follower comes in red instead of black l
    2 points
  17. Went to the range today with the boy (13) to plink some rounds. Started with the 10/22, RSO popped over for some conversation as the kid was shooting away like 22lr was in surplus. Saw my Savior bag, and asked what else ya got. Said, brought the 30.06, and a Benelli 12, and wanted the boy to shoot both. His eyes got a little sparkly, first because the boy was going to tackle both for the first time, but secondly because I said the B word. So said when he’s ready-wants to see him shoot. Really he wanted to see the 12, because he had heard of em, never shot, never seen one in person. I said
    2 points
  18. Sounds like a good day. My first experience with the M4 came after teaching a friend to shoot for the first time. She did surprisingly well with a shotgun and much to me trying to convince her to otherwise due to LOP issues, weight and magazine capacity, she just felt most comfortable with it. So she asked what the best shotgun money could buy was, and I just said Benelli M4. Next range trip, much to my surprise she showed up with an H20 M4 and let me put a few boxes through it. She said my grin went ear to ear. Guess who just recently bought an 11707 for himself and now just joined a Be
    2 points
  19. Brownells has a decent set of drivers with fixed handles and wood storage blocks. They even have brass name plates they custom make for you. Such as my daughter got me the set for one Father’s Day. Brownells also has their Magnabit set which has a lot more bits. I bought four of their derlin organizers so I could spread out the collections of 1/4 bits and organize them a little better and add to the collection. The driver handle options Magnabit has are really nice. The bits will fit into torque drivers. Seekonk makes excellent dial indicator torque wrenches of various torque ranges in the
    2 points
  20. I use Wiha. Not the most expensive, but still good german quality tools.
    2 points
  21. oh boi, it can get pretty spendy. I stick with PB Swiss, but you get limited sizes. Brownells has a huge selection of sizes, but they aren't as nicely finished. Wera is also pretty good, they make hi-torque bits perfect for optics. I recommend PB Swiss punches as well, especially since they have a extra long 2.5mm punch that nobody else makes (useful for the shell stop lever).
    2 points
  22. This sucks to hear. General gun smiths are dangerous. whatever you do, don’t fire it until we can look over everything. I’m certain they reassembled the ARGO plugs wrong. The receiver extension is wrong too. If you can work a deal that it comes to my shop for proper reassembly, I’d be glad to help.
    2 points
  23. Hey just wanted to say Hi. I have been following this forum for many years as I have aspired to own a Benelli for over a decade now. The cost just deterred me for many years. I was in the LGS last week and my buddy told me he had a M4 he ordered 6 months ago show up that he hadn't even put in the system yet. M4's are ultra rare out in the sticks of Virginia. Especially in the midst of a plandemic and election year so I looked at my fiance and she just said "quit talking about it and buy the damn thing". Low and behold I walked out of the store with a much lighter wallet and a grin from ea
    2 points
  24. Yup. The new version. I did put a note on the order and asked them to ship the new version. Really well made....
    2 points
  25. The top photo looks like the older original model that was NP3 plated by ROBAR. You can tell by the bolt and trigger guard which are silver colored. The bottom photo is the newer H2O model which is a Ceracoted finish. The bottom is what Benelli is now shipping. They no longer make the true NP3 plated model.
    2 points
  26. sometimes the manual is not real clear..cut a new guy some slack.
    2 points
  27. Took the M4 out shooting today to test the A&S with my FFT FCG parts. Everything worked flawlessly. All problems solved. I noticed the new trigger guard goes in and out of the gun much more easily than the original plastic one, a nice benefit. The pin that holds the trigger guard in has a more precise fit and that pin requires no force (the factory setup required me to hook the bolt handle under the head of the pin and pull out, as described in the M4 manual).
    1 point
  28. Looks good! With that muzzle device, I’d probably add that Briley one round extension cap.
    1 point
  29. While I’m posting, here is one of my current 12 gauge family. Home defense= covered.
    1 point
  30. Polymer fame by itself is fine but you can run into trouble when upgrading the trigger components. I installed the FFT trigger group into my polymer frame and found it was not precise enough to match what FFT made. I sent the whole thing off to StrangerDanger and he put all of my components into an A&S frame and it's been perfect ever since. It sucks to have to spend an additional $220 on a trigger housing but once you start using the gun you'll be glad you did.
    1 point
  31. It strikes me as odd to ask for opinions after you've purchased it, especially with that many rounds already fired. But, since you haven't had much other shotgun experience to compare it to, it is a practical question. I bought an M4 only because of my history with Benelli on the other models, especially my long time love affair with the SBE 1 (H&K import). I fell in love with the inertia action. Personally, it is the inertia action of their semi-autos that IS Benelli to me. But, the M4's gas system allows it to be softer recoiling, and offers some "freehand" (meaning firing without r
    1 point
  32. Maybe more if you have it kitted out with matched plating. At least until the market is saturated and the world runs out of chumps. Sadly true. You don't want a general gunsmith touching a Benelli. They best be a certified Benelli armorer at the very least. There are a lot of nuance parts that require specialized care to get apart and back together. It would be like taking your C7 Corvette to your local shade tree mechanic to have the transmission worked on.
    1 point
  33. If you’re curious about the build date, pop off the rubber butt pad and it’ll have a date matrix stamped into the inside of the pad.
    1 point
  34. Ive had a full stock neutered tube version a few years back. Then scored this baby last year i guess it was. 2 is 1, 1 is none
    1 point
  35. There's over 100 on gunbroker right now...
    1 point
  36. I finally got around to testing these reducer out. No function issues were experienced even with weak valuepack 7.5 birdshot. It’s benefit was noticeable when firing slugs. I’d guess it cuts 15% or perceived recoil. We have a regular M4 to compare directly against which had similar modifications as mine. Ie: NP3 plated internal parts, Limbsaver buttpad. Same optic and light load out. Same carbon fiber magazine tube. I’ll need to play with the different spring weights a little to see if I can milk anymore performance out of the unit.
    1 point
  37. I’ve dealt with Benelliparts for over a decade now and never had any negative experiences like that. Your receiver extension looks fine. They’re all discolored like that. Some of it is from heat treating on the bearing surfaces. Rubbing some oil on it will cover up most of it. The finish on the oem magazine tubes isn’t all that great to be honest.
    1 point
  38. Probably the factory handguard.
    1 point
  39. Well that pretty damn crafty right there. Nice work
    1 point
  40. I don't feel sorry for anyone who has a $2000 shot gun....😁
    1 point
  41. The standard Nordic +5 tube(see below) is just a bit longer than the 21” barrel. Nordic also lists a +5B that is advertised as being a match to the 21” Benelli M2 barrel length. The standard 5 tune is 11.60” long, the +5B is 10.83” long. Nordic tube lenght info Some barrel clamps can impart pressure on the barrel and affect POI. There are methods for installing in the Nordic clap that can negate the clamp's affect or MOA Precision makes a “free floating” clamp that does not affect the POI. MOA Precision clamp
    1 point
  42. I definitely recommend the use of a 3/16” (4mm) punch. It fits super snug, won’t chip the thread and works best. ATENTION!: Before trying to remove the stock, open it up full length or the thread will work against the stock.
    1 point
  43. Spin it a few times and feel for how it grabs the bolt. You'll quickly get a feeling for how it works and when to pull it out. Won't take long for it to become second-nature to you! Also, don't be afraid to ask questions. We've got a good group on this forum and are always happy to share our knowledge. Welcome to the board!
    1 point
  44. Good stuff Scout, I appreciate it. Strange thing about this ammo is it’s 2.37” long per my caliper. Verified on a second one to double check I made sure the spring retainer was a hair below the end when I reassembled so there wasn’t much there to gain. I like your idea on leaving it out a hair and squaring with the end using the cap, will definitely do that going forward. I also throughly molested the follower while cleaning the factory coatings off and am confident there’s nothing in it hanging the spring up, but again, great call out I’d read about clipping the spring- bo
    1 point
  45. One issue of consideration when speaking about pellet size is how much penetration you are looking for. Some people prefer smaller pellets in defensive loads so in a residential scenario you don't rip through walls endangering everyone in the house. In other situations you probably want the all-out knockdown of 000 buck. If that's the case, try using some of Caligvla's tri-ball ammo that snapped his B&T rail in half
    1 point
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