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  1. I have a HK import SBE. I am trying to replace the ejector spring.


    I ordered a new one from brownells (301-000-088). The new one is half the length of the old one. What is the deal with this and how to I resolve the issue.


    Sounds like you got the wrong spring somehow. I've ordered that spring maybe 10-12 times from Brownells, and always got the correct spring.


    Can you post a photo of the new spring vs. the old spring, as well as the ejector plate and ejector plate cover from your H&K SBE?

  2. I personally could not afford a SBE II so I opted to purchase the Franchi I-12 for about half the price. I am having issues with this gun and have knowledge that there are a "few" more that are having the same. I have tried to contact Franchi and they have responded back but it has taken a very long time. And it still has not been resolved. All they asked for was the serial number and still have not gotten back with me.


    Good luck with that :) Maybe take this over to the Franky forum here?


    Sorry, but I have not heard much good about the I-12 since it came out...

  3. But if it's for the best. why not.. price won't matter if you really love it right?


    But if buying the best is not the best choice, why make it? Why not make a choice that is actually better than the best choice?


    Can a god make a rock so heavy they can't lift it?


    What's love got to do, got to do with it? What's love but a second hand emotion?


    The slug barrel alone costs almost as much as complete new slug gun. Why not buy the new gun, keep the barrel, and sell the remaining parts off. Done right, the parts could generate enough income to buy another gun, and so on, and so on....

  4. I find it surprising that I see hardly no mention of the Vinci on these Forums or other Guns like the M2.I'm looking to buy a Vinci but would like some thoughts on the gun and the technology it has. Is the gun as good as claimed?


    This place goes pretty tactical between shotgun hunting seasons :)


    Plus, it appears that the poor economy has made the Nova line more popular than in the past.


    The Vinci and the M2 are fine weapons. I've got several friends that love theirs.

  5. I recently ordered a SBE II from my local dealer....the dealer is telling me it could be a week to maybe a month or more for the gun to arrive :eek:.......is Benelli that slow shipping the SBE II to the dealers?


    Interesting replies :)


    Based on buying Benellis since around 1990, I'd say the dealer's reply is pretty typical. Some models are stocked at a higher level than other models. I would be willing to bet that black Benellis are common, Max4 next, APG next, wood last.


    My local dealer and the Benelli rep tell me that APG is their slowest selling camo by far. It's supposed to be their 'turkey' gun, that's why they stock the APG only in 24" and 26". The Max4 is supposed to be their 'waterfowl' pattern, and that is why it's in 26" & 28". Personally, I don't like either of those patterns anymore. My Max4 SBE II is called the 'banana' by some friends. I'm a fan of MOBU, and MO Bottomland. The new MOBUI is not half bad either.


    $1399 for a NIB SBE II from an authorized Benelli dealer is outstanding in my opinion. I'd wait for it at that price!


    Not sure, but I don't think any authorized Benelli dealer can sell below MAP on-line, so if you find a NIB Benelli on-line for less than MAP, it may not come with the full warranty offered by an authorized Benelli dealer. The gun will probably work fine no matter where you buy it, but I've needed warranty work on several brands with fine reputations. My first Glock was defective!

  6. Yea mudhen u did...but I NEVER used deet on me or around this gun!


    I understand that this is a working gun, and I use it and treat it like wise... But I also used my Nova the same way!



    Never said you used DEET. If you did, there would probably be much more film missing.


    Maybe film just sticks/wears better on a Nova? I will say that I've seen some 10 year old camo Novas that look great. Can't say the same for any 10 year year old camo SBE's I've seen.


    Good luck!

  7. It must be missing because I haven't seen it at all!!



    Recently I had my SBE2 sent back for what I believed was a manufactured defect in my camo paint finish.



    I sent it in and got a generic letter saying they received my gun and will contact me if its not under warrenty... Well a few weeks later and after 3 phone calls (which were never returned) my gun was shipped back to me and nothing was done to it!



    I called some higher up about my guns problems and he agreed to look at it himself, n to have it shipped back. I then finally got a call from customer service! Tellin me my new RA#. Only because he had them call me. I've since called the higher up and CS, 3 other times. Once a week for the past 3 weeks and have yet to get a call back from anybody!!!


    I'm hoping some one from Benelli's CS department will read this and finally call me back with some information on what is being done with my gun!!!


    I guess when you buy a $1,500 gun you don't get $1,500 service... Or a paint job that lasts for more then one duck season...


    Like I said in the first post, I thought you might have had a 50/50 chance with Benelli CS. I think the film damage is normal wear and tear, and that you may have damaged it yourself, albeit probably not intentionally.


    I ruined a brand new Luminox watch with DEET, and messed up a brand new SBE II pretty bad with DEET.


    I had total failure of Dura Touch and camo film on a Browning Silver, and they told me to pound sand. That was a $1200 gun.


    I guess the only option is to keep bugging CS or just live with it....

  8. I've killed many animals over the years with my Nova's. I guess I don't count pellets and don't buy many chokes/shells to check my pattern. Sounds like patterning shotguns for you is as much of a hobby as to anything else. I repect that. I've reloaded for pistol for years and love the fact I can taylor my load to my needs.


    Maybe one day I'll count my pellet like you. But I figure right now, if its not broke (for me) don't fix it.


    Good for you :)


    They way I figure it, I hunt 100+ days per year, so I may as well have the best equipment I can afford. Turkey hunting used to be simple for me, but it's not anymore. I started off with the factory full choke in my SBE and kilt quite a few toms with lead #4's. Then the passion to turkey hunt started to grow slowly. Now after 15+ years of this, I find myself in situations where some difficult shots present themselves, and I want the equipment necessary to make these difficult shots.


    If I only hunted locally, or shot just a few birds a year, I doubt I would do all that I do. But I don't, so I do!


    I kill innocent animals for my own personal pleasure, no sport involved, a gun vs. an animal, the animal loses.


    All I can really offer the animal is a quick death, so that's why I use H-13, pattern my guns, etc.


    When I kill a 3-4 year old tom, I've just snuffed out an animal that survived at least 1000 days and nights on his own, living in a tree at night, on the ground by day. He outlived the other 80-90% of the chicks in his clutch that died in the nest. He survived 10-14 days on the ground as a non-flying poult, followed by another few weeks where he can barely fly into the smallest bush. He survived at least three hunting seasons and three long winters. Then, one fine spring day, he is wandering around, looking for love, and I blow his head off with a $4.00 moly-coated tungsten shell.


    I think he is worth the effort.....

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