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Everything posted by dagrizz

  1. At least you did not loose the other end. Sounds like you did ok though with out it. I was out last friday and ppicked up a couple of mallards. THey go on the grill tonight. Have a good year Tucker. Mike
  2. I bought a set of their extended chokes for my M2 and asked them at the same time about steel and nontox. Their response was tpo go no tighter than MOD with their chokes. Mike
  3. The receiver is part of the barrel on the SBE and it is not on the M2. The other difference is that the M2 Field has a wood stock and the other versions all have some form of Comfortech stock. Personally I prefer the wood stock. I just went back and checked a couple of things. When I purchased my M2 the Field versions were the wood stocked versions. I gues now all of theM2 are considered Field versions Mike
  4. I would start by cleaning the recoil sproing in the but stock and also clean the tube that it slides in. When that spring gets gunked up, the added friction will cause it to not cycle reliably. Mike
  5. For your intended usage of Waterfowl and Dove, I would go for the M2. Mike
  6. Hope they are Centurions and not Raiders. Mike
  7. I started shooting sporting clays with my M2 and I bought a set of extended chokes for the gun. They made it easier to tell what was in the gun and to change chokes, if needed, between stations. Mike
  8. If you can get it an M2 with a 28 inch barrell would be quite the ticket. That is what I have. I have used it for trap, 5-Stand, Sporting Clays, waterfowl hunting and upland bird hunting. The only advantage that the SBE has to offer is the cpability to shoot 3.5 inch shells. Be advised though that not all Benelli's will cycle the lighter clay loads. The SBE would be the worst for this and the M2 would be better. The Benelli reccomended minimum load is 3 dram eq and 1.125 ouce of shot. Yo would need to try the lighter loads in the gun you accquire before buying a whole bunch of them for practice. Mike
  9. dagrizz

    Super Sport

    I have gone back to my 870 Wingmaster in 16 guage for my upland gun. I have found that Sportsmans Warehouse has Federal steel in #4 and #2's quite routinely. I have about 4 boxes of the #4's and a box of the #2's from this season. So check them out if you have one around your area. Mike Poorman
  10. I have a Nova along with an M2. I owuld go with the Super Nova. It is supposed toi be an update of the Nova and it has the shims so you can get a better gun fit with it. As to camo patterns that is a personal choice. THis one came with Shadow grass from a DU shoot. All my other guns are Walnut stocked. Mike
  11. Based on the reviews that I have seen on the 2000, I would go with the Super Nova. I have a Nova and have a hard time hitting the inside of a barn with it. I have an M2 that I shoot much better. It and the Super Nova have the shim system that you can use to adjust the fit with. That is why I would consider th eSuper Nova over the 2000. Mike
  12. I would go with the M2 as that is what I have. It does equally well for pheasant, ducks and geese. No sense in wrecking your shoulder with 3.5 inch when 3 inch will work if you are not sky blasting. Mike
  13. Red hook HAve a good weekend Tucker. Mike
  14. like the 105CTI from Remington. Mike
  15. Good grief. Now that all the parties have settled down here is a link to a simioar site on Shotgunworld about the ultralight. http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=121356 Check out the posts by a person that goes by jugchoke. He is pretty jazzed about his and his wifes Ultra Lights. I would take the rantings of birdman70 with a grain of salt right now. Hew is a little POed about a gun he bought. Hopefully that will give you some more perspective on these guns. Along with this sspost there is a lot of good information on the Benelli guns at that web site as well. Good luck and guard those puppies. Mike
  16. I took my M2 to a s"stock fitter" and he buggered it up pretty badly fit wise, so I needed a new walnut but stock. So I got out my parts listl that came with the gun and called Benelli to order a replacement. The person I talked to was real knowledgeable and corrected the part numbers that I had and also informed me that I would have to got through a dealer as they do not sell direct. Went to my dealer and got the but stock in less than a week. Again I emphasize the fact that every one I talked to at Benelli reinforced the no sale to an individual and I needed to go through a dealer. Obviously some body is getting his panties in a bunch because a dealer did not do right by him and told him to go directly to Benelli when they should have known or probably knew about Benelli's policy. I am guesing by the tone of the original and follow on posts by Birdman70 that maybe those dealers were not interested in more follow on business from this customer. So why don't you cut your losses and go trade the M2 in on what was recomended and hopefully live happilly ever aftrer, although I seriosly doubt that will happen again based on youyr prior posts.
  17. Can't comment on the loose fore end as I don't have an SBE, just an M2 and a Monty, but for a shell catcher I will offer up a suggestion. The next time you buy asperigus, save those big rubber bands. Then for singles just put one of those around the receiver so that it stops the shells from flinging at the shooter on the next station(s). Now go learn to break em and have fun. As to Tucker's comment : The woman is still grossly undercompensated for all she has to endure. I have to agree as that is the way I feel about my wife. Have a good week. Mike
  18. dagrizz

    Benelli UltraLight

    Go here and do a serch for Benelli Ultralight or BUL: http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/index.php?c=8 Here is a link to get ya started: http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=121356 You wil find a whole dearth of information on the virtues of that gun. Mike
  19. I use mine for both huntig and clay target games. Briley said that up through mod are ok for steel above that they do not recceomend it. Mike
  20. I bought a set of Briley's for M2. They were bought to be used in sporting clays etc. I have never patterned them or compared them to the flush chokes that came with the gun. They are just more convenient than the flush ones. They are not ported. I feel that is just marketing and I did not want to lighten my wallet any more than needed. All of my guns except my 16 guage wingmaster have extended choke. The only reason is that I have not found any for this gun with out going for custom chokes. Mike
  21. dagrizz


    It was a test to see if the real Tucker was still out there. Have a good weekend. Mike
  22. dagrizz


    Here is a link to a thread on shotgun World that might lead you to the information you want about gun fit. http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=107403 The second response id buy Rollin Oswald who soe a lot of gun fit discussionand has a web site devoted to it. Check him out. Mike
  23. dagrizz

    SBEII vs. Cordoba

    I have an M2 field with a wood stock and 28 inch barrel. I use it for Trap, 5-Stand, Sproting Clays and hunting. I have compared the recoil of this configuration against the comfortech stocks using the same loads through a round of 5-stand (25 Birds) and cannot tell the difference in recoil. I did notice slightly less recoil with the Beretta 390's though. But not enough difference to offset all of the jamming issues that I have seen with them at the range and sporting clays courses. I averaged about 3 flats a month for the clay sports with out any gun related failures to fire. THis is over a 1.5 year period that I have used this gun for that purpose. I used 2.75" 2.75Dram Eq., 1 ounce #8s for my clays shooting. In the hunting department I have bagged 14 pheasant with this gun. One year I went on a goose hunt where I ussed 3" #2 and #B heavy shot. I could not tell the difference in recoil between these shells and the 1 ounce target loaads that I use. This is after going through 2 boxes of each. I was able to get 3 nice canadians. Part of this trip was also a duck hunt and it performed great there as well. This time I was using 2.75" #4 heavy shot with out any noticeable differences in recoil. I was only able to get 2 ducks though. One was a nice mallard drake and the other was a pintail drake. Since the linmit here includes only 1 pintail, and most all of the ducks that were cooperating were pintails that limited my bag. So I think that you can say the M2 is a pretty good gun for your needs. Good luck and enjoy your choice. As to how does it swing, I find it much quicker than my sporting clays gun which is now a Beretta 682 Gold. The dynamics of how a gun swings is pretty much an individual trait. What swings and points quickly for one shooter is a humongous tree stump for others. You really need to try different guns and find what suits you and fits you best. So pick the one that best fits your needs and shooting style and if you can try shooting them at a range before you buy. Mike
  24. dagrizz

    Jamming M2

    Since you used it for waterfowl last season, did you clean the recoil spring that runs in the but stock? There is no mention anywhere that you actually cleaned it. You might want to give that a try as well. It should only take you about an extra 20 minutes the first time through. HTere are excelent instructions on how to do that here on this site. I think that they were originally posted by Tucker. Mike
  25. I have an M2 that I used for 5-stand and Sporting Clays. It will cycle 2.75 dram 1 Ounce loads all day long but is very unreliable with 7/8 and lighter loads. THis is even after 12K rounds through it. After you get it broke in with some heavier field loads I would try 2-3 boxes of the loads that you want to shoot and see. Mike
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