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  1. It is the same threading as your front bead.
  2. Twowheelhooligan...Check this out. If you do it right you can make a Benelli sing for Sporting clays. By the way my 5'2 96lb wife shoots a 12g ultralight. She rolls 7/8 1200fps loads through it all day long. Yes the baddest looking Benelli on the planet. Enjoy!!! Benelli Supersport w/ 30 inch barrel Briley 6 oz weight in front and Secret style 6oz weight in rear (8.5lb total weight) Comp N Chokes in pictures /Now Kicks Briley Trigger job 15 1/4 LOP- Stock length stock with additional spacer by S&S Gunstocks Packmayr Sporting clay SC100 butt pad Mid bead taken out and put where the front bead is. Everything else is stock http://www.benelliusa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18302&highlight=baddest+benelli+planet
  3. dooderman

    Hi All

    Briley does Benelli triggers. Your LB's will be about the same but they can take 90% of the creep out of it. Cost about a $100 bucks and you send them your trigger. Then again it is a hunting gun and not a Perazzi with a 3lb no creep trigger. They put that kind of lb's in the stock triggers mainly for safety so they don't just go off when you bump them or whatever. 5lbs for a Nelli is pretty dang good considering that from the factory they can go all the way up to 7.5lbs. Recoil pad. Most people including their sponsored shooters will take sand paper to their stock pads because they complain of them being too slick. Sticky isn't something you see on the older ones. Tape it, try different mounting technique, throw the pad away or sell it like Tucker said. I use Gunslick on my Nelli's or the oil that comes with the gun. Gunslicks graphite grease is awesome. Clean the nasty stock grease that comes on it, lube it where any metal rides on metal and shoot it. But as like with what Tucker said, it sounds like you are trying to find every reason not to like it. If it has a comfortech stock on it and the A shim and you still want it higher then I would suggest putting the higher comb insert on it. The medium one will do the trick or get crazy and go with the super high one! Good luck!
  4. Tim99, I agree with you a 100% but benelli barrels are already thick considering Beretta's, browning and most if not all competition shotguns start at .733 or bigger. Benellis are an inertia design which require back pressure. Reduce that by making a bigger hole and reduce recoil. Lengthen forcing cones and that will do it also. I agree weight, fit and triggers are better. I do just fine with a .723 but I have shot both a stock Benelli and a performance shop one and you can feel a difference. Feel to the shooter is the biggest deal. Every top shooter in the country for the most part have larger bore's than a stock benelli(mainly for better pattern and less flyers) and lengthened forcing cones for less recoil and ported barrels and weight and triggers and custom stocks and so on. When one clay matters, physics and engineering sometimes will not go along with what people feel. I am not an engineers but have been a part of the process of designing product in different fields and feel of the person testing doesn't always jive with what the engineers think it should be doing. But we are good. Just fun times talking about different opinions and what people think. Fun for sure! P.S. If I was mechanical about my shooting and not going off feel even though things mechanically did not look right I may never have reached the master class.
  5. Tim99, It will not weaken the barrel if done properly. Benelli worked with Briley to exact specifications so that the gun will still have enough back pressure to shoot all the loads there is. The pattern could POSSIBLY be better (less flyers in the pattern) since the barrel is more open. If you buy a Benelli that has all these mods from their Performance Shop the warranty will not be void I believe. Check them out. http://www.benelliusa.com/performance_shop/benelli_performance_shop_supersport.php I am not sure if you have a current non Performance Shop gun and try to have the mods done if it will void the warranty. Briley says you can still shoot steel shot through it. The barrel will just get dirtier because the smooth chrome lining will be taken out. As for recoil. In this design it will reduce recoil. I have shot one and it is noticable but not a lot. I added almost 1 lb to my gun. 6 oz's in front weight and 6 oz of sticky wheel weights in the stock. I added an inch in length (now 15.25 lop) and the trigger job. Stock barrel .723 and it HAMMERS targets and recoil is completely not noticable whether target loads, hot 1 1/8 oz 1300 loads or my Black Cloud 1 1/4 oz 3 inch magnums. The gun rocks. Honestly, get some weight in the gun to help the swing for skeet and the other games. That 6 oz in front will do the trick. Get the Trigger done, helps emensly. Get the fit right and hammer away and don't change anything else. Good luck.
  6. Briley offers a back bored Benelli barrel. It is backbored from .723 to .733 and has lengthened forcing cones. I believe it is not necessary but they say because of the Inertia design by doing this it relieves some of the backpressure and reduces recoil feel. I have achieved the highest class in Sporting Clays(Masters Class) shooting a stock supersport. I now have a custom length stock and trigger job done along with some added weight. Other than that the gun is stock and performs extremely well.
  7. Mudhen, By the way, where are you in CA? I am here too. I am in Orange County.
  8. It is just like the Regular montefeltro. Take the frontend cap off and slide the metal rod out of the end. It should be just like the Regular Monty, Supersport, Sport II, Legacy and so. Good luck.
  9. I got 55k thourgh my Nelli. It clicked once in a competition. Guess what. I bumped the handle and it pulled bolt out of the battery. Just F.Y.I. if the bolt is not locked into position the firing pin will not hit the primer and it will click. Simple as that. Nothing more, nothing less. Tucker says to check it. If you are walking around loaded and you go through brush you should check it to make sure the bolt didn't get pulled back out of the battery. Somebody mentioned cleaning the chamber. BRAVO!!! Finally someone got it that when that area gets gunked up with shell residue that shells will pull out slower causing the bolt to slow down and a jam. Also, make sure you lightly lube or use graphite grease like the gunslick stuff on the rails so everything is smooth. Everywhere there is metal to metal contact put some lube/light graphite grease in that area. Lastly, some shells with long or extra long brass don't like Benelli's. Simple as that. My suggestion. If you are shooting a $1500 dollar gun then shoot good shells and don't skimp in that area. If they are too expensive then maybe buy one less six pack or two. I work at a range that uses Benellis for rentals. Most of my rental guns get 1000 round + a week through them. Ya, the Nelli's keep on ticking. If they don't it is because they are dirty in the chamber and the rails are dry. Not one has broke or needed to be sent back yet. Trust me I see our gas guns jam before the Nelli's do. As for Bolt handles...Come on. I haven't seen one yet fly out, drop out or break. I am sure it happened. My bet is the little ball bearing inside the hole has no lube and stays stuck open. Like Tucker said. Most people complain because they CAN'T get them out. Just my 2 cents....
  10. Idyates, First, if your friend likes the ways yours feels then I would make sure he has his gun set up just like yours with the same shim kit. Fit is the biggest factor in recoil. A gun with a A shim and one with the D shim has a huge difference in where the stock will sit on the shoulder and so on. #2- make sure that his gun is thoroughly cleaned and is running smooth. Clean the recoil spring and everything. #3- It could be the actually Spring in the stock. There is a possibility although extremely rare that this spring will lose its spring. If that happens the bolt could slam into the back of the receiver under heavy loads. Like I said it is rare but can and does happen. Some will suggest a surefire spring kit as they are bullet proof but I say if that is the case just get a new spring and put it in. It is cheaper and lasts a LONG time. How long do stock springs last. I have a SS which comes with a lighter butt spring than what comes on the waterfowl models with over 50k of rounds through it with mostly heavy 1 1/8 loads at 1300FPS. The whole system is still rockin out and still the stock springs. #4- the pad might be worn out but again this depends on the use and how the gun is taken care of. There are other aftermarket pop on pads that have been said to feel better than the stock pad. Again I think these pads will not wear out just by shooting with them but I could see it wearing do to how the gun is handled or how it sits in the blind w/ mud, water etc..etc... Just my 2 cents.
  11. Get ready...."CUT EM' JACK!!!" BOOM! BOOM!! BOOM!!!! Set your DVR, Grab your Benelli and get ready for... Benelli Presents: The Duck Commander http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU-rfKvWBag July 4th at 9:30 a.m. on the Outdoor Channel GOOD NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!
  12. A couple of Fridays ago I got my hands on one from our rep. Took it apart, examined it and shot about 75 rounds though it. This gun is NICE!!! It comes apart easy and when assembled it is totally solid and no movement. The Magazine comes out for easy cleaning. Stock-The new comfortech stock is the best I have seen from them. You can actually shoulder it and pull it into your shoulder and can see the back chevron(the bigger one that come from one side of stock to the other) compress. Although the newer stocks are longer and come with the medium pad I still think Benelli could get away with adding a little more length and maybe offering 2 length of pads in the box. Just my opinion. Trigger- It feels the same as far as the poundage to pull it however it has zero creep. It is awesome. Bolt- this Thing is easy and comes out of the back of the barrel/receiver with ease. The Rep showed me and then I did it with ease. Shims- I did not take them out but I did see how easy they were to put in and take replace Weight- I was a moron and did not compare the actual weight (we have a digital scale at our shop) to a SBEII as we have one BUT it has to be about 1/4 to 1/2 lb lighter or at least felt that way. It was super well balanced and super easy to shoulder. Butt and Comb pad- the stock butt pad is way nicer than the older one. It still is the same pop-in concept. The comb pad is a little smoother and seemed a little harder than the previous one. It is interchangeable for the higher comb pad and so on. It is still soft but I think it being a little harder will keep it from popping out like some were known to do in the past. Shouldering- It was SOOOOO nice!!! This thing may be ugly to some but when you put it up to the shoulder the looks go away REALLY quickly. Extras- The bolt release is easier than most after market bolts. The bolt can be pressed on the front or back side of the bolt closer. Pushing the forward side will release the bolt. Pushing with a little force on the back side will release the shell against the carrier plate. Pushing the plate will release the shell. For the hunters out there this will be awesome. Sorry for my lame explanation... It is a cool feature. Way easier to unload a gun. Bolt- it came out of the gun with ease and was all right there and no tools needed to take it apart. Even the bolt handle cannot come out with out the bolt being in the right spot in the reciever. No more lost bolts(never seen that happen but...). The bolt slides in the action so smooth. The smoothest of any gun I have felt off the shelf. This is a plus. Shooting. I shot double trap and regular trap as I didn't have time to shoot sporting clays. I love the swing of this gun. What was truly amazing was the recoil. For as light as this gun is I was REALLY suprised that the kick was as light as it is. I shot some 1250fps 1 1/8 oz Fiocchi White Rinos and no issues. I shot some 1 oz 1200FPS and 1250fps and 1300fps Fiocchi shells and no issues. I even shot a 1350fps 1 1/4 oz shell and felt no different than the White rino's. This was cool. With that being said the gun only had less than 100 rounds through it before I shot it and it was pretty dry inside. I did try some 1 oz low recoil 1150fps with about 75% success. It hung on some 2nd shell feeds. Since it was working off and on a little more breaking in of the gun and some lube would probably cure that issue. Other than that it worked well. My only complaint was the length. My gun is 15 1/4 LOP and sometimes that even feels short. I get it if this is a hunting gun because of the clothes that hunters wear but if they decide to put this technology in their sporting gun the length at the shortest should be 14 3/4's. Also the weight, sporting guns need to be around 8-8.5lbs at the lightest. If not it is harder to track longer birds. Weight is key. They fixed this on their SS they are selling in the Performance shop but this gun can't take a screw on weight as there is no screw on caps or threads. The module magazine piece will not allow it unless they built in. Would I by one??? ABSOLUTELY, YES, NO DOUBT and it is already on order. I guess my only other complaint is the Rep said they don't make the APG color with a 28 inch barrel. I had to settle on the MAX 4. Oh well, ha, ha... I cannot wait to hunt something with this bad boy
  13. This is something I posted last week. I think you will find a lot of good info in there for all you guys/gals that want to know what shooting a VINCI is like. On Friday I got my hands on one from our rep. Took it apart, examined it and shot about 75 rounds though it. This gun is NICE!!! It comes apart easy and when assembled it is totally solid and no movement. The Magazine comes out for easy cleaning. Stock-The new comfortech stock is the best I have seen from them. You can actually shoulder it and pull it into your shoulder and can see the back chevron(the bigger one that come from one side of stock to the other) compress. Although the newer stocks are longer and come with the medium pad I still think Benelli could get away with adding a little more length and maybe offering 2 length of pads in the box. Just my opinion. Trigger- It feels the same as far as the poundage to pull it however it has zero creep. It is awesome. Bolt- this Thing is easy and comes out of the back of the barrel/receiver with ease. The Rep showed me and then I did it with ease. Shims- I did not take them out but I did see how easy they were to put in and take replace Weight- I was a moron and did not compare the actual weight (we have a digital scale at our shop) to a SBEII as we have one BUT it has to be about 1/4 to 1/2 lb lighter or at least felt that way. It was super well balanced and super easy to shoulder. Butt and Comb pad- the stock butt pad is way nicer than the older one. It still is the same pop-in concept. The comb pad is a little smoother and seemed a little harder than the previous one. It is interchangeable for the higher comb pad and so on. It is still soft but I think it being a little harder will keep it from popping out like some were known to do in the past. Shouldering- It was SOOOOO nice!!! This thing may be ugly to some but when you put it up to the shoulder the looks go away REALLY quickly. Extras- The bolt release is easier than most after market bolts. The bolt can be pressed on the front or back side of the bolt closer. Pushing the forward side will release the bolt. Pushing with a little force on the back side will release the shell against the carrier plate. Pushing the plate will release the shell. For the hunters out there this will be awesome. Sorry for my lame explanation... It is a cool feature. Way easier to unload a gun. Bolt- it came out of the gun with ease and was all right there and no tools needed to take it apart. Even the bolt handle cannot come out with out the bolt being in the right spot in the reciever. No more lost bolts(never seen that happen but...). The bolt slides in the action so smooth. The smoothest of any gun I have felt off the shelf. This is a plus. Shooting. I shot double trap and regular trap as I didn't have time to shoot sporting clays. I love the swing of this gun. What was truly amazing was the recoil. For as light as this gun is I was REALLY suprised that the kick was as light as it is. I shot some 1250fps 1 1/8 oz Fiocchi White Rinos and no issues. I shot some 1 oz 1200FPS and 1250fps and 1300fps Fiocchi shells and no issues. I even shot a 1350fps 1 1/4 oz shell and felt no different than the White rino's. This was cool. With that being said the gun only had less than 100 rounds through it before I shot it and it was pretty dry inside. I did try some 1 oz low recoil 1150fps with about 75% success. It hung on some 2nd shell feeds. Since it was working off and on a little more breaking in of the gun and some lube would probably cure that issue. Other than that it worked well. My only complaint was the length. My gun is 15 1/4 LOP and sometimes that even feels short. I get it if this is a hunting gun because of the clothes that hunters wear but if they decide to put this technology in their sporting gun the length at the shortest should be 14 3/4's. Also the weight, sporting guns need to be around 8-8.5lbs at the lightest. If not it is harder to track longer birds. Weight is key. They fixed this on their SS they are selling in the Performance shop but this gun can't take a screw on weight as there is no screw on caps or threads. The module magazine piece will not allow it unless they built in. Would I by one??? ABSOLUTELY, YES, NO DOUBT and it is already on order. I guess my only other complaint is the Rep said they don't make the APG color with a 28 inch barrel. I had to settle on the MAX 4. Oh well, ha, ha... I cannot wait to hunt something with this bad boy
  14. Phil Robertson has been shooting a 3 inch M2 for awhile now just FYI. I think you can get better at calling and bring them in closer, learn to shoot better or rock a SBEII if you really need a 3.5 inch gun. Just my 2 cents.
  15. They put 88 THOUSAND rounds through 12 of them in Argentina. 7500 went through one gun. Not ONE failure. I think it will be fine and will not rattle loose. Metal to metal connections. Coolest thing since sliced bread in my opinion. I think it has perfect placement. The Duck Commander uses a 3 inch and seems to not have a problem. They are not giving up the SBEII so if you want 3.5 there you go for a little more money. It looks like they fixed the issues with the pad being too smooth and the chevron rubber pieces cracking like mine did. I think with them making the last chevron bigger and not near the comb pad will solve cracking rubber pieces by flex and the comb pad from ever popping out. Taking the spring out of the buttstock is fantastic. Cannot wait to shoot one today at our range and take it apart. Working on this bad boy is going to be Simply Perfect. I got mine on order, now I just need to figure out what color to buy. I am leaning towards the APG color.
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