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  • Birthday 03/10/1970

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  1. Exactly. Well said. And those ranges are not flukes for Nitros, they are the norm!
  2. I have a Rhino .660 tube on my SBE2 and I have been shooting the Nitro 4x5x7 3 1/2 inch 2 oz. loads for three years now and I swear by it. I will not hesitate a 60 yard shot, and I have made several. My furthest kill was 84 with it (double tap). A lot of people have put a lot of money and effort into building the ultimate turkey gun on the foundation SBE2. Since you already have the foundaion, go ahead and complete the structure, you'll be happy. I remember that I originally didn;t want tospend the extra money on the tube and the shells, but I am glad I did. Definitley put a sighting device on the gun. At 30 yards you have little room for error with the tight choke, and I have found the Nitro shells hold tighter than others as well. Just one more note...I shot a bowling pin Saturday at 100 yards, and there were 18 pellets in it....deep.
  3. Well, the pics didn't turn out, but I connected on my first bird of the season in Ohio this morning. The bragging rights aren't earned from the size of this one, but definitley from the calling and the shot. A 51 yard poke through tight cover using my SBEII, Rhino choke, and Nitro triplex 4x5x7 3 1/2" 2oz. loads.
  4. and I decided not to make the journey over. It's a drenching down pour with 20 - 30 mph winds. I'll head over in a day or two when the odds are more in my favor.
  5. Just 20 pounds. I went over to my gun shop and we put some friction tape in the rings and tightened it down. I went back to the range and adjusted the sight. It held up perfectly to four Nitro rounds. Problem Solved. BTW...Those Nitros are bad ass!
  6. I patterned my SBE2 yesterday with my nitro shells. The pattern as expected was awesome at 25 and at 50. After I shot I noticed my Burris red dot had slid forward quite a bit. I went home, adjusted it, tightened it down and went back to adjust the sight. It did it again. I was shooting from a lead sled. Would this be the cause? And, what else should I do to rectify it? Thanx Guys!
  7. My gun LOVES te Win. 2 3/4" Supreme 385 gr. Partition Gold slugs. 1 1/2" groups @ 100 yards.
  8. I bought several different kinds of lugs and fired groups at 50 and 100. The Winchester 385 gr. Nolser Partitions proved to be the most acurate and are achieving 1.5" groups at 100 yards.
  9. I need a 26" or 28" in Adv. Timber for SBE 2
  10. I have an SBE 2 with Benelli slug barrel. Which slugs are grouping the best out of them for you guys. Price is not an issue, ethical kills are.
  11. Awesome season and nice birds! I am still feeling guilty when I sleep until 6:00 AM, I can't mentaly let the season go. I'll post some pics later. I killed 3 birds between NY and PA. One of the birds was 23lbs! 9 1/2" beard, 1 1/8 spurs! Mywife told me if I had a turkey mounted she would leave, I hope the taxedermist hurries up with it
  12. Where I am hunting tomorrow if it happens it's going to be within bayonet range with all of the foliage out now. Too bad the SBEII does not have a lug! Maybe the R&D guys are watching and will make one.
  13. I bought the Burris Spped Dot and I'll never go back to a bead on turkeys again. The tight chokes and mega loads we use today are a far cry from the full chokes and loads of even just a few years ago. We don't have the margin of error that we did in the days of the hail mary patterns, but we have gained tremendous range capabilities. I shoot an SBE 2 with a Rhino choke and 2 oz. Nitro Ammunition triplex loads. At 60 yards it shoots a 24" pattern with 5 shot average of 32 in the kill. My shortest range kill to date has been 42 yards. This year I took a bird at 54 yards and 60. A stock benelli will not perform off the shelf like that but with a small investment (choke, shells, and good red dot) you'll have an excellent turkey gun!
  14. I bought some Wood Haven mouth calls over the weekend and I am greatly impressed with their sound. I'll look at the packages later and tell you the models I got.
  15. The birds are starting to work with us up here finally. I got one in New York and Pennsylvania on Saturday and I was back home by 8:30! Yesterday I dumped a nice 23 lb longbeard in New York. I'm leaving in a few hours to hunt in central PA tomorrow and Saturday. The Benelli's Barking!
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