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  1. I'm almost through reading all 214 pages. While it is positive, it can still be restricted as the scope of this decision centered on having a handgun in the home. The states are still free to further restrict firearms outside the home which will no doubt bring about more civil cases for the supreme court to rule on. The problem is most of the justices believe as has been decided through previous legal precedent the 2nd and other original amendments to the constitution applied strictly to the federal government and not to the states. In essence, the amendments tell the federal gover
  2. Okay, this will be amusing...back in 83' when I first joined the military we were gettin tore up by chiggers and ticks during field exercises in Florida. Spending several days in a foxhole dug armpit deep exposed us to lots of creepy crawlies. So, we would wear pantyhose to keep em from gettin at our legs. They were hot as **** to wear but they worked pretty well...at least for your lower torso. No...I didn't try a halter top and bra for my chest and upper torso!
  3. You should write Benelli about that one...they might use it in their future advertising if they can substantiate the story. That sez a lot about their gun...
  4. No observations just a thought...maybe your recoil spring has gotten too weak to reliably seat your bolt fully into battery? I would think that's not the case based on the number of rounds you've fired but stranger things have happened.
  5. I've done some pattern testing with my SBE II using 3 and 3.5 inchers and the difference in pattern density is enough for me to keep using 3.5 inchers on geese. Try shootin some 3s vs 3 1/2 in larger shot sizes like BB and BBB and see for yourself.
  6. I broke mine in with 3 inch #2s/3s and 3.5 inch BB/BBB and a few 1 1/8 ounce 7.5s. Mine seems to be shootin fine.
  7. I'm not familiar with the Hush stalkers but I recently bought a set of Hogue plastic sling swivels and they fit my SBE II just fine.
  8. My SBE II does the same thing. I verified my trigger group is assembled correctly. Here's what you can do to prevent it from happening with yours: Let's assume your gun is completely empty. When your HAMMER IS COCKED and you lock the bolt to the rear, the carrier will rise to load an imaginary round into the chamber. To prevent this from happening, push up on the cartridge drop lever, then lock or pull the bolt to the rear to manually load a round in the chamber. This will prevent the carrier from rising...just like ranmcc posted above. If you forget to do this and lock it to
  9. +1 tucker301 I think if this forum had a thread for satisfied Benelli customers and people actually took the time to respond, you'd see many more posts there than there are complaints.
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    SBE II Recoil

    Felt recoil is a very subjective issue. I'm not sure there's a foolproof method of measuring it. The problem with the blindfolded approach is you can still tell which shotgun you're firing. An SBE II feels much different than the Gold and the Citori. The forearm and stock shape give them all away. It only took me and six other guys one 3 1/2 incher from each gun to tell the difference. It was that noticeable. I had some extra rounds leftover and two of the shooters tried it again with the 3 1/2 inchers and they didn't change their minds. If you read through this Benelli fo
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    SBE II Recoil

    A couple weeks ago seven of us compared the recoil between a Browning Gold Hunter, SBE II, and Citori all three chambered in 3 1/2 inch. I posted the results in the ShotgunWorld forum. Although I foolishly left the sling and swivels on the Browning Gold which made it even heavier, six of us thought the Gold had the least recoil using 2 3/4 inch and 3 inch shells. All seven of us thought the Gold had the least recoil using 3 1/2 roman candles. That little test convinced me felt recoil is different than measured recoil. The Benelli video results may be technically correct but our sho
  12. I'm definitely no expert and there are much more Benelli knowledgable folks on this board than me. I can come up with 3 reasons off the top of my head why the shotgun may not be chambering rounds: 1. Dirty or weak recoil spring 2. Not enough or too much lubrication causing the bolt to hang up 3. Out of spec receiver, bolt body or chamber Apparently, the ammo is not the problem cause I assume you've used several different brands. You might want to just call Benelli and ask them about the situation. Could it be the recoil spring in your stock do
  13. Dutchman, What is your cleaning regimen and how are you lubricating the shotgun? I ask because if it were a mechanical problem you'd think it would have started malfunctioning right away not after the initial break in period.
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    Jet drive??

    WillieP, I'm not sure how old or what brand of motor you're runnin but I've seen jets on just about everything. I would start by contacting the manufacturer of your motor or a local dealer to find out what's available. I don't know what state you are in but the west coast (Washington, Oregon etc.) should have some for sale. This link should get you started. http://www.outboardjets.com/index.php When it comes time to mount it, you'll need to ensure it sits at the correct height to get the maximum performance. Many folks in my area are now running boats with tunnel hulls so the jet foot i
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    Jet drive??

    Up here in Alaska we use jet drives a lot...in both inboard and outboard configuration. Conventional wisdom says you'll lose roughly 1/3 of your horsepower with the impeller vs the propeller. Not only will weeds clog your intake grate, rocks will too. Really small rocks and gravel will make it through the grate and be spit out the back. Over time this erodes your impeller which will then require sharpening and shimming. Occasionally, some rocks will lodge in the intake grate and you'll quickly notice the loss in thrust. When that happens, you kill the motor, tilt it up and pull the rocks out..
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    benelli recoil

    I recently saw an old video on YouTube filmed at the Benelli factory showing an employee measuring the recoil of a SBE II, a Browning Gold Hunter, and a Remington 11-87. He attached a piezoelectric pressure sensor on the recoil pad of all three shotguns and the SBE II registered the fewest Newtons on the scale. That got me to thinkin. Just about everyone I talk to says a gas gun will recoil less than a recoil operated one. So, I'm gonna find out for myself. A buddy at work has a Browning Gold Hunter chambered in 3.5 and I have a SBE II. According to Benelli's video, the SBE II has 30% le
  17. I'm pretty happy with my SBE II. I've had it for a little less than one year. I've had two malfunctions. One stovepipe and one failure to feed. To be fair, I believe my gun just needed to be broken in just like it says it might in the owner's manual. I'm using breakfree CLP as a lubricant and have only put 3 boxes of shells through it. Mostly 3 inch steel #2s/3s Federal and Fasteel. A couple weeks ago I let a co-worker use it on a rabbit hunt using low brass 1 1/8 oz #6s. He fired a dozen or so rounds and it functioned fine. Two minor peculiarities with it, the plastic sling swivel stud
  18. LOL! Well, there's much more in the remaining links than what you've explored and far more information out there on the internet and in the voting records. He voted opposite of how I would have preferred he voted 18 of 19 times...that's good enough for me on the issue of gun control.
  19. "Hypocrisy in overdrive: "The board of directors has asked Mr. Cooper to resign as President of Cooper Firearms of Montana, Inc." Think about it for a moment. A company with their very livelihood riding on one part of the Constitution takes a dump on another part of it, because of ignorance and backwards assumptions about what a politician MIGHT do IF elected." Hmmm...assumptions about what a politician might do if elected? I'm basing my "assumption" on what a politician will do based on what he has has already said and done. These are just a few of the links I found while doing a
  20. Lots of interesting brain candy here. Here's a few points to consider: 1. A supermajority in Congress and the Senate coupled with a Democratic president means a much greater likelihood of change...change we may or may not like. 2. Congress makes the laws of this land and the Supreme Court interprets the constitution. Some judges are strict constructionists and others are revisionists. If you take the time to read all 157 pages of the Supreme Court ruling in District of Columbia vs Heller you'll quickly see how the judges align. This ruling could have easily gone the other way if dif
  21. Maybe it's because they are imported and because people are willing to pay that much for them. If sales dropped to abysmal levels, there might suddenly be some good deals out there.
  22. I was using 3 inchers for ducks and 3 1/2 inchers when hunting geese. I have put a couple rounds of light field loads through it too with no problems. I think some these guns just need a break in...some more than others. If you're still havin problems, I'd send it back to Benelli. I think they'll take care of you. I shot two ducks last Saturday while fishin for coho salmon. It's gettin cold up here now though, (-4 degrees this morning) and most ducks and geese are headed south. So, I'm breakin out the Browning Citori 625 Field I just bought to go chase bunnies and grouse. Good
  23. I had the same problem with my SBE II the first week of September. It only did it once though. Since that trip, I have applied a very light coat of CLP to both the bolt and the rails and it hasn't happened since. Although, I've only put between 3 and 4 boxes of shells through it so far. Two weekends ago, I got a stovepipe but no other problems since. I'm inclined to believe it's a break in problem that will go away in time. Assuming you properly lubricate the gun.
  24. I went through the same thing. I already had a gas gun (Remington 11-87) and wanted to try the inertia operated gun so I went with the SBE II. I really haven't shot it much yet and haven't hunted with it at all. If I end up not liking it cause of the recoil, I'll move on to the Xtrema 2. Although, I'm not real impressed by the looks of the Kick Off recoil system. I'm sure it works but shock absorbers belong on pickup trucks not shotguns.
  25. Tucker301, Thanks. I figured that's how it would work but thought I'd call Benelli anyway just in case they were making an aftermarket "neutral cast" shim and/or locking plate. So, back to my original question in this thread, did your shotgun pattern acceptably? Just out of curiousity, does it shoot to different points of impact with different loads?
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