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Posts posted by hognutz

  1. 15 hours ago, StrangerDanger said:

    Welcome! Hide your wallet.

    StrangerD is not kidding! I’m into mine for $2300 and I’m just getting started! I will admit that it is money well spent!! Crazy fun! 
    Last month I spent 98% of my weasel sack on my M4!! 
    The rest.... I just wasted!! 😂

  2. On early season pheasants modified choke would be O.K. The later the season the tighter the choke and perhaps, the larger the shot. A pointing dog may alter the length of the shot, no matter the season. My BIL has shot more than his share of pheasants, in Ia., over a German Shorthair, with an improved cylinder.

    If they are not falling the way you like, go to a tighter choke and try some #5's.

    Good luck..



  3. One thing is certain..If you can't hit anything with it, it doesn't pay to keep the gun. Find the problem, get it fixed so that you can enjoy shooting this fine shotgun, or peddle it and find one that will shoot where you point it..

    I have zero tolerance for a gun (any format) that doesn't shoot where it is pointed. And.. the more expensive that gun is, the more it burns my Butt!!

  4. Truckcop has it right. Shoot the gun from a bench and see where it is hitting. If it is off a mile, send her back. My SBE ll was shooting 12" high, out of the box. Sent it back, and Benelli fixed it within a month.

    Until you know where the POI is, you won't know why your missing your targets.



  5. It's totally up to you, but the Vinci that you own will do the trick, nicely. The 12ga. 3" shell is plenty big enough to kill gobblers. They shoot them every day with smaller gauges. As far as the oddly colored, Vinci, that doesn't matter either. Not everything in the woods is the same color. There are too many people out there that think if their pants camo doesn't match their shirt, they will never kill a bird. Unless you want to spend your money, use what you've got. It will work.

    But, with that being said... A guy can never have enough guns!!

  6. I am considering buying an M2 Field APG in 20ga. I don't quite know if I want the 26" or 24" bbl, as of yet.. Anyone have any input about this shotgun? I have the 20 ga. Legacy, but it is just too nice to beat around in the woods. Google brings up jamming issues, but I would like to get some info right from the people that own one. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.. Thanks, Mike

  7. I shoot 3.5" Win. Hi-Vel. #6's out of all my Benelli's, when I shoot lead. It patterns great. The only way that you will know, with any gun, is to try each. They are all different. Buy a couple of boxes of each, and have some fun testing. It is the only surefire way to know what you have. It will also let you see what your POI is compared to your POA. This is absolutely crucial for turkey hunting. You must know where the gun shoots, and then determine if a sighting device is needed..The .650-.660 range of constriction is a good bet. Again, you may want to try it and see how it works for you. Hope this helps, some..Mike

  8. I had the same problem with a SBE ll. It shot 16'' above POA. I sent it back, with a target that I had shot. They fixed it and returned it with a target that they shot. It was dead nuts after I got it back. Something was wrong with the gun, period. I bought a SBE l years ago for turkey hunting only. It shot 12'' low and 12'' right. I put a red dot scope on it, so it didn't matter. The point is they do come out of the factory not shooting where they are pointed. It is not all pilot error. I have been shooting all my life, I'm 58 years old, and pretty much know how to handle a shotgun. I have a Vinci that shoots 4-6'' high, as well. I can live with that, barely..It is for sale..I also have 2 Legacy's, (12 and 20), a Super Nova and a Nova that all shoot where you point them. So it can be done..Drives me crazy. Make them all shoot to POA and shim if you want the POI to raise..Then everyboody's happy..Mike

  9. You wont notice any difference in reaching out to touch doves with the shorter bbl. It may swing a little better with the 28'', but that would be about it. Most wingshooters like the longer barrels, but it is a matter of preference. Your range will not be diminished by a 2'' shorter barrel. You will lose about 20 feet per second. No big deal..Good luck with the decision, and welcome to the world of Benelli..Mike

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