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Everything posted by hognutz

  1. Way to go, Tucker.. Nice turkey bird..Mike
  2. 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
  3. The 26" will probably group a tighter pattern. The velocity gain will be about 20 F.P.S. Either length will get the job done..Mike
  4. That doesn't sound right to me. I would bring it back..
  5. 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
  6. If youy need to ask that question, you must be early on in your career..
  7. hognutz

    Benelli vinci

    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
  8. Strutbuster. I smell what you're stepping in.. I have had this problem with certain Benelli's, myself. The first thing that I do, is put the thickest shim in. If that doesn't go far enough, then I put a taller bead on the front. A Nova bead is taller and will help some. I also have used a Champion Easy Shot, that Tom Knapp brags about. The Easy Shot is a nice sight, and comes in two colors and sizes. I used this on my Vinci, which, by the way, shot about 70/30 over my POI. If the gun is really shooting high, (I had a SBE ll that shot 16'' high of POA at 20 yards), I would call Benelli's CS and see if they will do something about it. They fixed mine, but I doubt that they would do your's because of it falling into their realm of acceptability. They make them to shoot above POA, and that drives me nuts. If I was king, they would all shoot to POA and if you wanted a higher POI, then shim them up to obtain it. Other than bending the barrel, as already suggested, that is my story on Benellis that shoot high. I hate it worse than you do.. Hope this helped..Good luck...Mike
  9. They need to be stopped before they get here. It can be done. The interface still sucks..
  10. I am not very far behind you, Tucker. This is not the forum that it used to be. I hate the new interface, as well. Save me a spot at Shotgun World...Mike P.S. If you need to see spam, check in on the weekends or on Monday morning..
  11. Welcome to the world of Benelli. Glad to see you on the forum. Enjoy your stay, eeh..Mike
  12. If you need any help killin' those birds, don't be afraid to look me up. I can be had.. Mike
  13. I agree. The DSD decoys are unbelievable. Pricey, but worth every penny. Kinda like a Benelli...
  14. Fantastic. I am an avid turkey hunter in Wi. and the U.P. of Mi. I hunt with an SBE l that has an Aimpoint red dot on it. I did buy a BPS 10ga. last year, and am looking forward to smoking one with that rig this year. There are plenty of turkey hunters on this site and a lot of info to be had. Good luck, and welcome to the world of Benelli..Mike
  15. Great story. It is always nice to someone new to the sport of turkey hunting. Congrats on getting over the fear of a shotgun, as well. Where do you hunt? The Vinci is a nice shotgun, and I hope that you get a few more for your collection. Well done..Mike
  16. Any high brass will do. The bigger, the better. Make sure you keep it oiled, shoot three/four boxes of the hunting loads, and you should be good to go. Enjoy..Mike
  17. I have to agree with Stoffer. That's what it looks like to me. The chart shows that a thicker shim will raise the POI, when in fact, it lowers it. Mike
  18. hognutz

    SBE Barrel

    I did not know this. That's good news..Thanks, Mike
  19. I know what your saying, Tucker. It can be confusing..However it gets worded, the thicker shim allows me to see the whole rib, rather than just the forward half, which in turn, lowers my POI. The manual is a little vague in that area..Thanks for posting the information. Looking forward to seeing your waterfowl pictures soon..Mike
  20. Tucker. I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer, and I will admit that. I also will admit that you've forgot more about Benelli's than I know. I may be wrong here, but it looks to me like, on your chart, that the thicker shim © will make the gun shoot to a higher POI. Am I reading it wrong? Mike
  21. Thank you sooo much for this valuable information. I never would have thought that shooting my gun would panic a turkey. When I shoot my gun, it is too late for the turkey to panic.
  22. I am going out to buy a new vehicle for my wife today. I hope I survive the earthquake and the banker doesn't...
  23. The ones that die tomorrow probably will not die via an earthquake.
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