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Everything posted by hattles

  1. Based on the info you've given...the used Waterfowl Edition is a $100 cheaper than a new SBEII. If the Waterfowl Edition is in great shape...buy it! You really won't notice much of a difference between the two but heck, if you get the gun with all the bells and whisles you'll have $100 left to buy shells or accessories.
  2. Tactical is correct. Break your gun down, remove the forearm and barrel & the bolt and then remove the trigger group from the reciever.(see schematic in manual) Check for anything that may cause any problems, metal filings, broken springs etc., and wash the whole assembly with a pressurized aerosol type of gun scrubber. Use a toothbrush to clean any visible debris in the assembly and then oil up the moving parts. Barring any mechanical defects, this should solve your problem. As far as what type of oil to use, I prefer a quality lubricant that can withstand cold temperatures...usually a high quality synthetic based oil. If this doesn't solve the problem, contact Benelli Customer Service.
  3. Here are the links to 2 being sold on Gunbroker.com http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=258897653 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=259040033
  4. Able Ammo sells them... http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=9935_16854 Dawson Enterprises Sport Shooting Supplies http://www.dawsonent.com/browse.cfm/2,4.html Or contact Benelli directly... [h=2]Benelli US Attn: Service Department 901 Eighth Street Pocomoke, MD 21851 Phone: (301) 283-6981 or (800) 264-4962[/h]
  5. olbaidHH, glad you got your problem resolved. Good luck!
  6. You should be just fine with the 1250fps 1-1/4oz #4 Heavy Shot Duck or Heavy Metal 1oz. Be prepared cause it ain't cheap. Personally, in my 20ga Monte I shoot 7/8 oz 3" Winchester Xpert or Federal speed shok steel in #4 for decoying ducks with the factoty IC choke and have no problem stoning the ducks. If their ranging a bit wider 30-35yds, I'll switch to #2's and my modified tube, but I don't take shots much further than that.
  7. duckhtr183, I think that with most people,it's a matter of shoot what you trust! I'm quite satisfied shooting my Win Xpert $9.99/ box 3", 1-1/4oz #2's. I'm not opposed to trying new loads but why pay more for something to do the same job that you were doing for 65% less. I have read that the Remington Hypers do kick like a mule and it's pretty well known that the SBE1 kick hard too...I can only imagine the two together. OUCH!
  8. You have to put a little more effort into it. Have you contacted your local Benelli gun dealer? I'd bet he knows. Have you contacted Benelli Customer Service? Have you used the Benelli USA website resources at all? You should first doubt yourself and your inabilty to get this information rather than just post a request on this forum, sit back, and then expect that someone should provide you with this information and then get upset because no one has stepped forward to provide said information. [h=2]Benelli USA Attn: Service Department 901 Eighth Street Pocomoke, MD 21851 Phone: (301) 283-6981 or (800) 264-4962[/h]
  9. When you put the trigger assembly back in, start by insering the back of the assembly in place first...it'll slide into place and then push the magazine feed end up..it'll fall into place. It may require some added pressure because of the tigh fit, but it will go together and the pin holes will line up. Also, do this without the bolt in place. Re-install the bolt and barrel after the trigger group has been set in place.
  10. I had a similar problem with my 20ga Monty...I've been shooting Federal Top Gun and Game loads with no problems but last weekend I forgot my shells and picked up a box of Rio's...had all kinds of problems. I did have one box of Federal with me and after I broke the gun down and re-oiled everything I tried the Rio shells again...same problem as you described. I then shot the Federal box without incident.
  11. I really think a Speed Bead is a negative for shotgunning...You should shoot with both eyes open and the gun, if it fits correctly, should shoot where you look. You're eyes should be the sights. The successful shotgun's equation has two critical parts: 100% focus on the target and a shotgun that shoots where you look. Look at an object across the room. Where is your head aimed? At the object. When you're looking at ducks, geese or pheasant or any flying object, our nose is pointing at the bird or the object, and that is one of the keys to good shooting. The sight beads on a barrel do nothing more than confirm that you have a proper sight line...nothing more. If your gun fits properly, you really don't need any sights or "Speed Bead" to take the focus away from the target which only equates to misses in the field or at the range.
  12. jonesbb630, I agree. I certainly wouldn't think that DU or anyone else teaching shotgunning would recommend trying to shoot a target with your eyes closed. The idea is to be able to shoulder your gun with your eyes closed and have the correct sight line down the barrel...as in if the gun fits it should present the correct sight line down the barrel. Also, I'm not big on anything that may interfere with my sight picture. To me, a Burris Speed would only be a detraction and more of a gimmic or someting for turkey hunters to use for "still" shots.
  13. hattles


    Don't use any choke tighter than a modified!
  14. tucker301 I hear ya. Can't even flag them...
  15. Pattern the shells you'll be using with different chokes to see which one works best...
  16. Did you try any other choke combination beside the long range extended tube?
  17. AS I mentioned earlier, Benelli had no H&K Import serial number on record for my H&K SBE and indicated that they have no records of any of the H&K marked(Benelli 's name was only on the barrels...not on the recievers)imported by H&K but Benelli did the repair service on my gun and charged me nothing.
  18. I had a similar problem with Rio 20 gauge shells in my Montefeltro. Unlike the Federals and Estates that I normally shoot skeet with, I had both feed problems and inconsistencies with the Rio brass including a sharp edge on some shells that would seem to hang up when trying to load my magazine and secondly, not allowing the bolt head to fully rotate into the locked position with a chambered round. The gun was very clean and functioned with the Federal target loads without problem.
  19. I had my SBE barrel coated in Dura Coat and am very pleased with it...camo wasn't an option because I have the wood stocked original H&K SBE.
  20. I use Inhibitor V80 and have no problems with rust at all. I also won't leave a gun in the case overnight...inside or outside and remember that oil only displaces the moisture. As for scratching the finish on the barrel...welcome to hunting dings, it happens to everybody no matter how carefull you are.
  21. Waterfowl magazine's LP Brezny did a Blind Side test...here's the link of his review that was posted on mypitblind.com http://www.mypitblind.com/main/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=5&id=319123&Itemid=47 Field & Stream's Phil Bourjaily Tests Winchester's Blind Side Shells http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/ammunition/2010/10/bourjaily-tests-winchesters-blind-side-shells
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