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JackTheRipper

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  1. I have a vinci that I use for duck hunting here in SC/NC... I'd love to have something like the Burris Speed Bead, but I didn't see on their website where it would fit the Vinci... does anyone know if it will? or does trijicon or someone else make something that would be suitable for what I'm looking for? thanks guys and gals! Jack
  2. I was in the same boat as you, I was torn between the SBE 2 and the Vinci... I've never shot 3.5" and I don't even think it's necessary, besides, it's not that big of a difference, I'm here duck hunting in Spain shooting 3" shells, and these Spaniards are knockin these ducks deader than a door nail with 2 3/4th inch shells... My cousin went with the SBE 2, me the Vinci... we both went to the range and both said the Vinci was the better gun... Everyone is gonna say that it's the new model bla bla bla and therefore it's not tried and tested... I say it's a benelli, they stand behind their workmanship, and yes, I know some people on the inside in the Benelli company and they think that the future of all shotgun will probably be the break down in 3 piece configuration. anyways, I love mine man, can't tell you how much I love it, I even love how it looks, the SBE 2 is so ordinary looking, when I pull the Vinci out, it looks so different... I know some people dont' like how it looks, but it was designed to kill, not to win fashion shows... I love it, good luck! Jack
  3. here are our ducks! me and a few other guys went hunting in some thick thick fog... lemme tell ya a little about their ways of hunting... depending on which state you are in Spain, lead is legal and illegal, the state in which we hunted, you could use lead... most used 6-7 shot... you can bait.... there was a lot of grain thrown out.... and a couple of guys even brought 3 mallard ducks (1 drake and 2 hens) in a cage, and used them to call the other ducks in! it was crazy! and you can hunt them at night... (they would shine a pond with a light periodically) anyways, here's a pic... this is my first year hunting and I just cleaned some ducks for the first time, man, it was a lot easier than I thought :-)! PS, can someone please ID the ducks in the bottom right? thanks!
  4. hmmm you really think I should go buy some lead bullets? how much farther can they shoot vs steel? I have 2 boxes of Black Cloud, 1 box of Hevi Metal, and a box of kent... I'm new to duck hunting (been a few times this year in SC, but came up empty handed) what is my effective range (with these bullets) do you think? thanks again! I'll post some pics if I'm successful ! I sureeee do hope so! Mallards baby!
  5. I'm currently in Spain and I am going hunting this weekend. I asked the guide taking me, if lead was legal to shoot waterfowl here in Spain. He told me yes! I brought 4 boxes of black cloud, and I'm curious if the other people going hunting with me (Spanish people) will blow me out of the water (in being able to shoot farther, etc.)? thanks! Jack PS their shells (lead of course) are sooooo much cheaper than the black cloud I brought!
  6. what kinda ammo are you shooting again? have you tried different chokes? maybe invest in a good after market choke...
  7. anyone have any opinion on the Hevi-Metal Shotgun shells made by Hevi-Shot? specifically, these here : http://www.cabelas.com/p-0070185.shtml thanks! Jack
  8. it pretty much hit exactly where I aimed... can't complain... the target was about 30 yards maybe...
  9. **** no :-( been 2 times: first time, saw a lot of ducks, and heard a **** of a lot of them before the sun rose. However, my cousin got trigger happy and shot way too early = no ducks secondly, went to a different area where you think there would be tons of ducks, didn't see 1 damn duck... just weren't in the right spot, we did however hear tons of shotgun blasts from afar... :-( going for the 3rd time tomorrow, wish me luck...!
  10. I patterned yesterday a little bit, I was happy with the pattern I used the Improved Cylinder choke from Benelli and used 3" black cloud #2s... however, I'm a noob to shotguns so I honestly don't know what's a good pattern and what's not... it looked consistent and the spread was enough to please me... a duck woulda been dead ;-) how many pellets can a shell, like a 3" black cloud hold? anyone know? thanks!
  11. I didn't get to the range today, probably wed or thurs. I'll let ya know tho...
  12. pretty sure you can take the plug out...
  13. I'm using the improved cylinder that came with the Vinci. Does anyone have any experience with Carlson's black cloud choke? I need something to pattern well, fan out, because I need all the help I can get :-) anyone? thanks Jack
  14. hey, I'm going to pattern da Vinci tomorrow... I'll let ya know my results... I have a friend who works in Benelli's repair dept, she's gonna send me a new bead out tomorrow...
  15. I agree that they are both fine shotguns. I'm 5'11", for me the Vinci just feels better all around, also I'm very glad I got the 26" vs his 28". For me no regrets, 100% confident I prefer the Vinci. To each his own!
  16. okay I made the mistake of trying to clean my barrel, I had to take the action out of the barrel, man it sucked, I couldn't get it all the way out, so I gave it up, and then I coudln't get it back in because of this little red plastic thing... phew... finally had to force it back in by using the stock to push it on...
  17. one more question, should I clean the barrel? I put about 50 shells through it... thanks, Jack
  18. alright guys, took the Vinci out today and shot about 50 clay pigeons. my cousin was with me and he was shooting his brand new SBE II... He didn't run any high brass through it, and his shotgun jammed repetitively... He was super pissed, but I told him not to be, that he had to break it in... Let me tell ya what guys... In my honest, unbiased opinion, there isn't any comparison... The Vinci blows the SBE II out of the damn water. I am not even joking. It swings better, handles better, feels better, **** I even say shoots better (okay maybe that last one is biased ;-P....) they are both very fine shotguns, no doubt... my cousin basically admitted he shoulda got the Vinci... and something weird, even the CAMO looks brighter/richer, he said mine looked HD compared to his dull looking camo... just my 2 cents gentlemen. i'm pretty freakin happy right now! can't wait to shoot some ducks!
  19. I bought a shotgun site made by Champion, it's called the easthit shotgun sight... it's red and 3.0mm x 2.75"... let me tell you what... I guess i'm doing something wrong, because i'm shocked someone can make such a piece of crap... I hate this damn thing... seriously... biggest piece of **** I've ever bought... my cousin bought a browning hi viz for his SBE II that was magnetic (unlike this adhesive one) and his is SUPER bright... man I'm disappointed...
  20. JackTheRipper

    SBE II

    man I'd go with the used one... inspect it and see if he'll let you exchange it if something goes wrong within X amount of days...
  21. oh yea, forgot to mention (I noticed this before I bought it) there is a chip in the camo, on the stock under the barrel... it's not really noticeable, but I did want to exchange it for a different gun, but they didn't have one... I'll post some pics up so yall can give your opinions... some people might think I'm very nit picky, but damn, I just spent 1400 on a firearm, I want it to be perfect!
  22. how about a copy of the expensive ass receipt! that's more proof! hahaha btw, I bought a better sight for it, one of those lazer bright sights, it had a picture of Tom Knapp on it... anyways, it's freakin adhesive (my cousin bought a different brand and his is magnetic, and his is much much much brighter) anyways, 20 bucks down the drain...
  23. just picked up a 26" Vinci! it's sooo sweeeeeeeeet! haven't shot it yet, but I am tomorrow ;-)... I'll let yall know how it goes !!! Jack
  24. is it camo? I've seen some camo ones be very stubborn... just pull hard, it might even take two people...
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