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Everything posted by fikester

  1. that gun also comes with a shim kit for a somewhat custom fit...adjusts the drop
  2. Spoke to Benelli again today about this concern...gunsmith claims as Beneligunny mentioned the older SBE had metal housing for the trigger assembly where the SBE II has polymer. They claim being off center does not affect the function and as long as the gun does function there is no concern and no need to send it in....only if it should develop an cycling issue. It was also mentioned by the gunsmith that tolerance of the side to side play was from zero to somewhat sloppy...again if it cycles no concern. It not that I doubt it will be OK...its just bothers me that paying that much for a gun should be gone over with very strict attention to detail?
  3. Called custmer service....claimed that 99% are this way? No parts have changed from the older SBE2 models so what causes the play and to be off center?
  4. My SBE 2 has the aluminum carrier part...if thats hat you mean? The part that flips up lifting the shell up from the magazine tube.
  5. I have noticed this in my sons SBE 2 as well...the older SBE 2 is square and tight with very little side to side play. Neither have any issues, but concerned about the off center carrier and side to side movement....some claim the carriers with slop are no problem? Going to call about it soon anyways.
  6. Normally with a middle bead on the barrel stacked under the red front bead the gun tends to shoot high....in other words the two beads would appear like a snowman or figure eight with no gap at all between the two beads and hold the front bead at 6' oclock position under the target. Every benelli I have ever shot in this manner tends to shoot slightly high
  7. I have a SBE 2 with a carrier thats somewhat off center (to the right if the guns upside down) and wiggles somewhat form side to side. The gun so far seems to run fine...but concerns me because compared to other older SBE 2 this carrier is dead center and has almost no side to side play....concerned why this would be somewhat crooked and if this should be a concern?
  8. Too bad all the problems, I can sure say never had any issues or complaints with my 3500....as far as the cosmetic complaints on the paint, can nit pick any of my Benelli products as well including my Super Black Eagle 2 on the paint job if gone over closely enough by a true perfectionist.
  9. If you are using the figure eight method or stacking the rear sight under the front bead...its gonna shoot high. The shims make a big improvement for fit. If its that far off cant hit a clay the bench test will easily reveal a serious flaw.
  10. The SuperNova is a great gun....noticeably heavier compared to my SBEII...whichever you decide the 3" ammo will do the trick. Personally since getting myself the SBE II...thats my go to gun anymore.
  11. My personal opinion lack of movement is the best camo. My son has a black youth Nova 20 guage and has dropped turkeys every year under 40yds. I would invest in a choke and use Hevi 13 #7's.....but again not required to tag a Turkey. If your not ready to purchase, maybe a friend has a Turkey gun you can try before dropping the dough. The knowledge, calling, patience and being still are far more important than a brand or type of camo pattern.
  12. Congrats on the Turkey....myself didnt get started until a few years ago. Wow never realized what fun I missed out on over the years. I was hooked after the first hunt.
  13. 3.5" for me .665 Indian Creek or Hevi Shot .667 choke with either 3.5" 2oz or 2 1/4oz Hevi-13 #6 or #7 pellets. My second option if you wanted to use standard full choke....go with the Federal Flite control 3.5" 2oz #5 shot...this is a great load for under 40yds.
  14. [ATTACH=CONFIG]1468[/ATTACH]My 11yr old son took his second bird in Maryland season 2012....myself and friend Fuller was along. Very exciting hunt. 24lbs- 8" beard- 1" spurs Benelli Youth Nova 20g- Hevi 13/ 3" #5 shot
  15. Try the Hevi-13 ammo #6 or #7's with the Hevi shot choke.....the Indian Head is also a said good one.
  16. The SBE II cycles Federal 1 1/8oz thats sold at Walmart for around $20 for 100 rounds....stock gun no mods, no polish, no nothing. http://youtu.be/eEAzc2ost5c
  17. fikester

    SBEII testing

    Super Black Eagle II..... over oiled, then caked with cosmoline by Guns and Ammo http://archives.gunsandammo.com/video/shotgun/torture-tests/overlubing-semi-auto-shotgun
  18. I have exceptional good patterns with a .665 Trulok choke, 3.5" Hevi-13 #6 shot.....Stoeger M3500 and Benelli SuperNova. You wont be disappointed at a measured 40yds.
  19. Benelli will make it right regardless....mines never been affected by the rain with any loads.
  20. The bolt should slam completely closed with force....Im sure Benelli would send you an owners manual or have an experienced hand take a look.
  21. I use my 3.5" SBE II for Spring Turkey and use that same gun capable of shooting 2 3/4" for small game. I love having the option of increasing firepower to 3.5" loads when the need arises. Personally dont see anything unethical about using the 3.5" loads.
  22. The parts are not interchangeable with the Benelli SBE II and the Stoeger M3500.....but will tell you it does cycle flawlessly just as my SBE II does. NRA's American Rifleman named it "shotgun of the year". For under the $600 this is a great gun.
  23. I have owned my SBE II for couple years now, zero issues still and Im not a gun cleaning fanatic either. ITs my all purpose go to shotgun. Simply love it, light loads to 3.5" turkey loads. Boom boom boom! Buy one you wont look back.
  24. If your buying it for me I would prefer the SBE II....its just a matter of personal preference
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