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  1. So on to the next question.....any leads on a rail for the M2 field that is pre-drilled? I bought the turkey gun version 24" barrel and steadygrip in Realtree. Would like to buy the scope base in realtree as well and am only finding one from a company called 'Traditions'.....just not sure it fits the M2.

    I also found a Weaver model that should fit fine but it's black. I may just buy it and throw some rattle can paint on it if I can't find the proper rail.

  2. Hi,

    currently, I have a M2 Field with 28" barrel in bottomland and a HK super 90 tactical. I'm taking my son deer hunting at the end of the month and my buddy told me to bring a shotgun that can shoot slugs; he added that the area gets dark quickly due to tree canopy cover and that I should have a red dot or a scope.


    I don't want to drill into the M2 so here's my options as I see them:

    1. Buy a dedicated turkey gun that comes with a pic rail.

    2. Buy a field gun with rifled barrel and pic rail.

    3. Buy a M4; I actually have read of people killing deer this way!

    4. Just attach a high viz sight and hope for the best

    5. Buy a different brand altogether and likely buy a pump.


    My preferences would be number 1-3, not in that order necessarily.


    At one time years ago, I had a M2 Turkey with Red Dot scope and should never have sold it!!


    Any thoughts or suggestions? I can't afford more than about $1200.

  3. Hi,

    a little background....I've only ever shot the SBE1 and prefer the look to the newer version. As such, I found a NOS SBE1 that I will use for hunting. Needing a tactical shotgun, I figured it best to have a SBE in case I ever needed to swap parts (unlikely, but ya never know) so I found a used one with extended mag tube; will cut the barrel to 21" and have it threaded for chokes to also use for turkey hunting after dipping it camo.

    I want to get a pistol grip stock for it and I bought the SBE2 version by mistake, will it work? If not, I'd like to buy a black one and have read that the M1 version might work?

    thanks much, John

  4. Really not interested in trades; would prefer to have both stocks for different hunts. Cabela's doesn't have them for SBE1.


    Gunpartscorp can get them from Benelli but they're expensive enough that I think I'm just gonna buy a supernova with pistol grip and have two guns! $240 seems like a lot to me but I'm new to this; maybe that's OK. For another $350, I can have another gun....man, this is a sickness!


    I've gone from zero guns to three (maybe now four) in the space of 4 months...stop the insanity!!!

  5. Honestly, I never noticed it. That is, until hot brass got down my shirt once...ouch. But, that's one time dealing with 1,000's of rounds. Just not sure about exhaust gases....


    Anyway, going to shoot three different shotguns tomorrow; all right-handed. We won't be far from Mack's Prairie Wings so if none of them work out, I might be going by to get a leftie 'whatever they have in stock' shotgun! Maybe an M2 if I can sell a kidney in that time! Ha!


    Thanks for the help. I might just get that used rightie M2 afterall; we'll see.

  6. Yes, it has the 5 chokes.


    Another question....I shoot leftie (eye dominance) and have fired right-handed guns in the military very well with no problems. Recently, I shot a bolt action rifle with same results.

    But....I've not shot a shotgun before. What can I expect? Am I OK shooting a right-handed gun and is the M2 better or worse in this scenario?


    I've read opinions all across the spectrum on this so I guess what I'm looking for is an opinion as it relates to this particular gun.


    thanks a bunch!!

  7. Hi,

    I've found one locally for $800 in like new condition; he says he hasn't shot a box of shells through it and needs the money. comes with the standard chokes.

    I'm going duck hunting for the first time this weekend; first, is this a good deal and second, do I need to buy additional chokes before leaving town?


    I also want to turkey hunt with it; am I OK?


    My BIL is an avid duck hunter and wanted me to buy a SBEII but I just can't come up with that kind of money; he also said I should get 3.5". Can't get hold of him to ask about this deal so I thought I would turn here.



    thanks for the help.

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