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Steve Rose

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  1. When on the line and loading his gun is your Grandson placing a shell into the receiver then pushing the bolt release button to let the bolt slam shut? (That is the way to do it). If he is holding the bolt handle to let the gun close slowly, or in any way hampering the gun's bolt from closing, that may be the cause of his misfire problem.
  2. I looked at a couple of Benelli bolts today and did not see any with that mark. Given the location I suspect that the assembler missed the mark and hit the edge the bolt when driving the bolt handle retainer pin into place, or the bolt fell off a table somewhere along the way. From the picture it appears to be a cosmetic issue. Unless your bolt shows evidence of a crack going into the body of the bolt I would not worry about it.
  3. ? Where specifically is the missing chunk or gash?
  4. I've seen several recoil pads (especially the early Limbsaver pads) that turned to goo at a certain point in their life. Reasons tossed around were bad rubber compound, reaction to the carpet glue used in some gun safes, and reaction to oil - but I've not yet seen a Benelli factory pad go soft. Maybe 15 years is the life span? I have a factory Comfortech pad on my personal M2 that is pushing 10 years old and still in good shape. All things considered 15 years is a good run - if the recoil pad gets a good bit of use. I'd probably good with the same type of pad and hope for another 1
  5. Drill/tap a blind hole about .250” deep. (Don't drill all the way through – that can weaken the attachment of the stud to the shell latch.)
  6. Use good quality rings. With the heavier recoil from most “turkey” load you wan to make the sure the scope stays in place. Cheap rings “might” work OK, but if they let scope move at the wrong time you can bet it will be the shot right before you call in the best gobbler you've ever seen. Remarkable: I would be interested in know what the Benelli “maximum weight addition” formula is, and how the formula factors in the ammo's recoil impulse. Can you message more info?
  7. What is the velocity (or Dram Eq.) and shot weight of the problematic ammo?
  8. The rings need to be tall enough to position the scope's objective lens above the barrel or ventilated rib (scope not touch the barrel/rib). Without knowing your scope's objective size (32mm, 40mm, 50mm, etc) I can't give you a good answer. Maybe a local sporting goods store can show you a few examples to pick from and help with the decision. Also some scope manufactures have charts available recommending a ring height for their various scopes. If I had to make a guess...when using a scope with a 40mm objective “medium” rings will often work.
  9. I'm not seeing one in stock at the usual sources. You can get on the back order list at Benelli
  10. Steve Rose

    SBE 3 Shim

    Can't give you a specific without knowing which shim your gun has now...but changing to a shim that INCREASES the stock “drop” will help your move your POI lower. Even with the max drop shim installed the SBE3 is still probably going to shoot a pattern that is 70-80% high, that is just the way the gun is designed.
  11. If you can increase the drop and add left cast by changing shims that will help bring the POI down and to the left. The butt of the stock is like a rear sight, you move the butt (or rear sight) the direction you want the POI to move.
  12. You are on the right track with your methods. You can also hold the drop lever up, cycle the bolt continuously (while continuing to hold the drop lever up) , no need to press the lever for each shell in the magazine.
  13. The cartridge drop lever sure helps in unloading the magazine tube when you want to empty the shot shells out of the gun (without pulling the trigger). The Italians will probably tell us American we've been design guns wrong for all these years 🤪 (glad to see you are still checking in here 5 years later too🙂 )
  14. Pressing the button and allowing a shell into the action did not cause your gun to “click”. If a shell was in the chamber your gun's bolt was slightly open / out of battery (look up “Benelli click”) or you had a dud shell. You can press the button (aka “cartridge drop lever”) placing a shell onto the lifter when gun I cocked and a shell in the chamber with no adverse affect. Its similar to “ghost loading” the Benelli.
  15. Midwest Gun Works Carlson's aftermarket barrels
  16. The Salient bolt release button is the Arredondo part, available from several sources (requires drilling and tapping your gun's bolt release). The Agency Arms looks to be a custom part.
  17. The bead will unscrew. You might need to using a little heat (soldering iron) to loosen Loctite. Parallel jaw pliers or a Machinist clamp works well on the fiber optic front bead. The mid bead can be a pain to get out without any damage given the really small head that wants to be held with vise grips (if you do not have a little pin vise) to remove, just replace it if needed.
  18. Yes. The SBE2 and SBE3 bolts are same with the exception of the “anti Benelli click” parts added to the SBE3 bolt body and bolt head. Some of the 3 Gun guys have been using the Ethos bolt in the M2 for the same purpose (the Ethos bolt has the same “anti click” design)
  19. You can move the back end of that HiViz to the left if it helps you (you only see the end of the fiber bead with the gun shouldered) - but the best practice when shooting moving targets is to focus your eyes on the target, not the bead (in other words....don't look at the front bead when shooting)
  20. The adjustable rear sight is specific to the SLUG BARREL
  21. If the M2 is available in the configuration you want (and 3.5” shells is not part of your list) then there is no good reason to go for the SBE3. The SBE3 does pattern high, the M2 shoots a more traditional pattern right down the rib
  22. "Mobil" choke tubes for the SBE 1
  23. Wildwest22's barrel is OK. As others have stated the barrel is manufactured in that design to allow adequate metal thickness for the screw in choke tube. I've seen several “bulged” barrels caused by obstructions, i.e. mud, wads, choke tubes not screwed in completely, etc. This is not one of them.
  24. Right and left Benelli barrels are not interchangeable. The ejector and extractor cut are on opposite sides of the barrels.
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