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  1. I have a M2 American on the way. I've heard from one friend that it's a good idea to run a couple of boxes of higher powered shells through a new gun in order to 'break it in.' I didn't see anything in the product manuals addressing this. It makes some sense, but I thought I'd ask other owners whether this is an accepted, normal practice or an old wives tale. I'm sure the first time out with the gun will be at the sporting clay range. Thanks, C
  2. Hello and got my first shot gun (m4). Go big or go home. Still learning about the weapon (am a Former Marine, so shooting isn't new) but looking to breaking it in and just general cheap /decent ammo to shoot . I will maintain good home defense ammo and will train with it at some point in the near future. Trying to Google/you tube info from experienced shooters. Any advice on decent ammo to break this in and not kill the wallet to badly? thank you in advance.
  3. I was looking up the ballistic info on Federal Premium, Vital Shock, .300 180gr with Nosler partition and noticed a statement "not for use in semi autos". Does anyone know why? I have 5 box's of this stuff and that statement has me leary of shooting until I find out the specifics behind it. Maybe related to feed issues? Slow burn powder vs fast, crimping, notched or something like that? I don't know, can't find any info online. As long as it doesn't have anything to do with pressure or something that will cause damage. I shot ten rounds of this (prior to this new info) on my last outing and it did great. It's pretty cool ammo, nikle plated brass to prevent corrosion. So if anyone's got time to educate me I would appreciate it. Rustyman
  4. This might sound a little odd, but I take my Benelli M4 trap or skeet shooting regularly. Today, I was using the shells they sell you at the range (Low Recoil 12g, 1oz #8). Out of the 75 shells I shot, 4 or 5 of them jammed in the barrel so bad I needed to use my needle nose pliers to pull the shell out of the barrel. Assumption 1: I assume the low recoil shell doesnt have enough kick to push back the slide far enough to completely eject the spent shell. Assumption 2: I also assume I need a different round with enough kick to push the slide (not sure thats the right terminology) completely back to eject the shell. I spoke with my local armorer, he recommended using a shell made for real game instead of a shell labeled "target", "clay" or "sporting". I am looking through various bird shot vendors, but I want to make sure I buy a bulk load of the right ammo. Any suggestions as to what ammo I should use? My home defense rounds are PDX 12g 00 Buck, so I think Im good there. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
  5. What is too light dove ammo for the SBE 2? anyone?
  6. Hey there everyone! Glad to me a new member and a proud papa of a Benelli M4. New here and new to Benelli and looking for some tips. Ammo to use, ammo to avoid, mods, opinions, etc. So far in the works I have a Mesa Tactical Urbino stock, gg&g tac bolt release, Mesa Tactical rail / shot shell carrier (all on back order from Botach) and a preorder for an ATI fore end -considering a surefire for the rails but damn they are pricey. Heard good things and excited to be a part of the community.
  7. I have always wanted a benelli tactical model and I just happend to stumble onto a really nice M3 convertible on the used rack at one of my local gun stores this past week. I took her home, did some research, and it turns out its really a find. HK import marks, one piece 7 shell mag tube, pistol grip stock, and ghost ring sights. So I really like it but the stock just is aggrivatingly long compared to my 1100's and the bolt release is really hard to find in a hurry. Theres just not much info out there on the M3 and im really wanting to know if i can fit the m4/m1014 collapsible stock and if i do get an oversize bolt release which one will not interfere with the action in pump mode. Ive been looking at the arredondo, GG&G, and DMW release lever. I saw an oversize circular button but i do not want to permanently mod this gun and some of this stuff required drilling and tapping. My buddy just said practice the "benelli speed load" and bypass the bolt release altogether. Do the M1 or M2 barrels fit or would the way the pump locks into the barrel ring on semi not allow switch barrel capability, I'd love to make it my new dove gun by a cyl bore 19" barrel maybe alittle loose for that. Primarily i bought it to compete in some local 3 gun matches. Has anyone tried that green hull, phospate steel base winchester military surplus buck loads? I found some real cheap and I'd like to have afew cases of "00" around the house. I shoot alot of steel case ammo thru my pistols and rifles. Never had any issues, but i keep hearing wolf shotshells have issues and have blown up guns especially slug loads. Should I avoid the wolf shells? The low price is very enticing. What kind of patterns can I expect for say #7.5, 1 1/8oz shot payload out of the 19.75" cyl choke barrel? Thanks yall. The M3 has always intrigued me but theres so little out there on it.
  8. What's everybody's take on best ammo for the SBE2? I've had mine for years and can't seem to find the best shot pattern. I have a Carlson's long range choke tube, but it doesn't pattern well at all even with black cloud shells. In fact, I haven't had a black cloud shell that has patterned well at all. Shooter error? I'd hope not.... Standing still at multiple distances right on target and was still disappointed. The only pattern that looked like a kill shot was at 30 yards. Keep using the aftermarket choke? Switch away from Black Cloud shells? Any suggestions? -------------------------------------------- "If it flies it dies!"
  9. I haven't seen many/any posts about shotgun ammunition. It'd be nice to see what kind of ammo everyone uses and where they get it from. I'm looking for more of a home defense/fun to shoot round. Found some 0000 buck that looks like it'd be nice to have on hand Particularly what websites you get it from because there are so many. My hope is that seeing how other people get their goods will make questions such as: "am I getting a good price? will I get the order within the next year? will I get high quality ammo?" go away. I've been lurking around sites such as ammunitiontogo.com, paraklesetechnologies.com, etc., just haven't ordered anything yet. Any posts will help!
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