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Buying SBE II- Camo or Synthetic?

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Hooked on duck hunting and looking for a new gun. I have settled on the SBE II as many of my hunting buddies have. I am torn between getting a camo pattern or synthetic. :confused:

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Hooked on duck hunting and looking for a new gun. I have settled on the SBE II as many of my hunting buddies have. I am torn between getting a camo pattern or synthetic. :confused:

 

The money differance is the only thing to be torn with. 150 bucks is alot is some

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I think its all a matter of personal preference.I have a camo sbe,I hunt salt and brackish marshes with it.That is the main reason I got the camo just a way to protect the gun from the elements.I prefer wood stocks and blued finishes on guns but for my meat gun I'll get camo every time.

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Synthetic requires a bit more care.

It will rust if you ignore it or abuse it long enough.

Camo does provide an added measure of protection from the elements, with less maintenance.

If you're going to get upset over a few scratches and chips on your new $1600 shotgun, then don't get the camo. It will get chipped and scratched if you use it. It's not Kevlar, it's just a thin vinyl film.

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You guys just reinforced my thoughts. Friends of mine have the camo and it has wearing but then again it the a tool not a trophy you hang on the wall.

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The difference Ive noticed between synthetic and camo is the amount of glare reflecting off the barrel.

Down here in California im hunting in pit blinds for most of the day, and ive noticed ducks picking up the glare from synthetic shotguns alot more than camo shotguns.

It all depends on what you like.

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Great duck gun - no matter the color. I hunt brackish marshes and rice fields with black synthetic - no problems in 3 years. My $0.02, but if the birds are close enough to see black or camo, they are close enough to die - also black is easier for you to find when you come back after leaving it in the grass on the levee.

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Personal preference for sure. I went through the same decision process about a year ago. I finally settled on the black synthetic. I have no regrets at all...indeed, any problems I had with decoy shy ducks/geese were really not related to the color of the gun! :(

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