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I had my heart set on getting a super black eagle II until i heard that they sometimes jam on low brass shells. I will be mostly waterfowl hunting but i also want to be able to shoot skeet and doves with it. Does anyone have a Super

Black Eagle II that can give me some insight on this.

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I dove hunt with mine all the time and have no problems.

Just make sure the loads you use meet or exceed the minimum recommended load potency and you'll be fine.

 

3 drams / 1-1/8 ounce (which are low brass, by the way)

 

Although some will cycle lighter loads, Benelli will not consider the gun as defective if it doesn't cycle the light stuff.

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also be sure to break it in properly before you shoot the light loads... a couple of boxes of big duck loads and you should be fine... i shot 3 boxes of mixed 3 1/2" and 3" shells through mine and then went right into dove loads with out a hitch!

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I slightly broke my SBEII on the dove and quail loads, then switching to 3" shells and then to 3 1/2" bangers and had one "hiccup" which was a stove pipe with a 3 1/2" federal low brass...I blame that on a goofy over the head shot and the gun was not tightly against my shoulder....other than that, no problems..........

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Yes, if you must shoot the girly loads, then the Vinci may the best choice for your frail construction.

 

I hear the French Army is looking at it. :p

 

From the Vinci specs:

"Ammunition: 12-gauge — 2-3/4" target loads (3 dram, 1 oz.) to 3" Magnums"

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Yes, if you must shoot the girly loads, then the Vinci may the best choice for your frail construction.

 

I hear the French Army is looking at it. :p

 

From the Vinci specs:

"Ammunition: 12-gauge — 2-3/4" target loads (3 dram, 1 oz.) to 3" Magnums"

 

I hear they are even coming out with a pink synthetic model for the all the girly men.

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I have never had an issue with mine shooting 7/8oz or 1oz.

 

Your SBEII shoots 7/8???

 

I have had my SBE2 since 4/04 and have put LOTS of duck and goose ammo through it and it shoots 1-1/8 fine. Sometimes it will cycle 1 oz. but not enough to count on it.

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Thanks for everyone's advice I ended up getting the superblack eagle II and so far i have put 8 boxes of 3 dram 1 1/8 oz 7 1/2 shot through it with no problems at all, this gun is awesome. I'm looking forward to duck and goose season!

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the sbe 2 wont eject light loads ive heard but the vinci will its there only feild gun that will eject them for skeet and trap

One of my friends on a different trap team, but in the same town, has a SBE2 and he never had a problem with the game and fish shells that have 3 dram and 1 oz. I would call thoose light loads and they ejected. I have seen alot of field guns eject light loads without a problem.

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I cant see why after a break in period that the SBE wouldnt eject light target rounds, its a quality gun so should be fine.

 

I have a SX2 in 3 1/2" and after the first duck hunting season I could reliably run 2 3/4" 1oz load target shells through it no problemo, may even try 7/8 oz or 3/4 oz too. I shoot a skeet weekly with this gun, it has been good to me.

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I cant see why after a break in period that the SBE wouldnt eject light target rounds, its a quality gun so should be fine.

 

I have a SX2 in 3 1/2" and after the first duck hunting season I could reliably run 2 3/4" 1oz load target shells through it no problemo, may even try 7/8 oz or 3/4 oz too. I shoot a skeet weekly with this gun, it has been good to me.

I didn't know they made 12 gauge 3/4 oz do you reload your shells? Or maybe a gauge reducer?

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I have a SBE ll and I have probably shot twenty cases of Estate trap loads without a single failure. It may be a little tight at first, but after a few rounds, you should be fine. Make sure you keep the rails lubed, that will help. Good luck!

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