PA Hunter Posted March 8, 2006 Share Posted March 8, 2006 I am currently an owner of a SBE that I use exclusively for turkey hunting. While it is a great gun with exceptional patterns, it seems a bit long with a 24" barrel and a custom choke extending out another 1 1/2 inches. I am very impressed with the M2 with the 21" barrel. It seems more compact and I like the Comfortech upgrade. I am not concerned about giving up the 3.5" capacity given the great strides that have been made in 3" ammunition. I have one issue that has prevented me from bringing the M2 home. I am a believer in Hevi Shot and cannot seem to get a good answer from anyone about what type of choke tube I would use in the M2 to deliver exceptional pattern densities with Hevi Shot in a size 5 shot. I have talked to Benelli customer service as well as several dealers. I cannot get consistent answers. Some people say I should use the Benelli extended Turkey choke while others say it is too constricted for Hevi Shot. Others say the improved choke provided is all the tighter I should go with Hevi Shot. I have not been able to locate Hevi Shot tubes for the M2 with any of the premier choke tube manufacturers including Undertaker, Primos or MAD. In fact MAD specifically indicates that their Benelli Hevi Shot choke tube for the Benelli/Beretta will not work on the M2 or SBE II due to the cryogenic barrel design of these guns. I love everything about the M2 (including the fact that they will now be coming through drilled and tapped from the factory as Cabelas verified for me today) but, I am afraid to buy one until I am confident that the gun is capable of producing awesome turkey hunting pattern densities. I would appreciate any feedback or experiences you could share on this topic. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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