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Which Benelli for sporting?

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I have looked and looked and looked, at nauseum over the Benelli catalog for which of their models to buy for sporting clays/trap shooting. I am not a hunter, so I'm not worried about camo, weather resistance, etc. for what that is worth.

 

I fell in love with my M4, so thought I'd give one of their inertia systems a try for sport.

 

The three I like are an UltraLight, Montefeltro & M2 Field (in that order.) I'm not sure my wife wouldn't use the new shotgun on me if I splurged on a Sport II or a Supersport.

 

So, do any of you have any experience you can share about my three primary choices? Even if your experience is hunting in the field, or using an M2 in LE deployments. I welcome any and all user experience and feedback. :confused:

 

My only concern with the Ultralight is if it's a pound less mass, will that multiply the felt recoil on my shoulder? Or is the inertia system so effective, it's not of concern?

 

I'd like a wood stock, but if many of you tell me the comfortech stock is worth it, I'll go black synthetic with that option.

 

Thanks much in advance for your words of wisdom, or just words. ;)

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I would stay away from the Ultralight. I have one and have shot sporting clays with it. It is not a pleasurable experience. It is too light for 50 rounds of sporting clays.

 

I would go with the M2 out of your list. If you could get the cordoba with the comfortech by the wife, that is what I would do. IMHO it is the best all-around benelli.

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I have a SBEII and tried range shooting with it and just could not get comfy with a semi auto on the skeet or trap range and went with a Browining Citori Satin Lightning 12 Ga O&U and could not be happier! My trap/skeet range will only allow you to load 1 shell at a time anyway unless you are skeet shooting doubles and i shot more trap than skeet so as mentioned loading 1 shell became a pain with a semi!

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The three I like are an UltraLight, Montefeltro & M2 Field (in that order.) I'm not sure my wife wouldn't use the new shotgun on me if I splurged on a Sport II or a Supersport.

 

So, do any of you have any experience you can share about my three primary choices? Even if your experience is hunting in the field, or using an M2 in LE deployments. I welcome any and all user experience and feedback.

 

I have an M2 Field and (sadly) use it more for clay sports than I do for hunting :p

 

Great gun, shoots light loads with ease, ultra reliable in my experience. For some clays days I'd put 200 rounds through and wouldn't even be sore at the end of the day. For hunting it is great, cycles all the heavy loads without beating up my shoulder. I don't know that the inertia system does anything for you as far as recoil reduction but I think the comfortec system is a good deal, doesn't eliminate it but does help.

 

Really truly I think that the main inertia system between the M2 and supersport etc are exactly the same just different outsides so I wouldn't let the models influence you except for the aesthetics.

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Skeeter he said splurging WAS NOT repeat WAS NOT part of the plan, besides 2 M1014s running around is bad enough we don't need another one ;) :p

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OH YOU KNOW I JUST HAD TO DO IT!!:D i couldnt resist pulling an M1014!!

 

You forgot the "YEAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!"

 

:D

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flattery will get you nowhere, I was thinkin Legacy 26'',20 or 12,,way better for clays ,,,,,,,,,,,,,MVC-028S15.JPG,,,,

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Thanks for the replies ya'll. Seriously, very appreciated. teasing and serious replies alike. What would a forum be without a bit of banter heh?

 

I was able to visit a store that had all three models I listed. I now place the Monte as first (of my three choices) M2 second and based on the lack of mass have taken the U.L. out of the running.

 

Then I look, hold, fondle, lust after the Sport II(Thanks Skeeter!) or the techie looking Supersport and wonder if I should just cut off the left part of my anatomy, trade an AR15 and get what seems to be the gun made for sporting??

 

Dammit Benelli, you've turned me into a shotgun addict!! :p Next thing you know I'll sell off my children to get an SBE and take up bird hunting!!! :eek:

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Thanks for the replies ya'll. Seriously, very appreciated. teasing and serious replies alike. What would a forum be without a bit of banter heh?

 

I was able to visit a store that had all three models I listed. I now place the Monte as first (of my three choices) M2 second and based on the lack of mass have taken the U.L. out of the running.

 

Then I look, hold, fondle, lust after the Sport II(Thanks Skeeter!) or the techie looking Supersport and wonder if I should just cut off the left part of my anatomy, trade an AR15 and get what seems to be the gun made for sporting??

 

Dammit Benelli, you've turned me into a shotgun addict!! :p Next thing you know I'll sell off my children to get an SBE and take up bird hunting!!! :eek:

 

 

Don't leave out Beretta. The new 400A is getting good reviews. Lightweight, cycles 7/8's to 3 1/2's, And will most likely have less recoil than the Benelli's. Maybe more of a pain to clean but might be better in the long run.

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Well. . . I found a sweet deal on Gunbroker!

 

I have(had) a Wilson AR15 that I didn't "need" and conveniently enough a seller had a 30" Supersport(LNIB) he didn't "need." So I made an even swap. I maybe could've held out for another $100 or $200, but the market is so flooded with AR's right now, it wasn't worth it.

 

So, again, thanks to all of you. I'll hopefully get it in a week, then take it out to the field and throw clays! I'm very excited to give it a try.

 

:D:D

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Twowheelhooligan...Check this out. If you do it right you can make a Benelli sing for Sporting clays. By the way my 5'2 96lb wife shoots a 12g ultralight. She rolls 7/8 1200fps loads through it all day long.

 

Yes the baddest looking Benelli on the planet.

 

 

Enjoy!!!

 

Benelli Supersport w/ 30 inch barrel

Briley 6 oz weight in front and Secret style 6oz weight in rear (8.5lb total weight)

Comp N Chokes in pictures /Now Kicks

Briley Trigger job

15 1/4 LOP- Stock length stock with additional spacer by S&S Gunstocks

Packmayr Sporting clay SC100 butt pad

Mid bead taken out and put where the front bead is.

 

Everything else is stock

 

 

http://www.benelliusa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18302&highlight=baddest+benelli+planet

Edited by dooderman

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Dooder. . . that is a very cool, sorry, I mean BAD looking Benelli! ;)

 

I'll wait until I can hit 21-25 regularly, THEN *MAYBE* I'll consider having a distinguishing looking gun. I don't want to be "the guy" that has the most expensive gun and can't shoot trap/skeet/clays worth a crap.

 

But. .. you give me something to maintain inspiration. NOT like when one has a Benelli you need much more inspiration than that. :D

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But. .. you give me something to maintain inspiration. NOT like when one has a Benelli you need much more inspiration than that.

 

One thing I would add to his list is a bolt release pad, they are not just for the tacticool crowd ;)

 

I did my own attempt here:

 

http://www.benelliusa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17814

 

you can certainly find a commercial solution but I'll be honest that the bolt pad was the single best improvement I made to that gun, just makes it 1000x easier to use and makes it more fun too :D

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