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looking at getting myself a Benelli SBE3 for hunting birds, doing a ton of research on them. I'm seeing mixed reviews a lot of people love them, and some people are having problems with them shooting high. I would like to know if the issues have been fixed all around for the Benelli SBE3? looks like an awesome reliable shotgun but only some people have a problem with them. Were these problems only when the gun first came out or is it still going on? thanks for your honesty looking forward to seeing what you guys have to say about the Benelli SBE3. 

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I have an SBE3 and have not found any issues. There isn't a problem with the gun; it's designed to shoot like that. Just have to change where you place the bead. I haven't had any problems with it shooting high or off center. Really fun to shoot, I'd recommend you pick one up.

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I bought one when they first came out and there isnt anything wrong with it except where it fell off of the golf cart on the gravel road at speed

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Do it. I absolutely love mine and I'm sure you'll like yours too. Lightweight, cycles all shells well, and is super comfortable to shoulder. 

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SBE 3's are great guns, I am the Shotgun Manager for a large Benelli Retailer.  The guns that were made in early 2017 did have a few problems shooting high, this was corrected.  I have several patterns from SBE 3's Performance shop with Rob Roberts chocks that shot a perfect 60/40 pattern.  These same guns we laser sighted and they point and align perfectly.  Please let me know if I can help, we have great Benelli inventory maybe the best in the county.

Mark

 

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Do yourself a favor and buy this LimbSaver pad. This gun already manages recoil well, but with one of these you won't even flinch at 3 1/2" shells.

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when you guys shoot clays with this gun what kind of shells are you putting in? seen some videos of shooting lighter loads it does not eject nicely? any problems like this? what shells you guys running for shooting clays?

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Benelli recommends 1 1/8 oz minimums in the 3.5" guns.  Shot 1 1/8 oz loads at a shooting event this week, the SBE 3 shot over a case of shells perfectly by many different operators. The gun will shoot 1 oz under the right conditions.

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I was at a shoot with the Benelli and Beretta rep this week, I am a Shotgun Manager for a large retailer in the twin cities.  General guidelines as described by Benelli are 1 1/8 oz for 3.5 guns, 1 oz for 3" guns.  The new Super Black Eagle will shoot 1 oz under most conditions. I often shoot 1 oz steel in my SBE 2 early in the year hunting without a issue.  When looking at a Recoil Spring from a SBE 3 vs a M2 you will see a difference in the spring rate that is used.  The OEM part number is different.

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The SBE 3 does not shoot high, there were some very early build gun from 2017 that shot high however they shoot a great 60/40 pattern.  I have patterns from Rob Roberts SBE 3 Performance shop guns that verify great patterns 60/40.  The very same guns I laser sighted, they shot exactly where they are pointed.  

I can not say with 100% accuracy what fitting components where changed in the design assemble of the SBE 3.

 

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