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Flatlander

New Semi-Auto's

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I am currently doing some research on Semi-Auto's and am interested in the Benelli line. I will be hunting pheasants, quail and light geese.

 

I am interested in the ability of the Benelli to handle 2 3/4 field loads up to 3 1/2 goose loads. Was wondering if anybody could give me some feedback as to how well this system works.

 

I have picked up an SBE II and just fell in love with the feel and fit.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Flatlander

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Flatlander - Do a search in the Benelli specific forum ... you will find a greater amount of feedback there.

 

good luck

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Thanks Birddog, I went into the other forums and found some information. It looks like you really need to do a good job breaking in the gun. It appears if you want the SBE II to cycle light loads, you need to run several heavy 3" mag loads thru it prior to shooting any lights. As to how many, some of the posts report as many as 200. That seems to be somewhat excessive, but I guess if you want it to perform perfectly then this is what you got to do.

 

Any additional information would be appreciated.

 

Thanks Again

 

Flatlander

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Hello flatlander,

I own a Benelli 12 super 90.I like it alot it will handle 3 in loads, but I like it better for 7 1/2 or 8 upland loads.

My only problem is to figure out how to put a plug in to the Magazine.

Trumpeter

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Trumpeter The Benelli's I have came with a small aluminium rod with flat washer fitted on the end that just drops dow into the magazine. The washer holds it on top of the spring cover so you can take it out easily. It is just under the magazine cap, that you screw off to take the gun down.

Gun One

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Flatlander,

I bought a M2 this year and hunt in NE,CANADA, AND HERE IN THE SOUTH , for pintails to geese and everything imbetween I love my M2 the 3" shells are just fine for geese and the recoil is less. I shot a sbe2 and after talking to friends that are guides I chose the M2. I use a FRANCHI O/U LEFTHAND for upland hunting so check out the M2 and you might be surprised by the way it feels and 3" shells are just fine for geese no problems nocking down big canadas with them. alot of the guides I know even use o/u's with 3" shells with great results. not trying to say you need to buy a M2 but look at all your options and enjoy your new gun. allso you need to break it in about 100-200 shells will be the norm.

 

[ 10-20-2004, 02:39 PM: Message edited by: geeseM2 ]

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