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SBE II and pheasant drives.

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How many of you take your SBE II pheasant hunting? I was reading about "the dreaded click" from bumpint the butt of the gun while turkey hunting, and since you are crashing brush while pheasant hunting, I would expect that to happen a lot while you are brush crashing.

 

And this is mainly for Sdkidaho, but if you bump the butt on the Beretta Xtrema 2, does the same thing happen as with the SBE II?

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How many of you take your SBE II pheasant hunting? I was reading about "the dreaded click" from bumpint the butt of the gun while turkey hunting, and since you are crashing brush while pheasant hunting, I would expect that to happen a lot while you are brush crashing.

 

Originally purchased my SBEII 2 years ago specifically for pheasant hunting as up to that point it was the only hunting I did. Honestly, at least to this point I have NEVER had 1 problem; rain, shine, cold, bumped, muddied, thrashed, snowed/iced, weed-wacked whatever....never a "dreaded click". In fact, while pheasant hunting w/my SBEII I've had occasion due to terrain to take shots from unusal, varied and sometimes unshouldered positions and have yet to experience any misfeeds, stovepipes, no feeds, dry fires, no cycles, etc.

 

Fact is I've dropped more 1-shot ringnecks with the SBEII than w/any other firearm I'd used preiously....no brag, the credit goes to the SBEII, the 28 in crio bbl helps too.

 

With such rock solid performance from the SBEII instilling confidence and the benefit of the ability to customize the SBEII w/such purpose built options as different barrels, steady grip stock, shim kits, etc, etc. the SBEII is so versatile a tool that it has become, for me, a gun for all seasons that has economically allowed me to add deer hunting (w/addition of slug barrel/steady grip/tru-glo R-dot) and turkey hunting (w/addition of 24 in camo barrel/same steady grip/Tru-glo gobbler sights).

 

I just returned from my first turkey hunt w/the SBEII. Did not bag a gobbler but it was not the fault of the SBEII and it was a great experience, and one that will be repeated (HOPEFULLY W/THE ADDITION OF A BAGGED GOBBLER) beginning this Weds.

 

But......Gobbler or not, I can report that despite the fact that the rugged, unglaciated upper Mississippi river terrain that was hunted banged us both around a bit, the SBEII took the brunt of the beating and has none-the less undoubtedly held up better than me...... 'course, that's to be expected, after all, I've got 50 years on the SBEII :>)

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Well, from what I have read about the inertia system, is that even a slight bump will cause the bolt to be set back a tiny bit, causing a misfire. I was wondering how that doesn't happen all the time during a pheasant drive.

 

And for Sdk, does yours do that too?

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Used my SBE II to take part in taking over 168 rooster in 4 SD hunts last year. All I can say is.....it just keeps shooting.

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Only reason I'm having second thoughts on the beretta is because of a point that Mudhen pointed out to me. Their bolt rails are a lot thinner then most shotguns, and since I shoot 3-1/2" shells A LOT I worry about them breaking. Mudhen has seen a few broken ones, other then that, I like everything about the beretta. :D

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I used mine on a pheasant drive last Fall, but the way these birds holding we could have used badminton racquets on 'em :cool:

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No misfires.

I'm always conscious of the fact that I'm using an Inertia gun.

If I bump the gun for any reason, I make sure it's in battery.

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Used my SBE II LH for two seasons in Oklahoma, Kansas and South Dakota. In the snow, rain, dust and heat. Without a problem of jamming or miss fire.

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guys, they wouldn't design a HUNTING gun that went click when it got bumped.

 

I've been using a Monte for a year now and its never done ANYTHING wrong EVER not even once, and i bumped it and you name it.

 

I think the peope with the 'click' have old, rusted, non maintained recoil springs that are getting weak. but thats not the guns fault!

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