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Benelli SS or Beretta Extrema 2?


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I have a Super Nova and really enjoying shooting clays but I feel I want to take it to a new level and go Semi auto, I went and looked at guns today, I really like the way the Super Sport fits and feels, I also like the Beretta Extrema 2 it fit me well also. Which one of these is the better gun? All I plan to use it for is shooting clays, like I said both guns fit me very well maybe a slight edge better with the Super Sport. Sorry if this Q. has been asked before and I missed it, as you all know it's quite a bit of money either way and I would like to feel I got the best gun, any advantages or disadvantages between the 2, I have been buying the cheap ammo at walmart 2 3/4" 1 1/8 oz 7 1/2 shot, will these guns cycle this stuff without any problems? Thanks

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Hi,

Both are great guns and you couldn't go wrong with either. I don't have an Extrema 2, so I can't really comment on it , but a couple of my friends do, and they use their's solely for hunting. I just recently purchased a Super Sport. Like you, I wanted a gun solely for shooting clays. I did my research, and narrowed my choices to the Super Sport and the Beretta AL 391 Technys Gold Sporting. They were priced about the same , but I liked the fit and feel of the SS, much better. The SS is light, is a soft shooter and with it's 2 piece receiver, is quick and easy to clean.

Both the SS and the Extrema should cycle the lighter loads. I haven't shot anything less than 1 1/8 oz., but from what I have read, the SS should cycle 1 oz. loads. I'm going to give it a try , soon. Also, the Extrema 2 is a 3 1/2" gun. Personally, I don't need a 3 1/2 " gun for clays or for hunting. If the fit and feel of the SS is better for you , then I would say get it. I promise that you will absolutely love the gun!

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Well I made my decision, I bought the Benelli Super Sport 30" barrel, The gun fits me like a glove!! I just got done shooting 15 rounds through it, this gun cycles really fast and very smooth!!! I will post later on how I do at shooting clays with it.

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Well I couldn't wait till this weekend to try out my new SS on clays so I set my thrower up in the back yard and went at it by my self (I have no immediate neighbors and a mountain as my backstop) I did really good with the gun, My thrower is mounted on a big thick steel plate, It is manual and will throw doubles, (makes it more challenging turning the clays loose and shooting by youself :eek:) I shot a box of shells through my gun and hit all but 2 clays :D I have the IC choke in my gun, my thrower really gets em out there it has an extra heavy home made spring, I noticed most of the clays I hit broke up in larger pieces, I am very new to this sport and dont know how to choose the right choke, this new gun came with 5 chokes, I know the full choke will dust them, this is a learning game for me and so far I really like it, I'm sure I am going to get schooled by the guy's at the range but I am having fun learning.

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You may want to ask some of the other shooters at your local sporting clays club which choke they would recommend. Most folks I know shoot either IC or Improved modified. Most gun shops also can give you good information as to what choke you should use for clays. Have Fun!

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Seems to me I read somewhere that the constriction on the Benelli chokes are different (a little tighter?) than most other manufacturers. If it's true, then you may need to go one size up or down from what most experienced folks recommend.

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