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Thread: BENELLI- BERRETA- FRANCHI SHOTGUNS

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    Shoping for a 3.5" automatic shoutgun. Looking for insight on how these guns are holding up. I know they are both excellent guns, but w/ that price tag i want to make sure i get the right one. 8)
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    I am die hard Beretta on shotguns.

    I'd get the Beretta Onyx O/U in 3.5!

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    Ive been looking as well for a new gun. Benelli,Browning & Beretta
    The guy's i hunted with this winter are shooting Benellis & had made a switch from beretta. They said they had problems with the Beretta's, but have heard of some problems with Benelli as well. I guess it's what fits you the best, Have looked at the ( Beretta A391 Xtrtema ) & it has a bulky forehand grip. Also the ( Benelli Super Black Eagle II ) I like how the Benelli feels to me & I'm waiting for the local gun shop to get the new ones in. Good Luck with your choice It's a tough nut to swallow at the prices.

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    I handled a SBE II this weekend - dear god I want that shotgun!!!!!

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    I have the Beretta Xtrema. Nice shotgun and haven't had any problems. My next one will be the Beretta Onyx Pro.

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    I bought a SBE last year and I LOVE IT!!! I put approximately 2500 rounds through it between hunting, skeet and sporting clays with only one hang up on a low base shell. I wasn't using it at the time, and i still believe it to be operator error. Very easy to maintain, would definitely reccomend it. I can't speak for the others as I haven't shot them - heard the SBE II has a 48% recoil reduction?
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    I have an SBE, it is a great gun. You can drop it in the water or mud and still will work perfectly, it seems indistructable. Do not know of a better gun for hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Combs
    heard the SBE II has a 48% recoil reduction?
    I'm not sure of the actual percentage - but the SBE II has a new style stock on it that reduces recoil. All I know is that 3 1/2 mags use to hurt me - with an SBE II they don't!

    I'm in love with that shotgun - but keep in mind I'm a short person who is excited about a shotgun with reduced recoil and I'm able to draw it up nicely to take a shot!

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    I have been favoring the sbe II from the get go. The comfort tech and 48% reduced recoil sounds so nice b/c my other 3.5" would blacken me up pretty good, but i was shooting 25 rounds plus each morning. Is there any issues of that in the sbe II. Thanks for all of the input. 8)
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    Take it for what its worth but here's some more comments from da fuge

    http://www.refugeforums.net/refuge/s...d.php?t=321256
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