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    Looking at getting a semi-auto 20ga. Considering Benelli (not sure what model) or Beretta a400 right now. Any pros/cons? Also not sure what model Benelli. I have a SBE 2 and 3 and like the ability to remove the top of the receiver with the barrel for cleaning. I know you can't do that with the M2 or Montefeltro. Not sure about the others.
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    A much cheaper option that I am really liking is an SX3. The Benelli M2 shoots nice as well but I wouldn't own one because of the Benelli click, set it down too get a flier out and the bolt comes back just enough that you get a click instead of a boom.
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    Either the M2 or the A400 .. You will like either of them...

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    Beretta 391 (maybe a newer version now). I purchased it based on some sporting clay shooters I know who thought it was the best.

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    If you're accustomed to the Benelli's rear safety, you'll likely struggle some with the transition to the Beretta's forward one when swapping back and forth. Know I've been shooting Benellis since HK was the importer (mostly a Montefeltro 20ga), and my Model 12's forward safety gives me fits. Couple guests apparently took pity on what's left of my circa '90s Montefeltro and blessed me with a new one, but if I'd found need to replace it myself, it might well have been with a Franchi...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daren Galloway View Post
    A much cheaper option that I am really liking is an SX3. The Benelli M2 shoots nice as well but I wouldn't own one because of the Benelli click, set it down too get a flier out and the bolt comes back just enough that you get a click instead of a boom.
    The Benelli click has been resolved in the SBE3 and the Ethos.
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    I love my A400. The smoothest and most comfortable gun I've owned. Previously had a M2 before.

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    You need to go handle both guns and see which one fits you better. Both are fine guns but imo the a400 is the best made shotgun out there.

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    If you like the Benelli line look at Franchi. They are built on Benelli frames and very similar to the SBE 2. But they are substantially cheaper. I have a Franchi Affinity, SBE 2 and 3 and like shooting all three equally.
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    I have the SX3 in both 20 and 12. The 20 is light and fits be better than others I tried, no problems and friends have also picked up SX3's.
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