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Thinking of getting a new scatter gun ????

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My sholder is tired of the pounding my 870 gives me so Im going to get a new auto, and I'm going to do it right. I'm considering Beretta and Benilli, I want a gun to cover all bases, so it has to handle all loads, from dove to 3 1/2 mags, and come with all the chokes, and camo would be good. I'm not up on the latest and greatest shotguns, so any info would help.,,,300wsm

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I sit down when calling and the pistol grip really helps with your barrel alignment and takes alot of recoil(3-1/2s) and tranfers it to your wrist. For bird hunting I would not reccomend it,but for turkeys and coyotes it is a must JMHO. I think mine is either a 24 or 26 " tube.IMG_0234.jpg

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I haven't shot a coyote with my Benelli (yet) but have run a lot of shells through it. It's my first and only auto loader but so far I am really happy with it.

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I went wrong with Benelli. Mine was a lemon and Benelli USA refused to make it right in any way shape or form. Also, if your shoulder is tired of the pounding the 870 gives you you'd better consider that the Benelli isn't gas operated so the pounding won't be any less. I hunted with a few guys who had Berettas and they loved them. I was also impressed with the guns. If I were in the market for a new shotgun that's where I'd head.

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Look at the Beretta too. same company but I've had good luck with both. I likethe way the Beretta points but that's just MHO. Also forget those mule kicking 3 1/2" shells you don't need them if you let them come in.

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Moe or bzzrd feeder,what model Beretta would you suggest as the best value?

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Forget the pistol grip and unless you are going to be shooting steel at waterfowl forget about the 3-1/2"" also.

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I have the benelli SBE II and I love it. It does have a kick when shooting the 3.5's though. I took it dove hunting for the first time and it did great, I heard they won't cycle light loads but mine did fine.BTW- the best deals I found on benelli were on gun broker, got mine for around $1340 I think. Then had the paperwork done by my FFL for $30, so that wa sa great deal and no tax. (mine is camo)

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If i was shopping for a New shotgun and I didn't already have my Beretta Urika AL391, I would probably spend the extra $$ on the one Woodog recommended. In my opinion, the Beretta Extrema II with kickoff is THE best all around shotgun you can get. But, they are expensive, so my second choice would be one just like what I have (Beretta Urika AL391) but in the Camo finish. It wouldn't have the Kick-off that the Extrema's have and will only handle 3", but I really don't think 3 1/2" is needed.

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Chris, you are just afraid of the Benelli... it is OK, just admit it, it is a big boy gun :yikes[1]:
I have never shot one. The only other shotguns I have shot besides Beretta's are pumps. Pumps beat the you know what out of ya.I am a recoil whimp though. Up until recently the only rifles I shot were heavy varmint rigs that didn't move when you pulled the trigger. :roflmao3[1]:

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Was really thinking about buying a new shotgun, but dug the Benelli M1 Super 90 out of the safe. Has just about a twenty inch barrel, takes three inch shells and has the pistol grip. Figure I'll have it threaded for screw in chokes, attempt a camo paint job and I should be good to go. Can't remember when I got it, but I only paid 620.00 for it new way back then. What do you guys think.

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Heck, sounds like it should do the job just fine.

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Moe or bzzrd feeder,what model Beretta would you suggest as the best value?
Sorry for the late reply Red. I'm not the one to talk to about value. I'm just not up on prices or the current models. I shoot a 15 yr. old Browning Gold Hunter for ducks that I've had fitted, ported, and the forcing cones modified. For High Volume Dove hunting I shoot 20 ga. A391 Tyknus? spell? They have been fitted also. The Benelli is a much simpler gun, easier to disassemble and faster to clean. I think my Benelli is a Montifeltro? spell?

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I'm a Benelli guy myself. If money is not an issue, you can't go wrong w/ the latest auto loaders from Beretta or Benelli, imo. Friggin' flight canceled.

For High Volume Dove hunting I shoot 20 ga. A391 Tyknus? spell?
bzzrd - I can't seem to find that gun on a google search. The A-391 is certainly a great auto-loader. I know you said that the spelling might be off w/ the Tyknus, but is that a special edition of the A-391?

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OK I went and opened up the safe and took a look to refresh my old mind. They are AL391 Teknys Gold. The reciever is supposedly a higher grade of metal and QC'd for tighter tolerances? At least that was the Berretta Rep. (salesman) was saying. Both have beautiful wood (one has blond wood streak which helps me keep them straight) and nice engraving on the recievers. I've had both of them so hot at the same time that you had to wear gloves to handle them while shooting 2004 doves in one day last year.

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Check Stoeger out they are the same as Benelli just alot less $$$ the s2000 is nice but it does not take 3.5 inch shells but I dont see myself needing them. I shoot 3 inch for duck and 2.75 for every thing else. Just my :signbummer8tl: hope it helps

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Same company Beretta but I think the design of the two are different and the quality as well. The Franchi is also in the Beretta family of Companies and has some auto-loaders. Never shot either brand.

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The xtrema2 or the SBE2 are both top notch shotguns. I purchased a SBE2 because I like the inertia system and the ability to shoot anything I want to without cycling issues. I also don't like the size of the Berreta. 26" is as small as you can go, which is fine, but the receiver section is large and bulky compared to the Benelli. If 3.5" isn't an issue, I would look at the stoegers as well.

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