Posted 11 September 2010 - 10:01 AM
Sorry it took so long for the reply. I know there are a few Benelli guys around here so I wanted to give them a chance to give you some first hand experience before I (a Browning guy) spoke up. The SBE has proven it's longevity with standard loads in Argentina so as long as it doesn't get a steady diet of 3.5s that SBE will probably last you forever. From what I've been told the main problem was that they were breaking that big spring in the bolt and I'd be willing to bet that by now someone makes an upgraded inertia spring for them that will fix that problem. They sure are one handsome auto. If Benelli would've made the changes they needed to make but kept the same look of the original SBE I'da bought one in a heartbeat.
My guns are mine, they aren't for sale, and I only give guns to people that I really like. So I guess the government is **** out of luck.