Turkey Hunting Whether it's spring or fall doesn't matter to this bunch. Great tips on calling, bustin flocks, using blinds and more.

Benelli Shotgun

Old 04-17-2005, 10:01 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1
Default Benelli Shotgun

I want to buy a new turkey shotgun. I am looking at the Benelli M2 and the Super Black Eagle 2 with the steadygrip and 24" barrel in Timber HD. Can anyone tell me what they know about these guns and do I get the 3" or do I get the 3.5". Thanks for the help!
12gauge20 is offline  
Old 04-18-2005, 08:43 AM
Passthrew's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Crawford County, IL
Posts: 259
Default RE: Benelli Shotgun

If you are buying the gun for only turkey hunting why not save yourself about $800 and buy a benelli nova pump? They are great guns and you should get it chambered to handle 31/2 in shells. If the gun is gonna be an "all purpose" gun then spend the money for the automatic but you'll more than likely want to buy a bigger barrell for other hunting, som ethere is even more $$$. Just my thoughts. Good luck on the purchase
Passthrew is offline  
Old 04-18-2005, 05:19 PM
Typical Buck
Jollyarcher's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Central PA
Posts: 590
Default RE: Benelli Shotgun

I'd chose the shotgun based on what fits you best. I recently purchased a Benelli Steady Grip for that very reason. Of course the quality of Benelli was another selling point too.

As far as 3" vs. 3.5" boils down to personal preference. I've owned shotguns that chamber both of these rounds. The most recent 3.5" gun, along with my prior 3" gun were both turkey only models.

I've patterned a huge number of shotty's, with all types of chokes / ammo combinations and found a marginal, if any noticable difference when the best loads hit the target board.

The 3.5" shell was originally introduced for waterfowl hunting and has made a smooth transition into the turkey woods. For me, choosing the Benelli for that little extra umph was not worth the added $300 over the 3" chamber.

I've toyed around and found a load combo with my 3" Benelli that can hold its own with any of the 3.5" thumpers. The inertia mechanics of the Benelli along with the 24" barrel makes my Steady Grip a gun for all seasons.

Good luck with whatever you decide, IMO, Benelli sure won't disappoint in performance.
Jollyarcher is offline  
Old 04-19-2005, 07:24 AM
Nontypical Buck
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,329
Default RE: Benelli Shotgun

Get a Stoeger 2000. Benelli design and costs around $400 and it is semi-auto.

statjunk is offline  
Old 04-19-2005, 05:25 PM
Nontypical Buck
Hunter06FlKy's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Leesburg Fl
Posts: 3,245
Default RE: Benelli Shotgun

my neighbor has one of the steady grips. he says that he really likes it and it shoots well. he says he's able to shoot far to the right(he's right handed) with just his right had. plus it breaks down and goes into a little hard case.
Hunter06FlKy is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
dog killer
03-31-2009 10:10 PM
09-30-2004 10:21 AM
Turkey Hunting
03-26-2004 02:28 PM
Upland Bird Hunting
12-09-2002 11:01 PM
11-27-2002 04:07 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Quick Reply: Benelli Shotgun

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.