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Old 09-26-2011, 08:15 AM
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Default Need help picking between these guns.

I will be hunting Dove most of the time, but maybe ducks every now and then. I am looking at 3 different guns, and need advise from people who have used them or know a lot about them.

Beretta A400 Xplor
Benelli SBE II
Benelli Super Vinci

I am open to other suggestions, but I want a 12 gauge semi-auto. Any help would be appriciated. Thanks
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:30 PM
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Go with either Benelli - simple to clean if dropped in the water.

I own the SBEII - it is flawless cycling any round I choose.

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Old 09-26-2011, 05:50 PM
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i dont know those guns but BERETTA is what i like.
different system than BENELLI.
i have the 12 ga beretta uricka field which i use for everything.
i have 28 inch barrel

here is our site which can help you a lot.they have each gun as topic and go in depth on most.

www.shotgunworld.com

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Old 09-26-2011, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by sproulman
i dont know those guns but BERETTA is what i like.
different gas system than BENILLI.
i have the 12 ga beretta uricka field which i use for everything.
i have 28 inch barrel

here is our site which can help you a lot.they have each gun as topic and go in depth on most.

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A Benelli is not gas operated. Mechanism is an inertia spring.

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Old 09-26-2011, 06:29 PM
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Get a Franchi (now owned by Beretta), you will wish you had done it years before.
Mine is lighter than the Benelli Nova I owned, it never has issues cycling different loads.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JW!
A Benelli is not gas operated. Mechanism is an inertia spring.

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i corrected above to SYSTEM.
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by sconnyhunter
Get a Franchi (now owned by Beretta), you will wish you had done it years before.
Mine is lighter than the Benelli Nova I owned, it never has issues cycling different loads.

i like FEEL of franchi...
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:11 AM
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So the inertia system is more reliable than the gas system? Whats the difference between the SBE II and the Super Vinci?
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by shepherdbrooks
So the inertia system is more reliable than the gas system? Whats the difference between the SBE II and the Super Vinci?

your question i feel is for JW. but if you go on our info at SHOTGUNWORLD and talk to EXPERTS,not saying me or JW dont know what we are talking about, comparing both companies,BERETTA will win out.
so gas system is better and they will tell you why.i know when i was going to buy a shotgun,they steered me to BERETTA.
1 reason was felt RECOIL.
BERETTA with gas system reduced felt recoil.

not knocking BENELLIS, i like feel of them too.great gun,either one you would be fine BUT experts will say BUY THE BERETTAS.

sproul has spoken!
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:18 AM
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Good info.

Now I just need to sell my Fausti 20ga O/U to fund it.
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