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delvallef
August 28, 2005, 11:43 AM
Folks,

I am interested in buying a new shotgun for duck hunting this year. I would like your opinions as to which you prefer from my list below:

Benelli Super Black Eagle (http://www.benelliusa.com/firearms/index.tpl)
Beretta AL391 Urika (http://www.berettausa.com/product/product_field_guns_main.htm)
Mossberg 935 Magnum (http://www.mossberg.com/pcatalog/935.htm)

I've previously owned a Remington 11-87 that had issues so I've eliminated Remington from my list. My reservations about the Beretta is that it's limited to 3" shells. I like the Benelli but the Mossberg's price tag is very tempting.

Please offer your opinions.

Thanks,

Frank

HSMITH
August 28, 2005, 05:24 PM
Split the difference between the Mossy price and the Benelli price. Get yourself a Winchester SuperX2 and have the best 3.5" shotgun on the market.

I've owned all but the mossy on your list and a slew of others, the SuperX2 is by far a better shotgun.

sdkidaho
August 31, 2005, 09:38 PM
Why not get the Xtrema2 from Beretta then? It will shoot the 3 1/2" loads. I'd choose the SBEII or the Xtrema2 if you are looking for a 3 1/2" gun. Leaning heavily towards the Beretta myself.

http://www.berettausa.com/product/spotlight/spotlight_xtrema2_main.htm

Edit: Oh yeah, don't skimp on price. Wait a bit longer to get what you want rather than what you can afford. You'll be happier that you did.

catch9mm
September 1, 2005, 03:37 PM
Recently purchased one of these: http://www.stoegerindustries.com/firearms/index.tpl
I was set on the benelli SBE, when the sales rep showed me this. It is a division of benelli and uses an almost identical action as the SBE. Bought it new for 450, and it fires and cyles like a champ, feels very comparable to a much more spendy gun, major difference I saw being stock and forearm cosmetics. Only shoots 3 inchers though....