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Old August 31, 2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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when is a 30" Benelli Sport longer than a 32" 725...

I would have never believed it until yesterday when the Benelli arrived. The difference is in the receiver length. BTW, I shot 200 targets today with the Benelli. The gun points like a laser beam and trashes clays...







both guns come with ported barrels...



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Old August 31, 2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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Glad to hear you like it .....
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Old August 31, 2012, 04:38 PM   #3
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there is one thing noticeable about the Benelli. After the first shot, you know it ain't a Beretta 391, or an 1100. Stiff recoil until I changed up to 1 oz loads, then it was pretty smooth sailing...
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Old August 31, 2012, 04:41 PM   #4
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Receiver length plays a decent part of overal gun length. You should see a Marlin Goosegun. I had to have it when I seen it. I'm 6'5" and the gun comes up to my underarm.
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Old August 31, 2012, 06:41 PM   #5
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Yes, the wood stocked Benelli's ( or any Inertia gun for that matter ) will smack you because only the synthetic stocked Benelli's have the Comfort Tech system in them.

With the Benelli Super Sport ....I can handle 1 1/8 oz loads up to 1300 fps ...( if for some stupid reason I want to shoot them ) ...like the Remington Nitro's .../ but shooting my standard 1 oz loads at around 1225 fps is a piece of cake with mine too.

Have a good long weekend buddy...( I may take 4 days ...just because ...so I'll be around on Wed probably )...
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Old August 31, 2012, 07:16 PM   #6
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the Comfort Tech System is noting more than marketing BS. There is absolutely no difference in recoil between the black fake Kevlar and walnut. I've shot both on numerous occasions...
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Old August 31, 2012, 09:08 PM   #7
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Benellis have ported barrels? Since when?....

Makes my A400 that much better
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Old August 31, 2012, 09:30 PM   #8
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all the competition models do. Look at their website. The A400 has been a flop for Beretta. The gun is too light and whippy. The 391 series remains at the top...
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Old August 31, 2012, 09:54 PM   #9
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riiiiiigggghhhhhtttttt

go looking on the sporting fields, NO Benellis - nada, nil, zilch, zero, not one
Beretta is the ONLY semi on the sporting fields and the A400 is replacing the 39X series, especially with the balance weights and recoil reduction systems......sorry Slugo - tain't happening your way here in FL or in most other locations
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They're not real popular up here. I said nothing about Benelli. I've owned three Beretta autoloaders, 3901 and two 391's, all excellent guns and preferred by competition shooters. I still see a plethora of 391's compared to the new A400. The gun is too light for serious target shooting, sorry bud, just my 2 cents...
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Old August 31, 2012, 10:21 PM   #11
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the Comfort Tech System is noting more than marketing BS. There is absolutely no difference in recoil between the black fake Kevlar and walnut. I've shot both on numerous occasions...
I would like to completely discount your comment coming from a guy who has both a benelli nova and super nova. Identical loads there is a noticeable difference. Try a side by side comparison like I did and u will know it is a difference.

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I think you are going to start seeing the A400 replacing the 390 and 391 - easier to clean, nice recoil devices, and the sporting gun weighs over 8#, the field gun I have is VERY fast and remarkably light - 7#1oz, yet handles my 3/4oz reloads as well as standard 1oz factory - nice to shoot all day
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the lightweight and balance of the field gun must be an absolute delight. The A400 would be at the top of my list for hunting given those attributes. Right now, I'll just have to live with my LT-20...
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Old September 1, 2012, 06:07 AM   #14
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I still see a plethora of 391's compared to the new A400.
I do too but the 391 has been on the market much longer. I am seeing more and more A400 Sporting model (not hard to miss with the blue receiver) so am not ready to declare the A400 a flop just yet.
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Old September 1, 2012, 06:20 AM   #15
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the target A400 is still too light. You have to add additional weights here and there so that it will swing properly. That's not good design or engineering in my book. The 391 beats it hands down in the target category IMHO...
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Old September 1, 2012, 07:31 AM   #16
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asm3686, I've already tried a side by side comparison with a Sport II and a Super Sport (plastic). Remember, these are target guns that you will run hundreds of rounds through them on any given day. Also, using light target loads, mostly 1 oz. There is no measurable difference in recoil. Also, the walnut gun weighs more than plastic, thus absorbs more recoil, even a few ounces makes a difference.

If the black plastic Super Sport was actually softer shooting, I'd have one...
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Old September 1, 2012, 11:35 AM   #17
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We disagree Slugo ...the SuperSport with comfort tech is softer shooting than the wood stocked Benelli's ...if both guns weigh the same.

shooting a heavier gun in one vs the other is not a side by side comparison.

An extra lb will reduce recoil about 20% ....so that's why you're seeing the difference.../ its my contention that the Comfort Tech system reduces recoil a good 20% maybe more ...

I'll take the Super Sport over the wood stocked Benelli's all day long ....maybe not in a beauty contest / just as a "does everything pretty well work horse" ...

....but I also think OneOunce is right about the dominance of the Beretta semi-autos in the sporting clays community / although probably 90% of the competition shooters ( sporting clays ) in my area are still shooting O/U's ...a lot of Brownings - a few Berettas - and I'm seeing a few Blazers in last year or so ....and a few Kolars and Krieghoffs / but there are 4 or 5 guys shooting the Benelli Super Sports as well.
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Most reloaders do not shoot auto's due to the fact that they do not like hunting hulls. The only time I would use an auto is if I am pitching worn hulls.
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Old September 3, 2012, 01:17 AM   #19
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????

Every clay shooting reloader I know uses a shell catcher. Well unless they are new, then we give them a rubber band.
You don't have to look very far for the hulls when you are on a station, and that's only when shooting doubles.
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real difficult with a magnetic catcher! LOL...

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