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Old August 28, 2005, 11:43 AM   #1
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New duck hunting shotgun opinions

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/pr..._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
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Old August 28, 2005, 05:24 PM   #2
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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.
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Old August 31, 2005, 09:38 PM   #3
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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/sp...rema2_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.
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Old September 1, 2005, 03:37 PM   #4
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stoeger

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....
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