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Old August 22, 2009, 05:37 PM   #1
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Benelli M2

I'm new to shooting and an looking at the M2. What do you think of it for sporting calys and some bird hunting?
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Old August 22, 2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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It'll kick a little more than a Beretta or other gas gun, so some wouldn't choose it for large quantity clays. Otherwise it's an excellent choice as long as you don't need 3 1/2" capacity, and 95% of us don't. I've got an SBE but would choose an M2 next time.
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Old August 22, 2009, 08:45 PM   #3
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benelli is good. cant knock it except for the price. but once you get one, you really dont need more shotguns
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Old August 22, 2009, 09:12 PM   #4
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Great gun. If you are going to use it to target shoot primarily and hunt occasionally one of the gas operated guns might be a better choice since they will be a little heavier and the gas systems will recoil less.

For a hunting gun I think the Benelli is about perfect. The lighter weight is easier to carry around and unless you shoot hundreds of rounds a day the greater recoil will not be a problem. They are supposed to keep shooting longer if dirty, but I have never had a problem with any quality semi-auto regardless of the operating system.
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Best Semi Auto Made IMO

If you can get over the price, I think they're great.

I have an M1 and just bought an 'em!

They are a snap to clean and shoot/cycle very quickly. For hunting, they are perfect. When I shoot a lot (clays) I like to wear a shooting vest that has a little built in pad to help with the recoil.

Not sure if that's the Benelli or just me getting a little older and a little less tolerant of pain. Probably the latter since I used to shoot hundreds of rounds through pump guns when I was younger and never complained.
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Old August 24, 2009, 11:24 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies. I've shot a borrowed M2 many times - about the only thing I've shot the last several years. I'm going to shoot a Beretta 391 later this week or next, then will decide between the two.

Thanks again.
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