December 31, 2013 at 1:15pm
I purchased mine on the May tax free weekend this year, no cycling problems, no recoil whatsoever. It's a Remington, and just about everybody grew up shooting the 870. Up until the end of last season, I was still shooting my 870 SuperMag in a blind with the SBE2! guy and the Maxus! guy. I saw the SBE2 jam many times, even helped it out by putting some Remington Oil in it.
This quickly X’d out Benelli on my list for when I decided to pull the trigger on purchasing my first automatic shotgun. That, and the thing kicks like a mule. Only thing that ruled out the Maxus was that the A5 was coming out. Me being impatient and the fact that my buddy had problems with them pushing back the date on getting his gun after he ordered it, the A5 got ruled out.
And so my saga with Remington continues.
My buddy had jamming issues with his A-5, but I think it was due to not breaking in with high power shells, it only jammed with low power, shooting skeet the first few times. I think its fine now.
In my opinion, Benelli is just a fashion trend!