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Beretta vs. Benelli

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Looking for opinions!! Since the season is almost over and I want to start next season with a new shotgun I am asking for advice. I have narrowed my choices to the Beretta Extrema2 and the Benelli Super Black Eagle 2. Please post pros and/or cons for both. I am not interested in Browning, Win. etc. Please keep opinions to the Beretta and Benelli.
Thanks and I hope everyone has a good close to the season.
Dog
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Beretta
Beretta Extrema 2 with the kickoff is the better of the 2 for sure!!
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both
see what one fit you the best i have beretta i love it
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Benelli
I went back and forth on this, bought the benelli and its awesome. I never had a problem with it and my shooting percentage has gone way up. I use to be an ok shot but now its like night and day.. Originally i liked the beretta, and when i went to buy it my grandpa showed a trick..

Take the gun and close your eyes and throw it up like you were gonna shoot, don't be adjusting your face and all, just throw it up how you would while hunting, then open your eyes if you ain't right down the barrel on the bead then put the gun back. How you are in this manner will be how you shoot and if its off a little your shot will be too.. The beretta threw up a little off just like my remington did. The benelli was spot on. Honetly i thought he was right but it wouldn't make much difference and i am tellin u it was like night and day i now shoot so much better. Obviously this doesn't mean the Benelli is better but it should be the deciding factor for you cause it impacts your shot so much especially since you are on the fence with them.

But anyway about the benelli, its really light and dependable. But since its light it does kick a bit. Some buddies also say its loud, could be cause i shoot 3" and they don't. I have heard people say it jams but it hasn't ever on me... If ya lookin to save a few bucks get the one that don't shoot 3-1/2". I got that one intending on shooting em but it kicked so hard i can't shoot em. Guess if i was goose hunting i would use em but its too much for ducks. But i am a small guy so if you got some meat on ya it won't matter much

They are both great guns just try the trick and make sure it fits ya. Let us know what ya get
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great point trout assassin
enjoy reading that post trout assassin. I will use that tip next time I am looking.
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Yeah
I am tellin u i was amazed, i thought it was just some ok info but it was a remarkeable difference. My brother and dad were even shocked at the difference. I call my grandpa all the time to thank him. He been huntin for 75 years so i shoulda listened sooner!!
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BERETTA
I was interested in buying a new shotgun a couple of years ago and shot a handfull of guns. I originally started out with a remington 870 pump for a long time and killed many birds with it. I started looking around and shooting different guns. I've hunted with a browning gold, a benelli super black eagle, super black eagle 2, frianchi, and a beretta. I bought the beretta al 391 and love it. I shot the first beretta extrema1 and extrema2 and you cant go wrong. Personally i think that the benelli is heavy and doesnt shoot as well as the beretta.
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same company
find which one fits you best and do a little research, as far as quality they are both made at the same place alongside Frachi and Umberti.
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Deciding factor
Trout asassin is dead on about how the benelli thows up dead on, but I am here to set thing straight. I was in the same exact position as you. Extrema 2 or SBE 2. Both are the best automatics for duckhunting on the market. The benelli aims better but the extrema shoots smoother, cycles faster, and has the aquatec coating on it which comes in handy when you hunt the marsh. My deciding factor was which gun will hold up the best in the long run. The benelli cycles off of a spring which WILL become worn out and the gun WILL get to where it will not cycle a shell. The beretta is a gas operated system which will not wear out and it self cleans the gun preventing build up and mis-cycles. I went with the extrema 2 and I have shot many different guns and could not be happier. Good luck.
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But
The benelli throws up best for me and you jud but it depends on your body on how it lines up for ya so the beretta may throw up dead on on others. Just something to think about...
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Binelli shot gun
I bought the Benelli Black Eagle two years ago and don't regret the choice. I have had people tell me it is overpriced, but it is simple. It disassembles into three pieces in 30 seconds. If you have a problem because you did not clean you gun, then you can do it in the blind. It is well worth the bucks. It very seldom jams. Milton
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have em all
I have both the Beretta and Benelli as well as a Browning gold. The Browning is the softer shooting of the three but the Benelli fits me better than the others. In my opinion, they are all very good high end field guns but its hard to beat Benelli...... Whether I am shooting sporting clays or going to the duck blind, I have the Benelli with me.... Good luck... you can't go wrong with either...
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Shotgun choices
I have both, too, and don't notice any difference. I keep the SBE in the corner of the blind loaded with 3.5"#BB for if a goose comes by and shoot the ducks with the BX2 with IC choke and #4 steel 3".
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Capt John L
Hey Capt John L - did you know it is Illegal to have more than one gun per man in the blind? I used to do the same as you. I had a crack barrel 10 ga with BBB for the geese in the corner of the blind. Found out from a "Friendly" warden that was against the law. Its sucks but oh well... Good Luck. Personally, I have 2 Berettas, a 3" 391 model & a 3-1/2" Extrema2. Those are my preference - bar none. The gunsmith at Custom Gun Works in LAF told me if it was his money he would buy the Beretta over the Benelli. Hard to ignore that kind of advice!
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Both a good choice....
I have the A390 Beretta- hunted ducks and doves with it for almost 10 years. Seldom jammed - light, held up well even with the duck boats, pirogues, etc. I got invited on a goose trip in 2007 and wanted a gun that would shoot 3.5" shells. I bought the super black eagle II. It's light, simple, doesn't jam unless it filthy - and I seem to shoot it pretty well - well most of the time anyway. The only draw back is the price. It does put a good pounding on you - not gas operated - spring operated so it transfers more recoil to your arm - at least that's what it seems like. I shoot 3.5" , 1 3/8 oz number 2's most of the time. Half a box or so and you feel it the next day. Hope this helps.
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beretta
For me its the beretta hands down. I have shot over a case of shells this year alone and not 1 hang up or problem. I hunt flooded timber, not in a blind, just standing in the trees and have had my beretta fall into the water several time. Just pour the water out and keep shooting. I think it shoots better with a little duckweed in it...lol.
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Two Guns
And I am waiting on that day, Nauti, for a warder to tell me I can't have two guns in a blind. Not saying you are wrong, just saying I will not go duck or goose hunting without 2 guns! Yea, been checked quite a few times, too, but never a mention if I had another gun with me, nor did I offer to show the other one!
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I agree
Capt John L - I agree with you. What I did was always leave the crack barrel 10 ga in the blind, but we had a blind cover so it wouldnt rain inside. I never carried the gun back & forth. I think its a BS law, but oh well. Just wanted to let you know about my past experiences. Good Luck & bust them geese!!!!
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Thanks
Thanks for all the good advice guys!! It looks like I cant make a bad choice between the two. I will try to see which one fits me best and go with it.

The Dog
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Benelli
I just bought a Benelli M2 black sy 2 weeks ago.
I got the 24 in barrel. I did not want camo. I did not want to worry about how I clean it and the wind direction of bug spray. It is short and sweet. Throws up fast. Light. I bought a thinner recoil pad.( factory made) for the cold days when you have to wear more clothes. It keeps my length of pull the same. I got the M2 since I also have a 10 guage BPS and I very seldom shot 3 1/2 out of my old 11-87 auto. shocking how little moving parts make up the gun. so easy to clean!!!!!!!! I was not gonna pay $300 more for the 3 1/2 when I seldom shoot it.. That 10 guage will be my sky buster. If I ever neeed it.. I never knew about the 1 gun in a blind rule. I have never seen that before...I would love to verify that..

I found the Beretta heavy and the length of pull too long for me to be comfortable..
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Beretta Extrema2 for me in a close one
Have both guns and like them both...the Beretta however is the best I have owned....reliable, no kick, works in cold weather, of course only problem I had with the Benelli is the safety would cut my fingers some times
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