January 09, 2009 at 6:23pm
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