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Old 12-24-2013, 10:49 AM
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Re: Benelli Super Black Eagle II vs Beretta A400 KO

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I know this is way late.....but.....I had to chime in about the Benelli"s excessive recoil account. I've owned and shot almost every modern shotgun out there at ducks and turkeys. I use the largest shells offered from the the factory.....and BY FAR, the Benelli has WAY LESS RECOIL.....and my SBEII and my hunting partners SBEII has never had a hiccup.....and there has been many seasons where I haven't even wiped my Benelli down.....IMHO it is the best shotgun out there.....by far.
Not too late. In fact most of my confusion has grown. Have you tried the A400? I think I'm now considering the SX3 as well. I'm hoping to get out to shoot clays with guys who graciously let you try out their guns but that will have to wait until after deer season.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:57 PM
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Re: Benelli Super Black Eagle II vs Beretta A400 KO

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Hello

I'm in the market for a shotgun. I'm mainly interested in it for turkey and waterfowl hunting. I've been reading a lot about it and so far (I think) I've narrowed it down to the Benelli SBE II or the Beretta A400. I was hoping to get some opinions and thoughts on these shotguns and what I should be looking for to make my final decision.

I wanted to shoot them before buying but I don't think that's going to happen because I don't know anyone who as them nor any ranges that let you rent these models.

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Old 02-19-2014, 11:44 PM
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Re: Benelli Super Black Eagle II vs Beretta A400 KO

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A400 extrema
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I have an Extrema because every other simi auto has failed me at one time or another.

I loved the 10 gauge doubles for there knock down ability and was happy until we were forced to go to steel shot and 10 gauge ammo became almost impossible to find.

When I go after geese or Turkey's I like the power of the 3 1/2'' 12 gauge and after trying most of the popular ones the big Beretta was for a long time the only purpose built 3 1/2" auto (All of the others were Modified 3" guns) .

The Extrema will shoot every thing from a 1 OZ 2 3/4 to a 2 1/4 OZ 3 1/2" turkey load with no ejection problems. (Most shotguns have a spring or piston that has to be changed depending on
the load in order to function properly.

I prefer the over and under for upland game birds and ducks. But when I want lots of power I grab my Extrema and never worry about failures to function .

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Old 02-20-2014, 08:43 AM
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Re: Benelli Super Black Eagle II vs Beretta A400 KO

Interesting sorry I missed this one. I am shopping for one as well but have pretty much decided on the SBEII. I have shot my friends with 3 1/2 inch shells and I thought it was superb. We are both big guys though. I used to compete with an AL390 and I am sorry I ever got rid of it, it was a very nice shooting gun.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:41 PM
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Re: Benelli Super Black Eagle II vs Beretta A400 KO

I'm going to shoulder them both but I'm pretty sure I want the Beretta.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:56 AM
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Re: Benelli Super Black Eagle II vs Beretta A400 KO

I've been hunting waterfowl for 30 years and have either owned or currently own every good Remington, Beretta, Benelli, and Ithaca out there - pump and autoloader. The comments above about the Benelli not being reliable are laughable - and the goose guides bringing back up guns for guys with Benelli's - pure nonsense. I have several friends who guide goose hunting here in Oregon and most of them shoot SBE's or SBE II's. I love mine.

Back to the original post - I've found that I don't hit as well with Beretta autoloaders as I do other scatter guns. Some just don't fit right. I sold my Beretta Pintail and also my A400 as I would take them to the trap range and hit so many fewer clays than I would immediately thereafter with any other shotgun it was just nuts. So my advice would be to try and shoot them both if you can. This post is so old though, that you've probably already purchased. Let us know what you chose and how you like it.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:25 PM
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Re: Benelli Super Black Eagle II vs Beretta A400 KO

Thanks for the reply.

I have yet to purchase a shotgun. I live in NJ where the gun laws are just stupid. I wish the homicide rates where inversely proportionate to the pain you have to go through to get a firearms ID but alas that is not the case.

I wanted to go out and shoot some guns to decide which I wanted but so far getting a simple change on my FID card is foiling that plan. If I'm so lucky as to get it back before the summer end I'll try to get out and shoot some guns with the guys on the NJ forums who shoot clays. Maybe one of them will have either gun to try. But if the card come in late then I'm SOL because no shop will let you shoot them around here.
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