Benelli Super Black Eagle II vs Beretta A400 KO

Discussion in 'Shotguns And Shotgunning (NOT Slugs)' started by CleanShot, Nov 24, 2013.

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  1. snipersam

    snipersam Member

    Feb 28, 2008
    u really really really ought to look at the Remington versamax. 100% reliabable and very light recoil. benellis r a recoil operated semi auto, and all recoils kick hard! versamax and berettas r gas guns as is the sx3 and maxus, they kick much less. versamax is the lightest kicking shotgun u can buy followed by the a400 with kick off. sbe2 kicks much harder! whoever says it don't never shot them side by side.

    go to, to the rem section and there is a 130+ page discussion about the versamax.
  2. idaho elk hunter

    idaho elk hunter Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2013
    I know this is a super old thread but for those that run across it I can wholeheartedly say the Merkle double will never jam

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    I ended up going with the SBE II for one reason, reliability. I won't lie the cost difference was huge but the darn thing just eats and eats! I am very happy with it and the slug barrel performance is just out of this world!
  4. CleanShot

    CleanShot Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2013
    I bought the Franchi Affinity. Got it for about $500. It's light. The recoil is very reasonable. Price was right. And it's easy to clean.
  5. milo-2

    milo-2 Well-Known Member

    May 1, 2011
    The SBE does kick, give you that. I hunted geese in a 4 state area for years, went about 6 years without a cleaning, never had any mishaps, When I did finally clean it, I pushed a screwdriver into the buffer tube and sprayed some crud cutter, out came a 6 and 8" piece of stubble, gravel, who knows what else? You run that test with your Rem and get back to me.
    I had a Rem 11-87, worked like a REM, right up until the gas system got clogged, never did trust it again, gave it to a kid I didn't really like, hope he's still fighting it:)
    I've seen a Browning Gold 10 guage take some abuse, but nothing that a Benelli can withstand!
  6. Flattop30

    Flattop30 New Member

    Jun 15, 2014
    I will start by saying I have never shot a a400 but have shot several other shot guns, I own a sbe11. And have no reason to replace it as of yet. Bought it new in 2008 used it on doves, skeet,ducks,&geese and it always works. This season (2014/2015) I started on a couple slow duck hunts,then went on several snow goose and speck hunts where I shot a easy 75-100 shell's on each all of witch was 3 1/2 bb,then I went to Klamath falls Oregon end of December for Honker's and ducks,it was 15 mph winds, 5°,and snowing side was miserable laying there in lay out bilnds with a small opening in the ice in front of us. My body didn't want to function but when the birds came my sbe2 never missed a beat and pulled a limit of ducks and geese for me.went on 4 more goose and duck hunts in January to finish season up. Shot just shy of 1000 shell's this year out of it only miss fire was do to me not loading or forgeting the safety. It is now February and plan to give it it's first and only cleaning sense I started in October. I only did this to see how much it could take before it stopped.and am glad to say it didn't and will now go back to cleaning after every hunt