chadkru wrote:I am pondering the thought of a new gun this duck season. i have a SBE1 that i bought new in 2000 that has worked tirelessly for me for all these seasons, but after last season, it might be time to upgrade. i was thinking about going to beretta, but i have heard good and bad about the new a400. just wondering what anyone elses opinions on these guns. Which of the 2 would you buy? What are the highlights of the two?
Find a buddy that has the gun(s) you are looking at buying. Go shoot several rounds of sporting clays and see which fits you best.
I have benellis/berettas and I can tell you that the craftsmanship/durability/reliability of the two are almost identical ...especially if you maintain them and clean them routinely.
Each gun will throw up and fit you differently ...best thing to do is shoulder each one and run enough rounds through em to get a feel for each.
You know what they say...opinions are like ********, everyone has em and they all stink except yours ...