SBE2 SHOOTING HIGH

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SBE2 SHOOTING HIGH

Postby Blackmallard40 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:19 am

Guys I sold my SBE2 this year because it shot extremely high. I want to purchase another one they are great feeling guns. Is this a common problem with these guns? I bought a left handed 870 and got it dipped. Haven’t hunted with it yet, It’s just kind of hard driving a Cadillac and ten going back to a Pinto. However my 870 does hit the target well. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: SBE2 SHOOTING HIGH

Postby Blackmallard40 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:12 am

Help guys probably going buy one today
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Re: SBE2 SHOOTING HIGH

Postby KilgoreTrout » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:06 pm

Common Benelli problem.

Install higher front bead (truglo fat bead)
Put in "D" shim for the most drop at heel
You may need to slightly defect the mag tube downwards. That was the problem on mine, it was canted up and was pushing the barrel up and causing terribly high patterns.
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Re: SBE2 SHOOTING HIGH

Postby dsm16428 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:35 pm

Benelli even posts that the BSE II can shoot up to 6" high/low of poa and 2" left or righ" Mine shot almost a foot high. replaced the flat shim with the increased drop shim and she shoots dead on now if maybe 3" high, which I have no problem with.
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Re: SBE2 SHOOTING HIGH

Postby clampdaddy » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:21 pm

KilgoreTrout wrote:Install higher front bead (truglo fat bead)


This is exactly what I did to mine. Mine shot fine when pointing it but if I used the beads to aim it, it shot high enough that it wouldn't put more than a couple pellets into a turkey head target or a cripple sitting on the water. Installed a truglo fat bead and now it shoots perfectly to point of aim.
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Re: SBE2 SHOOTING HIGH

Postby z51 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:49 pm

I can't figure out why those Italians have so much trouble making a gun shoot straight. I even have two Turkish autos that shoot right down main street. One of them throws great 60/40 patterns with factory chokes.
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Re: SBE2 SHOOTING HIGH

Postby winchester1852 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:57 pm

z51 wrote:I can't figure out why those Italians have so much trouble making a gun shoot straight. I even have two Turkish autos that shoot right down main street. One of them throws great 60/40 patterns with factory chokes.



cant blame them its because their country is shaped like a boot.
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Re: SBE2 SHOOTING HIGH

Postby clampdaddy » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:19 pm

z51 wrote:I can't figure out why those Italians have so much trouble making a gun shoot straight. I even have two Turkish autos that shoot right down main street. One of them throws great 60/40 patterns with factory chokes.

Maybe there are no turkeys to shoot at in Italy? :lol3: One look at the rib tells the tale. Really high in the back, really low in the front. Assumed it would shoot a little high but I never thought a company would make a gun that shoots that high on purpose. :huh: But now that I think of it, my BPS patterns pretty high too.
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Re: SBE2 SHOOTING HIGH

Postby z51 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:00 am

I ran into a guy a couple of years back with a Benelli Nova he claimed was off and he was trying to adjust his lead on ducks. I offered to try to help him correct the problem. We didn't have anything to pattern on, so we found a dirt bank to test impact on.
That gun was shooting about 2 1/2 feet low left at 40 paces. I took off the barrel and couldn't see an obvious bend. All I could tell him was sell it or trade it. Bending a barrel that much is just not a good idea.
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Re: SBE2 SHOOTING HIGH

Postby BBK » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:01 pm

You think having a high shooting gun is bad... I shoot a 11-87 that shoots low, and a SBE that shoots high. Going to be fun switching between those two this season :no:
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Re: SBE2 SHOOTING HIGH

Postby dsm16428 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:32 pm

clampdaddy wrote:
z51 wrote:I can't figure out why those Italians have so much trouble making a gun shoot straight. I even have two Turkish autos that shoot right down main street. One of them throws great 60/40 patterns with factory chokes.

Maybe there are no turkeys to shoot at in Italy? :lol3: One look at the rib tells the tale. Really high in the back, really low in the front. Assumed it would shoot a little high but I never thought a company would make a gun that shoots that high on purpose. :huh: But now that I think of it, my BPS patterns pretty high too.


They're set up that way for flushing, upland birds where you swing up from underneath to shoot. You'd think since the majority, if not the whole market for the SBE II and other guns in its class is the U.S. and waterfowl/turkey hunters, they would adjust how the guns shoot. But then, the Itialians never do think outside of their own borders very well do they?
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Re: SBE2 SHOOTING HIGH

Postby winchester1852 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:08 pm

Dam those wine drinking oil lovers.
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