I think I'm gonna go for the SBE II. I've messed around this season with the beretta a400 and the browning maxus, which both functioned excellent I must say, but I never got the confidence that I had with my original SBE. What do my boys on DHC think about this decision? It's a lot of money but my SBE still shoots as good as ever, so it'll be more of an investment and I can pass it down to my kids when I eventually get brave enough to settle down…
I'd say go for it. I just bought a SBE2 at the beginning of the year. I shot 3 boxes of shells through it not long after buying it and I took it pheasant and chukar hunting last Saturday in 20 degree weather with snow blowing on us. I love it so far and killed a few birds with it and haven't even patterned it yet. I plan on patterning it this weekend and getting the right shims in the stock because it's definitely shooting high.
No I don't have any personal experience with the Vinci. One of the guys in our group shoots one. Seems to really like it. Make sure you like the safety position. I'd throw both the SBE2 and vinci up and buy the one that fits the best.
SBE2 has been great for me, also left handed which really got my interest. As long as you keep the bolt and slides lightly coated in lube you will never have a problem.
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Dont listen to that hogwash...Buy a Benelli. Let the non belivers keep on fooling themself. I know better. I hunt hard and I hunt often....I shoot a Benelli. They take a beating. Have for many years. They are the best waterfoul guns made. Period. I have a SBE II that I love but a SBE I is my all time favorite shotgun. I wouldn't trade mine for any shotgun made. I have shot them all. The Remingtons the Brownings. The pumps the o/u's you name it I have shot it. Nothing compares to how a SBE points and shoots in the Duck blind.
I totally agree. I've tried to make my SBE I stop shooting, but it won't! Do y'all think they super vinci will have the reliability in the long run or should I just stick with what I know, and get the SBE II?
In my opinion, don't worry about the reliability---it's there----Just go with what feels right in your hands & lines up naturaly to your eye, and you get that feeling that your gunna hit ducks with it.
60's hunter wrote:In my opinion, don't worry about the reliability---it's there----Just go with what feels right in your hands & lines up naturaly to your eye, and you get that feeling that your gunna hit ducks with it.
Got mine in the middle of duck season this year and haven't looked back. Couldn't hit a duck for nothing till I change out the shim then I started folding them up. I shoot 3.5in Winchester experts with a patern master choke. The last duck I shot was about 65yrds. It's a great gun, I hunted in the snow with 0deg temps and no problems.