Benelli m1 vs m2

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Benelli m1 vs m2

Postby Fowl Movement » Wed May 14, 2014 2:01 pm

Hey guys,


So I've done a bunch of research and found out what the cosmetic changes are between the two. But I just wanted to here some real world experience of m1 owners as I'm about to get one. Also if anyone has both I would love to hear your opinions.

Thanks so much

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Re: Benelli m1 vs m2

Postby KRB » Wed May 14, 2014 2:14 pm

I have had an M! for 15 years, lotta rounds just about bulletproof. After 12 years had a few malfunctions on the same day, replaced recoil spring and back to new. Very reliable low maintenance gun.
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Re: Benelli m1 vs m2

Postby Fowl Movement » Wed May 14, 2014 2:18 pm

Did you replace it with the Wolff spring I've been reading about?

Did it affect the reliability when you shoot lighter loads after you installed the new spring?
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Re: Benelli m1 vs m2

Postby KRB » Wed May 14, 2014 2:22 pm

I did use the wolf extra power spring. No problem with ounce and an 1/8 or 1 ounce sporting clay loads 1290fps and above.
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Re: Benelli m1 vs m2

Postby micneador » Wed May 14, 2014 11:07 pm

I have both, changed the spring on the m1 this year.
I love both and both have killed their fair share of birds, deer, hogs, and the occasional coyote. Very reliable guns IMO

Although the m2 is in 20.
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Re: Benelli m1 vs m2

Postby mmayes » Thu May 15, 2014 8:37 am

I have an M1 20ga and it has been great. The only problem I have had is if I shoot a lot of 2 3/4" shells and not clean the chamber very well I have had trouble with it cycling 3" shells. The chamber is very tight and sensitive to any build up there.

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Re: Benelli m1 vs m2

Postby Fowl Movement » Thu May 15, 2014 9:47 pm

Thanks for the replys.....

What do you guys use to clean the gun and what kind of oil have you found works well....

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Re: Benelli m1 vs m2

Postby 10gaOkie » Thu May 15, 2014 9:49 pm

I presently own two M1s. I have had them quite a few years. Super guns. I had a M2 for one season and did not like it nearly as well as the M1. Different stock and trigger guard design on the M2. The M2 trigger guard would rap my knuckles quite often and had cycle problems from time to time with 2 3/4 shells. Comparing the two models, they have a different feel due to the stock design change. My being more used to the M1 has a lot to do with my choice, Keep in mind that the original M1 and SBE are the models that Benelli built its reputation on. Changes to newer models, I dont consider improvements.
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Re: Benelli m1 vs m2

Postby micneador » Thu May 15, 2014 11:23 pm

Correct there 10, the original SBE's were and still are the best nellis ever made. I'm hoping to pick up a used one in the near future.

My m2 being a 20, I never had cycle problems between 3" and 2 3/4" shells, but I do hear a lot about cycle problems with the m2 12's.
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Re: Benelli m1 vs m2

Postby 10gaOkie » Thu May 15, 2014 11:53 pm

Like new and new M1s can be found at times for sale on gunbroker at prices much lower than a new M2. I got both of my M1s in used condition and have no regrets.

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Re: Benelli m1 vs m2

Postby cootlover » Fri May 30, 2014 4:04 pm

there is no need for a wolf spring replace with factory no problems as cheap as they are get new ones every 5 years it will go boom every time :thumbsup:
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