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Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby Huskers2024 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:47 pm

I was set on getting the sx3(best buy out there in my opinion) and then I saw Benelli came out with the synthetic Montefeltro. Opinions?
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby shoveler_shooter » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:54 pm

Can't go wrong with either one, but the SX3 will be more bang for your buck. I would at least shoulder both of them. It's been a long time since I've shouldered a Montefeltro, but if the rib design is the same as the M2 I tried a couple weeks ago (raised) it would still be the SX3 for me. SX3 has the flat rib and I think all the Benellis are stepped/raised.
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby Huskers2024 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:57 pm

The Monty has a flat rib. I agree on the best bang for your buck.
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby shoveler_shooter » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:01 pm

Huskers2024 wrote:The Monty has a flat rib. I agree on the best bang for your buck.

Hmm, did not know that. I'll have to shoulder one just for the heck of it next time I get a chance. The M2 and SBE2 don't feel good at all for me.
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby MN BMX Dad » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:55 pm

I have no issues with my montefeltro. I changed the shim because didn't think I was looking straight down the rib when shouldered. All good now.

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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:34 am

Seems crazy to me that anyone who's used them both would prefer the Winchester, unless it's for recoil reduction. Different strokes...
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby jaysweet3 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:06 am

Love the montefeltro. But, you can get the 3 1/2" in a sx3.
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby cootlover » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:16 pm

SX3 feels long and like a toy gun. Montefeltro all day long
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby dukhntr » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:24 am

i've been a long time benelli lover and still have 4 that I really like. I bought an sx3 last year and really, really like it too. It also has a raised rib. I sold an Extrema 2 because I preferred a raised rib. Do the new sx3's have flat ribs now?
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby shoveler_shooter » Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:15 pm

dukhntr wrote: Do the new sx3's have flat ribs now?

You sure it wasn't an SX2, or a trap version? I have a new 20ga, have shot a new 12ga, and a relative bought a 12ga about 4-5 years ago, and they are all flat.
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby Huskers2024 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:36 pm

Thinking about throwing the maxus into the mix now.
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby mudpack » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:24 am

Best advice you can receive is to test shoot each gun you are thinking of buying. While it's not always possible, it is desirable.

Once you have decided on gauge and action type, shotguns, even moreso than rifles and pistols, are so much a personal preference thing.
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby coach_1 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:46 pm

cootlover wrote:SX3 feels long and like a toy gun. Montefeltro all day long

Really? Benelli's hard slick plastic stocks don't feel like a nerf gun? I have used the Nova, M1, and SBE2. They are all that way. Don't get me wrong, Benelli makes a great gun. The SX3 feels nothing like a toy. I am approaching 3,000 shells through my SX3 with no problems. As big of a fan as I am of the SX3, I don't think you can go wrong with either gun. Go shoot them both and get which fits you and feels the best.
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby shoveler_shooter » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:57 pm

coach_1 wrote:
cootlover wrote:SX3 feels long and like a toy gun. Montefeltro all day long

Really? Benelli's hard slick plastic stocks don't feel like a nerf gun? I have used the Nova, M1, and SBE2. They are all that way. Don't get me wrong, Benelli makes a great gun. The SX3 feels nothing like a toy. I am approaching 3,000 shells through my SX3 with no problems. As big of a fan as I am of the SX3, I don't think you can go wrong with either gun. Go shoot them both and get which fits you and feels the best.

Agreed...my SX3 feels pretty damn well made. It is a workhorse and has over 700 rounds through it in one month, with zero issues.
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby ducksNgeese91 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:49 pm

Wouldn't trade my sx3 for any gun on the market. Over 1000 rounds from 1oz light target loads to the heavy 3.5s no malfunctions. Feels way better than one of my buddies sbe 2 with half the recoil and for a lot less money
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby Huskers2024 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:00 pm

Update: bought the sx3 and liked it so much I bought the 20 too. Can wait to shoot both.
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby coach_1 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:57 am

Huskers2024 wrote:Update: bought the sx3 and liked it so much I bought the 20 too. Can wait to shoot both.

You won't be disappointed. I'm wanting one in 20 also to match my 12. For the kids of course. :yes:
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby shoveler_shooter » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:46 am

coach_1 wrote:
Huskers2024 wrote:Update: bought the sx3 and liked it so much I bought the 20 too. Can wait to shoot both.

You won't be disappointed. I'm wanting one in 20 also to match my 12. For the kids of course. :yes:

Normally I am a pump guy...BPS 10 and BPS 12 for waterfowl, but that SX3 20 I have is a sweet gun. It may end up stealing a lot of the action this season.
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby duckslayer74 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:34 pm

Rick Hall wrote:Seems crazy to me that anyone who's used them both would prefer the Winchester, unless it's for recoil reduction. Different strokes...


Really???? I've shot both and the X3 still fit better. Benelli is not worth the money unless it fit like a glove, both guns are reliable there's no question. Fit is the bottom line on any gun.
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby mudpack » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:56 pm

I really like my 20ga SX3. Had a small problem with it right out of the box, but cured it with an easy modification. I agree it is a great value. I don't use it on ducks, but it sees lots of use on live pigeons; as many as 500 shells a day, but usually about 300.
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby Takeem406 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:33 pm

Huskers2024 wrote:Thinking about throwing the maxus into the mix now.


The Maxus is just a hot rod waterfowl specific SX3. I have both the SX3 and the Max and the Max has some nice features. But the gas system and the action are the same.

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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:11 am

duckslayer74 wrote:
Rick Hall wrote:Seems crazy to me that anyone who's used them both would prefer the Winchester, unless it's for recoil reduction. Different strokes...


Really???? I've shot both and the X3 still fit better. Benelli is not worth the money unless it fit like a glove, both guns are reliable there's no question. Fit is the bottom line on any gun.


Having experience with both, yes, really. I wouldn't keep a SX3 if you gave it to me. But I'm glad you like your gun, that's as it should be. "Different strokes..."
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby OmegaRed » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:38 am

Rick Hall wrote:
duckslayer74 wrote:
Rick Hall wrote:Seems crazy to me that anyone who's used them both would prefer the Winchester, unless it's for recoil reduction. Different strokes...


Really???? I've shot both and the X3 still fit better. Benelli is not worth the money unless it fit like a glove, both guns are reliable there's no question. Fit is the bottom line on any gun.


Having experience with both, yes, really. I wouldn't keep a SX3 if you gave it to me. But I'm glad you like your gun, that's as it should be. "Different strokes..."


I have shot both quite a bit. Same opinion here in sticking with the Monte
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby MuddyWaders » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:15 am

Not to beat a dead horse and I know my post comes in rather late, but for those who still check older posts I will chime in and say the Benelli is an Inertia Driven shotgun and the Winchester SX3 is a gas gun. SX3 are well made to me and there is quality to the gun. It shoots with a little less recoil than the Benelli. SX3 is a workhorse of a gun and it is well made. Doesn't feel like a toy, or plastic to me, rather I find it light enough to carry around and just heavy enough for the 3 1/2 inch loads I put through it due to the recoil pad config it comes with. It Cycles everything from a 7/8 oz load to a 3 1/2 inch load without a hiccup. I know the Benelli can probably do the same but I have shot both and the SX3 is a bit tamer. Both are reliable guns and good guns and it will come down to fit, price, and value for your money and what you will be happy with. SX3 is a joy to clean. Breaks down real easy and assembles just as easy. Two good guns to choose from but I just wanted to mention the inertia vs gas gun because I have not seen anyone bring this point up.
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Re: Sx3 or Montefeltro

Postby Justin Weber » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:47 am

MuddyWaders wrote:Not to beat a dead horse and I know my post comes in rather late, but for those who still check older posts I will chime in and say the Benelli is an Inertia Driven shotgun and the Winchester SX3 is a gas gun. SX3 are well made to me and there is quality to the gun. It shoots with a little less recoil than the Benelli. SX3 is a workhorse of a gun and it is well made. Doesn't feel like a toy, or plastic to me, rather I find it light enough to carry around and just heavy enough for the 3 1/2 inch loads I put through it due to the recoil pad config it comes with. It Cycles everything from a 7/8 oz load to a 3 1/2 inch load without a hiccup. I know the Benelli can probably do the same but I have shot both and the SX3 is a bit tamer. Both are reliable guns and good guns and it will come down to fit, price, and value for your money and what you will be happy with. SX3 is a joy to clean. Breaks down real easy and assembles just as easy. Two good guns to choose from but I just wanted to mention the inertia vs gas gun because I have not seen anyone bring this point up.
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My experiance is totally different. After having an SX3 the last 2 seasons I am dissapointed with how it performs. It has jammed on me almost every hunt this year so far..... I dont know if something is broke or what but I have had a lot of headaches with this gun.
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