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Describe, if you please, the performance out of this firearm(s). Whatever model of SBE 2 you have. Patterning, recoil, aesthetics, reliability, and above all, PROBLEMS! Any experiance you have had with one, or simply if you have hunted with someone who has one. Please, post away
 

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The six guys that I have hunted with that have them usually drop them in the sand, dirt, mud, water etc... When the birds come in, they pull the trigger three times as fast as they can, and you hear three loud shots out of each of the guns. I have yet to see one fail. Great guns IMO.
 

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I guess I have the same truck. Minus the cummins. Do you have a ext. Cab 4 door? My drivers side rear door keeps leaning into the drivers door. I love my truck though. Eats gas but makes up for alot when you have power enough to not get stuck and pay for getting pulled out. Either way your right. Lets stick to SBE 2's Please post on yours or a friends SBE 2
 

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Hey ram...I also own a 98 ram 2500/4X4 quad cab... mine has the 360 V8
I love it... sux the gas though.. wish it had a Cummins..
As far as the SBE 2..Guy I hunt with has one.. He drives a Ford Ranger..... Sweet , Wish I had one( SBE 2) but I spend to much in gas...LOL So I bought a Benelli Nova Camo
 

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JWG said:
Describe, if you please, the performance out of this firearm(s). Whatever model of SBE 2 you have. Patterning, recoil, aesthetics, reliability, and above all, PROBLEMS! Any experiance you have had with one, or simply if you have hunted with someone who has one. Please, post away
My SBE II has been flawless. I have used it here, SD and AL this year, so it has seen a variety of wether conditions and just keeps banging away.
The Comfortech stock does reduce recoil down to that of a gas gun. The Crio chokes throw awesome patterns, therefore the need for aftermarket helps is not needed, unless you lie extended choke tubes.
Overall, I could not be happier with the SBE II.
 

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blklabman, HEY THANKS! Represents a lot of the stuff I'd like ta here. I was playin around with one at the store just the other day. It is incredible how light these weapons are. But I think my favorite part about the SBE 2's, are the aesthetics. I guess I previously owned a Browning Gold to and X2 to an Extrema to the SBE I own today. All the firearms before the SBE were simply smooth and rounded off. I love the feel of the SBE 2's in your hands. Atta boy Benelli
 

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I have a Citori sport hunter o/u, SBE and Nova all 3.5. I hunt water birds with the SBE because it's bullet proof. I agree that the recoil is very similar to gas power. I dropped ducks at a range that makes grizzly old guides crap their pants. The Nova throws a good pattern, but is heavy with the recoil reducer. I mostly use it as a loaner. The SBE has a jamming problem with cheaper skeet loads. Make sure you keep it clean and shoot quality shells.
 

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I have an SBE 2 camo in 24". I have fired thousands of rounds through it without any problems. Benelli clearly states you should use 3 dram 1 1/8. I believe that is for all benellis and franchis. I broke mine in using 3.5" bismuth. Then shot a round of skeet with 3". I then used 2 3/4 3 dram 1 1/8. I believe the problem has been proper break in of the spring. I now use the lightest skeet loads and it has never jammed. My safety works flawlessly. The only complaint I had was the choke wrench did not work on my full choke, so I called benelli and they sent me the right one. Good luck
 
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