M2 or SBE3

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Greg
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M2 or SBE3

Postby Greg » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:01 am

I have settled on buying a Benelli 20ga was hoping someone on here had experience with both. Based on what I've read online consensus on the 12 gauge is m2 but I haven't found anything about the 20. Any opinions out there?



hawglips
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Re: M2 or SBE3

Postby hawglips » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:48 am

The M2 feels mighty sweet...



Greg
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Re: M2 or SBE3

Postby Greg » Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:04 pm

That is the way I'm leaning right now



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Re: M2 or SBE3

Postby Blinds70 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:46 am

I have the new SBE 20ga. I love it. Had an m2 as well. Sold it to buy my new sbe but honestly idk if I’d do that again. The only advantage to the sbe is how easy it is to clean. The action completely comes apart. I’d had a pretty good system for cleaning the m2 after having it so long.



Greg
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Re: M2 or SBE3

Postby Greg » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:31 pm

After getting my hands on both at my LGS neither one pointed as well to me as the franchi affinity 3. Went with the one that posted best, so far I'm happy with my choice but haven't been willing to put many rounds through it.



patternfreak
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Re: M2 or SBE3

Postby patternfreak » Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:14 am

I had an sbe3 20 ga, bought one when they first came out. Took it to the pattern board and it shot about 12-18" high. Regardless of shim or any gun adjustment. The gun fit me great and I loved the feel of it, but I like a gun to shoot where I point. I got rid of it and plan to stick with my a400 lite 20 ga that hasn't let me down. I traded the sbe3 20 ga for an a400 28 ga. Very happy with that choice! I learned the hard way not to doubt beretta :mrgreen:



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Re: M2 or SBE3

Postby Greg » Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:00 am

patternfreak wrote:I had an sbe3 20 ga, bought one when they first came out. Took it to the pattern board and it shot about 12-18" high. Regardless of shim or any gun adjustment. The gun fit me great and I loved the feel of it, but I like a gun to shoot where I point. I got rid of it and plan to stick with my a400 lite 20 ga that hasn't let me down. I traded the sbe3 20 ga for an a400 28 ga. Very happy with that choice! I learned the hard way not to doubt beretta :mrgreen:



That is apparently very common. My franchi shot that close to high but with the shims and a taller bead I was able to get it down where I wanted it.




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