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Old 10-16-2016, 10:47 PM   #1
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Looking at a new gun

Hello,

I would like to hear input on a few shotguns I have had my eye on. I am not interested in shooting 3.5" so I am sticking to:

1) Benelli Vinci

2) Benelli Ethos

3) Bonelli Cordoba

4) Benelli Sport II

I will be doing a lot of clay, primarily skeet and sporting clays. Just wanted a fine shotgun with quality features. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with any of the four???

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Old 10-17-2016, 08:36 AM   #2
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Just bought an m2 got no experience with any of the above but if clays is the main purpose I would say the sport 2 in 28inch or longer

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Old 10-17-2016, 08:51 AM   #3
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Benellis tend to be lighter than other semis and can also be finicky with light loads. I would try and shoot them to see if you really like them. There are a lot of good semis out there built specifically for clay games.

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I have a 2017 Benelli Ethos 12ga 28" that has shot 200 3/4oz (yes, not 7/8) @ 1200fps loads with no one single malfunction. I highly recommend this shotgun. Benelli's are very reliable.
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As a former skeet tournament shooter I would think you would be better served with an over under for skeet shooting. There are a variety of reasons.

If you do insist on an automatic with light target loads you may end up with feeding problems. In skeet tournaments shooting scores are typically so close to each other that it only takes one malfunction to cost a win, or move you further down the score sheet.

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Old 11-27-2019, 02:04 PM   #6
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I have a legacy and an ethos and love them both,I have used them both for sporting clays and trap, right now I am using the ethos for sport clays and have had no trouble all with it, It is a very fast gun to get on targets some complain about the recoil, It has not bothered me at all. hope this helps. Steve!
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I can't help you with your question, but welcome to the forum!
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:25 AM   #8
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Now that I have a little time with my new M2, I would like to add to my message for the OP:

I had some 7/8 oz. skeet loads in my shooting box when I went out to shoot the M2. I also had an ample supply of 1 1/8 oz field loads. The field loads cycled flawlessly, but the target loads failed to completely chamber twice.

Shooting clay targets doesn’t require heavy loads. Shooting the number of rounds required for successful clay target shooting costs a lot of money? Shooting lighter loads, especially if reloading, offers a substantial savings in the course of a month or year. Lighter loads make a double more recoil friendly too.

For clay targets, you would be much better served with a double. Save the automatic for the field.

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