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#7153032 - 04/26/18 05:36 PM Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run?
Tjbev13 Offline
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Registered: 02/18/18
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I was just about to pull the trigger on a SBE3 28" barrel but man I have been reading nothing but terrible reviews on this gun. Can anyone chime in with their own experience?

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#7153089 - 04/26/18 06:38 PM Re: Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run? [Re: Tjbev13]
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Man I have had a SBE2 for the last 4 years. Only issue I have is the thing hates Kent shells but if I load any other shell in the thing from dove loads to 3.5's for Sandhills, it performs admirably. Buy it. Just don't clean it much !

My 2 cents.

4W


Edited by 4Weight (04/26/18 06:39 PM)
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#7153153 - 04/26/18 07:59 PM Re: Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run? [Re: Tjbev13]
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Agree with 4Weight. My SBE2 hates Kent shells too! Lol
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#7153156 - 04/26/18 08:04 PM Re: Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run? [Re: Tjbev13]
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I shoot the III love it, shoots great not high.

I read all the BS on them too, thats what it is BS. you can either shoot or you cant,
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#7153158 - 04/26/18 08:07 PM Re: Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run? [Re: Tjbev13]
TLew Online   content
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Registered: 01/18/13
Posts: 50
I have a SBE2 and 3. Admittedly, Iím still trying to get used to the 3. It is by no means a bad gun, but it does shoot a little differently than the 2 for me. I started getting my muscle memory down at the end of dove season but need to go back and pick it up again for clays.

The gun is a great invcremental version. I love that I donít rip my thumb open loading shells anymore. The fore grip is nice in the curvature, and it just feels better shouldering than my 2. All in practicing more with it though.


Edited by TLew (04/26/18 08:08 PM)

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#7153239 - 04/26/18 10:09 PM Re: Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run? [Re: Tjbev13]
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Registered: 09/01/10
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Have a 2 and 3. Prefer the 2. Both shoot Kentís just fine.

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#7153243 - 04/26/18 10:23 PM Re: Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run? [Re: Tjbev13]
BDB Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 803
Loc: Mesquite
Its well documented here on my bad luck I had on my SBE2. I'm sure it was a Lemmon...they all produce one now and then. I went back to my dealer (B&S guns) and they could not believe my gun was that bad. I told them no big deal but I'm buying another gun. They said get another SBE2 or beretta 400. They said look around our store...do you see any SBE3's? Nope I said. Its cause the problems they were seeing and the feed back on them.

Take that for what its worth.

P.S. I got the beretta and as happy as pigs in slop. There is NO SHELL that that gun will not cycle.

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#7153248 - 04/26/18 10:35 PM Re: Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run? [Re: Tjbev13]
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Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 239
HAD a 3. Gun shot WAY high. Sent it to Benelli & they said it was in spec. Got it back no difference. Sold the gun & will never buy another benelli. Seems some are good, some not. Take your chances if you want one.

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#7153265 - 04/26/18 11:06 PM Re: Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run? [Re: Tjbev13]
DuckSausage Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 236
Loc: DFW
Love mine. Performed flawlessly at St Paul Island, AK in the hardest conditions Iíve encountered in 30 years of chasing ducks.

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#7153280 - 04/27/18 04:28 AM Re: Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run? [Re: Tjbev13]
Pigsicles Offline
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Registered: 09/18/07
Posts: 93
Loc: DFW
Love mine.
Had an original SBE and it shot low left and I never could get used to that. Sold it
SBE3 has done great, patterns right on with everything from Dove loads thru Turkey loads and have never had a failure to feed or eject. Kents work fine in mine.
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#7153326 - 04/27/18 07:29 AM Re: Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run? [Re: cannon88]
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Originally Posted By: cannon88
Agree with 4Weight. My SBE2 hates Kent shells too! Lol

Mine loves Kent or any shell. Never an issue. Had 10 years, cleaned it in the lake many times.

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#7153445 - 04/27/18 10:16 AM Re: Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run? [Re: Tjbev13]
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
with all the shims which come with theses guns, you can make it fit.

if this gun doesn't shoot for you its NOT the gun, you need to take up tennis. Its easy for a sorry shooter to blame the gun. "experts" trash them Shotgunworld.com because they prefer another brand.

I hate Berretta, don't know why but would never buy one

I have my eye on the new Etho's Sporting coming out.

I have my SBE III for everything from doves to Sporting Clays leagues, no problems, except with MY shooting.
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#7153523 - 04/27/18 12:03 PM Re: Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run? [Re: Tjbev13]
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Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 3482
Loc: New Braunfels TX USA
Don't know where you are looking to buy your SBE 3 but gunbroker.com has some for about what you would pay in a store but no tax no credit card fees and free shipping.
I love my M2. Just shoot at ducks, don't need 3 1/2"
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#7153645 - 04/27/18 02:26 PM Re: Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run? [Re: Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Guy
Originally Posted By: cannon88
Agree with 4Weight. My SBE2 hates Kent shells too! Lol

Mine loves Kent or any shell. Never an issue. Had 10 years, cleaned it in the lake many times.


Don't know why mine dislikes the Kents. Havent had issue with any other shells, from junk to expensive. I liked the Kents too, but oh well. And nothing wrong with lake cleaning, sometimes thats all it will see to end of season! clap
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#7153665 - 04/27/18 03:09 PM Re: Benelli SBE3 purchase... Should I run? [Re: Buzzsaw]
BDB Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 803
Loc: Mesquite
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
with all the shims which come with theses guns, you can make it fit.

if this gun doesn't shoot for you its NOT the gun, you need to take up tennis. Its easy for a sorry shooter to blame the gun. "experts" trash them Shotgunworld.com because they prefer another brand.

I hate Berretta, don't know why but would never buy one

I have my eye on the new Etho's Sporting coming out.

I have my SBE III for everything from doves to Sporting Clays leagues, no problems, except with MY shooting.



WRONG! What your trying to sell here is that Benelli, Beretta or Browning NEVER spit out a Lemmon ?

I had too many guys, some who shoot there own SBE2 with no problems shoot mine and they all had problems with mine. And if a gun is THAT dam particular to get to shoot....I'll just go another route....which I did. I dam near got another SBE2 cause I like the way the gun fit and handled....arguably better than my A400 now. And the chances of 2 lemons in a row are slim to none. It just jammed SOOOOOOOOOOO many times.

I'm happy with my A400 cause it shoots EVERY shell I run thru it....all the different brands I tried to run thru my SBE2

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