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Waterfowl Gun #2321560 05/20/11 07:27 AM
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I am buying a new waterfowl gun and can't decide which one to go with, I am leaning toward the Beretta Xtrema2 but want to hear other opinions...whatcha think?


Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: TXbuck1592] #2321635 05/20/11 12:16 PM
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bennelli super black eagle II... great gun. very similar to the one you are considering


Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: patrick123] #2321680 05/20/11 12:46 PM
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beretta,benelli and browning.....of those three MFG's its personal choice on features



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Go to the gunshop, hold them, swing them, see what feels better. Shoot them if you can, I never did. But I settled on the SBE II, namely because Iím rough on guns and do not enjoy cleaning them. So I was looking for a gun that can take the abuse, requires least amount of cleaning, simplest to break down and clean when you have to.


Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: Guy] #2321746 05/20/11 01:19 PM
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take bobo's post and guys post...blend them together on high and theres your answer



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Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: Guy] #2321761 05/20/11 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: Guy
Go to the gunshop, hold them, swing them, see what feels better. Shoot them if you can, I never did. But I settled on the SBE II, namely because Iím rough on guns and do not enjoy cleaning them. So I was looking for a gun that can take the abuse, requires least amount of cleaning, simplest to break down and clean when you have to.


X2 I had this same decision a few years back when the Berretta just came out, the SBEII has a skinny forarm that just seemed to fit my hand a little better then the Berretta, pick them both up, you'll just know which one you like better



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Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: BOBO the Clown] #2321821 05/20/11 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
beretta,benelli, winchester and browning.....of those three four MFG's its personal choice on features


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I don't own a SX3 anymore but it was a dang good gun...much like a Maxus without all the frills.



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Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: Judd] #2321886 05/20/11 02:25 PM
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Any of the major players, Beretta, Benelli, Winchester or Browning really depends on your budget, 12ga or 20ga, camo or black. The Beretta 390/3901 series can be had new for $500/$600, SX2 and Gold/Silver lines used for $600/$700 range, the others can be had used from $700 on up. If you have time, look around and find a dealer that has a range that will work with you on making sure the gun fits you, regardless of make/model there will be issues with each, most are minor and as the gun "breaks" in they will diminish or disappear altogether.



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Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: garrett] #2322086 05/20/11 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted By: gr_elliott
take bobo's post and guys post...blend them together on high and theres your answer


This is great advice


Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: Featherduster] #2322120 05/20/11 04:14 PM
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most people are going to tell you this one is better than that one. Everyone has their own opinion, as they are entitled to it, but do what others have suggested and go shoulder each of them and see what you feel most comfortable with. Good luck!!!

BTW The SBE II is an amazing gun. I love mine! banana


Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: garrett] #2322393 05/20/11 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: gr_elliott
take bobo's post and guys post...blend them together on high and theres your answer


From what I have seen and read that is the Versamax grin

The feel of it even feels like a blend of the Extrema and SBE.



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Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: Judd] #2322419 05/20/11 06:45 PM
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I own the SBEII, its been flawless even though I use it as a paddle, walking stick and baseball bat from time to time. I have shot both the extrema and the maxus a lot....if I was in the market I would give the maxus a serious look.



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Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: garrett] #2322596 05/20/11 08:08 PM
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sbe2 all the way you always get boom boom boom but thinking about the super vinci looks cool cant wait to try it out



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Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: Deadeyedaniel] #2322614 05/20/11 08:16 PM
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I'm in the Benelli camp, but just cuz they fit perfectly and swing great for me right out the box. Just like everyone is saying, you can't go wrong with the 3 B's... get what feels best.



Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: LarryCopper] #2322711 05/20/11 09:12 PM
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I love the Maxus. Light and feels great right out of the box. I like the looks of the extremea but it feels too much like a brick.




Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: LarryCopper] #2322713 05/20/11 09:14 PM
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I shoot an SBE1 and it has done pretty good for me...

I shoot it about 200 plus times a year! smile

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Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: HOU Razorback] #2323422 05/21/11 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted By: HOU Razorback
I love the Maxus. Light and feels great right out of the box. I like the looks of the extremea but it feels too much like a brick.


I agree with this post 100%. If you are not used to a Beretta, you will not like where the safety is either, it will take some getting used to. I have the Maxus and it is a great gun. The Benelli is great too but the Maxus felt much better to me. I think the Browning is the lightest out of the three also?

The Browning breaks down in a hurry too.


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Stick with the 3 B's of manufacturers.


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Think the xplor is a little lighter... I love my Maxus

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I love the Maxus. Light and feels great right out of the box. I like the looks of the extremea but it feels too much like a brick.


I agree with this post 100%. If you are not used to a Beretta, you will not like where the safety is either, it will take some getting used to. I have the Maxus and it is a great gun. The Benelli is great too but the Maxus felt much better to me. I think the Browning is the lightest out of the three also?

The Browning breaks down in a hurry too.




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Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: BOBO the Clown] #2324963 05/22/11 01:51 AM
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Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: beaversnipe] #2324991 05/22/11 02:03 AM
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When you head to the gun shop with your blendor, check out the Maxus.



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Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: WhiskeyandMe] #2325626 05/22/11 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: WhiskeyandMe
I shoot an SBE1 and it has done pretty good for me...

I also shoot the SBE I. It's a legendary waterfowl gun.

I don't mind the kick but I never miss so some guys pull the trigger more in a couple of long weekends than I do in an entire season. If you happen to be a poor shot or if your delicate body bruises easily, perhaps you should consider the SBE II or Beretta. My friends tell me that both are fine guns...


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Extrema II- most reliable- had a SBEII sold it.......Duck hunted 19x last year- not ONE jam



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Re: Waterfowl Gun [Re: Greekangler] #2325797 05/22/11 05:39 PM
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Benelli is a great gun. If you're not dead set on the 3.5" chamber get a Beretta synthetic 390. Best shotgun made. I have 5 of them in synthetic, wood, etc. 3" chamber but flawless in function. I don't buy into the need for 3.5" guns. My buddy shoots a 20 year old old Italian made O/U. His pile of ducks and geese are bigger than the Benelli and Extrema guys we hunt with. Good luck!


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