SBE II vs SBE II American

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  1. tshuntin

    tshuntin Elite Refuge Member

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    Folks, what's the difference in the regular SBEII and the American SBEII? Both 3.5". All black versions? Cabelas has the American on sale for $899 right now vs way more for the regular. Is it cheaper parts, heavier, less features, what?
     
  2. SBE II

    SBE II Senior Refuge Member

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  3. shaner

    shaner Senior Refuge Member

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    I wished the 3.5" had NEVER been invented. Biggest mistake in history for goose hunters. 90% of 3.5" owners will brag about their 75 yard kill shots.
    Goose education at it's finest.
    If you can't kill it with a 3", don't pull the trigger.

    As far as your gun question, buy a Benelli M-1 in black and never look back!
     
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    brettb Senior Refuge Member

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    I don't think you can get a M-1 anymore, I think Benelli upgraded to the M-2. An incredible gun in the 20 ga.

    I agree about the 3.5". I've shot maybe a box in 15 years of duck/goose shooting. Just wasting money.

    Great deal on a SBE II, change the recoil pad and you basically have the original SBE II.


    Brett
     
  5. tshuntin

    tshuntin Elite Refuge Member

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    Not in the market. Just curious what makes one $900 and one $1500.

    Thanks guys.
     
  6. shaner

    shaner Senior Refuge Member

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    brettb,

    I use my M-1 20 gauge on ducks and upland game, it is a pure joy to carry and shoot in the field. Wouldn't trade it for anything.
     
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    Extex Elite Refuge Member

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    I shoot an M-2 in 20 ga and wont go back :yes Gun is super light & runs like a dream once I broke it in. It does not like dirty ammo - winchester expert. Thats the only drawback I found when it was new. 20 ammo is cheaper and drylock #2's wacks anything I have shot straight at dead. Ducks, geese, Sandhills & I wouldn't hesitate to wack a turkey out to 40-50 yds with it. #4 hevi shot is bad but expensive mojo:tu The 12 still comes out every now and then but its getting to be less often. With the ammo we have now you dont need a 3 1/2 - just saying....
     

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