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Ok guys just asking for some advice. I went to the gun shop the other day. Besides deer hunting I'm also a turkey hunting fanatic. I picked up the new Benelli Vinci, wow, what a light weight  shotgun!!!! Not the prettiest shotgun out there but its very light weight. Claims it kicks 70% less than the competition. The gun has a 28 inch barrel with a black synthetic stock. It was on sale for 1199.
 
The Vinci feels like I can carry it all day & spot & stalk with ease. Is it worth the $? Someone was telling me that Beretta shotguns & Benellis are nearly identical & they are worth the money. This is my first "inertia" driven semi auto. All my others are gas operated. So are Benellis all they are made out to be?
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Yep.  If my life depended on a semi-auto shotgun, I'd have a Benelli.  But it doesn't, so I have a Browning Gold and love it!  FWIW, I can get 2 Golds for what Benelli is getting for theirs.
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I spent almost that much on my SBE almost fifteen years ago. It has been dunked, dropped and filled with powder from a wet round. It has never failed.
The time I had the wet round, a wad got stuck in the barrel. I grabbed an anchor line from one of my decoys and went to shore. Tore the gun down, pushed a sapling through the barrel to get the wad out and tied a cedar bow on the string and pulled it through. I was back out knocking down bluebills in no time.
The inertia system can run very dirty. It is also easier to tear down than Remington gas guns, for example.
Many years, turkeys, geese and ducks later, I would not be without my Benelli. I would consider the Vinci in a minute (or less).
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I had a Browning Gold but sold it for a SBE-II... the Browning was no slouch, just a little heavier/bulkier. I'd consider the Vinci if I didn't own a Benelli already. It's been just the SBE-II and an old BPS Stalker for years now.
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I don't own a Benelli, but recently, I listened rather intently to the painstaking process some of my co-workers went through before laying down a hefty sum of hard earned cash for their new shotguns. They were checking out the Brownings - Gold, Silver, and Maxxus, Remingtons, Benelli's, Franchi, Winchester, and Beretta. The guns are primarily for duck hunting, but also will see action on the dove fields, some deer, and turkey.
Through all their research and testing, they all selected the Benelli Super Black Eagle II. Some liked the Vinci, but it is limited to a 3" chamber vs the SBEII's 3 1/2 " chamber. The SBEII is only a couple hundred more than the Vinci.
I am one to march to my own drummer, but if I were to go and purchase a new shotgun tomorrow, and knowing what I now know from someone else's labor, I would go with the Benelli Super Black Eagle II.
Just my .02
 
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Originally posted by HuntMaster HuntMaster wrote:

I don't own a Benelli, but recently, I listened rather intently to the painstaking process some of my co-workers went through before laying down a hefty sum of hard earned cash for their new shotguns. They were checking out the Brownings - Gold, Silver, and Maxxus, Remingtons, Benelli's, Franchi, Winchester, and Beretta. The guns are primarily for duck hunting, but also will see action on the dove fields, some deer, and turkey.
Through all their research and testing, they all selected the Benelli Super Black Eagle II. Some liked the Vinci, but it is limited to a 3" chamber vs the SBEII's 3 1/2 " chamber. The SBEII is only a couple hundred more than the Vinci.
I am one to march to my own drummer, but if I were to go and purchase a new shotgun tomorrow, and knowing what I now know from someone else's labor, I would go with the Benelli Super Black Eagle II.
Just my .02
 
 
 
Thanks for the replies guys. I'm going to go with the Vinci. I don't duck hunt & I don't plan on taking 60 yard shots at turkeys. Thats why I don't see the need for 3.5 inch shells. Benelli has in fact come out with the "Super" Vinci which can handle 3.5 inch shells. I guess they will phase the Super Black Eagle out.
 
Thanks for the input.
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The Vinci is a great weapon. I have held and played with a few. When you do your normal cleaning make sure you check the recoil system in the butt stock. I have seen a few come aloose. Its not a big deal and wont hurt anything but it will keep the gun from ejecting properly. Other than that minor hickup they rock. I wouldn't mind owning one 1day.
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I also use a SBEII for duck hunting, never had an issue and don't expect any, money well spent.
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I have a good friend with a Vinci, I've shot his, I like the SBE and M4 better.  he said, if he had it all to do over again, he;d buy an SBE2.

Good gun, but not for everyone.
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