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Old 05-31-2009, 01:21 PM
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3-1/2 shot gun shells worth it?

I've been thinking about getting an auto loader for duck hunting. My father in-law goose hunst quite a bit as well so I might be shooting at some geese too. I've been looking at the Benelli's and I think I like the new Vinci over the Super Black Eagle but the Vinci only has a 3" chamber. From looking at the ammo specs for 3-1/2 shells, there is only 50 fps difference in the shot but the shot is 1/4 oz heavier. I don't know how many pellets are in a 1/4 oz but is it that many more?

My question is, would a 3" chambered shotgun really hurt the performance with the bigger birds or longer shots?
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:57 PM
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3'' IS FINE FOR DUCKS, BUT YOU REALLY NEED THE 3 1/2 FOR GEESE. IT IS WORTH THE EXTRA MONEY. YOU GET MORE KNOCK DOWN POWER AT A FURTHER DISTANCE WITH THE 3 1/2. LOOK INTO THE NEW BERETTA EXTREMMA II, IT IS SUPPOS TO BE THE CHIT!
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I don't know how much you'll be goose hunting........I will say this, the new Vinci......WOW.

What a shotgun and what about the new technology, llos like it's going to be hard to beat, IMHO. With that being said, unless I was goose hunting everyday of the season I would get the Vinci.

I am considering it myself, I'm not sold completely on the looks but if it functions the way it's supposed to, WOW.
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It all depends on the type of hunting you do. If you do mainly pass shooting the 3 1/2 is probably wise. If you wait until the landing gear is down and you place your shots well you can get by with the 3".
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i worked at a gun shop for 6 six years, if all you are doing with that gun is Duck/Goose hunting, go ahead and get a 3.5" chamber. with that in mind, go with the SBE2, it has been around for several years and Benelli has worked the bugs out of that gun.

as a general rule of thumb, always stay away from any new model for at least a couple of years (i.e. Ford 6.0 diesel)
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I don't know how much you'll be goose hunting........I will say this, the new Vinci......WOW.

What a shotgun and what about the new technology, llos like it's going to be hard to beat, IMHO. With that being said, unless I was goose hunting everyday of the season I would get the Vinci.

I am considering it myself, I'm not sold completely on the looks but if it functions the way it's supposed to, WOW.
The Vinci was on the cover of one of the NRA's magazines this month. They field tested it in Argentina at a dove hunt. 7500 rounds in three days with no failures. I can get over the looks if the fit and feel are good, I like the safety infront of the trigger (just like my 1300).
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I would go with the SBE, just my opinion
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as a general rule of thumb, always stay away from any new model for at least a couple of years (i.e. Ford 6.0 diesel)
Yeah, I experienced this when Walther first came out with the P22.

From the little bit of duck hunting I have done, it was mainly pass shooting. The water level was down at the lake and the blinds at the coast put us a little ways away from the water line.

If I keep looking at them on the net, I'll buy one eventually. Just don't know which one I'll end up with.
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10 ga autoloader
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10 ga autoloader
umm......... no

I could buy a ton of shells or another pistol for what that and a case of shells would run. I bet you can knock anything down with that and not even have to be that good of a shot
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