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View Poll Results: Which gun would you go with, if price wasn't a concern?
Beretta A400 4 12.90%
Beretta XtremaII 6 19.35%
Browing Maxus 8 25.81%
Benelli Super Vinci 1 3.23%
Benelli SBE II 12 38.71%
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:49 PM   #1
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Okay, so I have a Franchi I-12 (Inertia Driven), exact same system found in the SBEII/Vinci. The I-12 I own has had a few misloads when hunting and there is nothing more frustrating than a ruined triple So I am looking at a few different guns: Benelli Super Vinci, SBEII, Beretta A400 Unico, Beretta Xtrema II, and Browning Maxus. I've never owned a gas operated system gun. I'm not worried about maintence because I clean my gun either way...but I'm wondering if Gas Operated systems are more reliable than Inertia Driven systems (SBEII/Vinci/I-12). Just for fun, which gun would you vote for as well...

*Disclaimer* I am sure this has been done more than a few times as far as gun debates go but I like self reviews more than some well written article in a hunting magazine that is made to sell the product.

**Important notice...this gun needs to be used for waterfowl and upland.

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Old 10-01-2011, 01:09 PM   #2
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I have owned both and I also clean my gun regularly, I have 2 sx3's and 1 Maxus that I just got for this season, so far I Love the Maxus, it is super light, no jams so far and recoil is miminal, way less than sbe2, I also like the SX3 but the maxus fits really well, and it is also nice to have the option to switch the chambered load without the gun feeding from the magazine.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:27 PM   #3
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I don't understand why you would consider Benelli, you just said the system you are unhappy with is the exact same thing as Benelli.
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I have both now, but I got an I-12 because it is inertia driven. I have a Browning Gold that jammed several times on a duck hunt last November so I went looking for something that wasn't a gas gun. I found an I-12 that was discounted $50 and had a $100 rebate. I haven't shot or shouldered any of the guns on your list, but my vote would be which ever inertia driven gun fits you the best.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:52 PM   #5
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The power Drive gas system on the Maxus is unlike any other system and is suppose to be more reliable with various loads, which I have found to be true so far, The browning gold and the SX share the same gas system, I haven't personally had any trouble with my sx either, I however have never tried 1 ounce loads out of it but I have the Maxus just to see if it would cycle and it did very well I actually cycled a 3.5 inch into the gun by shooting the 1 ounce load. I don't think you will regret a gas system, especially if you aren't the guy that cleans his gun once every 3 years.
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:12 PM   #6
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I don't understand why you would consider Benelli, you just said the system you are unhappy with is the exact same thing as Benelli.
your screen name siggests you might be biest?
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I have a SBEI and love it. I've only had one jam out of several hundred rounds. I've shot everything from 1 oz light trap loads to 3 1/2" magnums.

Benelli Simply Perfect.
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No love for a SX3?
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Super X3, or the maxus
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I don't understand why you would consider Benelli, you just said the system you are unhappy with is the exact same thing as Benelli.

and i would suppose youd say the same if he was shooting a stoger? haha not the same thing... same inertia concept? yes, not the same thing

benelli simply perfect x2!! SBEII to be exact
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I chose the Maxus because the operating system is the same as the SX3 and I love that gun. Waaaaay better than I did any of my SBE II's or M2
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I chose the Maxus because the operating system is the same as the SX3 and I love that gun. Waaaaay better than I did any of my SBE II's or M2
Not exactly the same as the sx3, the power drive gas system is a new system, The browning gold and the SX3 are the same system, however I can't tell much difference from my maxus and sx3, neither one have ever jammed.

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