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Benelli SBE or Beretta A400? Hunting turkey and occasionally snow goose. Thanks

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I don't think you could go wrong with either one. Have you handled both , pick them up and see which fits you better . I've shot both and would go with the A400 myself

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Best auto I've ever owned/shot is a Remington versamax. 2 3/4-3.5" with 0 issues. Add that in to your search.

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I think either of the B guns you mentioned would be great. For me, I like the Beretta better as they fit me better, and the fact that they are a gas gun is a plus in my book.


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If reliability is a reason, there are 1000’s of A400’s that have gone 50,000 plus rounds and are still at it.


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If that is the only choices, Beretta

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I have and like both, but would go with an XLR5. Second would be SBE. The XLR5 Chesapeake is a great do-everything gun.

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The gun store, the other day, had a great deal on a new Winchester auto. Don't remember the model off hand, SX4 maybe. I've not looked into those. I know 2 guys that have them and use them like hunting guns way more than I ever would and report 0 issues.

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Both are high quality guns. Choose the one you like. I’d buy the A300 for half the money. No turkey or goose would know the difference.

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i've handled and fired both, hundreds of times. both a great guns. the beretta fits me better and seems to kick less, possibly because of the fit. if you cant shoot both before buying, at least handle both together and go by which feels better. good luck jim


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Own both. And a Winchester SX3. All are great.

Don't think there's an answer to your question.

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If A400 is gas, that may soften those turkey loads.

Otherwise I am an inertia guy after my good experience with Franchi Affinity's.

Inertias will be lighter to carry in the turkey woods, but punish you in the goose blind.


So I suggest a heavy gas gun for goose and light gun for turkey.

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I am an interia shotgun guy so id go with the SBE (or an M2 even better) but i am not going to say anything negative about a Beretta A400, they are by all accounts a very good shotgun....Good luck..Hb

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The average American male is now 5' 9" tall with a sleeve length of 34-inches. Accordingly the arm's manufacturers must take this into consideration as they produce firearms. For instance in the 70's the 'standard length of pull' avaeraged about 13.25" - today that's pretty much 13.75". So having said that, taking your body size/dimensions into account, the more variation you are from average, the more critcal fit will be with of each shotgun you consider. I don't care how great it's reliability is, if you can't hit well with it, what good is it for you? So I definitely would not buy something that I could find a way to shoot or shoot one like it before hand. If this is going to for waterfowl hunting in cold climates, then I would also wear your regular duck hunting coat when it I test-shot. YMMV.


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Never owned a Beretta, but I can tell you that my SBE3 and Franchi Affinity 3 are both nasty on turkey.


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Beretta has shims to adjust fit… I would think Benelli has the same.


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Battue, that should be the ticket - as for Berettas, I've shot AL-2s and a 390 and loved them both & both totally reliable.


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Originally Posted by WMR
Both are high quality guns. Choose the one you like. I’d buy the A300 for half the money. No turkey or goose would know the difference.
I saw an A300 Camo 20ga yesterday for $750 brand new. I didn't buy it because my wife was with me. She doesn't love the guns like I do. I don't have anything to add to this thread, I remember this post and wanted to lament not buying it.


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I have only had the Beretta gas gun. A 391 sporting I bought in 2000 to shoot sporting clays with, softer recoil.
Since then I have used it for everything from doves to turkey. Always works, doesn’t jam with any loads including 1oz target reloads. Shoot turkey loads every spring works great and recoil is a lot softer than my O/U.
I really like it, so my vote would be the Beretta.

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