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Old 12-15-2009, 06:18 AM   #1
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Browning Maxus or Benelli Vinci. Any of you guys have one of these? Started out wanting the Vinci, but just heard the Maxus was even better.

It's going to be my x-mas present as soon as I can decide.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:01 AM   #2
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I had the Super black eagle 2 for the longest time, and when i saw the Vinci i knew that it was going to be my new toy. Personally i love that gun (the sbe2) , shoots smooth, the recoil is negligable even when shooting the big
3 1/2" shells the gun is super easy to maintain control of, i just looked at the maxus and im still not covinced of it over the Vinci but it dose look nice though... guess it comes down to personal preference though... another thing to think about is that the benelli has the inertia system in instead of being gas oppereated like the browning... less parts to clean less frequently in my opinion. i love my Vinci the only drawback is that it dont take 3 1/2'' s so if you goose hunt that may be a problem, but if you look on there website they send 12 vinci's to argentina and shot more than 88,000 rounds between them with no problems one had more than 20,000 put through it and it was still kickin so that tells you somethin right there

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Old 12-16-2009, 05:37 AM   #3
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Thanks Digdeep516. I know who has the Vinci here, bu not the Maxus. Going to look up that info now and shoulder them both. you know how the feel is and will help me decide too. Also going tom do a little more research. As for as geese go,they don't get this far South. Too bad, my brothers were pounding them up North.

And I better hurry before my wife changes her mind.
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Make sure you understood what your wife told you before you buy it

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Old 12-22-2009, 05:35 AM   #5
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Good one Poor guy! After 31 yrs I know get one means all clear,no problem.
Decided on the Vinci. Problem is locating the one I want. They are in big demand right now and will have to order one in cammo. Have seen some used for sale but don't want to inherit someone else's problem.
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i stick with the ol trusty model 12!
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:10 PM   #7
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congrads on makin a decision now good luck finding one... arround here mine took about 2 months to get a hold of, mustve tried every gun shop on long island and jersey, i ended up gettin mine from cabelas in pensyvania but it was deffinitley worth the wait... just went out yesterday with it and unfortunately was using it to brake ice... got through it ok though and we limited out by lunch time, was a good day.
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I give a vote for benelli... and with experience in the business of using them to breach and counter-assault
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Still using my old Stevens 12 ga. SBS. 47 yrs. in the field and still doing what it was made to do.

I also have some Fox's, not a major improvement.

You know how to shoot or you don't. Shotguns can be especially quirky as few shoot alike similar to the old smoothbore muskets. I just have to look up and I can see five, two of them SBS's and they all have different POI's.
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know nothing about the browning, or the vinci..have had 2 super golden eagles. EXCELLENT guns we hunt geese from augered pits. lots of dust/dirt...they NEVER jam, just keep on shooting. love it
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I vote for the Vinci. A buddy of mine has one and he waterfowl hunts hard with it and it stands up extremely well. The gun shoots fast.
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Wheww you guys are too rich for my blood. Remmington model 870, though I admit I do not hunt nearly as much as I used to.
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Wheww you guys are too rich for my blood. Remmington model 870, though I admit I do not hunt nearly as much as I used to.
Thats my goto shotgun for waterfowl. I use my H&R ultra slugger for the deer.
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if your gonna use a slug gun you gotta go with the ithica model 37 deer slayer, does anyone else have one? I just bought a new deerslayer III this year and i am impressed!!
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Thats my goto shotgun for waterfowl. I use my H&R ultra slugger for the deer.

I expect if hunted more like I used to I may go with something more high end, more of a fisherman now. A few years back we had some guys that liked to go shoot skeet, and were all into it. They had some really nice shotguns (cant remember the models off hand but were top of the line of course)


I went with them a few times and busted out the old 870 pump to which of course they laughed at first, but I was hanging right there with them, probably less of an attesitiment of my skills and more of them lacking to be honest...
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Same here I bow hunt 90% of the time so i dont have a problem dropping more on my bow then shotguns. I cant rifle hunt deer where i am at in Michigan.
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I'm looking at buying a shotgun in the US after using them a few times in the UK just for Skeet and Trap. Don't know the first place to start to looking for a gun as i always used my mates. Any recommendations guys?
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Yeah when I did go deer hunting I prefered using a rifle, seemed like everytime I would take my shotgun I would end up seeing a deer which was out of range. This was back when I lived in NC and mostly hunted on private property, but I have not been deer hunting at all since I moved out here.
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i want to get a shotgun. i have a pistol that i carry with me pretty much everywhere (i have a massachusetts class A license to carry). its a little smith and wesson 9mm, but i want something that is going to stop someone dead in their tracks if they break into my house. a 9 isn't going to do that.

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