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Benelli Super Eagle 3 VS M1 Super 90

Has anyone had any experience with both of these guns. Which one should I chose? Thanks
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-31-2017, 12:27 PM
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Has anyone had any experience with both of these guns. Which one should I chose? Thanks
What are you using it for? The M1 is no longer made to my knowledge so I assume you're talking about a used gun.
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I am. I have seen them on the web and was just wondering.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-01-2017, 12:37 PM
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Well the super black eagle 3 is brand new and pretty expensive in my opinion but those guns have been proven to be very good. I'm not really familiar with a M1 but I have shot a M2. They're both nice guns. The main difference is that the super black eagle 3 shoots up to 3 1/2" shells where the M1 I believe would only shoot 3". It really depends on what you're using it for waterfowl hunting, turkey hunting, small game hunting, deer hunting, trap, skeet, sporting clays, home defense, competition?
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I've had an M1 since they came out. It has been a reliable and versatile gun. My father has a BE II and other than shooting 3.5 inch shells, both guns equal each other. I absolutely hate shooting the 3.5. It kicks like a stinking mule, especially HV turkey loads. With todays technology in choke tubes and 12 gauge loads, I truly believe you can optimize any 3" gun to shoot as well as a 3.5.......... with one exception. Steel shot and how it patterns, and the energy has when it hits at longer distances such as for longer range waterfowl. I believe the 3.5 has a slight advantage there.
So, all in all, if I were going to buy it and I did a great deal of waterfowl hunting, I'd lean to the SBE. If not, I'd be buying the M1.
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I've had an M1 since they came out. It has been a reliable and versatile gun. My father has a BE II and other than shooting 3.5 inch shells, both guns equal each other. I absolutely hate shooting the 3.5. It kicks like a stinking mule, especially HV turkey loads. With todays technology in choke tubes and 12 gauge loads, I truly believe you can optimize any 3" gun to shoot as well as a 3.5.......... with one exception. Steel shot and how it patterns, and the energy has when it hits at longer distances such as for longer range waterfowl. I believe the 3.5 has a slight advantage there.
So, all in all, if I were going to buy it and I did a great deal of waterfowl hunting, I'd lean to the SBE. If not, I'd be buying the M1.
I agree, I used to have a 3.5" gun but now I only have a 3". The only time I wish I had a 3.5" is with big steel goose loads BB or BBB. Steel just sucks and I'll take any advantage I can get when it comes to that. I will say that the Benelli's seem to kick a bit more with that inertia system as opposed to a gas gun but the Benelli is also a lot easier to clean. I've killed turkey at 50 yards with 2 3/4" shells so I don't see how 3.5" would be needed for that.
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Thank you, Thank you all so very much. I appreciate your input!!!!
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The new SBE3 looks just like a camo Ethos.

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I have an LH SBE 11 ... Woo I love that shotgun for predators!!! Just saying!!!
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Seen a couple comments from people who have shot the SBE 3 who say it does kick somewhat less than the 2. Comfortech stock has been slightly redesigned, so I guess that's the difference because it is a lighter gun than the 2. My old remington SP-10, 10 gauge was more pleasant to shoot than any of the 3 or 4 3 1/2 12ga I've ever tried. Of course it weighed about 10+ pounds.
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