View Full Version : Battle of the 3.5 inch semi-auto hunting shotguns: SBE2 vs Xtrema2

12-14-2006, 7:38 PM
Alright I'm finally ready to splurge big time on a really kick butt semi-auto 3.5 inch hunting shotgun. There's only really two out there I'm interested in: the Benelli Super Black Eagle 2 and the Beretta Xtrema2. Which one do you guys think is better and why?

12-14-2006, 9:24 PM
The Browning of course............ I know, I know one or the other. I like the Benelli because of the ease of cleaning with a recoil based system. Less chance of fouling and reported lower felt recoil. So get the Extrema:D

12-14-2006, 10:12 PM
The Browning of course............

Actually a lot of folks have been telling me to go with the Browning Gold. I sometimes use a Browning BAR to hunt and love that rifle. I can only imagine that Browning also builds an outstanding semi-auto shotgun. Browning pump-action shotguns are so smooth they almost shoot as fast as semi-autos.

12-14-2006, 10:59 PM
i cant say anything good or bad about the benelli as i never shot 1 but i own the xtrema2 with k/o and its a sweet shooting gun. i followed the advise and shot 3 1/2 shells to break it in so it will cycle lower shells and shot almost 300 rounds and shoulder never got sore. hit the same amount of clays as i did with my condor but i cant blame the gun. took my first lesson because i was developing bad habits and used my gun for the first time on lesson day.

12-16-2006, 4:50 PM
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12-16-2006, 4:52 PM
General consensus is that the Xtrema2 is superior to the SBE2.

12-16-2006, 5:38 PM
I have shot the Xtrema2, and I would take that over any semi. Felt recoil is less, and it cycles real smooth. Plus I like the recoil based system. I would buy If I had the money.

Tho, I am a pump kinda guy, so I havent shot many semi's.

Sprng 03'-A3
12-17-2006, 7:20 PM
I would go for Beretta my self. Have had great luck with gas operated
Browing for almost 20 years. (It is a B-80 which is a Beretta design.)