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Old 05-08-2021, 4:51 PM
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Default Detailed Pics Benelli M2 Build

I've already got pics of the complete guns in the "Alias Remelli" discussion;

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s....php?t=1700324


I've had time to shoot some detailed pics of the work done on the guns.

The idea of the Salient short barrel Benelli started me down this road.


As stated, Bob Day @ R&D Barrel cut down the barrel to 18.75", did the radius of the vent rib, re-choked the barrel. A steel mag ext. and connecting ring were added approx. flush w/the end of the barrel.










This shows the oversize cross bolt safety (reversed 4 a "lefty"), the short Benelli stock, and MT 4 shell holder without adaptor/mount that was attached directly to the stock.








This is the Taran Tactical extended lifter.



On another discussion somebody mentioned don't expect to get your money back modding a gun like this, and I don't. I'm extremely happy w/the workmanship and the feel of these.





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Well that's lovely. Nice pics too.
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Thank you.
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Screw in chokes. Nice!
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Screw in chokes. Nice!
Always shocks me when there isnít screw in chokes on a hd shotgun. It completely handicaps the versatility. Some of us live in apartments and some on farms. The ability to change chokes really extends the effective range.
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That's attractive. I like the radiused rib and convex extension combo.
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Always shocks me when there isnít screw in chokes on a hd shotgun. It completely handicaps the versatility. Some of us live in apartments and some on farms. The ability to change chokes really extends the effective range.
How much do chokes really influence patterns on what would be tasked with HD ammo?

I'm very familiar with their effect on wingshooting with bird shot. Buckshot often doesn't conform to the same "rules".

I could see a rifled choke for saboted slugs, but why would I used saboted slugs in the first place?
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With a removable choke tube system you can use a home defense shotgun as a turkey hunting gun.

No reason to not have choke tubes.
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That's attractive. I like the radiused rib and convex extension combo.
Since the M2 is a inertia gun, I went for simple/less weight in a clamp w/a small mini rail on the other side for a laser/light, and eventually an Aimpoint S2 RD since you can lock that on a vent rib.

One thing about R&D barrel, is if you have him do it, along w/screw in chokes, is that's all he does, so I think his prices are pretty reasonable, and done fairly quickly which is why I had him re-choke the gun.


This gun is nowhere near as heavy as my Rem R12's or 870 tactical pumps (which started out, and will finish as police guns), so they'd be my first choice to lug out in the country if I had to, in addition to having at the ready at home 4 HD.

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How much do chokes really influence patterns on what would be tasked with HD ammo?

I'm very familiar with their effect on wingshooting with bird shot. Buckshot often doesn't conform to the same "rules".

I could see a rifled choke for saboted slugs, but why would I used saboted slugs in the first place?
I think chokes come in when you switch to stuff like #4 buck. Works for hd and will drop a yote at 50 yards with a good choke. Hd isn’t always about people stopping. It’s often about property and livestock protection. Also a nice bonus to turn your hd gun into a turkey or pig/bear gun as well.
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With a removable choke tube system you can use a home defense shotgun as a turkey hunting gun.

No reason to not have choke tubes.
Well, there's always cost to create something you don't intend to use. A lot of folks have dedicated turkey guns (or don't hunt turkey). There's no need to configure the dedicated HD gun into something else given those.

I'm a big fan of screw-in chokes. It revolutionized the shotgun (vs. prior attempts like Cutts and Poly-Choke). I've sent a few vintage bird guns out to Briley for installing chokes.
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I think chokes come in when you switch to stuff like #4 buck. Works for hd and will drop a yote at 50 yards with a good choke. Hd isn’t always about people stopping. It’s often about property and livestock protection. Also a nice bonus to turn your hd gun into a turkey or pig/bear gun as well.
Nobody's out there changing chokes for fleeting moments.

If the yote is as 50 yards, grab something else.

But back to my question, how effective are chokes with buckshot? I've heard it doesn't play with the same rules as birdshot (such as a tighter choke might widen patterns in reality). I don't really know. I haven't played with chokes and buck.

https://www.theboxotruth.com/the-box...-and-buckshot/

https://www.practical-shotgun.com/which-choke-buckshot

Of course when you shorten a barrel you end up with cylinder. With chokes you can test what works best for your application/ammo.
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Old 05-10-2021, 6:39 AM
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The only thing about the build that was frustrating was the length of time it took to find 2 Benelli M2 compact stocks in very good condition along w/selling the original stocks, which were a bit long for me.

The Benelli stocks sell for the WOW price of $400.00 new; the price of brand new shotgun, and the price of the compact stocks which made the guns more comfortable 4 me are worse....

https://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/mgwi/prod/83201


$884.00 and change + tax, wasn't/isn't/will never pass my hands for 2 stocks, but of course two decent compact stocks showed up used for WAY less money.

The original stocks paid for the barely used replacement compact stocks w/some money to spare, but it was a wait.


One thing for sure, there are real consequences for somebody tearing up a stock on a Benelli shotgun.

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