SBE 3

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BAMF44, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. BAMF44

    BAMF44 Member

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    Two questions

    For anyone that has one or has shot one what did you think about it?

    Second, I’m looking at getting one so I’m curious if anyone has seen a good deal on one. Cabelas sale price was no sale
     
  2. intensity1

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    Honest opinion- I've shot one and it is a lot heavier than my A5. I also don't see any difference between the Sbe2 and the 3. Shot both and feel the same.
     
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  3. sofakinglazy

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    Not sure which model or barrel length your A5 is but the SBE3 with a 28' barrel is 7.0 lbs. and the 26" weighs 6.9 lbs. The lightest weight i was able to find on the Browning A5 was 6 lbs 12oz's

    For what its worth i like my SBE for dependability and ease of cleaning and maintenance.

    Either way you wont go wrong.

    Good luck
     
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  4. BAMF44

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    Thanks! I have a SBE2 right now, trying to sell myself on the upgrade.
     
  5. JP

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    Cant imagine much has changed with the overall feel of the gun other than the forend is a little narrower.
    One big thing is they say they resolved the issue of the bolt not going into battery so on the SBE3 the Benelli click is a thing of the past.

    Let us know if you find a good deal. If your interested in selling the II PM me
     
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  6. BAMF44

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    Will do. We’ll see what happens
    Will do. We’ll see what happens closer to Christmas maybe they’ll be just an arm and not an arm and a leg to buy.
     
  7. I_Shock_Em

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    I purchased one back in September. Haven't shot it a lot yet but so far I really like it. Personally, I like the feel of the SB3 over the SB2. Seems to me it shoulders a little better. Best deal I found in NE Ohio area was B&T Shooting supplies in Middleburg Heights. $50 cheaper than anywhere else, plus (at the time, not sure about now) you got a free Stoeger .177cal air rifle ($200 value)
     
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  8. BAMF44

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    I’ll be curious to hear what you think after you shoot it. Saw a couple random pages about the new 3 shooting considerably high because of the new stock.
     
  9. silvermoose

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    My brother went and bought one and after patterning it, found it was foot high foot right at 20 yards. Benelli took it back and fixed problem within 2 weeks. He seems pleased with customer service and has it shooting how he wants it now.
     
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  10. Metaluno67

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    Sounds to me like you really need to mash down on the stock to get it to hit the mark. Poor stock design?
     
  11. BAMF44

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    That’s one assumption I’ve read. I wonder if it’s more around not having the right shim in.