Remington 11-87 SPS Camo vs. Benelli M2

Discussion in 'Shotguns, Shotgunning, Ballistics & "Shooter's Tal' started by RemingtonBoy, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. RemingtonBoy

    RemingtonBoy New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG><EM>I am looking to buy one of these two guns in the future. The 11-87 SPS Camo is the 3'' version i am talking about <U>not Super Mag.</U> Here are some prices...</EM></STRONG></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG><EM></EM></STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG><EM>Remington 11-87 SPS Camo 26'' bbl. for $699.99 and $649.99 at another place...</EM></STRONG></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG><EM></EM></STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG><EM>Benelli M2 Field Synthetic Black 26'' bbl. for $999.99</EM></STRONG></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG><EM></EM></STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG><EM>Benelli M2 Field Timber HD 26'' bbl. for $1099.99</EM></STRONG></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG><EM></EM></STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG><EM>I am leaning towards the Benelli M2 in Syn. Black or Camo. I will be using the gun for... Deer,Turkey,Pheasants,Coyote,Fox,Squirrel,Rabbit, Some Ducks and Geese, Crow,Black Birds, and Some Clay Pidgeon shooting every once in a while. Does anyone have any thoughts, comments or reviews on the Benelli M2... or The Remington 11-87 SPS Camo... If so It would be greatly appreciated... </EM></STRONG></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG><EM></EM></STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG><EM>Also does anyone own an M2? I am looking at buying it as stated earlier in Syn. Black, or Timber HD..</EM></STRONG></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG><EM></EM></STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG><EM>Thanks,</EM></STRONG></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG><EM>RemingtonBoy</EM></STRONG></P>
     
  2. copper

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    <P>I hunt with an 11-87, the only trouble Ive had with it was cycling light loads after I hunted with it all day in the rain the day before. So its my own fault but still made me mad. My shotgun is just like my truck I expect reliability no matter what the conditions. So with that said would I buy another one yes. Would I buy one over a M1? Don't know never shot one.</P>
     

  3. johnch

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I have been hunting with a 11-87&nbsp; from 1992 .</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I have had no problems other than a O ring or 2 </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Johnch</P>
     
  4. TURKTAKER

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    <P>shot a 11-87 for a coupla years,had problems,but killed lots of ducks with it.Why not get a sbe for around the same money? I quit shooting 3.5's last year(dont need them on decoying ducks) but might as well be able to slam a&nbsp; road flare in there if you ever need the 31/2.This is assuming the m2 is like the M1 and only takes 3".As a side note,my 11-87 suffered from some factory deffects,than&nbsp;I over oiled it,than I under oiled it.When it worked,it worked well.Threw a slug barrel on it,dropped in hi viz sites,and it is a very nice shooting deer gun now.I also noticed that my 26" sbe is only 1/2 " shorter than my 28" 11-87.figure that one out.Good luck in whatever you get.</P>
     
  5. eyecatcher

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    I know you posted you were only going to consider the 11-87 and the M2, but you should seriously think about the Stoeger 2000.&nbsp; I own one and used it last year through duck/goose... Never had a problem!&nbsp; Cleaning isnt as much of a problem/hassle with the inertia systems as with the gas.&nbsp; Its a cheaper alternative and I wouldnt trade mine for any other 3" hunting semi-auto on the market.&nbsp; If you have any questions about it, let me know..&nbsp; Just a thought.<br>
     
  6. ignantmike

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    <P>i like remington's........shot them for about 8 year's......only had 2 hang-up's in that time and they where from cheap shell's......just didn't shoot&nbsp;it well....so i bought a beretta 390<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>......and i still have the 1100 just because......see if you can shoot someones m2 at clay's???????...then it will give you an idea if your going to like it.......&nbsp;</P>