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    Which one? Benelli Super Black Eagle 2 or Benelli Super Vinci?

    So after owning the original Super Black Eagle since the Christmas of '97, I'm starting to feel the need to purchase a new shotgun.

    My Super Black Eagle shoots fine, but it's starting to show signs of wear from all of the great adventures over the years and no telling how many cases of 3.5" shells.

    For the last three seasons, it's been to the shop once each year for a small minor part replacement/repair...once for the ejector mechanism/finger to be reattached, again for a roll pin that worked it's way out, and again to have it shipped to Benelli to have the metal ring re-soldered to the barrel (which they did free of charge).

    It still shoots fine, but now that parts are starting to come loose, I feel the need to get a new one.

    I've been more than happy with the Benelli performance and their customer service when I had to ship it off for that repair.

    I am sticking with Benelli...so the question is which one do I get? Stick with the Super Black Eagle line, or go for the Super Vinci?

    Anyone have the Super Vinci? All of my buddies have the SBE2, but no one I know has the Super Vinci.

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    I've heard nothing but good things about both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouth Ripper93 View Post
    I've heard nothing but good things about both.
    That's why it's so hard to decide!

    I like that the Vinci doesn't utilize the metal ring for attachment, so I wouldn't ever have to worry about that breaking off again.

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    Remind me not to buy any used scatterguns from you. Ain't nothing left by the time you're done with it.

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    Either would be great! That being said, the Super Vinci is ugly!

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    I ask myself the same thing all the time. I'm just not sure about the safety
    forward of the trigger on the Vinci. I've shouldered them both and they go into my shoulder nice
    but have never shot either.
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    Bought a new SBE II a few months back......put 1000 rounds through it on the sporting clay range preparing to duck hunt and to break in the shotgun......it's been flawless even with light target loads.....love it......Don't have a lot of experience with the vinci other than not liking the looks............my next will probably be a benelli cordoba in 20 gauge.....

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    Keep what you have.
    Wouldn't trade my SBE I for any new Benelli and I like to buy new stuff.
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    Vinci...ugliest gun ever built (well competes hard with a Beretta UGB25 haha) and for some strange reason I want a 3" version. I hate the safety in the back of the trigger guard so it's a natural choice for me. Seems either will serve their purpose I almost think it comes down to which look you like and where do you want your safety.

    Enjoy the shopping.

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    i have a reg vinci and love it.... only about 300 rds thru it but i love it... bought it and about a month later the super came out.... i dont feel im missing anything..... i also dont think its ugly.... the break down makes it super easy to clean

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    I shoot a SBEII and I'm more than happy with it. No troubles or repairs. My Dad was in your shoes a couple years ago. He bought one of the original Super Black Eagles when they first came to America and after decades of use he retired it to the safe and bought a Super Vinci. He LOVES the Super Vinci! My vote for the most innovative shotgun ever made. If I were buying a new Benelli today it would be a Super Vinci. I don't think they're ugly at all, but to be honest I could care less what my duck gun looks like. It's all about performance, reliability, and ease of maintenance/cleaning. You definitely need to hold (and shoot if possible) both guns because they do feel different. The safety location is a non-issue. After a couple hunts it becomes second nature.

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    I thought my son was going to get a Super Vinci. He bought a Beretta instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roddy View Post
    I thought my son was going to get a Super Vinci. He bought a Beretta instead.
    Do you still claim him....

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    I shouldered both today at Dick's. The Super Vinci was noticeably lighter as soon as he handed it to me. I thought the Vinci was the ugliest gun when it first came out. The more I looked at it, the more I was liking it, especially with the Max-4 camo. If I had to choose right now, I don't know if I could do it. Good luck with your decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T Dub View Post
    Do you still claim him....
    After shooting the Beretta, yes I sorta do. His brother is getting one for Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PATRO View Post
    Keep what you have.
    Wouldn't trade my SBE I for any new Benelli and I like to buy new stuff.
    Well, considering I spent an hour last night fixing it, I'm about ready to throw in the towel. This is it's 17th season and am starting to get tired of having to fix little odd and end things at least once a season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roddy View Post
    After shooting the Beretta, yes I sorta do. His brother is getting one for Christmas.
    Beretta is nice! It's a gas gun and shoots softer, but it still isn't a Benelli

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    Quote Originally Posted by artcarney_agr View Post
    Beretta is nice! It's a gas gun and shoots softer, but it still isn't a Benelli
    From what I've experienced it's a better gun than my Browning Gold and I'm all about soft recoil, otherwise I'd just shoot my 870SP.
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    Of the 2 your listed, I'd go with the SBE 2. Don't over look the Beretta though. They are bad ass guns and if you go to the trap range, beretta dominates as far as numbers of manufactures. That said, I have Benellis, Berettas and a Winchester SX3. They are all great guns. Never cared for the vinci. Shot one on a few hunts and shot it fine, but didn't like the way the fore grip felt. I gotta stir the pot a little....why 3.5" shells all the time? If you can't kill em with a 3" shell, they are too far away!





    These were all shot with cheap ole' 3" BB's. All inside of 30 yards!

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    Scott shoots cheap 3" shells, he just likes the fact he could shoot 3.5s.
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