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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:59 pm 
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Hello folks,

Any first hand owning/shooting experience of either of these amongst the forum? I have a perfectly nice O/U 12G already using 7.5 28g White Golds but was looking for a non-awful low recoil semi-auto fun gun I can take to clays for friends/family/me too when I’m bored. I was looking at Benelli M2 but kind of got put off on inertia recoil being reported thumpier than gas and the ‘Benelli thumb’ thing with loading vs a Beretta A400.

I’m not asking for a comparison between the two just ownership/shooting feedback on either. Even stuff like ease of loading/unloading.

It’s hard shopping when you can’t try before you buy. Expensive way to learn!

Cheers all.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:45 pm 
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You're right, the Benelli is "thumpier".

The Beretta is the way forward. Resale is also much better if you don't like it. The SX4 is assembled in Portugal from Turkish parts, I believe. Not that that is necessarily bad, but...

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I have a Winchester sx3 flanigan. It is excellent l bought it many years ago and never had any problems. Some 24 grams loads it will not cycle. When I picked it up in the shop ,it just felt right,I had to have it!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:39 pm 
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Thanks both.

The SX3 seems to have a better reputation than the SX4. The former being made in FN factory in Belgium vs the SX4 in Portugal as said. On paper I can’t figure out if the Beretta is £1000 better than the SX4 hence the hunger for real world experience. I think we know we’re I’ll end up - a bigger cabinet!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:55 pm 
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Oops - My typing rate overtook by brain rate. The A400 lite isn’t £1000 more than the SX4 but the more desirable A400 is. Secondly ‘where’ should replace ‘we’re’. Terrible English 20 press-ups!


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