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Benelli M2 Field or Browning A5

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 Posted 1/7/2013 12:53:14 PM
 

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I am in the market for a new waterfowl shotgun. I have a browning BPS right now and it sucks. I have had nothing but trouble from day one with this gun. The gun wants to keep ejecting live shells and it has never fit me properly as I had it given to me as a Christmas gift. I have picked up and shouldered both of these guns. Both of them feel great to me. The only down side is that I am left handed. I know the M2 comes in a left-handed version and I am pretty sure you can switch the safety on the A5 to accommodate lefties. My question is what is the good and bad about both of these guns? Which one would be the best choice?
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 Posted 1/7/2013 8:45:35 PM
 

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i've had my M2 for 6 years or so now.  there is nothing bad about it.

love it.   i'm also left handed.  have always shot right handed shotguns/rifles.   all have right handed safes.  grew up that way.  just as natural to me as they are to right handed shooters.

buy the m2, you won't be sorry.


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 Posted 1/7/2013 10:15:44 PM
 

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Not a lefty, but have you considered an O/U? Browning makes a camo Citori that's pretty sweet.

http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail-historic.asp?cid=013&tid=388&fid=008B&cattype=013388

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 Posted 1/8/2013 8:26:13 AM
 

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I had an M2 for about three years and loved it, I traded it in on a SBEII about 3 months ago. I loved the M2 just got the itch for something new and in camo my M2 was black syn and I went with the max4 on the SBEII. I also traded the M2 cause it was a short barrel at 24" I wanted a gun in camo, 26" barrel and ability to shoot 3-1/2" shells hense the new gun. I would recommend going for the left handed M2 you won't regret it. Good luck! An over under as suggested would also be a great choice but price tag on the Citori is quite a bit more than the M2. I could not find it on their site but Browning used to make a cynergy in camo as well that I believe was a bit cheaper than the Citori.
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 Posted 1/8/2013 3:54:00 PM
 

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I have that Citori nice gun shot it more this year in Sask.  they still make the Cynergy which alas is a nicer gun.  Go A-5 dude  Joe
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 Posted 1/9/2013 12:38:01 PM
 

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Browning still makes the cynergy but not in the camo like they have in past years they discontinued it.
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chadandy12 (1/9/2013)
Browning still makes the cynergy but not in the camo like they have in past years they discontinued it.


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 Posted 1/18/2013 9:26:01 AM
 

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Wish I would have seen that before I picked up the SBEII dang it. Yjey must have some left they are selling I checked their site and it said not available, discontinued. I am sure retailers still have some. That price is nice too, for what the msrp is.

Edited: 1/18/2013 9:27:27 AM by chadandy12
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 Posted 1/18/2013 4:36:29 PM
 

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I do everything with my M2:

Sporting Clays
Trap
Doves
Pheasant
Grouse
Ducks
Geese

The ONLY issue I've had is in the bitter cold outings on the duck blind (talking 0-5 degrees), the bolt will freeze and won't cycle sometimes... but I have a feeling that would be the case with any autoloader.
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deadshot7 (1/18/2013)
I do everything with my M2:

Sporting Clays
Trap
Doves
Pheasant
Grouse
Ducks
Geese

The ONLY issue I've had is in the bitter cold outings on the duck blind (talking 0-5 degrees), the bolt will freeze and won't cycle sometimes... but I have a feeling that would be the case with any autoloader.


Chances are you're either using cheap gun oil or not using enough. If it's the latter, try Hoppes 9 Elite-good stuff!

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