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 Post subject: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:17 am 
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I'm asking about these two guns because they both come in left hand versions. I know stock materials have different options between these two models, but I'm really wondering about the rib mainly. I already have an M2 lefty but am considering a montefeltro LH. For those that have shot a SBE 1, is that rib closer to an M2 or a monte? Just asking because a buddy has a SBE1 LH and I shoot that gun really well!




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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:56 am 
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Monte is flat rib. Not at all like the step m2 and sbe.


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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:15 am 
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birdhunter39 wrote:
Monte is flat rib. Not at all like the step m2 and sbe.


This is true. I have shot both and prefer the stepped rib on the M2, SBE and Supersport guns.


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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:56 am 
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The 1st SBE's had a flat rib. That is what the Motefeltro have.


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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:06 pm 
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See if this helps any. https://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewto ... ht=#940247
It's an older post before some of the current Benelli models were out but. still applies for the most part. Today the Monte is now available in B/S unlike when this was first written.


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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:46 am 
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DUKFVR wrote:
The 1st SBE's had a flat rib. That is what the Motefeltro have.


Finally someone who knows something! Thank you!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:38 pm 
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The Monte sporting, with 30” is a step rib.


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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:42 pm 
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Difference between monte and M2


The Montefeltro has a one-piece receiver and is cheaper to make as a result.

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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:52 pm 
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RandyWakeman wrote:
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Difference between monte and M2


The Montefeltro has a one-piece receiver and is cheaper to make as a result.


Isn’t the SBE/Supersport line the 2pc receivers?


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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:21 am 
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Regardless of brand, it is self-explanatory, just look at the gun and the difference is obvious.

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Above is a Retay Masai Mara. It has a two-piece receiver, the barrel and the top of the receiver are integral.

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The Weatherby Element has a one piece receiver, as do these Girsan MC312's:

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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:48 am 
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Point was the Benelli M2’s are one piece receivers, same as the Benelli Montefeltro’s. The Benelli SBE’s/Supersport’s are two piece.

We’re talking Benellis here.......


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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:28 am 
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I'll stand corrected for my confusing comment.

As far as I'm concerned, there isn't any great difference between the Montefeltro, Ultra Light, or the M2. For whatever reason, the Montefeltro has been positioned as the 'budget Benelli', the M2 with a higher price tag, and the UL's with higher price tags yet. Same action, same bolt, etc., as far as I know.

Why you have the Montefeltro 'starting at $1129" and then have things like the M2 "Performance Shop" Waterfowler @ $2799 (a 20 gauge) https://www.benelliusa.com/performance- ... -waterfowl is baffling to me. Perhaps I'm just easily baffled?

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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:01 am 
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No....they do seem to ratchet up the MSRP pretty quickly for a few ‘extras’.


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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:30 pm 
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Why don't they make the Montefeltro with a ComforTech stock? Is it the 'flat' rib?


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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:32 pm 
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Law57 wrote:
Why don't they make the Montefeltro with a ComforTech stock? Is it the 'flat' rib?


You can try asking them.



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