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 Post subject: Benelli Montefeltro 12 Gauge Walnut
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:22 pm 
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This is the all purpose, good looking, traditional vibe, hunt anything, carry all day, know it will work gun that I have been looking for. I don't shoot 3.5" shells, and don't like guns that look weird. The plastic 20 gauge is not the one I mean. The glossy blue barrel grainy walnut stock 12. This is Benelli's Goldilocks: Just right.

Not heavy, but heavy hitting -- on the birds not the shoulder.

And it wasn't expensive. $1,000.

Why is this classic not the Benelli everybody has? I bought the first one I ever saw. Normally, all I see are the SBE, Vinci, or 20 Gauge all black Montes.

Seriously, this is the gun to get for all around, easy to carry, easy to shoot, easy to feed, easy to buy, easy to clean, easy on the eyes.




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 Post subject: Re: Benelli Montefeltro 12 Gauge Walnut
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:31 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Benelli Montefeltro 12 Gauge Walnut
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:08 pm 
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Ive had one for 20+/- years. One of my favorite shotguns.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli Montefeltro 12 Gauge Walnut
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:24 pm 
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Since I'm sort of new to the world of shotguns, can you guys tell me why this is the lowest priced model in the line-up? So far it is the one that appeals to me most.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli Montefeltro 12 Gauge Walnut
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:21 pm 
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Can’t say, mfg cost I’d assume. But I’ve had a few, recommended, and given a couple as gifts. Most everyone seems to like them.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli Montefeltro 12 Gauge Walnut
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:56 pm 
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I love my Montefeltro! It's the "best buy" Benelli... most bang for the buck.

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 Post subject: Re: Benelli Montefeltro 12 Gauge Walnut
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:32 am 
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I've got a Left Handed 12ga. with a 26" barrel that I use for pheasant hunting in S.D. I won it in a auction on Gunbroker. com for $545 a few yrs. ago. It was brand new in the factory box unfired. You might say I stole it for that price! I later picked up a 28" barrel for when I want to shoot clays with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli Montefeltro 12 Gauge Walnut
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:54 pm 
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Killed a turkey with my new Monte yesterday. Had the gun a week. Was a pleasure to carry around. 3" TSS load knocked the turkey over like a freight train. Recoil not too bad on my end either. No offense to those that shoot 3.5" shells, but I don't see the need.

Gonna take it to Montana for sharpies for sure in October.

Why was this gun less expensive than the SBE I didn't really want or want to shell out 8 more Benjamins for? ... Who knows. Lucky me.

This gun is the best not well kept 30 year old secret I guess.

Honestly, I think Benellis are generally over priced. This one is a steal.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli Montefeltro 12 Gauge Walnut
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:09 pm 
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Redhat wrote:
Since I'm sort of new to the world of shotguns, can you guys tell me why this is the lowest priced model in the line-up? So far it is the one that appeals to me most.


It is made in Spain by BBI.

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 Post subject: Re: Benelli Montefeltro 12 Gauge Walnut
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:47 pm 
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RandyWakeman wrote:
Redhat wrote:
Since I'm sort of new to the world of shotguns, can you guys tell me why this is the lowest priced model in the line-up? So far it is the one that appeals to me most.


It is made in Spain by BBI.



Interesting...does it have that info stamped on the gun?


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli Montefeltro 12 Gauge Walnut
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:59 pm 
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All three of mine say ‘Made in Italy’. Wouldn’t be unheard of to source parts...... many companies, Browning among the source parts from many places.

I also have/have had a number of Spanish guns, that were wonderful.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli Montefeltro 12 Gauge Walnut
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:35 am 
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Rooster booster wrote:
All three of mine say ‘Made in Italy’. Wouldn’t be unheard of to source parts...... many companies, Browning among the source parts from many places.

I also have/have had a number of Spanish guns, that were wonderful.



Bergara rifles have a pretty good rep too.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli Montefeltro 12 Gauge Walnut
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:27 pm 
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I'd like to have a Monte but I can't shoot a low rib very good. I need the stepped rib so the M2 is the gun for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli Montefeltro 12 Gauge Walnut
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:33 pm 
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padrejones wrote:
This is the all purpose, good looking, traditional vibe, hunt anything, carry all day, know it will work gun that I have been looking for. I don't shoot 3.5" shells, and don't like guns that look weird. The plastic 20 gauge is not the one I mean. The glossy blue barrel grainy walnut stock 12. This is Benelli's Goldilocks: Just right.

Not heavy, but heavy hitting -- on the birds not the shoulder.

And it wasn't expensive. $1,000.

Why is this classic not the Benelli everybody has? I bought the first one I ever saw. Normally, all I see are the SBE, Vinci, or 20 Gauge all black Montes.

Seriously, this is the gun to get for all around, easy to carry, easy to shoot, easy to feed, easy to buy, easy to clean, easy on the eyes.


I have both the 12 gauge and the 20 gauge. Plus I have the Sporting barrels for both. I don't feel I need another shotgun for anything.

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