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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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Mostly the rib and the price.

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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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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 2:24 am 
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RandyWakeman wrote:
Law57 wrote:
Why don't they make the Montefeltro with a ComforTech stock? Is it the 'flat' rib?


You can try asking them.

But they do make a Montefeltro with the Comfortech stock! It’s been around for years and at least in Europe marketed as the Comfort (never with the Montefeltro name).

https://www.benelli.it/en/products/semi ... ro/comfort


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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 1:59 pm 
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The Comfort shotgun is the result of the same Benelli research that led to the development of the patented Comfortech System. This system has successfully met the needs of shooters seeking “less weight and less recoil”. Muzzle climb is 32% less than on our competitor’s models, meaning 34% faster re-aiming and 47% less peak recoil at the shooter’s shoulder without any increase in the gun’s overall weight.


Does anyone here believe that? :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 4:16 pm 
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Of course, just like the V3 has less recoil, and cycles faster......


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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 9:56 am 
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blisters wrote:
RandyWakeman wrote:
Law57 wrote:
Why don't they make the Montefeltro with a ComforTech stock? Is it the 'flat' rib?


You can try asking them.

But they do make a Montefeltro with the Comfortech stock! It’s been around for years and at least in Europe marketed as the Comfort (never with the Montefeltro name).

https://www.benelli.it/en/products/semi ... ro/comfort


I wrote to Benelli the same day that you (Randy) mentioned the above. They never got back to me. I suppose they are busy with more important issues (moon shots?)

The 'Comfort' model is very interesting. I like the flat rib - that's what prompted my initial question. Airfare is cheap these days. I could book a flight to London, pick up a Comfort model, and fly home. I'm sure there wouldn't be much hassle - paperwork etc... :roll:

Another, possible, option would be to see if the Comfort is sold in Canada. I'm less than 100 miles from the border. If it is (sold in Canada) the roadblocks would be easier to deal with. If nothing else I have plenty of good friends north of the border. They could buy it and then sell it to me. I'm sure returning it to the US would present some issues. But I've bought boats in Canada and gone thru their xfer process. Their xfer was fast and easy. It was the Minnesota registration nazis that was a PITA.

I like the Comforteck stock. I'm not young and have some medical issues and the stock is easier on my old body. I have a Vinci - but I don't like the raised rib. The Vinci shoots very high (r rib? and Benelli punted on any fix. So it has sat in my safe for a few years and my heirs will find it there stiff from old oil. I want to see if a flat rib Benelli will lower my POI.


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 Post subject: Re: Difference between monte and M2
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 1:06 pm 
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It will if you sight flat down the rib. Ramped rib Benellis shoot high by design. Floating the bird works great in real life hunting situations.




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