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I have shot skeet and sporting clays some this summer and really have gotten into it. I really enjoy it and have a blast. I want to get a little better gun I have a huglu now that is a field gun and I was looking at the Benelli Supersport or the 391 Gold Sport . I was just wonder what your choice is between the two guns. Any opinions would be helpful. Thanks Alot
 

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the 391 will take longer to clean and its way more complex.
True but in return you get a gun that will reliably handle 7/8 ounce loads and not kick the snot out of you when using 3" shells. The same cannot be said of the Benelli even with the plastic magic stock.
 

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As an owner of 2 Beretta O/U's, Beretta shooting gloves, Beretta hats, Beretta shirts, Beretta vests, Beretta etcetera; I prefer the Benelli autos. They are very nice. I had the cheap Montefeltro, and it was a sweet shooting gun. I ended up selling it because my wife just had to have a Silver Pigeon II Sporting.

Edited to add: My Benelli had NO problems shooting really light loads or even the hottest loads. Shooting 2 3/4" MAX Dram 1 1/8 oz. 7 1/2 shot @ 1350fps was very comfortable to shoot.
 

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I like both of them a lot. I've got the 391 Teknys Gold Trap and love it. It's not terrible to clean but it's still on another level than the Benelli. The Beretta's magazine cap will freeze up if you don't pull it off right after you get done shooting and you'll have to use channel-locks to get it off, thus screwing the grip threads on it. However, the 391 is really slick. It's got to be one of the 2 best autos ever (the benelli being the other). I prefer the Beretta over the Benelli because it fits me better though. If you get the Beretta pick up an Angleport endcap that won't lock up with it.

The Benelli will kick worse, but I don't notice it. It'll also be easier to clean because it's not gas operated plus you can pull the receiver apart in a way you can't pull the Beretta apart. The Benelli is also lighter, which can be good or bad, depending on you. I traded a 391 for a Sport II yesterday. I won the 391 with the 391 Teknys Gold Trap I'm using now. I haven't had a chance to shoot my Sport II yet, but I've shot my friend's and I like it a lot.

They both come with 5 extended chokes and shoot smoothly. More people use Berettas but that doesn't really mean anything. It just depends on what you like. They're priced about the same as well. Both of them will smash a target if you hold it to it. Decide what you like the best. Maybe you should look at the 391 Gold Trap too though :D
 

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I hate to interrupt this Italian lovefest, but a Remington 1100 and a Winchester Super X2 Sporting (a Browning Gold in different clothing) will break as many clays as the Italians and do it for about $250 to $400 less.

And you won't need to ruin the Remington's forearm cap to remove it.
 

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I have a little experience with the 391 endcap, and IF you decide to go with the 391 here is some free advice. (It's worth what you paid for it.) :lol:

You can use the VersaChem hi-temp anti seize on the threads, that will work.
Or you can send your cap to Angle Port, and they will put some good parts in it and that will fix the problem as well.
Or, if you want some weight out front, get a recoil reducing endcap.
 

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well i got a benelli supersport a few months ago, wow its amazing. no problems whatsoever over a few thousand rounds threw it with no jams and i still have yet to clean it. i would like to see a beretta try to do that.
 

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Come to Miami and i will show you my 390 do it. I have cleaned it once when I first got it. I have put at least 2500 rounds throught it since.
 

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after handling both the 391 and the browning hunter, I find the 391 to weight 200 pounds on the end of the barrel, its actually obsered how front heavy it is

just a thought
 

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My Beretta did do that :D. I just put oil in it occasionally, on the bolt you know? I didn't know how to clean my first one correctly and I just put oil in it. lol.
 

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I leave my endcap on for weeks at a time. Never have much of a problem getting it off, certainly don't need channel locks or vice grips. I disassemble the whole endcap once a year.
 
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