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01-06-2003, 04:40 PM
my local gun store have the pintail on sale for 599.00 and the 391 al urika for 699.00 does anybody have any good or bad experience with the 2 and forget about the price which is the better gun?
01-06-2003, 06:17 PM
The 391 for sure. The Pintail is a low end Benelli. The ones I have seen were made (or assembled) in Spain. The 391 will handle all loads, from light target to big bangers, and suck up the recoil with the gas action. WB
01-06-2003, 09:39 PM
Haven't shot either one of them, but I do have a 390. And if the 391 is any where near the 390 it is an excellent gun. I've never had any problems with the 390. Mines a 20 ga, used for all upland game with loads from 4's to hand load 8's. Always cycles, no matter what the load.
01-17-2003, 07:36 PM
Go with the Urika 391 all the way!! I've had mine since Oct. and I love it!!!!! It replaced my Remington 870 Wingmaster I had for 20+ yrs. Although Iím still trying to get used to the "PINGGGGGGGG" the Urika391 makes when the receiver slams the next shell in. It's like a tuning fork "PINGGGGGGGGGGG". That's really being picky though!!! Iím sure I probabley wonít even notice it after a while. Anyway, I love the gun and it shoots great. I've only been out 3 times with it, but bagged something each time! Highly recommend it!!!!! Bought mine at Turners on sale for $799 Damn.... should have waited for the $699 sale!
Bill in SD
02-10-2003, 09:05 AM
I just recently bought the Al391 and it is an excellent gun. The way it feels and points to me is great. And I shoot it well and it works well.
As another note, for grins I put in an improved cylinder choke tube and tried to pattern some slugs. I was thinking of using it for pig hunting.
Well, the slugs patterned very, very nicely at 50 yards, about a 2 inch group with no sights!!!
I put on some Weaver rings and a scope and I am going to sight it in and see how well it will shoot out to 100 yards.
The receiver has for groves and the Weaver Rings went in them very nice and it is tight.
I have had Remington 870s since I was a teenager, which are great guns.
However, I did not know what I was missing with this Beretta.
Another thing is that the Beretta reduces the recoil with the gas operation system. I understand the Benelli shotguns operation system does not reduce the recoil, however it is supposed to be faster loading than a Beretta.
02-21-2003, 03:41 AM
The Benelli, like Beretta's ES100 Pintail, is an inertia recoil system. Similar to, but much more advanced than the old Browning A5 action. Recoil is reduced when compared to an O/U or a single shot, but not quite as much reduction as a gas operated shotgun would have.
Beretta has made a change in the 391's for 2003. Starting in late March, they'll be shipping out 391's with the Optima barrel. This is an overbored barrel (.735 as opposed to .721). The overbored barrel gives you longer forceing cones which helps reduce recoil even further. In addition, the wood guns will come w/ the stock pre-drilled for a drop in recoil reducer for those that are really recoil sensitve. (12 ga only).
The 391's with the 'old' barrel (.721 bores) will probably be available for some good prices. Just check w/ your various dealers and have them check w/ their distributors.
02-21-2003, 07:03 AM
You can't go wrong with the 391...
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