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I bought a Benelli M4.

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by 351 WINCHESTER, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Member

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    I have been looking for a h/d hunting shotgun for a while, but honestly the prices put me off. Today I went to my lgs and they had a like new m4 asking $1400. and I dickered with the owner and we agreed on $1225. It's just the plain model, but I think it should do just fine. It's a lot better than paying close to 2 grand. I've never been a shotgun guy, but I'm starting to rethink things. He threw in 3 boxes of slugs and buckshot. Can't wait to get her in the woods. My son came over to look at it and he told me it had a modified choke which is my favorite, asked him how he knew and I think he said it had 3 dots or stars maybe.
     
  2. troy fairweather

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    Nice I always wanted one, but never had the money.
     
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    351 WINCHESTER Member

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    I could never justify $1900 to $2000. for a shotgun.. Most I ever paid for any gun, but I never saw one for such a good price so I had to pull the trigger.
     
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    hope you like it, thinking you never have to buy another helps lol.
     
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  5. JudgeHolden10

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    I've wanted one of those for three or four years but don't want to pay $1800 for one. The amount that you paid sounds perfect. I would have jumped at that opportunity. Enjoy it.
     
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    I bought one years ago, but didn't much care for it and sold it. It was a well-engineered piece of equipment though, I do respect them. If I found a deal like you did, I'd probably jump on it again.
     
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    I’m pretty much like many others, can’t justify the price. I’d very much like to have a M4. I’d settle for a Versa Max Tactical though.
     
  8. JudgeHolden10

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    OP, I'd like to know your impression of it when you shoot it. I only know one person who has an M4, and he's never brought it along to the range when we've gone.
     
  9. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Whats wrong with a good pump gun that can be had for even less than a quarter of that price?
     
  10. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Is anybody going to San Antone?
    Sorry i thought the post said you were looking, but you did get one, I think theyre cool guns, I was issued an M500 in the Army and was jealous of a couple of marines that carried the M4 Benelli
     
  11. George P

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    3 stars is indeed a modified choke.
     
  12. George P

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    My Beretta has a list price of 5x the price of that Benelli............I can justify that over spending $2K for an AR or $5K for a 1911
     
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    I think you answered your own question there. Haha.

    @351 WINCHESTER, have you been to the range yet?
     
  14. 351 WINCHESTER

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    No, I am waiting on a pistol grip stock that I found on sale in Ca. Mesa. It's green (one of my favorite colors) and was on sale for $40. plus $8. shipping. It's lop is about 2" shorter which should fit me like a glove because I'm a little stout. I talked with the guy who owned it before (a preacher) well known to us and he put 50 rounds thru it with no problems. I'll let you know when I get to take it on her shakedown cruise.
     
  15. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Pump guns with effective buckshot loads kick too much for this old man. Gas operated semi autos take a lot of the umph out of the guns.
     
  16. BigSteve57

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    You'll love it. The M4 is my go-to home defense gun. It sits on a door rack in the bedroom.
     
  17. 94045

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    Which is why my Mom has a Rem 1100 LT20 Youth. She got it before Low Recoil Shells were common and it works just fine with standard 2.75" #3 Buckshot available everywhere.
     
  18. JudgeHolden10

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    Oddly enough, a friend brought his M4 to the range today. I shot a box of No. 8 birdshot through it as well as 20 rounds of 00 buckshot. I have to say, I was impressed. The shotgun pointed well, and I liked the sights on it. It was a heck of a lot of fun.

    As to whether I'd buy one, I hesitate to say that I would pay $1800 for one, but I'd jump at the chance to buy one at ~$1200 like the OP.
     
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  19. 94045

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    The M4 is likely the most proven of the Semi-Auto Combat Shotguns. If you can afford the toll they are definitely a good
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    Do they make a Sporting Version of the M4 like they did the M1 Super 90? I had a friend that had a M1 Super 90 Sporting that he got from Bud's.
     
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    When I got into 3 gun I looked at them but after shooting a FN I knew that would be it, oddly I rarely see one mentioned.
     
  21. d'zaster

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    I have experience with M1014. Basically the same as M4 but without removable choke. Great gun!
     
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