Originally Posted by akers06
I don't know kind of benelli you had but I've never had a malfunction out of a benelli. Even out of the cheap 1oz Target loads out of a 3 1/2" SBE2....I prefer the inertia style system vs the gas....I could drop that benelli in the water or mud pull it out and shoot it and its going to cycle I wouldn't try that with a gas system...if you bought a benelli for say $1500 and had it for a year and sold it you could still get $1300-$1500 for it depending on condition. The "cheaper" guns don't hold their resale value like the higher end guns do....I pattern a lot of turkey guns (mossburgs, winchesters, benellis, berettas, brownings, ithicas, remingtons) and the 4 best shooting guns I have had the pleasure of shooting is a benelli SBE2, a benelli nova, a STOEGER m3500 (which is made by benelli), and a winchester 1300 (which in my opinion is the best pump gun ever made).... shoot whatever makes you happy If you don't think benellis are worth the money don't buy em
i'm not judging how anyone spends their money...i'm just looking for a factual reason why the benelli is worth 3X as much.
all i normally get is "better quality" without a description of what "better quality" is?
i have personally never owned a benelli. i very good friend does though, and he says his benelli WILL NOT cycle cheap target low brass, and will not rack a shell from the tube. two BIG turn offs for me...especially in a gun that costs 2-3X as much.
i've never dropped my mossy in a puddle to see if it keeps working (its too pretty with my wood stock.) but i have seen almost any autoloader dropped in a puddle and keep on chucking lead.....even many AR's will do that!
resale value is a good point. benellis have a good rep. still bet i could get 60-80% back on my mossberg as well though. most any gun with a good rep holds value pretty well.
this inertia system may be the bees knees, but if my mossy chucks all ammo without malfunction...how is benelli's better?
i'm still not convinced that paying for benelli is no different than paying for nike, or iphones....simply a name brand people "expect" to be better
i'm not saying i'm right, i'm just saying i haven't seen any real evidence to prove benellis are worth the high price tag.
but again, people may spend their money however they choose.