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Benelli 11707 M4 Tactical 5+1 3" 12ga 18.5"
by CODY C Date Added: Tuesday 19 June, 2012
Buds was of course flawless in shipping fast & email updates along the way....Okay the M4 is probably the best TACTICAL auto loading shotgun available to civilians. However, it can be a tad finicky when it cycles birdshot. Upon picking up the M4 from my FFL & breaking down & cleaning the weapon, I went straight to the range w/ some Federal & Winchester birdshot & also some Remington 00 buck as well as about 25 Winchester rifled slugs. This bad boy ate straight through the buck shot & slugs w/ out any problems but some of the birdshot it would only cycle 2 or 3 rounds then experience either failure to cycle or FTE (failure to eject). After getting home & doing alot of research on the M4 & birdshot it was clear that the M4 only likes birdshot w/ a dram equivalent of at least 3, the birdshot I had originally used was a target load so the dram size was only 2 3/4. I went to wally world (walmart) and picked up about 200 rounds of some Federal Game load dram eq 3 1/4 & some Winchester small game w/ a dram eq of 3. I also learned on the Benelli forums that it is a good idea to put at least 50-100 rounds of buck shot & or slugs through your new M4 to break in the gas pistons & just get everything moving good before putting any birdshot through it. So I went back to the range w/ more 00 buck & another 25 rifled slugs. After putting about 50 00 buck & 25 slugs (my shoulder could really use a little ice right now) I then switched to the 3 1/4 Federal birdshot, WOW! Talk about some very fast cycling, my M4 ate through about 4 boxes of that birdshot in about 7 mins & buzzed through every round w/ out a single FTE or failure to cycle of any kind. I also put about another 150 rounds of the Winchester dram eq 3 birdshot loads w/ the same flawless performance! I own a Mossberg 900 SPX as well, and the Benelli is definitely a faster more robust TACTICAL shotgun while the Mossberg is more of a workhorse that will cycle ANYTHING, including light loads & lower dram equivalent 2 3/4 birdshot loads. It's like comparing a Ferrari to a Corvette, the Benelli obviously being the Ferarri! I absolutely love this tactical, monster it is truly a military grade weapon that will out perform any other autoloader out there, however make sure to use at least a dram equivalent of 3 if you plan on shooting birdshot..This is now my new bedside, noise in the middle of the night go-to weapon of choice!

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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