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Team68
11-12-2010, 09:22 AM
Just seeing who owns a benelli vinci. i went from a nova to a vinci and i love it.:cheers::thumbsup:

siouxcitysmitty
11-12-2010, 09:59 AM
Since June and I love it. Just seems to mount, swing, and shoot well for me.

Everytime I switch back to one of my other guns at the range or in the field, it doesn't last long, before I'm back to the Vinci.

TBo
11-21-2010, 10:14 AM
Been good to me....safety flat sucks...of all the things they improved from the SBE and SBE2....took a huge step back with that thing. Really hard to get pushed with gloves in the flush.

Feels like its part of my body in the swing.

riverghost
12-28-2010, 07:02 PM
Love mine!!! but the safety does suck for me it need to be behind the trigger it just takes some getting used to

JBHandJr
12-29-2010, 11:30 AM
Good question, I have a nova and have been really thinking about the Vinci.

What is so bad about the safety? What kind of safety is it, a push through bar on the trigger guard or a slide on top of the receiver?

What else did you think about getting besides the Vinci and what made you decide on it?

-Barry-

siouxcitysmitty
12-29-2010, 12:22 PM
I have a Vinci and, personally, I don't believe there's anything bad about the safety. In fact, I like it. It's a push through bar on the trigger guard.

- The safety is a a big button (much bigger than my SBE). I happen to like that.

- The safety is stiff! I happen to like that too. Might take a little getting used to, but, not a big deal IMO. Haven't had any more issues hunting pheasants with gloves on, than with any other gun. In fact, I think it's better. The button's bigger, and, the "feedback" is more pronounced, given the stiffness.

- The safety is located at the front of the trigger guard, not the back like my SBE. Not sure what percentage of auto's put the safety in the front, versus the rear, but, believe it's a mix...so, nothing super odd about the Vinci. Takes getting used too if you've been using a different set-up but, so does going from an O/U to an auto.

My recommendation is don't make your purchase decision based on the safety. It' a non-issue, or perhaps even a plus.

Rooster Roaster
12-29-2010, 02:44 PM
I have a Vinci and, personally, I don't believe there's anything bad about the safety. In fact, I like it. It's a push through bar on the trigger guard.

- The safety is a a big button (much bigger than my SBE). I happen to like that.

- The safety is stiff! I happen to like that too. Might take a little getting used to, but, not a big deal IMO. Haven't had any more issues hunting pheasants with gloves on, than with any other gun. In fact, I think it's better. The button's bigger, and, the "feedback" is more pronounced, given the stiffness.

- The safety is located at the front of the trigger guard, not the back like my SBE. Not sure what percentage of auto's put the safety in the front, versus the rear, but, believe it's a mix...so, nothing super odd about the Vinci. Takes getting used too if you've been using a different set-up but, so does going from an O/U to an auto.

My recommendation is don't make your purchase decision based on the safety. It' a non-issue, or perhaps even a plus.


I agree 100%.

I shoot all types of shotguns and I happen to like the Vinci safety. I just lay my trigger finger on the bevel leading to the safety and it's an easy move to get the safety off, gloves or no gloves.

I have no complaints regarding the Vinci. My 26" black model weighs 6 lbs 14 oz. and it's a natural pointer for me. It soaked up the recoil on 3" 1500 fps steel loads just fine and I love the ease of cleaning the gun. No jams or misfires after a year now.

I shoot it well on the clay range and on pheasants. There was no "getting used to it," and that's why I chose it over the other new autos on the market. The Vinci just comes up right for me.

The Vinci looks different and a lot of people can't get past the looks. I happen to like to way it looks. All autos are ugly. Once you get past that you are free to focus on the other things.

Can you imagine the horror the nancyboys expressed at the turn of the century when the Browning A5 appeared?
;)

oldandnew
12-29-2010, 05:50 PM
I'm sure the Benelli is a fine gun. It sets new standards for utilitarian ugly. Might as well hunt with an M-16. I have no quarrel with you, if you want to hunt with one. That doesn't make those of us who like the feel and appearance of a fine double, a " Nancy Boy", any more than it makes you a tasteless clod. I can admire function in a machine, I also admire grace, and style, in guns, dogs, and women. It's the way things get accomplished to me as much as the acomplishment.

Rooster Roaster
12-30-2010, 09:39 AM
I'm sure the Benelli is a fine gun. It sets new standards for utilitarian ugly. Might as well hunt with an M-16. I have no quarrel with you, if you want to hunt with one. That doesn't make those of us who like the feel and appearance of a fine double, a " Nancy Boy", any more than it makes you a tasteless clod. I can admire function in a machine, I also admire grace, and style, in guns, dogs, and women. It's the way things get accomplished to me as much as the acomplishment.

Sorry, didn't mean to strike a nerve, but you prove my point, and it was easy.

This thread was for Vinci owners, not the guys who whine about the way it looks.

oldandnew
12-30-2010, 10:22 AM
Public thread, Rooster Roaster, and in second thought you really aren't sorry for anything. I read your post because I have considered buying one for a kid who is recoil averse, but needs a 12ga. for waterfowl and late season pheasants. Never said anything about the gun except that it is visually challenged, or your choices. Being a member of this fraternity, which is fairly populated with hide bound upland traditionalists, thought you might want to articulate your support of your choice, without left handed slurs aimed at anyone who might see things differently. Apparently, I'm wrong. I guess you proved my point too!

Rooster Roaster
12-30-2010, 10:25 AM
Nice try. . .

I also own some pretty nice and expensive SxS and OU guns.

oldandnew
12-30-2010, 10:59 AM
Rooster Roaster, Nice try? Which means what? Your a hide-bound traditionalist trapped, and forced to use a Benelli Vinci? Not my point at all. I really don't care if you have, or use a matched pair of Purdey's, or a single shot Rossi. My only objection is reference to traditonalist's as "NancyBoys", using your term. As if using a double implies some lack of virility. Why belabor the point? You can defend anything you like, I or anyone here can agree or disagree, it's an opinion blog. As in the rules of use we keep it civil. I'll yield the thread to you, the "new" renaissance man, to get the last word, have at it.

Dakotazeb
12-30-2010, 12:05 PM
Okay, Rooster and oldandnew, time to cut this one off. Get back to the original question of the thread or STOP! Maybe time for a moderator to jump in here???

Rooster Roaster
12-30-2010, 12:12 PM
The last word is all yours.

I've said more than enough.

Over and out.

beaglebob1
12-30-2010, 06:54 PM
I have a Vinci and, personally, I don't believe there's anything bad about the safety. In fact, I like it. It's a push through bar on the trigger guard.

- The safety is a a big button (much bigger than my SBE). I happen to like that.

- The safety is stiff! I happen to like that too. Might take a little getting used to, but, not a big deal IMO. Haven't had any more issues hunting pheasants with gloves on, than with any other gun. In fact, I think it's better. The button's bigger, and, the "feedback" is more pronounced, given the stiffness.

- The safety is located at the front of the trigger guard, not the back like my SBE. Not sure what percentage of auto's put the safety in the front, versus the rear, but, believe it's a mix...so, nothing super odd about the Vinci. Takes getting used too if you've been using a different set-up but, so does going from an O/U to an auto.

My recommendation is don't make your purchase decision based on the safety. It' a non-issue, or perhaps even a plus.

Safety will get easier with use as it wears a bit

beaglebob1
12-30-2010, 07:03 PM
I like wood furniture on my guns too. love my old A-5s model 12s machined not stamped parts. But mainly bird hunt with BSS or Citori and the Red Labels. use the others for rabbit hunts.:cheers::thumbsup:

SDJIM
02-14-2011, 09:05 AM
Got a vinic for valentine day from the wife and just ran 5 boxes of shells thru it at the range yesterday----I truly feel its the best pointing gun I've ever owned and I love the way it shoots, it's quick with low felt recoil.

I love it. Although I wanted it for ducks and geese I'm sure a few pheasants are in its future also.

outlawskinnyd
02-14-2011, 11:15 AM
i shot a little under 50 rounds through that gun before i decided i cant stand it.
the bottom receiver is too bulky, i feel like there is too much down there. the forearm is way to big and flat feeling in the hand.

it functioned fine. it shot fine.

if i was getting a benelli id go m2. i prefer traditional feeling shotguns. thats just me though.


i like the sbe2 over the vinci

outlawskinnyd
02-14-2011, 11:28 AM
Got a vinic for valentine day from the wife and just ran 5 boxes of shells thru it at the range yesterday----I truly feel its the best pointing gun I've ever owned and I love the way it shoots, it's quick with low felt recoil.

I love it. Although I wanted it for ducks and geese I'm sure a few pheasants are in its future also.

your one lucky man :eek::thumbsup:

c_d
02-14-2011, 04:48 PM
A fella at the local gunshop said he had heard complaints of folks getting pinched in the cheek by the split between stock and receiver after the shot. Anyone else hear/noticed anything like this?

siouxcitysmitty
02-14-2011, 06:35 PM
Not sure how it would be possible to pinch one's cheek. The seam between the stock and the receiver sits in front of the thumb on your trigger hand about 6 inches from where your cheek rests on the stock.

Maybe possible to pinch your nose if you have a REALLY long beak.

And that would only be if you neglected to tighten the stock shims down.

On mine, that seam is extremely tight. Hasn't changed in tightness after at least 3K rounds, and, numerous break-downs for cleaning.

c_d
02-14-2011, 07:08 PM
Not sure how it would be possible to pinch one's cheek. The seam between the stock and the receiver sits in front of the thumb on your trigger hand about 6 inches from where your cheek rests on the stock.

Maybe possible to pinch your nose if you have a REALLY long beak.

And that would only be if you neglected to tighten the stock shims down.

On mine, that seam is extremely tight. Hasn't changed in tightness after at least 3K rounds, and, numerous break-downs for cleaning.

No kidding. I was just looking at pics of it online a few minutes ago and was wondering the SAME thing. Maybe he was confusing it with another gun? :confused:

thanks for the response. My buddy has an M2 and loves it. It seems to fit me well and sure shoots nice, I'm just not a fan of the forestock. I hold my front hand much closer on my 1100, and on the M2, it's almost not on the stock at all. I think the Vinci would fit better in that sense. Last year when this gun came out it seemed expensive. Compared to the o/u's i've been looking at, the vinci is now more and more appealing.