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Offline Jwill130

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Benelli M2 advice needed!
« on: February 10, 2019, 02:04:30 PM »
I just recently got a Benelli M2 20 gauge with 26” barrel. I’m plannning on using it this spring for turkeys. I’ve already bought some federal Tss #9 when i got the fun. I have a Indian creek .555 choke that I had bought a while back on sale cause I knew I was going to buy a m2 eventually. Is this choke to tight? What would you buy? I plan on shooting the TSS, but I bought some of the long beard xr also. I plan on shooting next week to see how it does but just curious on other people’s experience with them! Thanks guys!

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Re: Benelli M2 advice needed!
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 04:37:33 PM »
In my opinion i would think that choke you have would be little tight ... i feel Tss likes more of open choke .. just my opinion ... If you search the forum , i think you will fine lot of reading on the Benelli M2 20 gauge ...Out of my Rem 870 just with Federal HW 7 , I'm shooting 565 ..... You might want to Look at Carlson 575 ...

Offline sasquatch1

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Re: Benelli M2 advice needed!
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 04:38:52 PM »
Shoot it and see, I think it’ll be ok. I have Carlson’s 565 in mine and the 555 in my 870


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Re: Benelli M2 advice needed!
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 08:18:06 AM »
.555 Indian Creek will probably throw a nasty tight pattern.  The choke itself will not be too tight for tss.  If you want a more forgiving pattern I would look at a .562 Sumtoy or Indian Creek.  For a 50/50 type pattern I would look for a .570ish choke like a Carlson's or Trulock.  Lot of folks like the .582 HS strut choke for a more open pattern. https://www.wingsupply.com/hs-undertaker-ported-choke-tube-20ga-benelli-m2.html

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Re: Benelli M2 advice needed!
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 11:07:32 AM »
I shoot an IC 555 out of an 11-87. pattern is a little smaller than a basket ball at 20 yards. That's good by me.

Offline Ranger007

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Re: Benelli M2 advice needed!
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 08:47:17 PM »
Have a M2 with 24” barrel. Have shot both the .555 and .562 IC And out of my gun it was hard to tell the difference between the two.

The .562 is what I hunt with but with a clean barrel it will put up the same 10” numbers as the .555.

Both are killers I would shoot the .555 before I purchased the .562. Also my .562 was “custom” from Indian creek so if you really want one have to order now they only sell .555 in stores that I know of.

Offline Jwill130

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Re: Benelli M2 advice needed!
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 10:41:29 PM »
I’m planning to shoot this weekend. I have the gun, choke, and ammonia hand just not the time til this weekend. When i got the gun, i ran a bore snake through it a couple of times with a couple drops of clp. Is that sufficient enough? It came way less “greasy” than stoegers I have got in the past.

Offline Ranger007

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Re: Benelli M2 advice needed!
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 08:19:41 PM »
I would scrub the barrel with a brass brush and bore cleaner then run patches until they come out clean. Gives you a good clean baseline to start with.

I have seen new guns pattern terrible until this was done.

Don’t want to chase chokes, pellet numbers and/or good pattern with TSS when the problem was a dirty barrel the whole time.

Offline tree-rat sniper

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Re: Benelli M2 advice needed!
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 08:52:50 PM »
Your M2 barrel is chrome lined so when you get it cleaned with your bore cleaner, try running some Flitz polish down the bore, or never-dull..It'll shine like gold!  I actually improved the patterns with my Franchi from a light Flitz treatment.
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Offline Jwill130

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Re: Benelli M2 advice needed!
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 08:46:47 AM »
I just ordered an adapter and some brass brushes, patches, patch holder and some bore mops from Dewey for my cleaning rods I already have. Would Hoppes #9 okay? I have a ton of it on hand. Do y’all clean with the turkey choke in the barrel or put a more open choke in to clean? One article I read said to use like a cylinder or improved cylinder to deep clean then clean the threads and reinstall turkey choke. Sorry for all the questions, this is the first time I’ve had basically a dedicated turkey gun and spent this kind of money on TSS shells, so I would like to get it right!

Offline Ranger007

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Re: Benelli M2 advice needed!
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 12:44:39 PM »
Yep #9 will be good.

 I usually put in a factory cylinder choke in to clean. It is hard to get a bore snake through a .555 much less a good size patch. You can clean the choke if needed while out of the barrel with the brass brush.