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Benelli Super Black Eagle II Knuckle getting crunched!

Uploaded on January 23, 2012

Am I the only one who gets his knuckle crunched when shooting the SBEII? I'm right handed, pulling the trigger with my trigger finger, and the recoil causes the trigger guard to come back and 'crack' my middle finger knuckle. What am I doing wrong? Any advice?

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from Sayfu wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

hmmmmmmmmm Had my O/u do that to me, and can't off the top of my head figure out what I did to correct it! Trigger finger has to stretch farther when entering the trigger guard, but there has to be something else there?

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from fezzant wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

If you aren't already doing this:

Make sure you are using the center of the pad of your trigger finger to pull the trigger, rather than the crease of the first knuckle. This will allow you to move your hand slightly further back on the gun and may provide enough clearance to solve your problem. As an extra bonus, this is correct shooting technique anyway, and will help keep you from pulling shots low and right.

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Mass produced guns are designed for one-size-fits-all which is really pretty unrealistic. What are your dimensions? Someone with quite large hands (thick fingers) could certainly have a problem as could someone with very small hands and short fingers. Having said that, I have compared images of this gun and Remington 870 and the Bennelli does have a somewhat "tighter" pistol grip. This gun probably just doesn't fit your physique.

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from RES1956 wrote 1 year 50 weeks ago

That's what you get for buying a Benelli in the first place,,,

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from Sayfu wrote 1 year 50 weeks ago

RES1956 We got your point a long time ago. You don't like Benellis. There is a reason they have been the biggest selling shotgun by far over the last decade, or so...and they aren't cheap, so being a cheap gun isn't the reason. I've upland bird hunted with lots of shotguns over my life time, and my Benelli Montefeltro is the best, most efficient, reliant shotgun I have ever used. And the Black Eagles?..they won over the waterfowl market. Now, new upgraded autos are trying to compete.

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from WillyD wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

I've hunted since I was a pup and shot a lot of different shotguns in the process. I shot an O/U for 5 years on a skeet team and an auto loader for many years on dove. As my right shoulder became more abused and the years passed I looked for something that would be less punishing on my deteriorating shoulder. I bought a Benelli Supersport and have never regretted spending the bucks. It's a fine shotgun, and the reduced recoil makes it a joy to shoot. It's also ported which helps with the second target. As guns are seemingly escalating faster than the stock market, I'd recommend that you buy the best shotgun or rifle you can afford and enjoy it. Mine is now selling for much more than when I purchased it. Wish I could say the same for my stocks.

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from clinchknot wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

RESi956 Still has a negative attitude towards Benellis. The top gun sales co. out there, and RES still bangin his head against the wall. This can happen with any gun. When I bought my Beretta O/u it happened to me...fessant has the answer...trust his judgment.

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from Sayfu wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

hmmmmmmmmm Had my O/u do that to me, and can't off the top of my head figure out what I did to correct it! Trigger finger has to stretch farther when entering the trigger guard, but there has to be something else there?

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from fezzant wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

If you aren't already doing this:

Make sure you are using the center of the pad of your trigger finger to pull the trigger, rather than the crease of the first knuckle. This will allow you to move your hand slightly further back on the gun and may provide enough clearance to solve your problem. As an extra bonus, this is correct shooting technique anyway, and will help keep you from pulling shots low and right.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Ontario Honker ... wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

Mass produced guns are designed for one-size-fits-all which is really pretty unrealistic. What are your dimensions? Someone with quite large hands (thick fingers) could certainly have a problem as could someone with very small hands and short fingers. Having said that, I have compared images of this gun and Remington 870 and the Bennelli does have a somewhat "tighter" pistol grip. This gun probably just doesn't fit your physique.

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from RES1956 wrote 1 year 50 weeks ago

That's what you get for buying a Benelli in the first place,,,

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from Sayfu wrote 1 year 50 weeks ago

RES1956 We got your point a long time ago. You don't like Benellis. There is a reason they have been the biggest selling shotgun by far over the last decade, or so...and they aren't cheap, so being a cheap gun isn't the reason. I've upland bird hunted with lots of shotguns over my life time, and my Benelli Montefeltro is the best, most efficient, reliant shotgun I have ever used. And the Black Eagles?..they won over the waterfowl market. Now, new upgraded autos are trying to compete.

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from WillyD wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

I've hunted since I was a pup and shot a lot of different shotguns in the process. I shot an O/U for 5 years on a skeet team and an auto loader for many years on dove. As my right shoulder became more abused and the years passed I looked for something that would be less punishing on my deteriorating shoulder. I bought a Benelli Supersport and have never regretted spending the bucks. It's a fine shotgun, and the reduced recoil makes it a joy to shoot. It's also ported which helps with the second target. As guns are seemingly escalating faster than the stock market, I'd recommend that you buy the best shotgun or rifle you can afford and enjoy it. Mine is now selling for much more than when I purchased it. Wish I could say the same for my stocks.

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from clinchknot wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

RESi956 Still has a negative attitude towards Benellis. The top gun sales co. out there, and RES still bangin his head against the wall. This can happen with any gun. When I bought my Beretta O/u it happened to me...fessant has the answer...trust his judgment.

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