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My First Look At The Benelli Vinci


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#1 Leo

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 01:14 PM

A while ago I saw some pictures posted from another site of the Vinci. I said I know that store! I'm in Birmingham next couple days for Easter so I decided to take a look.

Yep it was them. They had the gun.

Shoulders nice and it a well balanced shotgun. It does have a monster reciever on it for a 3" gun. That's gotta be why there isn't a 3 1/2" model currently. Yep, it comes apart slick as can be. Modular and easy to clean for sure. The inline action spring will probably reduce muzzle jump, that will translate to a lesser perceived recoiled. I didn't get to shoot it so I don't know how significant this will be.

Essentially the same inertia system Benelli has always used. Just modified to be an inline action to facillitate the modular design concept.

The Modular concept is really the "revolution" with this gun. That's not a minor thing. Being able to quickly change stocks is pretty neat. I'm wondering how easy it will be to change barrels though. The barrel and receiver are one of the "units". Doesn't look like a magazine extension will be possible. Not a big deal to some and fairly the Browning Maxus won't allow that option either. But that will be an option not available with the Vinci.

It's an interesting gun. If the modular design floats your boat you'll really want one. If not you probably be plenty happy with your current Benelli.

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They didn't have a Browning Maxus yet so I didn't get to compare. It does look very different but it feels good to shoulder and guns don't kill with looks. I think the Vinci will make some folks really happy.
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 08:21 AM

It got to the store fast. Great review Leo, thanks. :peace:
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:49 AM

Mark's Outdoor Sports in Birmingham has been one of the top Benelli sellers in the country for a long long time.

I saw my first Montefeltro there back in 1986. Back then Benelli had hardly any reputation. You could get that Montefeltro for $625.
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