Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

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Mater348
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Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by Mater348 » May 14th, 2019, 8:27 pm

I am thinking of buying either a Benelli ethos 28gauge or an ultra light 28. Does anyone have theirs drilled and taped? I want to have it set up like my M2 20s. Don’t want to go the speed need route. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by jryser » May 14th, 2019, 9:53 pm

Rob Roberts is doing my UL 28 for a vortex venom. Using the 336 marlin mount (Burris). I’ll let you know when she’s back!


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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by Mater348 » May 14th, 2019, 10:02 pm

Yes please do!! Thanks!

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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by toasty » May 15th, 2019, 11:08 am

Mater348 wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 8:27 pm
I am thinking of buying either a Benelli ethos 28gauge or an ultra light 28. Does anyone have theirs drilled and taped? I want to have it set up like my M2 20s. Don’t want to go the speed need route. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
The top piece of the receiver of the benelli UL 28ga comes apart from the rest of the receiver. It is a little lightweight aluminum piece that could be sent first class in the mail to be tapped. The downside to that is that piece has a little bit of movement even when put together. I initially thought of tapping it, however, I worried about how consistent my dot would be on that piece. I ended getting a speed bead for $20 and did a little mod. Drilled a hole to make it fit on the receiver pins and then ground around the ends. Here is a pic of my FF on my speed bead. Took 10 minutes to mod with a grinder and it has been solid for 2 years.
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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by jryser » May 15th, 2019, 6:24 pm

toasty wrote:
Mater348 wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 8:27 pm
I am thinking of buying either a Benelli ethos 28gauge or an ultra light 28. Does anyone have theirs drilled and taped? I want to have it set up like my M2 20s. Don’t want to go the speed need route. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
The top piece of the receiver of the benelli UL 28ga comes apart from the rest of the receiver. It is a little lightweight aluminum piece that could be sent first class in the mail to be tapped. The downside to that is that piece has a little bit of movement even when put together. I initially thought of tapping it, however, I worried about how consistent my dot would be on that piece. I ended getting a speed bead for $20 and did a little mod. Drilled a hole to make it fit on the receiver pins and then ground around the ends. Here is a pic of my FF on my speed bead. Took 10 minutes to mod with a grinder and it has been solid for 2 years.
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Which model speedbead did you get? Did you use a dremel to grind? I like this idea.


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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by Mater348 » May 15th, 2019, 8:17 pm

Thanks for the feedback! I may have to go that route if I go with the ultralight. I wonder if the Ethos is the same way?

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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by toasty » May 16th, 2019, 11:32 am

I used the beretta speed bead which is designed for their 12ga, but there are several that would also work. The Remington will not work, you need one with a flange. Mount it up and trace the stock outline and grind it down to fit and you are good to go. I used a drill press for the hole and a grinding wheel, but a dremel would also work.

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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by jryser » May 16th, 2019, 3:16 pm

toasty wrote:I used the beretta speed bead which is designed for their 12ga, but there are several that would also work. The Remington will not work, you need one with a flange. Mount it up and trace the stock outline and grind it down to fit and you are good to go. I used a drill press for the hole and a grinding wheel, but a dremel would also work.
Thanks Toasty. You are always a big help for us on the forum so I’ll get on this today!! I actually have a speedbead coming for my Beretta! Lol


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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by Mater348 » May 16th, 2019, 9:35 pm

Jrsyer, are you still having Rob Roberts drill and tap yours? Thanks for the feedback

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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by jryser » May 16th, 2019, 10:47 pm

Mater348 wrote:Jrsyer, are you still having Rob Roberts drill and tap yours? Thanks for the feedback
I actually decided to go with a speed bead and modify. The top aluminum is a little unsteady like Toasty said / I’m sure it’d be fine but I got a speedbead specific for Benelli UL, ill likely have to shape it a bit. I’ll send pics!


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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by Mater348 » May 17th, 2019, 8:36 am

Thanks Jryser!

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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by Mater348 » May 17th, 2019, 8:39 am

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. I did see this online if a 28 gauge U/L with a 336 mount on it

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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by toasty » May 17th, 2019, 11:35 am

That does look slick.

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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by jryser » May 17th, 2019, 2:55 pm

Man it does!! Well the good news is I will have some options!!!


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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by jryser » May 19th, 2019, 11:50 am

Decided to use the 336 mount for my WinSXP 20 and will put the speedbead on the 28! Here is the modified mount:
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ROCK solid.


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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by Mater348 » May 20th, 2019, 11:28 am

Looks good!

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Re: Drill and tap Benelli 28gauge

Post by jryser » May 20th, 2019, 6:03 pm

Mater348 wrote:Looks good!
It’s rock solid too. Thanks Mater!


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