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    Default Drilling and Tapping a Benelli M1

    Anyone have it done? Any problems? Looking to have one done, but after reading about it, internet is split about 50/50 that the receiver is too thin.

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    Don't... just get a Burris Speedbead and have the absolute best platform out there... I LOVE mine and have used the snot out of it for 10-12 years.
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    I've got a speed bead for a benelli if you're interested.
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    My M1 is drilled/tapped. I have a 336 mount and Burris FF3 installed.
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    Speed bead is not what I'm putting on, thanks.

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    If you decide on drilling and tapping, get a base made by that feller in Savannah. Name escapes me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrother View Post
    If you decide on drilling and tapping, get a base made by that feller in Savannah. Name escapes me.
    Sumtoy

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    No issue with anyone reputable doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PharmHunter View Post
    No issue with anyone reputable doing it.
    I can tell you who NOT to drill and tap.

    And yes, it was sumtoy. From what I understand, he kind of pioneered the low profile red dot base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseaholic View Post
    My M1 is drilled/tapped. I have a 336 mount and Burris FF3 installed.
    Same here and I did the work myself...easy peasy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrother View Post
    I can tell you who NOT to drill and tap.

    And yes, it was sumtoy. From what I understand, he kind of pioneered the low profile red dot base.
    No, he just built one just like the Marlin 336 base because they were hard to get at the time cause everybody was using them. Tidbit of information...I was the first one to ever use a Marlin 336 base to mount a Burris FastFire on a shotgun.
    Last edited by MKW; 12-08-2023 at 04:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKW View Post
    No, he just built one just like the Marlin 336 base because they were hard to get at the time cause everybody was using them. Tidbit of information...I was the first one to ever use a Marlin 336 base to mount a Burris FastFire on a shotgun.
    Yep, what Mike said. Iíve drilled and tapped several M1ísÖ..there is nothing wrong with doing so, just make sure youíve mounted the base farther back on the receiver where the most meat is located.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ccleroy View Post
    Yep, what Mike said. I’ve drilled and tapped several M1’s…..there is nothing wrong with doing so, just make sure you’ve mounted the base farther back on the receiver where the most meat is located.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MKW View Post
    No, he just built one just like the Marlin 336 base because they were hard to get at the time cause everybody was using them. Tidbit of information...I was the first one to ever use a Marlin 336 base to mount a Burris FastFire on a shotgun.
    You are kind of a big deal buddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PharmHunter View Post
    You are kind of a big deal buddy!
    LOL...it was then. It went the 2005/6 version of "viral".
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKW View Post
    LOL...it was then. It went the 2005/6 version of "viral".
    It definitely did.

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    Just make sure it’s solid so it doesn’t have to go back for warranty repair after you miss a 130” 6pt.

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    No issues with my m1 20
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugBuster View Post
    No issues with my m1 20
    Same
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    There is a cool looking mount I saw in the gram. Company is called Meadow Creek Mounts. Clamps to the rib of the gun. Cool looking design.
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