I shot an Extrema 2 for several years and did purchase the new Extreme. It is like shooting a 20. The 3 point kickoff is very nice. I shot it straight out the case all Tday weekend. It feels exactly the same as my Extrema 2 in regards to pull length and swing. But again there is a noticeable difference in recoil and really the Extrema 2 did not kick much either. I personally do not like Benelli, but to each their own.