Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 in 28 gauge: the semi-automatic shotgun for the serious waterfowler

More than 30 years have passed since the introduction of the first Benelli semi-automatic shotgun in the Super Black Eagle series, and still in 2022 there is no end to the novelties that can amaze the expectations of American hunters. The show in Las Vegas was supposed to introduce the small 28 gauge version of the semi-automatic, known for its resistance in the most extreme environments and for its ballistic qualities demonstrated and appreciated over time by waterfowlers.  The non-attendance in the fair has led the Italian company to give previews of the new model directly on the company website.

The new Benelli Super Black Eagle in 28 gauge

The all-new Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 in 28 gauge with a 3” chamber responds to the growing call from hunters who hunt in flooded woods in southern regions where the often dense environments make them increasingly prefer the maneuverability and speed of small-gauge shotguns.

The Benelli Super Black Eagle is chambered in 28 gauge
The Benelli Super Black Eagle is chambered in 28 gauge and is available with either a 26”/66 cm or 28”/71 cm barrel equipped with Crio chokes.

The new SBE 3 models have the same mechanical features of the larger-gauge models with the proven Inertia Drive System that is fast, reliable and easy to clean; the integrated Comfort Tech 3 recoil reduction system. Great attention has been paid to the optimization of the ergonomics on these semi-automatics, in which the oversized bolt handle, the enlarged bolt release and an oversized safety for easy use even when wearing gloves in the most demanding environments and climates can be found.  Magnum chambered barrels are available in 26”/66 cm or 28”/71 cm lengths with Crio treatment. The carbon fiber rib, which contributes to the gun's light weight, ends in a fiber optic front sight for increased visibility in low-light hunting conditions. The weight of the SBE 3 in 28 gauge is modest, at no more than 5.5 lb/2.5 kg. A total of eight models mark the introduction of the 28-gauge Super Black Eagle 3, differentiated by barrel lengths and stock finishes. Available stocks are synthetic, Realtree Max-5, Realtree Timber, Gore Optifade and Mossy Oak Bottomland. The 28-ga SBE 3-inch comes in a custom hard case with a set of Crio chokes and a shim kit for adjusting and customizing stock drop and cast.

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