Benelli has updated its Super Black Eagle 3 (SBE3) line with two new models—both a 12- and 20-gauge variant with 3-inch chambers. While these models are a little lighter, making them more maneuverable, they promise to be just as enjoyable to shoot.
At the heart of the SBE3 is the inertia-driven action, which is centered around an Easy-Locking Bolt System—an enhanced breech-closing system that eliminates the possibility for a shooter-induced stoppage when trying to softly close the bolt or when the shotgun is treated roughly in the blind. And because hardcore waterfowl hunters don’t stay out of the field in frigid weather, the new SBE3 is designed for operation with gloved and/or cold hands. The oversized bolt handle, oversized bolt release, oversized safety and redesigned magazine cap along with the enlarged load port make for easier operation in cold conditions.
The Easy Fitting System of the SBE3 includes a shim kit that allows for up to eight different cast-and-drop configurations. The stock and forend design and rounded trigger give the SBE3 a smoother feel and make the shotgun easier to shoulder and swing on passing targets.
The design of the SBE3 reduces felt recoil with its third generation ComforTech 3 stock and Combtech cheek pad.
The new 3-inch SBE3 shotguns are available in Black synthetic, Realtree MAX-5, Gore Optifade Timber and Mossy Oak Bottomland camo patterns in both the 12-gauge and 20-gauge chamberings.