Benelli SBE 3- The Perfect Hunter’s Shotgun?
The Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 is a top-of-the-line semi-automatic shotgun that is known for its reliability and versatility. It is a popular choice among hunters, competitive shooters, and law enforcement professionals. Benelli’s SBE3 is the full redesign of the venerable Super Black Eagle platform. With carefully considered insights from their pro-staff and veteran hunters,
Benelli design engineers have spent nearly 10 years in development with a focus on three areas of critical importance to the serious waterfowler: Improved ergonomics, intuitive, flawless functionality and an updated design, style and feel for the latest in modern waterfowling reliability that’s all about the end game: Absolute superiority in the most unforgiving conditions.
All the amazing attributes that made the Super Black Eagle 3 America’s favorite 31/2-inch chamber shotgun are now also available for southpaws in a firearm specifically engineered for those who shoulder firearms on the left side. Choose either a Realtree® Max-5™ camo pattern or a black synthetic stock.
BE.S.T. (Benelli Surface Treatment) is a new proprietary finishing technology developed by engineers and scientists at Benelli’s manufacturing headquarters in Urbino Italy. Spending more than a decade developing BE.S.T., this coating provides corrosion and abrasion resistance that is superior to any other firearm finish on the market.
It is a hybrid Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) technology that applies a protective coating to parts. PVD and PECVD processes utilize electricity, radio frequencies, and plasma in a high vacuum environment to deposit a solid coating that precisely and uniformly covers the treated parts.
While these technologies have been used in many industries for some time, applying them to a shotgun barrels had never been practical until Benelli’s breakthrough. Typical deposition processes operate at high temperatures. Treating a shotgun barrel in such an environment would ruin the ballistic properties of the barrel and weaken the strength of the barrel extension. Benelli’s engineers created a process that completes the process at low temperature, maintaining the perfect ballistics of theire Crio-treated barrels and the heat-treated strength of the barrel extension.
Designed to Fit Hunters
One of the many standout features of the Super Black Eagle 3 is its ergonomic design. The gun has a comfortable grip and a well-balanced feel, making it easy to handle and maneuver. The buttstock is also adjustable via a set of shims of various sizes and angles, allowing users to customize the fit to their individual preferences.
The Super Black Eagle 3 also boasts an impressive set of performance features. The gun is equipped with Benelli’s patented Inertia Driven system, which uses the recoil energy generated by the shot to cycle the action, eliminating the need for gas or recoil springs. This results in a smooth and reliable action, even in harsh conditions. The gun also has a 3.5″ chamber, allowing it to handle a wide range of ammunition types and sizes and will cycle the lightest field loads up to the heaviest 3.5” magnums.
Durable material, impervious to salt water.
The Super Black Eagle 3 was built from the ground up with durability in mind. It has a proprietary, corrosion-resistant coating, and all of the metal parts are made of high-grade steel. The gun is also built to head to toe to withstand heavy use and can withstand recoil, recoil energy, bumps, knocks, and the worst weather exceptionally well.
Maintenance is easy with the SBE. The gun can be disassembled and reassembled quickly and easily, making cleaning and maintenance a breeze, including the ability to field strip the bolt in the field with zero tools.
In terms of accuracy, the Super Black Eagle 3 performs well. The barrel and chokes are crio-treated for consistency which helps to ensure consistent shot patterns and long-range accuracy. The gun also has a fiber-optic front sight, making it easy to acquire targets in a variety of lighting conditions.
Overall, the Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 is a top-of-the-line semi-automatic shotgun that offers a great combination of reliability, versatility, and performance. It continues the pattern of success that the previous Super Black Eagles won in the market, and remains a popular choice among hunters, and is a great choice for anyone looking for a high-quality shotgun.
A high-end, high quality product.
As with any high end product, the Super Black Eagle 3 comes with a high price tag. It can be quite expensive and may not be the best choice for those on a tight budget. Additionally, while the Super Black Eagle 3 is a versatile gun, it is primarily designed for hunting and may not be the best choice for other applications such as tactical or home defense situations.
In conclusion, the Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 is a top-of-the-line semi-automatic shotgun that is known for its reliability and versatility. It is a popular choice among Hunters. The gun is designed to be easy to handle, maintain, and offers great performance and accuracy. However, it comes with a high price tag and may not be the best choice for those on a tight budget or for other applications such as tactical or home defense.
OVERALL RATING: 4.2/5