Super Black Eagle 3 Shotguns

SBE 3 – the full redesign of our venerable Super Black Eagle platform. With carefully considered insights from our 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.

man shouldering and aiming Super Black Eagle 3 shotgun in the reeds
Combtech & Comfort Tech 3

Comfort Tech™ was the first of its kind. By splitting the stock diagonally and utilizing shock-absorbing chevrons, the entire stock was essentially turned into a recoil pad. This chevron system, now 13 years old, is still the most efficient design possible, and was the basis for the SBE 3 stock. The chevron size and location has been optimized on Comfort Tech 3. Furthermore, Benelli engineers have developed a new cheek comb pad, Combtech, which greatly reduces facial impact and vibrations.

Inertia-Driven System

The hallmark of Benelli strength and reliability, our clean-burning Inertia Driven System never requires adjusting, cycles consistently in conditions that border on the unfair and easily handles everything from light field loads to 3½" magnums. From a cleanliness and speed perspective, gas systems simply cannot compete—whereas Inertia-Driven Benelli shotguns are known to fire 500,000+ rounds and still function without flaw.

Benelli’s Progressive Comfort® System

The Progressive Comfort System is contained within the 828U walnut stock (shown in the cutaway images here). The flexible and lightweight polymer buffers compress to absorb recoil energy. The heavier the shot load, the more buffers come into play to help absorb and cushion the recoil.

Oversized Bolt Handle & Safety

A  larger bolt release and safety, along with an outward angled drop lever make the SBE 3 quicker and easier to operate–even with gloved hands.

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LYING IN A ROCKING TWO-MAN RUBBER RAFT WITH RAIN, SNOW, SLEET AND SALTY OCEAN SPRAY DRENCHING ME, I WAS FORTUNATE TO BE CLUTCHING A SUPER BLACK EAGLE 3. IT WOULDN'T HAVE SAVED ME FROM DROWNING, BUT IN THE MEANTIME IT SAVED ME FROM MISSING. NO HANGUPS, NO MISFIRES AND NOWHERE CLOSE TO ENOUGH RECOIL TO UPSET THE RAFT. EIDER DOWN! ”

Ron Spomer
Ducks Unlimited

AFTER THREE DAYS OF HUNTING IN SASKATCHEWAN WITH THE SUPER BLACK EAGLE 3, I CAN’T REMEMBER A THING ABOUT IT. ALL I REMEMBER IS WHEN I POINTED IT AT BIRDS, THEY DIED. MALLARDS. HONKERS. SANDHILL CRANES. MOBS OF THEM. TO ME, THAT’S WHAT A WATERFOWLER’S GUN SHOULD BE: INVISIBLE. SOMETHING I CAN LOAD WITHOUT TAKING MY EYES OFF THE SKY. SOMETHING THAT SWINGS AS IF IT WERE AN EXTENSION OF MYSELF. SOMETHING THAT GOES “BANG,” WITHOUT FAIL, EVERY TIME I PULL THE TRIGGER. SOMETHING THAT NEVER DISTRACTS ME BY JARRING MY FACE, OR HAMMERING MY SHOULDER. SOMETHING THAT LETS ME FOCUS ON WHAT I’M THERE FOR – THE BIRDS.”

Holly A. Heyser
California Waterfowl

BENELLI HAS ALWAYS MADE NEXT-LEVEL FIREARMS AND IT HAS BEEN FUN TO WITNESS THE HIGHEST EVOLUTION OF THE SEMI-AUTOMATIC 12 GAUGE WATERFOWL GUN IN THE SUPER BLACK EAGLE LINE. IT IS MOST UNUSUAL FOR A FIREARM TO ATTAIN LEGENDARY STATUS SO QUICKLY. I'VE SHOT THE NEW SB3 FROM COLORADO TO COLD BAY ALASKA AND IT IS ABOUT THE ONLY FIREARM A DUCK MAN WILL EVER NEED. FOR A SHOTGUN TO BE ANY POINTIER AND BETTER HANDLING, IT WOULD HAVE TO BE A CUSTOM BUILD.”

Skip Knowles
Wildfowl

WHILE I DID NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHECK OUT THE LATEST FROM BENELLI AT THE PATTERN BOARD, ITS PERFORMANCE ON WATERFOWL PROVED BEYOND DOUBT THAT IT WAS SHOOTING PRECISELY TO MY HOLD POINT. I SUPPOSE MY CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT ON THE SASKATCHEWAN HUNT WAS A TRIPLE ON PASSING MALLARDS. BUT IT WASN’T JUST ME—EVERYONE ELSE WAS SHOOTING AT THE TOP OF THEIR FORM WITH A GUN THEY HAD NEVER BEFORE HELD IN THEIR HANDS. ACTUALLY HUNTING WITH A NEW GUN IS MUCH BETTER THAN BREAKING A FEW CLAY TARGETS AT THE GUN CLUB BECAUSE IT TENDS TO BETTER UNCOVER BOTH GOOD AND BAD DESIGN FEATURES. DESPITE THE BEST OF MY EFFORTS I COULD NOT FIND A SINGLE THING WRONG WITH THE NEW SUPER BLACK EAGLE 3.”

Layne Simpson
Shooting Times

PERFECTING NEAR-PERFECTION IS A DELICATE TASK. BENELLI HAS MANAGED TO FIND IMPROVEMENTS WORTH MAKING TO THE SBE2, MANY OF THEM ALREADY PROVEN INDIVIDUALLY IN RECENT MODELS SUCH AS THE ETHOS. THE GENIUS OF THE SBE3 IS THAT IT MANAGES TO AGGREGATE ALL OF BENELLI’S PRIOR BEST EFFORTS, AND ADD A FEW NEW ONES, WITHOUT SUCCUMBING EVEN ONCE TO CHANGE FOR THE SAKE OF NOVELTY. IT IS FUNCTIONALLY AS CLOSE TO FLAWLESS AS THE LAWS OF PHYSICS APPEAR, FOR NOW, TO PERMIT. WHETHER THE SBE3 IS A SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER EMERGENCY BOAT PADDLE THAN THE SBE2 IS HARD TO SAY, BUT IN OTHER RESPECTS THE WATERFOWLING WORLD HAS MOVED DISCERNIBLY NEARER THE IDEAL SHOTGUN.”

Robert Williams
Petersen's Hunting

Specifications

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Item Number Stock Finish Receiver Finish Barrel Finish Gauge Barrel Length Grip MSRP Stock Configuration Size Hand-Dominance Chokes Extended Choke Chambered For Min. Recommended Load Magazine Capacity Sight Action Drilled & Tapped Length of Pull Drop at Heel Drop at Comb Overall Length Avg. Weight
10316 Black Synthetic Anodized, Black Matte, Black 12-Gauge 28" Standard $1,899 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Right Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 49.6" 7 lbs
10321 Black Synthetic Anodized, Black Matte, Black 12-Gauge 26" Standard $1,899 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Right Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 47.75" 6.9 lbs
10301 Realtree Max-5® Realtree Max-5® Realtree Max-5® 12-Gauge 28" Standard $1,999 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Right Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 49.6" 7 lbs
10307 Realtree Max-5® Realtree Max-5® Realtree Max-5® 12-Gauge 26" Standard $1,999 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Right Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 47.75" 6.9 lbs
10361 GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Timber GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Timber GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Timber 12-Gauge 28" Standard $1,999 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Right Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 49.6" 7 lbs
10360 GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Timber GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Timber GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Timber 12-Gauge 26" Standard $1,999 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Right Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 47.75" 6.9 lbs
10385 GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Marsh GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Marsh GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Marsh 12-Gauge 28" Standard $1,999 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Right Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 49.6" 7 lbs
10351 Mossy Oak® Bottomland™ Mossy Oak® Bottomland™ Mossy Oak® Bottomland™ 12-Gauge 28" Standard $1,999 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Right Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 49.6" 7 lbs
10350 Mossy Oak® Bottomland™ Mossy Oak® Bottomland™ Mossy Oak® Bottomland™ 12-Gauge 26" Standard $1,999 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Right Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 47.75" 6.9 lbs
10302 Mossy Oak® Shadow Grass Blades™ Mossy Oak® Shadow Grass Blades™ Mossy Oak® Shadow Grass Blades™ 12-Gauge 28" Standard $1,999 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Right Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 49.6" 7 lbs
10308 Mossy Oak® Shadow Grass Blades™ Mossy Oak® Shadow Grass Blades™ Mossy Oak® Shadow Grass Blades™ 12-Gauge 26" Standard $1,999 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Right Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 47.75" 6.9 lbs
10352 Mossy Oak® Bottomland™ Mossy Oak® Bottomland™ Mossy Oak® Bottomland™ 12-Gauge 24" Pistol Grip $1,999 SteadyGrip™ Standard Shotguns Right Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 45.75" 6.8 lbs
10380 A-Grade Satin Walnut Anodized, Black Gloss, Blued 12-Gauge 28" Standard $1,919 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Right Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 49.6" 7 lbs
10371 Black Synthetic Anodized, Black Matte, Black 12-Gauge 28" Standard $1,899 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Left Handed Shotguns Crio® - IC, M, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 49.6" 7 lbs
10370 Black Synthetic Anodized, Black Matte, Black 12-Gauge 26" Standard $1,899 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Left Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 47.75" 6.9 lbs
10375 Realtree Max-5® Realtree Max-5® Realtree Max-5® 12-Gauge 28" Standard $1,999 Comfort Tech® 3 Standard Shotguns Left Handed Shotguns Crio® - C, IM, F Crio® - IC, M 2-3/4", 3", 3-1/2" 3+1 Red-bar front Semi-auto Yes 14-3/8" 2-1/8" 1-3/8" 49.6" 7 lbs
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Features

Standard Features

Flush Crio® Chokes & Wrench
Benelli Crio® chokes sit flush with the muzzle and come in the following constrictions: C, IM and F. Wrench included.
Extended Crio® Chokes

Extended Crio® Chokes IC and M

Shim Kit
The stock drop and cast is user-adjustable. Changing shims using this included kit provides a customized sighting plane to fit your unique physical build and shooting style.
Standard Hard Case

Standard hard case to protect your firearm.

Crio® Treated Barrel

With carbon fiber stepped rib. 

Comfort Tech® 3 Recoil Pad and Comb-Tech® Pad
Easy Locking Bolt System

The Super Black Eagle's patented locking mechanism is designed to work flawlessly with all shotgun loads- from light clay loads to the ultimate goose-busters.

Easy Loading System

A beveled loading port, redesigned carrier and a new two-piece carrier latch have all been incorporated into the Super Black Eagle 3 to make loading the magazine effortless.

Optional Features

Extended Crio® Chokes

Extended Crio® Chokes, C, IM, F, and XFT.

Flush Crio® Chokes

Flush Crio® Chokes IC and M.

Comfort Tech® 3 Recoil Pads

Three options to customize length of pull to 13 7/8", 14 3/8", or 14 3/4".

Raised Comb-Tech® Pad

Two options to customize sight plane for different shooting scenarios.