SBE 3, the semi-automatic that offers superior ballistic performance, with a 3.5” super magnum chamber. A genuine concentrate of technologies. The Comfortech 3 system for reducing recoil combined with the latest generation CombTech comb ensures total comfort for the user. The loading and unloading operations are made even easier by the Easy loading system, and the firearm is always ready to shoot thanks to the innovative closure of the Easy Locking bolt. The trigger guard assembly has been designed for fast access to the trigger, activation of the safety and the cut off, and the ergonomic fore-end guarantees an optimal balance. The firearm features cryogenic barrels and knurled chokes that ensure compact, even pattern
With carefully considered insights from our pro-staff and veteran hunters, Benelli design engineers spent nearly 10 years in development with a focus on three areas of critical importance to the serious waterfowler: Improved ergonomics, flawless functionality and an updated intuitive design. The result is ultimate reliability and absolute superiority in the most unforgiving conditions.
Combtech and 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.
Easy loading system - a beveled loading port, redesigned carrier and a new two-piece carrier latch have all been incorporated into the new SBE 3 to make loading the magazine effortless.
Intertia-driven system - the Benelli strength and reliability. The 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. Inertia-Driven Benelli shotguns are known to fire 500,000+ rounds and still function without flaw.
Oversized bolt handle and safety - the 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.
• Calibre: 12ga
• Chamber: 3.5" (89mm)
• Finish/Stock: B.E.S.T
• Action: Semi-automatic
• Barrel length: 26 or 28"
• Overall length: 47.6 or 49.6"
• Weight: approx. 3200g
• Interchangeable Chokes: 5x extended knurled
After 10 years of research and testing, Benelli solved the number one issue with waterfowl shotguns – rust and corrosion. The revolutionary Benelli Surface Treatment (BE.S.T.) prevents rust, corrosion and abrasions. The proprietary BE.S.T. finish bonds molecularly to the barrel, barrel extension and select internal components to create an impenetrable armor that stops rust and corrosion while providing superior abrasion resistance. The treatment is so effective, Benelli provides a 25-year warranty on BE.S.T.-treated parts.
Benelli torture tested an assortment of barrels with different finishes to see how each compared to the BE.S.T. treatment. A blued barrel was subjected to four hours in a salt fog test (ASTM B117), resulting in rust accumulation over the entire barrel. The barrel coated with the BE.S.T. treatment underwent 200 hours in the same conditions with no signs of rust or corrosion. In fact, BE.S.T-treated barrels have been exposed to saltwater for more than three consecutive months with no sign of rust or corrosion. To test for abrasion resistance, Benelli subjected competitive barrels along with a barrel treated with BE.S.T. to rounds of abuse on a steel brush wheel (IL 279). The competitive barrels showed partial to complete removal of the finish while the BE.S.T. treated barrel only experienced polishing.
Purchase of this item requires a firearms licence, you will need to complete a Police Order Form and take it into your local police station to have it signed off. The form can be found from the link below.
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