Benelli Super Black Eagle Facts

The choices among shotguns are dizzying. There are so many features to consider and every manufacturer claims their products are best. One of the favorite semi-automatic shotguns is the Benelli Super Black Eagle. Facts are facts, regardless of claims and the Benelli Super Black Eagle facts are rather impressive.

Super Black Eagle specs

The average Super Black Eagle is about seven pounds with a barrel length that ranges from 24 inches for the APG to 28 inches for the MAX-4. The overall gun length from butt to barrel end is a variable-less than 50 inches. It has a magazine capacity of 3+1. Sights are red bar front sight or metal bead mid sight. The length of pull is 14 3/8 inches with a 2-inch drop at heel and a 1 3/8 inch drop at comb. The minimum recommended load is 3 dram, 1 1/8 ounce loads, which is the same for all Benelli 12 gauge semi-automatic shotguns.


Benelli Super Black Eagle offers versatile field model configurations to suit your hunting needs. Realtree APG, Mossy Oak Duck Blind, Realtree MAX-4, Black Synthetic and Satin Walnut are a few of the finish options. Left-handers do not need to worry; there are models customized for your personal configuration needs. Additionally, Benelli offers slug guns, turkey guns, and the American Series and Performance Shop Super models.

Standard features

The Benelli Super Black Eagle offers a great standard package for each gun purchased. CrioR Chokes with extra-long tubes and gradual constriction improves patterns as much as 13.2 percent, according to Benelli. ComforTechR Gel Recoil Pad and Gel Comb Insert, shim kits for buttstock customization and a stylish hard gun case helps protect your Benelli with the ultimate safety during travel.

The Benelli difference

Benelli shotguns are different from any other. With Benelli, there are no moving parts under the forend. This means nothing to clean or oil. For corrosion's sake, keep a light coat of oil on the tube and there's no need to remove the forend for application. Anytime you assemble or disassemble a Benelli, just move the forend to the end of the magazine tube where it stops naturally.

Common issues

Cycling problems can occur occasionally. This is usually due to a lack of lubrication. Bolt rails and the recoil plunger assembly must be properly lubricated for optimal function and to prevent cycling issues. Use good synthetic gun oil on these parts and refrain from lubing with WD-40 or any 3-in-1 type of oil. These gum up and can make matters worse. In cold weather use a low viscosity synthetic gun oil as it's less apt to congeal. Use specific choke lube on the choke only.

Other maintenance

Maintenance depends upon use. The bore and exterior surfaces should be cleaned and oiled with each use. Bolt rails and recoil plungers must be oiled at the end of a day of shooting. Clean residual powder and debris from the bolt and trigger mechanism. Should your shotgun become submerged in water, detail strip the gun and recoil assembly in order to clean and oil it completely.

Scope mounting

A scope is an asset when shooting Benelli's Super Black Eagle. Be sure to use a 93A Weaver base in all cases. The only exception to this rule would be with the 12-gauge Nova that requires the 423M Weaver base.


Benelli offers a 10-year warranty from original date of purchase from the original retailer. This warranty is only good if it was purchased from an authorized Benelli dealer. Once the gun has been repaired or replaced a new 10-year warranty will be issued on that item. There are special instructions for using the warranty. See the Benelli Web site and speak with your authorized Benelli dealer. You can locate an authorized dealer on the Benelli Web site.

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