Benelli Super Black Eagle® II Semi Auto shotgun
I have been shooting this gun for 6 years.
Shooting trap, skeet, 5 stand, bird hunting and turkey loads. Last week was the first time I had a jam issue. I shoot in a skeet &trap league and I have pumped 3-4k shells through it in hot dusty conditions in the last 6-7 weeks. Last week I was shooting sporting clays and about half way through a shell ejected only half way. It surprised me because I have never had a problem before but then I have not cleaned the gun at all this season. Since having the gun I have shot estimated 30-40k 2 3/4 shells and never a problem. I have shot this gun so much that I have worn out both recoil pads on the stock. The foam on the pads are great for the recoil but they do wear out.
I have fired many different semi-autos from different league members and the recoil with my SBE is noticeably less to the surprise from the different owners.
Two years ago I bought a Vinci 12 gauge for my 13 year old daughter. 5'6" 110lbs. and she has been shooting the league with me and more and more often she is out scoring me. I highly recommend both guns. You will not be unhappy with a Benelli unless you are sensitive to what other shooters think of you for shooting a field gun at competitions that cost thousands less than what they shoot. All that matters is a dead bird. :-)
August 13, 2014
Whats there to say, its a benelli
Like others have said its a great gun. Will shoot anything you want to shove in it. Light loads are smooth as butter. Great shouldering gun. You pull up and its like its does the aiming for ya. I only do a little skeet shooting and a whole lot of turkey hunting. Now if you want to believe all the hype about less recoil, all I can say is a turkey load is a turkey load. Its still going to rock you regardless of the gun. Compared to a old rem 870 it is much better on the kick but still a 3 1/2" mag turkey load is going to kick a little. No malfunctions what so ever so if you want a good gun, reliable, in any conditions and you got the money for it, go for it. Very easy to take down and clean. It should and will last a lifetime. Buddy of mine has the first super black eagle and never a problem with his either. And he's had his for at least 10 or 12 years. Hope this helps someone. Can't go wrong with a semi automatic from benelli.
January 20, 2014
I love this gun! It has not malfunctioned once and is incredibly reliable. It shoulders perfectly and shoots amazing. I can shoot this gun without worrying about the effects of the recoil. Get some good ammo and plan on a lot of good times shooting clays or hunting. I am relatively new to the shotgun shooting and hunting world but know that this gun is going to help me become much better. I would definitely recommend this gun to any shooter, new or veteran.
April 14, 2013
best shotgun ever
this shotgun is great for everything. I'm a big duck and turkey hunter so i need a gun that would be able to tolerate the cold and being in damp conditions. i think the first time that i took this gun hunting was in 2 degree weather and it had no malfunctions.
January 6, 2013