benelli super black eagle 3
The Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 in RealTree Max-5. Benelli USA

Benelli introduced the third iteration of its popular Super Black Eagle this week at the 2017 SHOT Show, and it has quickly become the fan-favorite shotgun. Although the new shotgun is built on the same technology as the previous installments in the line, the recoil management system and ergonomics have been updated. Benelli also redesigned the gun’s bolt face to eliminate the Benelli click. We’ve already field tested the gun on an Alaskan sea duck hunt (more on that later), and in the meantime, here’s Shooting Editor John B. Snow’s breakdown of the slick new semi-auto.

Video by Natalie Krebs