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Benelli SBE 3 20-Gauge Takes NRA Golden Bullseye Award

Benelli USA is excited to announce that its new Super Black Eagle 3 semi-auto shotgun in 20-gauge 3-inch has been awarded by the editors of NRA’s American Hunter the 2022 Golden Bullseye Award for “Shotgun of the Year.”

Golden Bullseye Award recipients are selected by a panel of editors from the NRA’s Publication Division and are chosen based on several factors:

  • Recently introduced and available to consumers before the selection of the Golden Bullseye Awards
  • Used/tested by a staff member or regular contributor to the magazine and/or affiliated media
  • Reliable in the field, meeting or exceeding the evaluator’s expectations
  • Innovative in design and function
  • Readily perceived as a value to the purchaser
  • Styled in a manner befitting the shooting and hunting industry and, perhaps more importantly, its enthusiasts.

“Receiving the 2022 Golden Bullseye Award is a tremendous honor for all of us at Benelli,” states Tim Joseph, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for Benelli. “Our Super Black Eagle series has become the standard by which the most dedicated and most demanding waterfowl hunters judge a shotgun’s performance. With the recent addition of the SBE 3 in a 20-gauge 3-inch chamber, passionate waterfowlers now have a gun that is light, fast, and ideally suited for the tight confines of flooded timber, the open stubble fields, or anywhere in-between.

“We would like to thank the NRA Publications team for evaluating and selecting the 20-gauge SBE 3 for this award, and we especially thank the hunters who have helped make the SBE 3 the benchmark shotgun in the waterfowl hunting world.”

Benelli’s SBE 3 represents the apex in semi-auto hunting shotgun function and innovation. Powered by the Inertia Driven System—the cleanest, most reliable system on the market today that never requires adjustment—the SBE 3 delivers numerous features that ensure a comfortable fit, easy operation, and the ability to withstand the harshest hunting conditions. These include Crio®-treated barrels, Comfort Tech™ 3 and Combtech stock technology, oversized bolt handles and large bolt release and safety buttons, shim kit for drop and cast adjustment, and multiple camo patterns and Cerakote color options.

For more information on the Benelli SBE 3 20-gauge 3-inch semi-auto shotguns, visit BenelliUSA.com.

About Benelli

Benelli, headquartered in Accokeek, Maryland, offers the largest selection of semi-automatic shotguns in the world, as well as a variety of rifles. Since the company’s inception, Benelli has led the world in innovative firearm technology, including the ground-breaking Benelli Inertia Driven system, effective Comfort Tech recoil-reduction systems, and the BE.S.T. anti-corrosion coatings. Because of this commitment to innovation, they are recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of premium firearms for competitive shooters, hunters, and defense professionals.

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