Gun Report

Benelli Supersport 12 Gauge

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We recognize there is a case for this gun to carry a Conditional Buy or Buy It recommendation, because the Benelli handled well and showed reduced recoil and easy, reliable functioning. But the cheaper Gold was the SuperSport's match, in our view.

Benelli Supersport 12 Gauge

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Receiver Material
Rib Width
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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The good point of extended tubes (easier to remove) was offset by hard-to-read markings. Patterns with the Modified choke at 30 yards produced a 40/60 shot placement, which means the test gun was shooting low, with 60 percent of the hits below the target center. Both Benelli and Browning should consider providing better choke wrenches for guns marketed as sporting models.
Here is where space-age technology came up a little short, as the pad slipped out of the pocket of several of our test shooters. However, the pad's recoil-handling ability was excellent.
We had no complaints with the Benelli's disassembly; the gun could be taken apart and put back into working condition with ease.

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