Gun Report

Benelli Super Black Eagle II No. 10101 Max-4 HD Camo

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For us, the loading and unloading process of the SBE II did not compare favorably to the Maxus’s shell-handling prowess. That pushed the SBE II a notch behind the Maxus overall.

Benelli Super Black Eagle II No. 10101 Max-4 HD Camo

Gun Details

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

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The SBE-II barrel and top of the receiver are one and the same. The entire action is one assembled piece. The back of the barrel has a half-moon machined section that presses in and locks firmly against the back of the “lower” portion of the receiver. The silver tab with the red button is the Benelli shell-release lever. Pushing it allows feeding another round from the tube magazine manually. If you eject a live round from the chamber, you can sub in another load by holding the bolt open with one hand and loading a shell with the other. It is a clumsy operation compared to the Maxus, our team said. This view shows the single pin (arrow) that retains the entire trigger group and shell lifter. It also shows the SBE-II’s “upper” just before it is slid home at the back of the Benelli’s “lower” and the SBE’s stock shim at the back of the receiver that makes drop adjustment easy.
The top view of the SBE-II lower and the trigger group shows how elegantly simple it all is. The complete trigger group, shell lifter, and trigger guard is one piece—and is easily removed after driving out the action pin.

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