At the 135th NRA Annual Meetings held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Benelli was presented The Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence Award for the new Benelli SuperNova™ as 2006 Shotgun of the Year. The Academy honors companies, products and individuals who best represent excellence within the shooting industry. Voting Academy members include key industry leaders representing every level of the shooting sports business.
The Benelli SuperNova™ with ComforTech™ is the softest kicking pump-action shotgun in the world. Whether you’re shooting 2 3/4 inch target loads or 3 1/2 inch magnums, the ComforTech™ stock reduces recoil up to 48% over the competition’s pump shotguns. The SuperNova’s new modular design concept makes it quickly convertible into a wide range of special purpose guns. From field, to slug, to turkey, to tactical –– the three different stocks and six different barrel configurations makes the SuperNova™ one shotgun that can not only do it all, it can do it better.
In accepting the award, Jason Evans, Benelli Product Manager, said “Our marketing and design efforts to bring the recoil reducing features of the Super Black Eagle II, to the pump gun market, have been realized. A consumer now has the option to economically acquire a SuperNova™ pump-action shotgun with the same ComforTech™ recoil reducing performance of Benelli’s semi-automatic shotguns.” Evans continued, “The SuperNova has been another great joint effort of Benelli USA and Benelli Italy.”
|Gauge||12 (3 1/2 -inch)|
|Barrel Length||24- 26- and 28-inch|
|Barrel Type||Vent Rib, Benelli standard chokes (IC,M,F)|
|Sights||Red Bar Front|
|Metal Finish||Matte Blue, Advantage® Timber HD™ or Advantage® Max-4 HD™|
|Stock Finish||Black, Advantage® Timber HD™, or Advantage® Max-4 HD™|
|Average Weight||7.8 lbs., 7.9 lbs., 8.0 lbs.|
|Overall Length||45.5 inches, 47.5 inches, 49.5 inches|
|Length of Pull||14 3/8 inches|
|Drop at Heel||2 1/4 inches|
|Drop at Comb||1 3/8 inches|
|MSRP||From $400 to $535|