January 18, 2022
By Guns & Ammo Staff
Benelli presented the all-new 828U over/under shotgun to the upland and sporting clays set in 2015. While largely hewing to the classical O/U profile, the 828U delivered several innovations in keeping with Benelli’s reputation for durability, reliable performance, and forward-thinking technology throughout its shotgun lines.
New for 2022, the 828U builds on its proven design with new performance and styling enhancements via the 828U Limited Edition.
At a glance, the 828U Limited Edition stands apart with its nickel-plated steel frame and elegant game scene engravings along the sides, top, and bottom of the receiver — a perfect complement to the shotgun’s luxurious, satin-finished AA-grade walnut furniture.
Both accenting style and providing rugged field performance for the 828U Limited Edition is the BE.S.T. (Benelli Surface Treatment) gloss barrel finish. Utilizing a proprietary coating that calls on nanotechnology and diamond-like carbon particles to provide an armor-tough coating to steel, the BE.S.T. finish is so dependable that Benelli includes a 25-year guarantee against rust and corrosion on all BE.S.T. coated parts.
A limited-edition model in the truest sense, Benelli will produce only 200 units of the 828U Limited Edition in 12-gauge with a 28-inch barrel.
As with the mainline 828U, the 828U Limited-Edition includes all the performance features that have made this double-barrel a standout in the field, including impulse-activated ejectors, a top lever striker reset, and the Benelli Progressive Comfort System recoil mitigation in the stock. Beyond these innovative features, the 828U also sports a a removable trigger group for easy cleaning, adjustable drop and cast for a custom fit, and Benelli’s patented steel locking system that prevents shotshell pressure transfer to the receiver and hinge pins.
For more information on the 828U Limited Edition or any of Benelli USA’s premium shotguns and centerfire hunting rifles, visit BenelliUSA.com.
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