‘828’ is the code that identifies Urbino, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The 828 U over & under firearm combines the experience of the past with the new technological era. The sleek lines of the dark-coloured receiver exude elegance and emphasise the sportiness of the shotgun in a perfect harmony of shapes and materials. The wood incorporates the Progressive Comfort system, the butt plate and the special polyurethane comb are the ideal combination to reduce perceived recoil and muzzle rise. 828 U is the epitome of lightweight and comfort, stability and adaptability. A shotgun with fast, yet extremely stable swinging, capable of adapting perfectly to the shape and shooting stance of the hunter. The only over & under shotgun that provides for fine-tuning of drop and deviation (Perfect fitting). The heart of the Benelli over & under shotgun is the Lock Plate locking system made from hardened steel. A simple and ingenious device that ensures strong and reliable closure and cancels mechanical stress. the aluminium receiver makes for a lightweight over & under (at less than 3 kg), yet extremely resistant and perfectly balanced. Another important element is the 828 U's compact, removable, precise, practical, reliable cocking assembly with short percussion times. 828 U delivers optimal performance and comfort tailored to your needs.
76 mm Magnum
BARRELS AND CHOKES
CB - Interchangeable choke - Power Bore 65/70/75 cm
Ergal, black anodised
STOCK AND FORE-END
Pistol-style with Progressive Comfort system / Ergonomic with safety release
STOCK LENGTH TRIGGER MEASURED / DEVIATION
Standard 375 mm, modifiable to 385 mm with long butt plate or to 365 mm with dedicated butt plate. Compact 345 mm modifiable to 355 mm with long butt plate
approx. 2,980 g with 70 cm barrel
828 U is supplied in a polymer case that follows the style of the latest generation of Benelli packages. The internal tartan coating adds an unmistakable touch of elegance. The internal structure is versatile and modular, the barrels-fore-end section and the stock-receiver section are sized and fitted for any 828U customised configuration.
The innovative progressive recoil absorption system kicks in gradually according to cartridge loading. This is the true essence of comfort in wood, an invisible, yet highly sensitive system.
Perfect fitting overcomes the traditional barriers of drop and deviation providing easily customised solutions. Fast shouldering and instinctive aiming are ensured by the countless options to fine-tune drop and deviation (40 combinations: 20 rh-20 lh) to your specific needs. Optimum performance and tailored comfort are within your reach.
The patented locking system consists of a plate that perfectly seals the single-piece unit. The firing pressure remains contained in the plate/single-piece assembly, reducing the stress applied to the rotating pins. The 828 U's steel locking system is durable and guarantees the elimination of any mechanical stress on the receiver.
The Power Bore cryogenic barrel with selected bore and very small diameters ensures greater speed and target penetration. Power Bore Crio: the ideal bore for a perfect hit and to be sure you’ll never miss the target.
In cryogenic technology, the first element you need to consider is the barrel. The expansion caused by friction heat and pressure is limited, so that the barrel can vibrate and expand evenly on firing. The pattern provided by a cryogenic barrel is wider, more regular and more uniform, with pattern centres that will not shift as you fire shot after shot, to the benefit of shooting accuracy. Cryogenic treatment also has positive effects on the life of the barrel, which is more resistant to wear and less susceptible to attack by combustion residues. Benelli was the first company to apply Cryogenic Treatment to the barrel and choke of a light firearm on an industrial scale in order to enhance its ballistic performance.
Each barrel marked with the lily emblem undergoes National Proof House testing for steel shot ammunition. The Crio Steel Shot chokes feature elongated chamfers to guarantee maximum ballistic performance and resistance when using Steel ammunition.