Raffaello A.I. BE.S.T. Limited Edition 20


A true gem by Benelli, Raffaello A.I. BE.S.T. Limited Edition 20 gauge offers absolute excellence in only 500 examples available.This limited edition jewel is equipped with the exclusive Benelli Advanced Impact technology, which maximises the ballistic performance of the barrel and choke, guaranteeing extraordinary performance. The distinctive element is the engraving, an authentic tribute to the art of hunting. On the right side of the receiver, we find a setter running towards a woodcock. The same setter, at the corner of the engraving, is a silent spectator of the scene. The left side reproduces the same figurative composition, but this time the vegetation, more open and linear, is the backdrop to a pointer, proud and tense towards fleeing quails. To complete the engraving we find a floral ornament that develops around the receiver, embellished with some gold-coloured leaves and a rim with a Renaissance-themed decorative weave to close the composition. This semi-automatic shotgun is not only a distinctive firearm, but an additional icon representative of the Benelli style.

Available in 12 gauge.

Technical sheet




76 mm - 3"


65/26 cm/" - 70/28 cm/" Advanced Impact BE.S.T. barrel with ventilated carbon fibre flat rib; Interchangeable choke 2 KND 70 + 20 mm */** + 3 INTERNAL 70 mm ***/****/ CYL


Nickel-plated Ergal, rolled and lasared engraving, traced over by hand


Stock with Progressive Comfort System, Stock and forend grade 4 oil walnut wood


365 ± 2 mm var. Variable deviation to right and left


Tubular for 4 rounds 12/70 mm and 3 rounds 12/76 mm; 2-round limiter


2.650 (with 70/28 cm/" barrel)


Technopolymer case, choke kit and key , drop variation kit, Benoil bottle, operating and maintenance manual



The technical features and images on the web site are purely approximate, can be improved and / or changed at any time without notice.


Inertia Driven System

Rigorous design, simple construction, easy maintenance and mechanical accuracy guarantee maximum durability and extreme reliability. The cleverness of the Benelli System lies in its rigorous design, simple construction and ease of maintenance. The fast, minimised operating movements combined with mechanical accuracy and essential construction ensure an unaltered working cycle that is perfect every time, maximum strength and utmost reliability.


Benelli Advanced Impact

Benelli Advanced Impact (Benelli A.I.) is not a simple brand-new barrel, it is a real patented system consisting of two inseparable elements that work together: barrel and choke. At the end of a long research and development work, what can be defined as the best internal profile to date has been identified to redesign the barrel-choke assembly and achieve performances never experienced before.



BE.S.T. is an exclusive Benelli technology to guarantee maximum resistance to corrosion, abrasion, wear and the elements. BE.S.T. surface treatment uses cutting-edge hybrid technology, covered by trade secret. The coating has characteristics similar to those of a diamond when it comes to hardness, resistance and precious finish. BE.S.T. is completely eco-friendly, since the process used involves no dangerous emissions for the environment.


Crio System

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.