The problem with having to do something new to get media attention is that when you do something close to perfect the first time, there isn’t much if anything that needs changing. New isn’t always better, and thankfully Benelli hasn’t changed much of anything about their acclaimed Vinci line of shotguns. The Super Vinci can just take a 3 1/2” shell which the original Vinci could not.
The Super Vinci is being billed as the “Evolution of the Revolution.” And the revolution they are talking about is the inertia driven bolt system that makes the Vinci guns different than everything that came before them. There is no gas tube to cycle the action. Everything is driven by the backward pressure of the fired shotshell. The three piece modular system keeps all of the energy and weight of the gun between the hands of the shooter, which is ideal for accuracy and followup shots.
Changes from the Vinci to the Super Vinci are very few. Super Size Me is the focus really, and a cute marketing campaign features a drive through and GoDaddy’esque supermodel in a leather jumpsuit. For waterfowl hunters this a big step up for their favorite shotgun. The 3 ½” shell with the right choke can bring non-lead rounds into the realm of lead performance in the 3”.
The Super Vinci has the same Quadra Fit stock system that allows adjustment for drop (the angle of boreline to the trigger), cast (right to left angle of the stock), length of pull (the distance between the trigger and the buttpad), and the comb height (where your cheek rests on the stock). There is a slightly bigger trigger guard on the Super Vinci, and a slightly bigger safety. All minor incremental changes on what is already thought to be a near perfect gun.
The Super Vinci is available in a 26” and 28” black synthetic Realtree MAX-4, and a 26” in Realtree APG. The gun weighs about 7 pounds empty and the MSRP is $1,649 for the black and $1,759 for the camo guns. It comes with the Benelli Crio Chokes in C, IC, M, IM, F, as well as a hard case, the Quadra Fit shims, a mid bead and red bar front sight. You can get optional turkey, pass, and decoy chokes, as well as different size gel pads and gel comb inserts. The receiver is drilled and tapped for Weaver 93A mounts.