I have shot both over decoys in Canada, the Benelli is lighter to carry which is great for an Upland Gun; the Beretta is heavier and thus has less noticeable recoil. I guess its really up to what you're hunting; I use my Beretta A400 on waterfowl with 3" shells and I'll bump down to a 20 gauge Beretta 391 Urika which is lighter than some .410s for Dove & Quail.I own them both and have field tested them both rigorously. The Benelli is far superior. The SBE3 is junk.
you also make coyote jerky so ummm yeah.Ive shot 3" shells the last five seasons in both and the Benelli has considerably less noticeable recoil. The 3.5" in the Benelli cycle better also with less recoil and no stove pipe. To each their own for comfort and feel.