The ETHOS shotgun line has proven to be an elegant and reliable shotgun incorporating Benelli's latest innovations, refinements, and design superiority. You can post now and register later. Photos by: Rab Cummings I’ve lost track of the number of Benellis I’ve shot and owned over the years. After getting the Montefeltro home from the store, I was excited to clean it and get it ready for trap and skeet. Sure, folks wanted ribs on their Model 12s for trapshooting, but there wasn't much debate about the "good autoloader" or the "good shotgun" back then. The Montefeltro comes with a nice wrench and three of Benelli’s Crio system choke tubes; improved cylinder, full and modified. I'm not sure what method Benelli uses for finishing their wood on the Montefeltro, but there are a lot of sprayed/dipped finish options for wood that aren't especially cost-intensive. This was the case with my great-grandfather, grandfather and even my father for much of his life. Now the montefeltro silver is rather pretty. When my daughter got involved in clay shooting, I felt the itch to join in. Copyright 2016 by Randy Wakeman. Benelli Ethos boasts of an operating system that is inertia driven and was manufactured by Benelli back in the 70s. Value: * * * * 1/2 Life gets in the way. Like the Super Black Eagle 3 or the Montefeltro, the A 7-1/4 pound gun, currently offered in synthetic stocked versions, but with a low price (starting at $675 or so). Though the Benelli brand and associated Beretta family brands have tried, they have not caught on as clays guns, due to heavier recoil than gas guns. The inertia system is said to run cleaner and it’s true. The drops and league magic were done. The next review planned is another 20 in synthetic. One of the harshest-kicking gas actions, the original A400 Xplor Unico was a problem gun. As a shooter the first thing that you will … Guns & Ammo contribitor Skip Knowles introduces the Benelli Ethos 12-gauge shotgun. Ammo is cheaper by the case and I had been buying a lot of 20 gauge already. The change was dramatic as I went from competitive in my class to winning the overall league once After a blazing introduction, Vinci sales have apparently fallen a bit flat. I agree 100%! This is evidenced by the various Vinci Limited models that have plummeted in retail price to a thousand dollars or so. Customization: * * *  Hardly "Simply Perfect," as Benelli likes to brag, not even close. It’s intended to be a hunting gun, which brought to mind a phrase we sometimes hear; carried far and shot little. A big part of my decision was how it looked and pointed for me. This gun would absolutely be a winner if you’re walking miles of upland grassland looking for game birds. When introduced just a few years ago, it was a groundbreaking design, and today it is offered in several gauges, styles, and variations. I don’t shoot much anymore. © COPYRIGHT 2021, THETRUTHABOUTGUNS.COM. Subjectively I find this sticks out like a GLOCK at a 1911 convention. Here’s a closer study that will give a better idea on the Benelli montefeltro vsM2 debate. Thank you. All my Dog guy friends wanted me to hunt with the so that they knew that “if it flied, it died”. If you had an A-5 in an autoloader or a Winchester Model 12 ("The Perfect Repeater") in a slide action, you were good. The A-5 was the only gun that Browning Arms Company (founded after the death of John M. Browning) sold for a time. Shells slip right into the magazine thanks to the beveled loading port and redesigned carrier parts, and the new gun’s bolt release—a handy toggle mounted on the right receiver wall—no longer requires a jeweler’s fine motor skills. Benelli did a classy job engraving their name and logo into the forend. Buy Benelli USA Recoil Pads & Combs online now at the official Benelli USA factory Gear Store. Specifications: Benelli Montefeltro Shotgun, Gauge: 20 (12 gauge available) I haven’t seen a 20 at that price either. Perfectly average. They are excellent gas guns using the "two piston" idea that works quite well. The second-best selling autoloading shotgun in history (behind the Remington 1100), the Auto-5 is no longer made. This photo session included another TTAG reader and his daughter. I wasn’t worried about recoil in a 20 gauge so I focused on known reliability. While I typically would prefer a 50/50 pattern, I’ve trained myself to hold a little low with close in pigeons. The Franchi Affinity, an inertia gun, is assembled at the Benelli facility in Urbino, Italy. Last year I handled multiple versions of the benelli and beretta 20 gauge autos and I went with the Montefeltro. -Editor.). However, it is priced right, a soft shooter and has a very good track record. ... Benelli ; Ok montrfeltro vs super black eagle It had been close to 20 years since I last shot clay birds. New Jersey Drops Firearm And Ammunition Charges Against Roosevelt Twyne, Attorney Says Man Was Sleeping When Maryland SWAT Team Opened Fire on His House, Killing Him, 82-Year-Old Marine Beats a Home Intruder To Death With a Shotgun, Diamondback DBX57 Video Review: 5.7x28mm Piston-Driven Pistol, Class 3 Machining and My Suppressed Ruger-57 [VIDEO]. But I quickly became frustrated. After pulling the charging handle out and sliding the bolt out of the gun…I instantly dropped the bolt. For a medium priced, soft shooting gun in a seven to 7-1/4 pound 12 gauge, consider the Remington V3, Winchester SX-3, Browning Silver, or Browning Maxus. Back then, no one much cared about wild shell variations, for it was the standard 12 gauge, 1-1/8 ounce, 1200 fps, low brass field load for most upland game and the 1-1/4 ounce, 1330 fps, high brass "duck and pheasant" shell for everything else, even geese. It is a great gun that also looks great. The Ethos combines the reliability of the proven inertia operating system with light recoil and fast handling, all necessities when a rooster bolts from a cornrow or bobwhites whir out of a … Few bothered with recoil pad selection, for most of the 2-3/4 inch A-5's had no recoil pad. I also try to spend as much time at the local park with a Champion Workhorse clay thrower as possible. The classic Auto-Five would be very costly to produce today and we do not like making adjustments to autoloaders based on load intensity. Quote; Link to post Share on other sites. It has an excellent trigger, 2000 round recommended gas piston cleaning intervals and is the softest shooting shotgun in its weight bracket, edging out the Winchester SX3 and Browning Maxus. For the 10 year warranty and a stronger brand name, the Benelli M2 and Benelli Montefeltro are low-maintenance workhorses, albeit at a high price. Inertia guns are high recoil compared to gas guns, but as there is no gas system to clean and they need scant little maintenance. I had trouble getting the fore end off the first time. By now, most have heard of (or experienced) the "Benelli click" and the "Benelli thumb." Join the conversation. If the factory pad is good enough for you, the Affinity is a good autoloader. I just wanted to own a wood Benelli. Rather than fix the three inch Vinci pistol grip, Benelli decided to make the change on the 3-1/2 inch Vinci, but ignored the three inch model. It is a great buy for the money and a good gun in general. I really want to give this the full shotgun five stars, but shorter armed shooters and those on a budget may want to avoid the Montefeltro. When I finally uncased the firearm and stepped to the firing line I felt like it had been in my hands many times before. All rights reserved. Using a patterning board, I discovered this gun throws a 60/40 pattern (60% of the pellets above point of aim, 40% below.) The modern gas action significantly reduces felt recoil and that alone makes gas action autoloaders the preferred choice for high volume shooting. Maybe in the next week or so. Say the word Benelli and most hunters think of the Super Black Eagle II, a staple in the waterfowler's gun rack.Now upland bird hunters have a Benelli all their own, the new Ethos.. The Montefeltro is a little less flexible in terms of aftermarket support, and there's no way to put a mag extension on one, so the M2 is a bit more versatile. Since that day in June I’ve shot five-stand, trap, and sporting clays with the Montefeltro. I sold a sweet 12 gauge Montefeltro at my store last month. Browning choke tubes are often not the best, but good aftermarket tubes are widely available. Doesn’t mean anything but it’s a great gun and My first pull of the trigger resulted in a miss, then a hit, again a hit and then another. I haven’t seen a 20 guage that low though. Designed by John M. Browning in 1898, the Browning Automatic-Five was first produced by FN (Belgium) in 1902 and licensed to Remington Arms in 1905, who produced it as their Model 11 until 1947. The ETHOS is an elegant semi-automatic shotgun that is the culmination of Benelli innovation, refinement and design superiority. Most are easy to clean, though, and it often takes longer to describe it than to actually do it. The A400 isn't near the gun the Beretta A390 was and the discontinued A303 series and the discontinued A390 models remain Beretta's toughest, most durable autoloaders. Barrel length: 26 inch ventilated rib (24 inch available) Still, this can be rectified if necessary. It was time for this dad to pick out his own Father’s Day gift. The Benelli Vinci is, at least according to Benelli, the first shotgun made entirely by automation with no human intervention. Proved to me that high volume shooting has its benefits. How often to clean a shotgun means, to some people, when it stops working and not before. There are no short-recoil shotguns of any consequence in production. When Benelli rolled out the Super Black Eagle in the early 1990s, I was smitten. Appearance and Style: * * * * 100% with over 1,000 light target loads. This operating system dominates centerfire autoloading handguns and was the system used by the famous Maxim machine gun, but it has never sold well when applied to shotguns. So I went with the Montefeltro with a 26″ barrel. By now, most have heard of (or experienced) the "Benelli click" and the "Benelli thumb." The standard Benelli Montefeltro and M2 models are classic fare and they rate as good guns. Very tightly fitted gun that feels good to the shoulder. Nevertheless, as this is written in 2016, most of the problems in the 12 gauge models have been eliminated, although the sub-gauges are not yet ready for prime time. I have also shot Rio, Remington and Federal #7.5 or #8 game loads. I have both, and love to shoot them both - but I don't take the Montefeltro into the duck blind. Weatherby offers their SA-08 models, made by ATA in Turkey. I didn’t have any extra shoe strings but I did have some short sections of paracord, and that worked well. Or even the ethos to the m2? The benelli M2 fits me like a glove. While maybe not a great variety of rounds, the Montefeltro has been 100% reliable. On the Montefeltro, this is essentially impossible as the magazine tube is "sealed". Now, I’ve shot the … Re: Benelli Ethos or Montefeltro Post by tailcracken pointer » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:27 am I know this is a old post but for those of you curious its apples and oranges I have both and the ethos shoots better less recoil smoother trigger and you come down quicker and on birds lots faster , you can hardly feel it kick a buddy of mine shot it and had one the next month Both 12 gauge, Both 3", Both Black Synthetic, both 28" barrel, Both same price $799, and both very lightly used and in great shape. Nor did most folks obsess over ribs and beads, as a raised/ventilated rib was deemed unnecessary for hunting purposes. The high(ish) price tag may have some potential buyers shying away. Right up there with practical shooting run and gun games. I laughed out loud, for 11/16 ounce of shot is a .410 bore load or a substandard 28 gauge load. I havent’ shot clays much lately and am nowhere near the shot I was back then. The Montefeltro comes with a nice wrench and three of Benelli’s Crio system choke tubes; improved cylinder, full and modified. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Lesson: be sure to pattern each shotgun so you know its natural point of aim. The modern inertia action was invented by Bruno Civolani and is synonymous with the Benelli brand in many circles. Domination through superior engineering, Benelli Ruger KP345, S&W Sigma .40VE, RIA 1911 .38super/9mm, Walther SP22M2, Ruger K10/22 22" and an 18.5", .50, Wolf Magnum .50, Benelli Montefeltro M2, Benelli Cordoba, Benelli Nova 20ga Bantam, Remington 870 SuperMag 3 1/2, Para USA P18.9. Whether you’re looking to adjust your Length of pull or replace a worn or lost pad, this is the place to start. MSRP: $1,129 (high $900s retail). -Editor). I truly forgot how much fun moving targets were to shoot. The Browning Double Automatic, Browning A500 / A500R and the Beretta UGB25 Xcel used short recoil actions. The shotgun forums suggested using a shoestring to pry it out. It wasn't that tough, for a 2-3/4 inch chamber was all that was needed or wanted, lead was shot at everything and something like a Browning A-5 Light Twelve 12 gauge bored modified choke did it all. For the 10 year warranty and a stronger brand name, the Benelli M2 and Benelli Montefeltro are low-maintenance workhorses, albeit at a high price. And boy does it tune you up for hunting season. ... Montefeltro Silver Featherweight Shotguns . I haven’t felt the need to adjust it as yet. If you had to use just one shotgun for pheasant hunting, what would it be? In the United States, the L4S marks Fabarm's first venture into the lightweight hunting gun field, and the XLR5 Waterfowler is coming out soon. I have let the Montefeltro go 550 shells between cleaning and the filth just wasn’t there.One patch wiped clean the receiver, bolt carrier and the trigger group. The 14 3/8-inch length of pull works well for my long arms. My daughter kept repeating she doesn’t like my Benelli, due to length of pull, while still hitting clays. Anytime you wanna try it out again just let me know. It's perfect and I like the high rib a lot. Buy a benelli montefeltro silver online. Per the Benelli website, since 1967. This is the best machined, most polished firearm component I’ve ever held in my hands and it slipped right out of them onto the carpet. Browning later licensed the design to Savage, who produced it from 1930-1949 as their Model 720. The standard Benelli Montefeltro and M2 models are classic fare and they rate as good guns. P.S. It may not have engraving or gold inlay, but that classic walnut and blued steel look is pretty enough that I worry about keeping it looking as good as it does. After sitting on the sidelines and watching the kids shoot for several weeks, I couldn’t wait for family day at the Sportsman’s Club. Father’s day was coming soon and I hadn’t added a new firearm to the safe in a while. Functionally, they are simple. It is the longest recoil action possible, in a sense, as the entire gun recoils and only part of the split bolt remains stationary. I like the classic look of the Montefeltro vs the Beretta. The Monte has a deep blue finish on its cryogenically treated barrel with a matching blue anodized finish on the receiver. The Montefeltro Siver Semi-Auto Shotgun uses Crio® System barrels and choke tubes which creates an even-grained, slick surface resulting in less resistance against wads and shot for uniform … I will try to run down the basic autoloading action types, the better offerings in those action types and why you might wish to consider one over the other. I love the timing of that photo showing the broken clay, nice shooting. Nice Ralph. Especially if hunting in/over water. Since I purchased ghe shotgun the only thing I have added is a Carlson’s extended skeet choke. On close examination you can spot the polymer trigger guard. I couldn't be too much happier, ok just a few more Notify me of follow-up comments by email. It was $750 on sale. They function dirty or wet and the only thing that tends to stop them is running them dry. Good read! Gas actions handle the widest variety of loads and, for a given weight of gun, have the softest recoil. An impressive final score of 19 that first round, but only a 16 on the next. Family day was two weeks after I purchased the Montefeltro, and that felt like an eternity. The Ethos is notably easier to load and unload than earlier Benelli autoloaders. That plastic trigger guard keeps this gun from being 4.5 stars. Although the tested version has a MSRP of $1759, Benelli offers a black synthetic version at $1649, and a walnut model at $1549 (2009 MSRP). In the specific case of my grandfather, it had to, for that was the only firearm he owned. I plan to keep and use this shotgun for an extended length of time and may even consider adding a second Benelli with synthetic stocks for those aquatic places. How does the montrfeltro compare in terms of fit? There are more advanced gas autoloaders out there, at least the way some choose to look at it. It is also glock ugly. After a year, I carefully cut the stock to the right length. The new A5 "kinematic action" in 12 gauge remains a hard gun to love. As it turns out, though, the Ethos has . Benelli Super Black Eagle II, 26 inch barrel (#10107, synthetic stock w/Max-4 HD Camo, 2009 MSRP $1759) The Benelli SBE II out of the box weighed in at 7.25 pounds, with a trigger breaking at 5.3 pounds. At the center like so many of Benelli's finest, is the renowned Interia Driven System. (Nor do many shooters like the "double shuffle" recoil of the A-5, which actually increases the felt recoil. Both shooters were able to point and shoot the Benelli well, but the shorter armed shooters tended to reach for my daughter’s Browning when given the choice. These are all gas operated guns with three inch chambers. At 6.6 pounds, the Ethos is no one's version of a dedicated clays gun, and the addition of unsightly, ineffective barrel ports just makes an even more overpriced, more undesirable shotgun. Currently I have over 1,000 rounds through the Benelli, primarily Remington Gun Club #7.5. The Remington 1100 still has a strong following, but its action does not compensate as well for load intensity as some other actions and the 1100 is the last mainstream autoloader to have a machined steel receiver. View Features. benelli montefeltro silver for sale and auction. The models sold prior to my Monte included plastic shims to adjust the stock for drop and cast, but Benelli now lists them separately on their website. I’ve had my 20 ga M2 since 2011 and the forend is still pretty tight. The receiver is not drilled and tapped for a rail or optic. Accuracy: * * * * * Otherwise, it has cycled everything from pigeon loads down to subsonic 15/16 ounce Winchester Feathers." This thing compresses when a shot is fired. Sometimes, we like to make things more complicated than we need to. I’m not rich but would gladly purchase this shotgun again if given the choice. (The A5's recoiling barrel made fitting a full length rib impossible. Can a monti be cut down to accommodate a 13 1/2 “ LOP? The A400, in 12 gauge, rates as a good gun today; the smaller gauges not so much. The floating part of the bolt compresses a spring and that's how the gun works. I have tested several and they are good, solid, reliable autoloaders with better than average triggers and a good warranty. Model Number: 10865 It is a 6-3/4 pound, walnut stocked gas gun with the best customer service in the industry. Only the more "sophisticated" hunters bothered with 1-1/2 ounce 2-3/4 inch magnums for geese or turkey. This shotgun, though, has been very kind to me. As far as I'm concerned, the Fabarm L4S is the best finished, best overall autoloader on the market. It is the best working man's autoloader Remington has ever created and it is a very good gun. We'd recommend this gun if you're looking for a quality semi-automatic shotgun. “If anyone is reading this and hasn’t tried sporting clays, it’s like golf, but better because guns.”. Ergonomics: * * * * * For those who get worn out with the funny colored receivers, Cole Gunsmithing can anodize your A400 receiver into a strikingly good looking gun. Although I have a soft spot for the Browning Double Auto, it is not mainstream and has not been produced for many years. Full length raised and/or ventilated ribs were very popular on double-barreled guns. Benelli calls it the Progressive Comfort System, and it has some very unique traits. They are good guns. The Montefeltro has a lightweight aluminum receiver. None of them were commercially successful. The walnut versions are great looking guns, as befits a Weatherby. Benelli Ethos: Good, the Bad, the Ugly. When hunting season came I couldn’t miss. These are the only Turkish made autoloaders I can recommend. It wasn't uncommon for your dove gun, pheasant gun, duck gun and recreational clays gun to be the same gun. The most popular autoloading shotgun in history, the Remington Model 1100, was introduced in 1963 and is still in production. I was a high 30s sporting clays league shooter. A Montefeltro and an M2. Reliability: * * * * * I had already been through the decision-making process choosing the Browning Silver Field for her. But I remember the first one very well. The Benelli Montefeltro is known to withstand hundreds of thousands of rounds with no failures, and is famous as an ultra-reliable semi-auto shotgun for high volume shooting sports. The contrasting beautiful satin walnut stocks are a perfect contrast (the gun is also available with synthetic furniture). The former has a capacity of 3 rounds while the latter has a 4 round capacity. Ethos Upland Performance Shop Starting Price: $2,999 What makes the Benelli Ethos a great buy is its combination of modern engineering and a solid design.. Benelli Ethos certainly is a great combination of stylish looks and a strong mechanism. In fact, Monte 20s seem to be scarcer that hen’s teeth. But even with the trigger guard this gun is a looker, enough that I would definitely have reservations about taking it into waterfowl territory. so their dog could get a good work out. The 20 gauge weighs only six pounds. They are good guns in general, although the factory triggers in Browning autoloaders are poor. This one was $20 cheaper in store than any online price, due to a store discount I was getting last year before the store closed their doors. So is the bolt handle and the pin that holds in the trigger group. In 20 gauge, the six pound Weatherby SA-08 and Benelli M2 Comfortech are tough guns, but not at all tough to carry. The Mossberg 930 12 gauge is a fairly heavy and bulky gun. My m2 came from the factory very tightly fitted. Also, the Montefeltro has a low rib, which some folks like, versus the SBE high rib. While all my time with the Benelli Montefeltro has been at shotgun ranges, I hope to take a gobbler this spring and have plans to head south to Ohio for a September dove hunt. Montefeltro has the longer forearm with the recoil spring under the forearm. Browse the complete selection of current Benelli shotgun and rifle recoil pads and combs, Including the ComforTech and ComforTech Plus pads and combs. You have entered an incorrect email address! I’m not getting any younger and figured a 20 gauge would work well for me into my 80’s. The Benelli M2 is a semi-automatic shotgun while the Montefeltro is a bolt/single shotgun. This year, at least in the arena of autoloading shotguns, the Benelli Ethos has generated more commentary than anything else in the category, even though the “Benelli Raffaello Power Bore 12” isn't strictly new, just new to the U.S. After 4 days in Argentina with my Benelli 20 and about 4000 shells I came back a mid 40s shooter. Again, rather than fix these potential issues, Benelli again wants you to buy a brand new gun, the Ethos, which is too light and too expensive to have mainstream appeal. My first rotation of 25 shots on the Trap field left me feeling great. These reversable drop plates work in conjunction with a drop shim to change the drop of your stock. . The inertia system with chrome barrel and chamber makes for a very clean and easy to clean gun. I am impressed with their Comfortech stock system, but less so with their Progressive Comfort attempt found on the Ethos. The quest for the good autoloading shotgun used to be easier, back in the the day. Length of Pull: 14 3/8″ I’ll avoid the system (pump vs. semi-auto) and manufacture (U.S.A./Italian/Turkish/…) discussions but when it comes to waterfowl hunting, go with synthetic furniture. SBE2, SBE3, M2, R1, Montefeltro, SuperSport, Cordoba, SuperNova, Ethos & Legacy Drop Lock Plate. Chamber: 2¾ and 3 inch Benelli offers a wide range of firearms, and the company’s very popular Ethos semiautomatic shotgun is justifiably famous. Sights: Fiber optic front, mid bead It had been close to 20 years since I last shot clay birds. If you read my review of the Browning you saw that I mentioned I have a touch of OCD when it comes to cleaning guns. The stock design on the three inch (shell length) Vinci has smashed fingers with a safety some find difficult to reach. If you are feeling a bit strapped for cash, consider the Mossberg 930, Remington V3, or Weatherby SA-08. All of these have been 2 3/4″ shells. I’m short armed and the gun felt good in the store, but not on the course. Again, rather than fix these potential issues, Benelli again wants you to buy a brand new gun, the Ethos, which is too light and too expensive to have mainstream appeal. 100 shooters and it was known as tough targets. This is an attractive, well-built machine. The Italians can be a stubborn lot and the goofy, nearly impossible to replace recoil pad (a hold-over from the Franchi I-12) is something that should be lost in favor of a conventionally shaped pad. I also knew that I wanted to have something nice to use for a long time and for multiple purposes. Back in 2012, Phil from Field & Stream commented on the then newly released Fabarm USA XLR5, saying, "I have not cleaned the gun yet (this is known as testing, not laziness) and after about 600 rounds it started having trouble with my slow 11/16 ounce reloads. By comparison, the gas Browning leaves more residue on the cleaning rags after 50 rounds than the Monte does with over 500 rounds. The heel drop and angle of comb can be customized to the convenience of shooter. The misses came sporadically. About 15 years ago I was shooting sporting clays every weekend for months. Nevertheless, the Vinci rates as a good gun, if you don't mind its peculiarities and somewhat alarming aesthetics. Next to the new easy-locking action, the stock is the most notable difference on the ETHOS from previous Benelli shotguns. The long recoil action was the only autoloading shotgun action that actually worked for many decades. ... Ethos Upland Performance Shop. Capacity: 4+1 As far as my own preference, in a 12 gauge it would be the Fabarm USA L4S as an upland gun and the Remington V3 as a plain-Jane looking, but do everything type of autoloader. Going out Sunday with the Wife’s 20! 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