Gun Report

Benelli Ultra Light 28 gauge, $1760

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While the price tag did cause a minor twitch in our review process, the handling ability and patterning performance were so good we could not lower our assessment of this tiny shooting tool. A very fine choice for both typically smaller youngster or women shooters, in addition to providing a quality shooting platform for seasoned veterans, we enjoyed our shooting sessions with the light, quick semiautomatic.

Benelli Ultra Light 28 gauge, $1760

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Lightweight and simple, the parts of the Benelli were easily separated for disassembly and storage by our team of shooters. The removable top of the receiver was particularly helpful in gaining access to the bolt assembly. As noted in the review, we encountered no functioning problems with any of the ammunition used in our test, a testament to the quality of the Inertia Driven recoil system.
Very thin but easy to cradle in your hand, the Benelli forearm was a plus factor in handling and moving the shotgun through both birds and clays. Note the unusual shape of the magazine cap that allowed for easy take-down of the shotgun for cleaning and storage.
Made for function rather than beauty (although some of our team did favor the looks of the Benelli over the Remington) the brushed steel bottom and polished steel of the featherweight receiver lived up to its billing as the lightest semiautomatic on the market.

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