Ultra Light

The Benelli Ultra Light is a semi-automatic hunting shotgun chambered in 12, 20 and 28 gauge. The Ultra Light looks like a plain-jane shotgun, but it has almost all of Benelli’s high-performance features. The 12 and 20 gauge models have been around for a while and are well known bird guns, but the 28-gauge model was one of the new guns introduced at the 2012 SHOT Show.

The Ultra Light uses Benelli’s Inertia Driven System where recoil energy cycles the action. The bolt is semi-fixed until the backwards force, vibrating through the gun, arrives to the bolt housing then the vibrations rattle the bolt and forces it back. As it travels rearward it pushes against the inertia spring and, once compressed all the way, the spring pushes the bolt forward.

This system is used instead of letting gas or the initial explosion drive the bolt back. And, since the gases don’t seep into the chamber there won’t be any carbon-build up.

The Ultra Light features a vent ribbed barrel and in a variety of lengths. It is equipped with a gel recoil pad that helps soften felt recoil, a red fiber-optic front sight and a walnut stock with a WeatherCoat finish, which is able to endure harsh weather conditions. MSRP is $1799.

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