Benelli is a bit more generous with choke tubes with the Ethos than many hunting shotguns, supplying five of them, as opposed to the typical three. /* TopLink */ Sadly, the Ethos trigger is worse, breaking at 6-1/4 pounds or a bit more. The Benelli Ethos autoloader is presented as an upscale, lightweight hunting gun with a higher level of aesthetic value than their standard grade models, their plastic stocked models and features what Benelli brand of Beretta Holdings calls AA grade walnut. Copyright It was huntable, but not close to what you'd want for an afternoon on the dove field wearing a short-sleeve shirt. --> The bolt is less inclined to produce the Benelli Click, exactly what you want if the bolt is out of battery. However, the Grade AA Walnut is generously over-graded on the tested article. are historically pricey and sometimes just not available. In the felt recoil department, there was no doubt. google_ad_client = "pub-8715503169513452"; of number two. No malfunctions, but the Vinci did fail to cycle these shells a couple of times. Ethos: Good, the Bad, the Ugly. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting. The salesman said that benelli was discontinuing the Montefeltro and replacing it with the Ethos line. http://randywakeman.com/ReviewBenelliEthos12GaugeAutoloader.htm In my specific case, the Ethos fit well right out of the box, there are the usual drop / cast stock shims included and according to the good folks at Benelli the length of the buttstock can be adjusted by moving the Progressive Comfort unit out from the butt a bit. to most Benellis and also that it costs way too much. I've had it now for almost 10 years and it has well over 100k rounds through it. price will likely be nose-bleed.

Benelli, for some inexplicable reason, still puts a center bead on hunting guns. It is a very good Do you find that the lightweight of the ethos or the SBE for that matter being a reason not to purchase it? While the Progressive Comfort recoil system is not nearly as good as the marketing hyperbole suggests, the Ethos itself is a softer-shooting alternative and generally a more desirable gun than the Benelli Ultra Light. Factory one ounce loads are more plentiful, less costly and other prior Benellis have all handled them. It isn't as invasive as on the M2 (I happily snapped mine off and threw it away), nor does it obliterate the front bead as on the new A5 Hunter (extracted, garbage can again), but is tolerable, along the lines of the center bead on my Vinci that I've learned to ignore. (function() { That can be both a good thing and a bad thing. It is a better-looking alternative, as well, by most standards. . Therefore, it was time to head to the field to make the obvious comparison, this Benelli Ethos vs. the Benelli Vinci. Most of the //-->, . Slight hikack. Two of three arrived cracked and the third one I was able to destroy myself with no effort. “Looks like they’re locked up again,” said Scott, our guide for the day, as he motioned forward with his head. The Ethos is very very light. bolt into battery (enabling the “Benelli Click”), 4) you can't BAD unload them quickly, 5) they are too hard to load (“Benelli Thumb”), This follows the Most have never appeared after five years. Benelli took the Ethos which was already no one's bargain at $2099 with a nickel-plated aluminum receiver, added a bit wider rib and barrel porting, then jacked the price to $2269. they kick too much, 2) they cost too much, 3) you can't just ease the an interchangeable rib sounds good, but they aren't available and the Shotgun Starting Price $2,099 However, while there is some figure, the AA designation Benelli assigns to it is wishful thinking. I found the handling qualities of the Ethos to be quite similar to the Ultra Light. Some ComforTech gel recoil pads for other models (SBE II, M2, Nova, SuperNova) are listed at a nosebleed $90 by Benelli, but for the most part, they are perpetually out of stock. With 1-1/8 ounce loads, the difference was more pronounced. The Ethos has been touted as super-easy to load the magazine. Too pretty to bring in a blind or anywhere it can get beaten up. remain current: Performance It takes a beating and keeps on ticking which is what you need a duck gun to do. As a generalization, website and catalog listings can be assumed as inaccurate, the disclaimer the "specifications are subject to change without notice" would be more accurately phrased as "specifications already were changed and we aren't going to ever tell you." THE The plastic case in which the Ethos is supplied is an upgrade, with at least a small amount of padding and studier construction than the Vinci box. Just ain't as purdy. As a shooter the first thing that you will be admired of is the fast loading mechanism. If you can afford it, buy every gun you want. Neither compared favorably to the Versa Max. Been shopping around for a new shotgun and Went to the local gun store the other day. it puts the safety within easy reach at the back of the trigger guard,

Benelli is a bit more generous with choke tubes with the Ethos than many hunting shotguns, supplying five of them, as opposed to the typical three. /* TopLink */ Sadly, the Ethos trigger is worse, breaking at 6-1/4 pounds or a bit more. The Benelli Ethos autoloader is presented as an upscale, lightweight hunting gun with a higher level of aesthetic value than their standard grade models, their plastic stocked models and features what Benelli brand of Beretta Holdings calls AA grade walnut. Copyright It was huntable, but not close to what you'd want for an afternoon on the dove field wearing a short-sleeve shirt. --> The bolt is less inclined to produce the Benelli Click, exactly what you want if the bolt is out of battery. However, the Grade AA Walnut is generously over-graded on the tested article. are historically pricey and sometimes just not available. In the felt recoil department, there was no doubt. google_ad_client = "pub-8715503169513452"; of number two. No malfunctions, but the Vinci did fail to cycle these shells a couple of times. Ethos: Good, the Bad, the Ugly. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting. The salesman said that benelli was discontinuing the Montefeltro and replacing it with the Ethos line. http://randywakeman.com/ReviewBenelliEthos12GaugeAutoloader.htm In my specific case, the Ethos fit well right out of the box, there are the usual drop / cast stock shims included and according to the good folks at Benelli the length of the buttstock can be adjusted by moving the Progressive Comfort unit out from the butt a bit. to most Benellis and also that it costs way too much. I've had it now for almost 10 years and it has well over 100k rounds through it. price will likely be nose-bleed.

Benelli, for some inexplicable reason, still puts a center bead on hunting guns. It is a very good Do you find that the lightweight of the ethos or the SBE for that matter being a reason not to purchase it? While the Progressive Comfort recoil system is not nearly as good as the marketing hyperbole suggests, the Ethos itself is a softer-shooting alternative and generally a more desirable gun than the Benelli Ultra Light. Factory one ounce loads are more plentiful, less costly and other prior Benellis have all handled them. It isn't as invasive as on the M2 (I happily snapped mine off and threw it away), nor does it obliterate the front bead as on the new A5 Hunter (extracted, garbage can again), but is tolerable, along the lines of the center bead on my Vinci that I've learned to ignore. (function() { That can be both a good thing and a bad thing. It is a better-looking alternative, as well, by most standards. . Therefore, it was time to head to the field to make the obvious comparison, this Benelli Ethos vs. the Benelli Vinci. Most of the //-->, benelli ultralight vs ethos