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Benelli Rounds Out the ETHOS Family with Addition of 28 Gauge Model

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Article first appeared at Ammoland.com

Ammoland – One of the century’s most celebrated shotguns, the Benelli ETHOS rocketed onto the shotgunning scene in 2014 with its instinctive blend of form and function that blurred the lines between art and technology.

Originally introduced in a 12-gauge platform and later offered in a 20-gauge configuration, the ETHOS family is now complete with Benelli’s introduction of a 28-gauge model of this acclaimed shotgun.

Built around Benelli’s revolutionary and ultra-reliable Inertia-Driven System, the ETHOS remains lightweight and easy to maintain. But in designing the ETHOS 28-gauge, Benelli partnered with Fiocchi to develop another groundbreaking innovation for the shotgun world, a partnership which yielded the world’s first 3-inch, 28-gauge load. The 3-inch shotshell achieves the same velocity as a standard 2 3/4-inch, 28-gauge load but with a quarter-ounce more shot. The result is a 25 percent increase in knockdown power and 20 percent more pellets on target at 35 yards, giving shooters of the new ETHOS 28 gauge the extra edge on those bigger – and often warier – late-season birds.

The new Benelli ETHOS 28 gauge features the proven Progressive Comfort recoil system with three sets of recoil-dampening fingers. These three sets of fingers each deliver a different elasticity, and the load used determines which sets of fingers are utilized for maximum recoil reduction. The first set of fingers is very flexible for light loads; the second set a bit stiffer for field loads and the third set is optimized for heavy magnum loads.

Benelli’s new 28-gauge ETHOS gives shooters the ballistic advantage of a 20-gauge in an easier-handling, 28-gauge platform while the Progressive Comfort recoil system absorbs any additional recoil from the 3-inch load. Features include a AA-Grade European walnut stock and an engraved, nickel-plated receiver. Like all ETHOS shotguns, the new 5.3-pound 28-gauge model features a carbon fiber rib to reduce overall weight, red front sights and an anti-seize magazine cap to prevent binding in foul weather or dusty conditions.

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Benelli ETHOS 28 gauge:

Common Specifications:

  • Gauge: 28.
  • Chamber: 2-3/4 and 3 inch.
  • Action: Semi-auto.
  • Barrel Length: 26 inches.
  • Capacity: 2+1.
  • Crio Chokes: C, IC, M, IM and F.
  • Sights: Red fiber-optic front sight; metal bead mid sight.
  • Length of Pull: 14-3/8 inches.
  • Drop at Heel: 2-1/2 inches.
  • Drop at Comb: 1-1/2 inches.
  • Overall Length: 47 inches.
  • Stock: AA-Grade satin walnut.
  • Finish: Black anodized or engraved nickel-plated receiver with gloss blue barrel.
  • Weight: 5.3 pounds.
  • MSRP: $2,199

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