The much hyped “World’s Lightest Shotgun” was unveiled at SHOT Show. It is a Benelli Legacy scaled down to the 28 gauge cartridge and named the Legacy 28. The low weight has been achieved mainly because of the scaled-down action but also by the use of a low capacity magazine (2+1 compared with the Legacy standard 4+1) and use of a carbon fiber rib.
|Caliber||28 gauge 2 3/4″ shells|
|Barrel||24″ or 26″ with WeatherCoat|
|Sights||Red bar front sight and metal bead mid sight|
|Overall Length||45.5″ / 47.5″|
|Other Features||Acid-etched game scenes|
Chuck Hawks has the skinny on the 28 gauge …
The 28 gauge is the little shell that could. It can dominate small bore skeet, it’s effective on upland birds, and it makes a light yet low recoiling gun for beginner or expert alike. All it lacks is the public acceptance that would bring with it a larger assortment of guns and ammunition at reasonable prices, and that may be coming.