New for 2013 is the Benelli Vinci Speed-Bolt. This updated Vinci features a lighter bolt that’s designed to cycle faster and allow for faster follow up shots. The Speed-bolt claims to reduce recoil and muzzle climb which will allow the shooter to get back on target quicker.
The bolt is inset with tungsten and can handle loads as light as one ounce. The official press release frames the new Speed-Bolt shotgun as a competition shotgun, but with its 3+1 capacity it can’t compete without an extension tube. The author owns a Vinci shotgun, and after putting a few rounds through the new Vinci Speed-Bolt, I can attest that both are excellent shotguns. My sense is that the Vinci Speed-Bolt may be a great shotgun for the competition shooter and hunter who wants one shotgun for both purposes.
Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career. He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. www.TopShotChris.com.