Benelli vs. Beretta … ?

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Benelli and Beretta seem to be competing with each other to produce the lightest shotgun autoloading shotgun. Earlier this year Benelli introduced the Vinci, which they claimed was one of the lighest autoloading shotguns available. Beretta recently responded with the Beretta Xplor, which is even lighter than the Vinci.

Benelli now claim they have designed the lightest autoloader in the world and will unveil it at SHOT Show.

This competition would make sense if they were separate companies but since 2000 Benelli has been owned by Beretta.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • FRANK gOSS FRANK gOSS on Jan 10, 2012

    As a collector starting with Belgium Browning, then Citori , then Benelli and now in Beretta's, then best trap gun was the Perozzi Mx8 bought for $2800 sold for $5000 now its up to $7000. Browning made some money.
    Any good shotgun will go up in value, since the latest and greatest now cost $1700 for a field grade. I would stick to real wood stocks and forearm.

    Shoot a good Beretta or Benelli hold it for many years and you will get your money back and enjoy it. You can have your cake and eat it!

    Good shooting and pratice, practice, practice!

  • Sam Suggs Sam Suggs on Feb 08, 2013

    it depends on the gun shotguns shouldent be to light so in this case I dont like either weapon