Benelli Legacy 28 is “World’s Lightest Shotgun”

    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
    Capacity 2+1
    Barrel 24″ or 26″ with WeatherCoat
    Chokes C,IC,M,IM,F
    Stock Satin Walnut
    Sights Red bar front sight and metal bead mid sight
    Overall Length 45.5″ / 47.5″
    Weight 4.9 lbs
    Other Features Acid-etched game scenes
    MSRP (Price) $1989

    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.

    Steve Johnson

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