[SHOT 2021] Benelli Announces New Shotguns For their ETHOS Series

    Benelli ETHOS SuperSport & Benelli ETHOS Cordoba BE.S.T (Benelli)

    Benelli have announced a couple of additions to their ETHOS line of semi-auto shotguns. The new guns were introduced at this year’s virtual SHOT Show. The ETHOS SuperSport is aimed at the competitive shotgun shooter market while the ETHOS Cordoba BE.S.T utilises Benelli’s BE.S.T. finish technology for rust and corrosion protection. Check out Benelli’s announcements below for more information.

    Benelli ETHOS SuperSport (Benelli)

    Benelli ETHOS SuperSport Boasts New Features for Competition Shooters

    ACCOKEEK, Md. (January 19, 2021) – Benelli combines the excellence of the popular ETHOS sport model with a new, lightweight, weather-resistant carbon-fiber finish for high performance in all weather conditions. Suited for any clays course or shotgun competition, the Benelli ETHOS Supersport gets shooters on target quickly with minimal recoil in an eye-pleasing aesthetic in 12-gauge, 20-gauge and 28-gauge offerings.

    Centered around the ultra reliable Inertia-Driven system with minimal parts, the ETHOS Supersport combines the ComfortTech 3 recoil-reducing system with a ported Crio barrel to tame recoil and muzzle jump. Smooth swinging and light to carry all day, the new shotgun’s fiber-optic front sight pairs with mid-rib bead inside a sight channel along a wide rib to deliver instinctive aiming and naturally guides a shooter’s eyes to the target.

    Extended Crio chokes deliver uniform patterns downrange and can be easily changed out dictated by situational changes. The ETHOS Supersport’s Shell View system offers a quick reference to how many rounds remain in the magazine tube while the beveled loading port speeds reloading. Drop and cast shims allow adjustments to create a more custom fit for individual shooters. The nickelplated receiver and forend complement the carbon-fiber finish for an eye-catching look on the range.

    The 12-gauge is offered with either a 28- or 30-inch barrel. The 20-gauge and 28-gauge offerings are available with a 28-inch barrel.

    Benelli ETHOS Supersport Specs:

    Gauge: 12, 20 and 28.
    Action: Semi-auto.
    Chambering: 2-3/4 and 3 inch.
    Barrel Lengths:
    28 and 30 inches.
    Stock: Carbon-fiber stock and forend.
    Receiver: Nickel plated. Overall
    Length: 49.50 to 51.50 inches.
    Weight: 5.4 to 7 pounds.
    Sights: Fiber-optic front sight, midbarrel bead.
    Length of Pull: 14-3/8 inches.
    Drop at Heel: 2-1/4 inches.
    Drop at Comb: 1-1/2 inches.

    MSRP: $2,299.

    Benelli ETHOS Cordoba BE.S.T (Benelli)

    Benelli Combines Style and Performance with ETHOS Cordoba BE.S.T

    ACCOKEEK, Md. (January 19, 2021) – Benelli brings together the best of both style and
    high performance with the introduction of the ETHOS Cordoba BE.S.T. shotgun. Designed
    for high-volume shooting, such as dove hunting in Argentina, the ETHOS Cordoba enjoys
    upgraded features along with the industry leading Benelli BE.S.T. finish technology for
    ultimate protection from rust and corrosion.

    Built to withstand thousands of rounds, the Benelli ETHOS Cordoba BE.S.T. relies on the
    ultra reliable Inertia-Driven operating system to deliver shot after shot without failure when the hunting heats up. The new shotgun combines the best features of a target gun with the strength of a hunting gun. Premium features such as ported barrels for quick follow-up shots and the ComfortTech recoil-reducing system to soak up recoil create a lightweight and perfectly balanced shotgun.

    The front fiber-optic sight along with a mid-rib bead sit in a wide broadway sight channel to naturally lead a shooter’s eye to the target for instinctive aiming. The Shell View system with small windows in the magazine tube give instant feedback as to how many shells are loaded. The barrel and chokes are coated with Benelli’s BE.S.T. finish for protection from a shotgun’s worst enemies – rust and corrosion.
    Benelli developed a hybrid PVD/PECVD machine that uses diamond-like carbon particles
    applied with a high-vacuum plasma nanotechnology to apply the BE.S.T. finish. The
    process is environmentally friendly and produces no hazardous chemical by-product while delivering a layer of high-hardness for superior abrasion and corrosion resistance. The insides of the barrels are chrome-lined for additional protection.

    Benelli answered the call for a gun that can withstand punishing high-volume shooting with the lightning fast handling, featherlight weight and a soft kick for hours of enjoyment in the field. The new shotgun is available in 12 gauge, 20 gauge and 28 gauge and can handle loads up to 3-inch magnums down to the lightest 7/8-ounce loads.

    Benelli ETHOS Cordoba Specs:

    Gauge: 12, 20 and 28.
    Action: Semi-auto.
    Chambering: 2-3/4 and 3 inch.
    Barrel Lengths: 28 and 30 inches.
    Stock/forend: Black synthetic.
    Receiver: Anodized.
    Barrel: BE.S.T. treated
    Overall Length: 49.50 to 51.50 inches.
    Weight: 5.4 to 7 pounds.
    Sights: Fiber-optic front sight, mid-barrel bead.
    Length of Pull: 14-3/8 inches.
    Drop at Heel: 2-1/4 inches.
    Drop at Comb: 1-1/2 inches.

    MSRP: $2,349.

    Find out more about both shotguns at www.benelliusa.com.

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