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 Post subject: Comparison of the Benelli Ethos 20 GA vs Beretta A400 EXPLOR
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:32 am 
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I am considering buying a Benelli Ethos 20 GA. I currently have a Beretta A400 EXPLOR in 20GA. Beyond the obvious of a gas gun compared to an inertia gun, is there a significant difference between the two to justify having both. Of course wanting both is always a factor.



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 Post subject: Re: Comparison of the Benelli Ethos 20 GA vs Beretta A400 EX
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:11 pm 
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No reason to own both.


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 Post subject: Re: Comparison of the Benelli Ethos 20 GA vs Beretta A400 EX
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:40 pm 
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I have neither but would like to have both, perfectly normal.


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 Post subject: Re: Comparison of the Benelli Ethos 20 GA vs Beretta A400 EX
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:00 am 
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NEVER have too many guns! The ethos is a fine gun.


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 Post subject: Re: Comparison of the Benelli Ethos 20 GA vs Beretta A400 EX
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:44 am 
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Have owned earlier versions of both (montefeltro, 391). Enjoyed both but they do serve the same purpose.


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 Post subject: Re: Comparison of the Benelli Ethos 20 GA vs Beretta A400 EX
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:52 am 
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IMO and just from watching Randy's review, I would say the new Retay 20 gauge is also a contender in this match up. Some nice features included in that company's version of an inertia 20 gauge.


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 Post subject: Re: Comparison of the Benelli Ethos 20 GA vs Beretta A400 EX
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:23 pm 
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I have looked at the RETAY shotguns. They have a really smooth feel to the action. My hesitation is the lack of extended chokes. I have a FABARM 20 GA OU and had Briley custom make a set of extended chokes that work really well. I hear good things about the RETAY customer service also. One day I might pick up a RETAY.

But for now I am on the fence on whether to buy a Benelli 20 GA.

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 Post subject: Re: Comparison of the Benelli Ethos 20 GA vs Beretta A400 EX
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:25 am 
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Lefty Wilson wrote:
I have looked at the RETAY shotguns. They have a really smooth feel to the action. My hesitation is the lack of extended chokes. I have a FABARM 20 GA OU and had Briley custom make a set of extended chokes that work really well. I hear good things about the RETAY customer service also. One day I might pick up a RETAY.

But for now I am on the fence on whether to buy a Benelli 20 GA.



It appears from the following link that Trulock Chokes makes several extended chokes for the 20 gauge Retay including Sporting versions that are extended, knurled head and bright finish.

https://trulockchokes.com/?target=choke ... 857%5D=857


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 Post subject: Re: Comparison of the Benelli Ethos 20 GA vs Beretta A400 EX
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Thanks for the information. I also found that Carlson makes chokes for the RETAY shotguns.

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 Post subject: Re: Comparison of the Benelli Ethos 20 GA vs Beretta A400 EX
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UPDATE- I thought about things for a long time. Well, today I ordered a Benelli Perfprmance Shop Super Sport in 20Ga. Hopefully it will get here by Christmas.

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 Post subject: Re: Comparison of the Benelli Ethos 20 GA vs Beretta A400 EX
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I love my Benelli Montefeltro 20. I also love my Ethos 28. But of all of my autos (Benelli, Beretta, Browning), the Monte 20 has the shiniest grip by far. You're gonna love your new Super Sport!!

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 Post subject: Re: Comparison of the Benelli Ethos 20 GA vs Beretta A400 EX
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Thanks, i am becoming more of a fan of 20GA shotguns. I couldn't justify buying an Ethos 20GA when I already have the Beretta A400 EXPLOR. I'm sure it would have been a good choice, but I wanted something a little different. So I went for the Super Sport.



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