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 Post subject: Beretta 300-400 identification (Xcel, Xplor, Xtreme, etc.)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:15 pm 
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It seems there is always some confusion as to what the differences between them are. Here is a quick little guide to help identify these models.

A300 Outlander: The Outlander is a 3" model that is their value model. It comes in W/B, BS, and camo finishes and uses the Mobil choke system. It holds four rounds total and can't accept an extension to hold more. It has a top locking bolt and has a similar gas system as the AL391/Urika2. It has it's recoil/bolt return spring mounted in the stock and has the longer threaded shaft at the end of the magazine tube. This model does not have the bolt lock lever on the left side of the receiver.

A300/A350 Xtrema: These are 3 1/2" models and are pretty much a value based A391 Xtrema. They have a similar gas system to the A391 Xtrema They have the recoil/bolt return spring around the magazine tube and rotary bolt faces. They use the Optima choke tube system and the gun holds five rounds total and can accept a magazine extension. They do not have the bolt lock lever on the left side of the receiver or any rubber grip panels in the stock/forearm. The A300 Xtrema looks to be a model made for the big outlets like Cabela's, otherwise they appear to be the same gun.

A400 Xplor/Xcel/Lite: These models are somewhat of a cross between the older AL391/Urika2 and A391. They have a similar gas system and magazine tube set up to the AL391/Urika 2. They have a rotary bolt face and the recoil/bolt return spring around the magazine tube like the A391 Xtrema. The Xplor can be had in a 3" or 3 1/2" model were the others are 3". The Lite comes in B/S and camo with KickOff Plus and the Xplor/Xcel are wood. The Xplor is more of a field gun where the Xcel is the target model with some special features. They all use the Optima choke tube system and have the bolt lock lever on the left side of their receivers.

A400 Xtreme: This model is really an updated A391 Xtrema 2. It has a similar gas system, magazine tube set up, rotary bolt face, and recoil/bolt return spring around the magazine. It only comes in B/S and camo finishes and has rubber grip panels in the forearm/stock. It uses the Optima choke tube system, KickOff Plus, and has the bolt lock lever on the left side of the receiver. It holds five rounds total and can accept an extension to hold more. They come with 3 1/2" chambers only.




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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 300-400 identification (Xcel, Xplor, Xtreme, etc
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:39 pm 
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FWIW, my A400 Xplor uses Optima HP chokes.


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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 300-400 identification (Xcel, Xplor, Xtreme, etc
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:51 pm 
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They all use the Optima choke tube system and have the bolt lock lever on the left side of their receivers.


They use the Optima HP. I have both an Xplor and Xcel

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 Post subject: Re: Beretta 300-400 identification (Xcel, Xplor, Xtreme, etc
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:20 am 
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My AL391 Urika uses Optima Plus chokes.

My 682 Gold E Sporting uses Optima chokes, with the thread near the muzzle.

The A400 uses the Optima HP.

These are ALL DIFFERENT and incompatible.

The Mobil system is also different from all of these.

Benelli uses the same choke tubes but calls them different names, other than the Mobil. Franchi uses Mobil (mostly) but calls them Standard.

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