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 Post subject: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:19 am 
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I'm looking for a semi auto 28, does anyone have one they like for any particular reason? I'm leaning towards an Ethos but want to shoot one first if at all possible.




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 Post subject: Re: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:56 am 
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I have a Legacy 28. Awesome for birds. Not particularly fun for clays.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:43 pm 
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I couldn’t agree more.

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 Post subject: Re: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:20 pm 
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birdhunter39 wrote:
I have a Legacy 28. Awesome for birds. Not particularly fun for clays.

It took me a while to figure out the purpose of the Legacy 28, but it was absolutely clear once in the field! Great hunting gun.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:25 pm 
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Could you add enough weight to it for sporting purposes? I assume the Ethos is just as light.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:04 pm 
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IMO no. it's just not the right frame. I think the Ethos might be a bit heavier.

TBH once you get near $2K for a sporting 28 i think the 686 gets the win. Big bonus is you don't have to bend over a bunch to get your empties for reloading.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:21 pm 
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I'm waiting a semi auto to help with recoil though. My nephew wants to shoot my SBE but the recoil smokes him.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:30 am 
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If you want to reduce the recoil you will need a gas gun I would think


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:36 am 
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I have a Browning 525 Field in 28 gauge. I enjoy using it for busting clays in my backyard, and it is a joy to shoot planted birds with over my GSP.

I was considering adding a Benelli Ultra Light 28 or Ethos to the mix. Would either of these have any more kick than my Browning 525?

I know they weight a bit less (525 is 6 lbs. 13 oz.), but my thought is the semi-auto function would absorb an offsetting amount of the recoil.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:15 pm 
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My opinion is Benellis recoil very much like a fixed breech gun. So at that point you're just talking weight.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:39 pm 
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Update, got an Ethos. It is incredibly fun. I put 400 rounds through the first day and had 0 issues. My mother, sister, and an 80 year old all shot it and loved it. There was too much recoil for an 8 year old though.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:21 pm 
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Hollywood22 wrote:
Update, got an Ethos. It is incredibly fun. I put 400 rounds through the first day and had 0 issues. My mother, sister, and an 80 year old all shot it and loved it. There was too much recoil for an 8 year old though.


Congrats! They are a fun little gun to shoot!


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:26 am 
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Recoil from a 28 ga??


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:30 am 
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Yes.

My 28ga legacy is punchy. At 5lbs it doesn’t take much of a load to do that.


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 Post subject: Re: Benelli 28 gauge
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:33 am 
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Yeah, but it’s nice to carry all day



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