Material. Kevin Steele of Petersen's HUNTING is at the Streamlight booth at SHOT Show 2023 to go over the Bear Trap light from Streamlight. Remove all shells and pull the plug the rest of the way through the follower. ported Overall Length: 49-in. Also, the Ethos shell carrier latch is a new two-piece design that makes loading and unloading easier, so the shooters fingers are not under as much spring tension in the loading and unloading process. This limiter plug will limit the capacity of your shotgun to two shells in the magazines tube and one in the We also found it wasnt quite as easy to swing smoothly on the longer shots with the light Ethos Cordoba BE.S.T. Would I let my own personal issue with ports dissuade me from owning this gun? Measuring 0.315 inches across, it is retained by small screws and can be easily changed by the user. And it looked good, too. The stock features Benellis Combtech, a soft-touch comb insert thats much gentler on the shooters face than traditional plastics. 132 0 obj <>stream and the synthetic furniture means this is a gun that will withstand the elements and keep shooting. The trigger group can be removed for cleaning by pushing out a single retaining pin. Learn more here: (Photo By: Brad Fitzpatrick). (I wouldnt haul it out to a muddy duck blind, but thats just me. It is slick, smooth and allows the gun to slide past the shooters cheek under recoil. The Cordoba is pleasantly simple to use when wearing gloved hands, and the oversized mag well and groove in the front of the trigger guard make it easy to load multiple shells. | HtQN0+7sK J! The heavy, two-piece rotary, floating bolt remains stationary as the gun moves back under recoil, and actually locks tighter due to the rearward motion of the rest of the gun. No problem, glad to help. Enjoy your new gun! (Spoiler: We couldnt.). Inside is the limiter. All ETHOS Cordoba BE.S.T. Screaming in, then diving, sometimes changing direction, accelerating through six G turns, and then leaving with nary a feather touched. Kit Includes: Stainless Steel Magazine Spring Red Anodized Aluminum Follower Red Anodized Aluminum 3-Shot Plug Manufacturer: Sure Cycle PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS: Brand: Sure Cycle Finish / Color: Red,Stainless Steel Firearm Type: Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge Material: Steel,Aluminum Plus, one end of the wrench has threads on it so you can clean any accumulated crud from a choke tubes threads while the choke is in the barrels muzzle. The bolt carrier has a tail on its rear that matches up with a cup in the buttstock that contains the recoil spring assembly. There are, however, tweaks to the basic operating system. ), I was grinning from ear to ear. Benelli Ethos 12 Gauge Magazine Tube Plug, Benelli Ethos 12ga. If the bolt is slowly ridden home, it may not engage, and the result will be the same as if it came out of battery a nonfiring gun. The ETHOS features a ball detent system which forces the bolt head to rotate into battery. Women On Target Instructional Shooting Clinics, Volunteer At The Great American Outdoor Show, Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award, Women's Wildlife Management / Conservation Scholarship, National Youth Shooting Sports Cooperative Program, College Clay Target Teams From 29 States Attend Inaugural ACUI & SCTP Nationals | An NRA Shooting Sports Journal, Reevaluating the 20-Gauge | An Official Journal Of The NRA, New Turkey Hunters Never Fear: Here's Your Turkey Gear! Benelli ETHOS Cordoba BE.S.T. WebDescription: Montefeltro, Sport, Legacy & Ethos 3-Round Magazine Plug. Now you can dress up your office desk or man cave with a 1:3-scale replica of the best battle implement ever devised.. To remove you take the magazine tube cap off and there is sits on top of the spring keeper, if it is down in the tube you can tilt the whole gun while holding the We put hundreds of rounds through it and didnt experience any malfunctions or other problems. is trim and light. Through its partnership with TALO Distributors, Glock is now making its G28 pistol, a subcompact, double-stack .380, available to U.S. consumers. Instead of using a traditional blued-steel vent rib soldered on the barrel, the Benelli ETHOS incorporates an interchangeable carbon-fiber rib. This allows the user to do a couple of things. If you want to change the rib height, it is easy to do. If you damage the rib, it is easy to replace This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets. What's Included, Already a subscriber? The new ETHOS Cordoba receives Benellis BE.S.T. By If you are so inclined, it would certainly be up to the task.) The "grit test," as we soon began calling it, should have been enough to stop up any gun, and if it had, we would have forgiven it. If youre a traveling wingshooter that wants a reliable, durable gun to take around the world with you, this gun fits the bill. Its made to load easily, and to strike a balance between being light enough to lift several hundred times a day, but also to mitigate some of the recoil of all that shooting. Joseph Von Benedikt is with Rafe Nielsen of Browning to take a look at a new X-Bolt series rifle. It is easy to reach even with gloves on and is a well-thought-out touch. And best of all the carbon is far lighter, adding to the overall dainty feel of the gun. The Ethos Sport is designed as the ultimate clays target gun, so the barrel is ported to vent powder gases and reduce recoil. I wondered how a rock pigeon managed to find the time to graduate at the top of its class at the Navys Topgun flight school. All Rights Reserved. After all the smoke cleared, with a massive pile of spent hulls around my blind and a tiny pile of pigeons (can you even call less than a Baker's Dozen of pigeons a pile? It includes a gently lengthened forcing cone, and its muzzle accepts Benellis Crio interchangeable choke tubes (five are supplied in their own box). When a light load is fired, the first set of buffers compresses to absorb recoil. The Ethos represents a step forward in semi-automatic shotguns, not only for the engineering innovation present in its design, but for its elegant lines and traditional appearance. When I first saw it, I asked Is it supposed to look that way? The Ethos, on the other hand, looks as a shotgun should to my tastes; the lines, rendered in blue steel and walnut, are modern, elegant, sleek and clean. There was only one malfunction-a distracted writer managed to shove a 23/4-inch shell into the magazine tube backward-which was obviously not the guns fault. I think thats a really nice feature. the best workout we could during the morning teal hunts. Called the Easy Locking System, which enhances the Inertia Driven System, Benelli slightly changed the bolt body on the ETHOS and added a detent mechanism that allows the bolt to engage when closed slowly as well as to re-engage itself if it comes out of battery. Kevin Steele, Publisher of Petersen's HUNTING talks with JJ Reich of HEVI-Shot about the new offerings for 2023. Now Benelli has produced another delectable version of the gun called the Ethos Sport that is, as the name implies, intended for sporting clays shooters. Looking through the manual, I did not see directions for removing the magazine plug. I am typically not a bead watcher-I often remove them-but on long-range pigeons one day in the Orange Free State, I found switching from red to yellow upped my hit percentage by about 10 percent. Benelli includes drop and cast shim kits with each of these guns, and I recommend taking the time to ensure that you have a proper fit. Just $1 per month . My M1 Field, bought 15 years ago, has churned through thousands of rounds and withstood filthy hunting conditions and a consistent lack of cleaning that only a lazy gun writer can inflict. It is a good idea to keep a light coat of oil on the tube to prevent corrosion. A Benelli shotgun is different from other shotguns on the market today. There are no moving parts under the forend to clean or oil. There is just a magazine tube. Why cant I shoot steel through improved modified and full chokes? I had time to change the drop and cast, but did not have time to strip it yet. The ETHOS Cordoba is a good one, perhaps even the best. The Ethos has a two-piece receiver that makes it resemble the SBE3, but it is not just a 3-inch SBE 3 with a different name. Benelli believes so strongly in this treatment that they warranty BE.S.T. Remove the magazine spring retainer with snap ring pliers or gently pry it out with a flat screwdriver. Benelli went all out on the stock and forearm, crafting them of AA-grade fancy European walnut with an ultra-smooth satin finish. Todays Cordoba guns are notably different than the gun that my friend was carrying that day. Some of the features, like the shell view window, you would only use in an Argentine dove field, but others, like the Easy Locking bolt and the BE.S.T. The light loads cycled flawlessly, and everyone commented on how easy the, The walking guinea shoot was just like pheasant hunting in South Dakota. When you shoot a steady diet of 3-inch shells through a lightweight 12-gauge inertia gun, you feel it. Darryl Reply Save Like 1 - 2 of 2 Posts For the multi-discipline wingshooter who wants a beautiful, ultra-modern semiautomatic shotgun that is low maintenance, handles quick as a wink, and never hiccups, the Ethos Sport is a good candidate. Changes to the recoil spring and its cup in the buttstock have resulted in a dynamic Inertia Driven System. This allows the user to do a couple of things. The discharge of a heavy field load compresses the pad enough to engage the second set of buffers. You can email the site owner to let them know you were blocked. On the Super Black Eagle II and the Vinci, the company developed first ComforTech and then ComforTech Plus systems to change and disrupt how the recoil energy is passed on to the shooter. | Benelli Cordoba shotguns come in 12-, 20- and 28-gauge. Watch American Rifleman staff with the BFT47, a semi-automatic rifle chambered for the ubiquitous Russian cartridge, 7.62x39 mm, and its a rifle that is specd out by Americans, built by Americans, for the American market by Century Arms. Absolutely not. And how did the Ethos do afield? I ripped the top off another box of shells, muttered yet more curses under my breath, and shucked two more of the bright blue cartridges into the magazine as the juking birds mocked me with their aerobatic stunts. guns come standard with a synthetic stock featuring Benellis Comfort Tech 3 stocks. The Ethos Cordoba BE.S.T. I was impressed with my friends gun, and I thought it might be nice to add a Cordoba to my shotgun collection. My first Benelli. To lock the bolt back after unloading the gun, the cartridge drop lever must be activated. I used the Improved Cylinder choke tube, but the more open Cylinder tube would have probably been better at close ranges. Unlike some of the guns more high-volume specific features like the shell view, the BE.S.T. Benelli inertia semiautos earned their reputation for shooting reliably forever in the dove fields of South America. Benellis Central Manager and Technical Director, Marco Vignaroli, put his team to work on solving that minor flaw, and they came up with a new cam pin design on the bolts left front that ensures it is fully locked if the bolt is closed. And then birds started to fall, one after another. The other part of the Progressive Comfort equation is a black polyurethane comb insert that snaps into place. Benelli is confident enough in BE.S.T. In a word: great. The Cordoba is designed to be a rugged model that can take a beating and continue to perform, says George Thompson, Benellis director of product management. The wind was howling, and the fine dust from the plowed fields coated every surface of the guns inside and out. Go Premium to recieve the follwing benefits: Already a subscriber? 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Each ETHOS comes with three high-visibility fiber-optic beads (red, green, yellow), so shooters can change out colors to fit the conditions. as a great value. The pistol grip has the futuristic Benelli B laser-cut on its base. or start your online account, Already a subscriber? There are other inertia semiautos on the market featuring Cerakote (maybe not as good as BE.S.T., but also durable) that cost quite a bit less money than this gun. This ensures that the rotating bolt head locks in place, even when the bolt is gingerly lowered into position, and prevents the Benelli click. The other key feature that first appeared on the ETHOS shotgun is a two-piece carrier latch and beveled loading port which makes for easier and faster loading. design solves one of the few problems of inertia operation: Because the bolt doesnt actually lock up completely until the gun recoils, its possible to jostle the gun and knock the bolt out of battery, resulting in a misfire. And the action stayed clean as a whistle over many rounds. We use cookies to give you the best possible user experience & to analyze traffic. There are 12 ports on each side of the barrel, and each port measures 0.10 inch in diameter. WebThe ETHOS is an elegant semi-automatic shotgun that is the culmination of Benelli innovation, refinement and design superiority. The Ethos Cordoba BE.S.T. surface treatment makes this gunpardon the punbulletproof. Gently depress the finger of plastic while constraining the cap. The wrist and fore-end are checkered at 24 lines per inch with a subtle border. Sure, the Ethos Cordoba BE.S.T. The ETHOS passed all the tests with flying colors. 0 Kevin Steele from Petersen's HUNTING speaks to Jordan Egli of Burris Optics about the all-new Veracity PH Riflescope. The plug actually runs through the spring-cap (1" maybe) with a shoulder to hold the coil spring on one side and rest on the spring-cap. The wrist has a pronounced open radius, thin at its top, with a slight palm swell. That final day's shooting was pleasure mixed with a bit of sorrow, as I knew my M1 was going to be relegated to the gun safe because the new ETHOS was just that much better. While not as fast and furious as dove shooting in Argentina, it was close, and the conditions were quite a bit tougher on the guns. Our test gun had a 28-inch barrel, and I would be tempted to choose the longer 30-inch barrel for a little extra weight forward balance. I chose to test the ETHOS Cordoba BE.S.T. All Rights Reserved. ?} YP All Gun Dog subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. I must say I was really pleased by Its reliable, and the BE.S.T. Hmmm. So taking off the plastic cap (like you are breaking the gun down) shows a metal rod that needs to be unscrewed using a wrench. This would le We show you how. Benelli filter applied; see all. It also come with five extended Crio chokes. The supplied wrench makes removal and installation of choke tubes a snap. Load a FIRED shell into the magazine, then load loaded shells into the mag until the plug protrudes through the follower hole into the fired shell. pullStock: AA-grade European walnut with ComforTech Plus: length of pull, 1438"; drop at comb, 1"; drop at heel, 178"Chokes: interchangeable Crio chokes: cylinder, improved cylinder, modified, improved modified and fullSights: interchangeable fiber-optic front bead, white metal mid-rib beadAccessories: five choke tubes, choke-tube wrench, fitted plastic hard case, oil bottle, shim kit for changing cast and drop and magazine plug (other buttpads and comb inserts available at extra cost)Suggested Retail Price: $1,999 (tested); $2,199 (engraved nickel-plated receiver). An aching cheek is one of the first injuries to sideline an Argentine dove hunter, and tired arms (ever mount a heavy 12-gauge 1,200 times a day?) By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Its a feature developed for South American dove fields where you can easily lose track of how many shells youve fired. Moreover, the BE.S.T. 2023 Outdoor Sportsman Group. In addition, the Progressive Comfort System incorporates more than just a replaceable buttpad; it has a series of flexible synthetic "fingers" inside the stock that compress at a variable rate depending upon the load, so the pad absorbs recoil regardless if the load is a 2 3/4-inch light, 2 3/4-inch magnum, or 3-inch magnum load. Fiocchi makes a number of different 3-inch 28-gauge shells that will work in the Cordoba. This pad is pretty high-tech and is available in three heights. Inside the bolts body is a massive spring that keeps the bolt in battery until pressures from a fired shell have dropped to safe levels. The wind was howling, and the fine dust from the plowed fields coated every surface of the guns inside and out. Years passed, and so did the Cordoba. Cloudflare Ray ID: 7c06cd047bae9b98 The gun comes with a set of five extended choke tubes: Full, Improved Modified, Modified, Improved Cylinder, and Cylinder. Thats not new to this model (the original ETHOS 28-gauge handles 3-inch shells), but surprisingly, few shotgun makers have jumped on board with the concept of 3-inch 28-gauge, which is strange given the advent of ultra-dense shot material like TSS. Gauge/Caliber. Manufacturer: Benelli Armi, S.p.A.Via della Stazione 50, 61029 Urbino, ItalyImporter: Benelli USA, 17603 Indian Head Highway, Accokeek, MD 20607; (301) 283-6981Mechanism Type: retarded-blowback operated (In-Line Inertia Driven), semi-automatic shotgunGauge: 12, 3" (also 2")Receiver: black anodized 7075 aluminum alloyOverall Length: 49"Barrel Length: 26", 28" (tested), 30"Weight: 6 lbs., 9 ozs.Magazine Capacity: fourTrigger: single-stage, 6-lb., 2-oz. Brand: Benelli - Remove Filter; Brand. Each tube is clearly marked with its choke constriction, which is a boon to the choke-tube-switching shooter in a match. The buttstock has Benellis excellent Progressive Comfort recoil-reduction system that really works. Performance & security by Cloudflare. Recoil mitigation has been one of the main challenges for Benellis engineers. Phil Bourjaily Benellis are known for reliability. Bottom line, though: If youre in search of bang for the buck, there are other good, and much less expensive, choices. To make up for it, we shot it at clays in the afternoons. The spring-loaded sliding ejector on the barrel extensions left interior pumped them out with uncharacteristic alacrity. Capacity: 4+1, 2+1 (tested)r ), essentially a high-tech graphite treatment that provides rust and abrasion protection and has been tested in high-saline environments. With the Ethos, the new and unobtrusive Progressive Comfort system changes how the recoil is transmitted and perceived. After shooting the gun quite a bit with a variety of loads, I can report that it has light felt recoil. Get everything Gun Dog has to offer. I think they look really cool. If youre trying to shoot 1,000 doves a day, youre raising your gun to your shoulder almost constantlyso you want a light gun that wont tire your arms. JavaScript is not enabled on your browser - our site will not work for you as intended. 16 0 obj <> endobj Join F&S+ to read exclusive stories by your favorite writers. Subscriber Services. The Benelli Ethos Cordoba BE.S.T. The Inertia Driven System is reliable and fast. It was an easy place to catch a bolt handle on a cornstalk and yank the gun out of battery. The revised ball-and-detent inertia design that has made its way into the ETHOS makes it virtually impossible to lower the bolt without rotating the gun into battery. Inside the stock is a cartridge with 20 plastic fingers on each side; think of it as two sets of interlocking ribs. I'll say this, I just got a Sport 2 also and the procedure from removing the magazine plug is very different than from the Super Black Eagle -- it The exclusive ComforTech recoil-reduction system mitigates felt recoil by nearly 50% to help you get on target more than 65% faster for follow-up shots. Articles may contain affiliate links which enable us to share in the revenue of any purchases made. At the back end, there is a well-designed buttpad, soft and squishy where it needs to be and less so at the top where it could interfere with gun mount. As I was to learn, in a quest for absolute perfection, Benelli decided it could improve on a few things. And, its certainly not a gun youre going to wear out anytime soon, so your initial investment might be spread out over two or three generations. Although you could shoot targets with it in a pinch, the guns light weight would make it hard to shoot well, and that weight, combined with inertia operation would make it recoil harder than a heavier gas semiauto. It was an ideal place to test the ETHOS. Balance point is superb, reliability is unfailing with a full range of target and field loads, and the BE.S.T. Joseph VonBenedikt is with Joel Hodgdon to talk about the improved accuracy and long-range potential of the already reliable Core-Lokt ammo line. Three different heights and shapes of comb are available, allowing a quick, easy change of drop at the comb. The Easy Locking bolt does away with the main aggravation of shooting inertia guns, which is the misfire when the bolt is nudged out of battery. The SBE3 is the only other gun in the Benelli lineup with the Easy Locking bolt. The tried and true-and often copied-Benelli basics remain. During the pigeon hunt, editor Mike Schoby said he faced some of the most grueling conditions he has ever seen anywhere. flare capital fellowship, endodontist that accepts medicaid in nc, jefferson county ohio police reports,