by American Hunter Staff - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Benelli’s Performance Shop is bringing three new guns to hunters in 2017: the Ultra Light Upland, the M2 Turkey Edition and the M2 Waterfowl Edition. The three new models, all of which are semi-auto, come in either 12- or 20-gauge with 2-3/4-inch or 3-inch chambers.
The Ultra Light Upland has a barrel length of 26 inches (12-gauge) or 24 inches (20-gauge), and a 2+1 capacity. It wears a satin walnut stock coated with a weather resistant finish and a metal finish in Burnt Bronze Cerakote. With the HIVIZ front sight and metal mid bead, the gun weighs in at around 6 lbs. (12-gauge) and 5 lbs. (20-gauge), making ultra-light an accurate name.
The two M2’s both feature Benelli’s recoil reducing stock in various camo patterns. Each with a 3+1 capacity, the 12-gauge models weigh in at around 7 pounds. while their smaller 20-gauge counterparts come in at roughly 6 pounds. Aside from the metal finishes and stock patterns, the biggest difference between these two guns is the sighting systems and the barrel lengths. The Turkey Edition wears a Burris FastFire and a 24-inch barrel while the Waterfowl Edition has the same sights as the Ultra Light Upland model with a 28-inch barrel.
With six different variations come a few different price points. The Ultra Light Upland game is going to run $2,799 for both the 12- and 20-gauge. The M2 Turkey Edition is going to be $3,399 for the 12-gauge, and $2,599 for the 20-gauge. As for the M2 Waterfowl Edition, it’s going to cost $2,699 for the 12-gauge. and $2,399 for the 20-gauge.
For more information, go to BenelliUSA.com.
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