Benelli Introduces the Ethos

by
posted on December 18, 2013
benelli-ethos.jpg

Bird hunters and target shooters alike will have the opportunity to get their hands on the next generation of Benelli shotguns in 2014, thanks to the impending introduction and release of the company's new Ethos model.

The Ethos is comprised of some of Benelli's most successful innovations, both old and new. Naturally, the shotgun is centered around the company's famous Inertia Driven operating system. The carrier has been redesigned, making shells easier to load, and an enlarged bolt release makes for simpler and faster operation. The cartridge drop lever has been likewise changed, making the shotgun easier to handle and operate—even for a shooter in gloves. A newly patented Easy Locking System in the bolt body is designed to ensure that the rotating bold head locks up, and the Ethos' system is designed to cycle even the lightest of shotgun loads—right on down to 7/8 ozs. And all that's just scratching the surface of this potential game-changer.

The name, meanwhile, is representative of the craftsmanship that Benelli puts into its firearms. Ethos means "character," and has long been used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community, nation or ideology. The Benelli brand has long prided itself on credibility, respect, integrity and merit—and the company views its new shotgun as the culmination of its own guiding ethos.

More coverage of the shotgun is on the way, and you won't have to wait long. We can tell you that American Rifleman Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe had the opportunity to put the Ethos to the test last May on a trip to Africa. All told, the group of invited gun writers  fired more than 15,000 rounds during their stay—and experienced no malfunctions.

Ethos Features Include:

• Easy loading
• Larger bolt release
• Easy access cartridge drop lever
• Newly patented easy locking system
• Patented anti-seize magazine cap
• Wider range of LOP adjustment
• Interchangeable carbon fiber rib
• Interchangeable fiber optic sights
• Combines form and function for improved ergonomics
• Ability to cycle the lightest loads
• Patented recoil system provides greater recoil reduction

Benelli will officially launch the Ethos in Las Vegas, Nev., at SHOT Show 2014.

For more information, stay tuned to AmericanHunter.org. Video coverage and a complete review of the Ethos will be published soon.

Latest

2022 GBA AOTY Winchester 6.8 Western Lead
2022 GBA AOTY Winchester 6.8 Western Lead

2022 Ammo of the Year: Winchester 6.8 Western

Any way you cut it, this cartridge is a long-range winner. It maintains its energy at distance, and it’s plenty accurate, too.

Pioneering Wild Turkey Research Underway

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is helping fund a new wild-turkey research project conducted by Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

2022 Optic of the Year: ATN ThOR 4 Thermal Riflescope

ATN Corp. sits at the cutting edge of consumer-based thermal technology, and its ThOR 4 Series 640x480 2.5-25x50mm is the best such riflescope it offers.

Federal Ammunition Raises $218,000 for Local Organizations

In celebration of Federal’s 100th Anniversary, Federal will be donating more than $218,000 dollars to local organizations in support of their critical missions.

Federal Duck Stamps for 2022-23 Season on Sale

The 2022-23 Federal Duck Stamp goes on sale Friday, June 24. The stamps, which cost $25 and raise about $40 million for conservation each year, are valid from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

2022 Muzzleloader of the Year: CVA Paramount HTR .40-Caliber

With its hunting-style stock, adjustable comb and premium Bergara barrel, the .40-caliber CVA Paramount HTR is capable of producing centerfire velocities previously thought unattainable from a muzzleloader.

Interests



Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.