Beretta came to the 2018 NRAAM with the hopes of turning the waterfowl hunting world on it’s head with the release of the all new A400 Xtreme Plus. They took an already stellar shotgun and made some substantial improvements all in the hopes of making this the most versatile and rugged waterfowl shotgun on the market.
The first notable upgrade that Beretta made with this shotgun was to give it an all Steelium Plus barrel, making it the first semi-auto hunting shotgun to have such. The 7×7 stepped rib also gives you a wider sight picture, meaning more birds on the ground. Moving to the stock they added a soft comb which increases comfort in the cold weather climates and will also help reduce the felt recoil. This is in addition to the adjustable length of pull which will also help with recoil. Some ergonomic upgrades that Beretta also made here were the extended bolt release and charging handle. Moving to the bottom of the gun they made the loading port larger and increased the length of lifter, giving the user a full length lifter which should mitigate all thumb bite. Inside they also included a new bright green follower which should clearly show you when you’re out of ammo and in need of a refill.
To prove the versatility and ruggedness of this gun they have put six branded guns on a torture tour around the US. They have vowed to take these guns to some of the harshest waterfowl hunting grounds in the US to show that there is no stopping this newly updated waterfowl gun. To follow along with the torture tour as they make their way across the US you can search #a400xtremeplusTT on social media to stay updated. What do you think of the new upgrades Beretta has made to the A400 line of shotguns? Let us know in the comments below!