Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus, the hunting semi-auto shotgun is now also available in 20-gauge

The A400 Xtreme Plus in 20 gauge is Beretta's most durable and intuitive semi-automatic hunting shotgun, and among its features it boasts a lower-profile receiver for better visibility, oversized controls, a new competition loading port for easier loading, Beretta Steelium Plus barrels for the best ballistic performance in the field, and the Kick-Off Plus recoil reduction system.

The Beretta 20-ga A400 Xtreme Plus here with Optifade Timber camo. The barrel measures 71 centimeters and is equipped with a 7x7mm ventilated rib.
The B-Steady system on the new Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus divides the stock into two sections: buttstock and pistol grip. When firing, the shooter's face remains stationary without losing line of sight.

The A400 Xtreme Plus has been in fact further improved with the addition of an extended cocking handle and bolt release to easier manipulation during colder, rainy days.

The 20-ga Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus is now available in the all-new Realtree MAX-7 camo finish and in the classic version with synthetic black polymer stock and gray anodized receiver. Other options include a Mossy Oak Bottomland camo, an Optifade Timber and finally a True Timber Praire finish.

Key features of the Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus

  • Extralight buttstock
  • Kick-Off Plus recoil reduction system with B-Steady system
  • Adjustable length of pull (LOP) with spacers
  • Soft Comb insert on the stock
  • Rubberized insert on the forend
  • New stock drop adjustment system with plates/reversible safety lock
  • Low-profile receiver for better visibility
  • Aqua Tech Shield Surface Coating
  • Extended cocking handle and bolt release
  • Enlarged loading port
  • New competition elevator (included in 20-gauge)
  • B-Link gas-operating system with rotating bolt head
  • B-Lok magazine cap
  • 7x7 mm step rib with integral mid-bead
  • Fiber optic front bead
  • Gas piston is located inside a metal cylinder
  • Beretta Steelium Plus barrel
  • Optimachoke HP Black Edition external choke (5 included in the package)

Extralight is the Beretta recoil pad developed  for greater lightness, abrasion resistance and protection from chemical and weather. Its low density (0.11-0.50 gr/cm3), good physical-mechanical properties (abrasion DIN 53516/77, 95/285 mm3) and excellent tactile feel (hardness 20-50 Shore A), combined with the usual comfort and stability, make it the ideal point of contact for every shouldering.

Ergonomics and simplicity, the keywords of the A400 Xtreme Plus

Among the various operational changes are an enlarged cocking handle and bolt release.

Unlike the 12-gauge version, the 20-ga A400 Xtreme Plus is equipped with the Kick-Off Plus recoil reduction system, which reduces felt recoil and muzzle flip by up to 40 percent.

The B-Steady system, integral with the Kick-Off Plus, divides the stock into two sections: buttstock and pistol grip, keeping the stock stable and avoiding the annoying sliding of the nosepiece on the cheek.

Lenght of pull of the A400 Xtreme Plus can be adjusted by using standard Beretta spacers for semiautomatics. An extra spacer is provided in the package; the others can be purchased separately.

Ergonomics and ease of use are key elements in the development of any Beretta product, which is why the A400 Xtreme Plus also features a great combination of ergonomic features to enhance every hunter's experience: a Soft Comb insert has been added to the stock to soften impact on the cheek during shooting; the rubberized forend insert ensures a firm grip in all conditions; cocking handle and bolt release have been enlarged to facilitate manipulation; and the loading port has been enlarged and equipped, in the 20-gauge version, with a new competition elevator to make loading operations faster and easier.

As with the Beretta A400 Xcel semi-automatic competition shotgun, the profile of the receiver has been lowered to allow greater visibility while shooting, and a new adjustable plate system helps correct the rifle's drop and swap the safety for left-handed shooters.

The innovative and environmentally friendly Aqua Tech Shield surface treatment is designed to provide maximum protection from external agents. Combining the best selection of materials with the most powerful protective treatments, Aqua Tech Shield technology provides internal and external protection from corrosion and wear every day.

The A400 Xtreme Plus in 20-gauge, like the 12-ga version, is equipped with the B-Link gas-operating system that combines the power of a gas-operated system and the precision of the rotating bolt head to ensure fast and reliable cycling with all types of ammunition.

The B-Lok magazine cap provides improved safety control, ensuring a perfect and safe closing with just 60 degrees of rotation instead of multiple turns. With the B-Lok cap, it is easier to open and close the gun magazine even in the most extreme conditions or while wearing gloves.

The Syntetic version of the Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus features a polymer stock and a gray anodized receiver finish.

As with the 12-ga version, the 20-ga A400 Xtreme Plus is fitted with Steelium Plus barrels, with triple forcing cone that reaches a length of 320 mm (in 76-cm barrels).

Steelium is the trademark of all barrels manufactured by the Pietro Beretta Arms Factory.

Each individual Beretta Steelium barrel is made from Beretta's exclusive tri-alloy steel (Ni, Cr, Mo) and goes through deep drilling, cold hammer forging and vacuum distension. The entire process, combined with the progressive internal profile of the barrel, ensures smoother ballistics that help reduce felt recoil and muzzle raise, ensuring dense and uniform patterns with any type of ammunition: lead, steel and HP steel.

The new Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus with Mossy Oak Bottomland camo that mimics the texture of tree bark.

Inspired by the world of competition, the barrel of the A400 Xtreme Plus features a 7x7 mm step rib with an intermediate bead and a fiber-optic front bead to ensure quick adaptation and aiming in all conditions.

The A400 Xtreme Plus features an Optimachoke HP Black Edition external choke (5 chokes are included in the package).  Made of high-strength steel, Beretta Optimachoke HP chokes offer unmatched resistance to corrosion and steel shot. The Black Edition features a special blued finish.

Beretta A400 Xtreme Plus 20 gauge specs

A400 Xtreme Plus
To be determined
Semi-automatic shotgun
Operation:  Gas-operated
20 Magnum
Overall Length:
1,260 mm
Barrel Length:
710 mm
7x7 step, ventilated
External Optimachoke HP Black Edition
3,000 g

 For more information please visit the Beretta website.

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