The A400 Xcel Black Edition is a semiautomatic shotgun for target shooting. According to the manufacturer, it has no rivals in cycling speed and balance. Pending a field test to confirm these claims, let’s take a closer look at its characteristics.
We start with the 10 millimetre wide rib in carbon fibre, which reduces the weight of the barrel by more than 100 grams, providing advantages both in manoeuvrability and ease of handling. Both the charging handle and bolt release button are oversized, which makes them easy to use even when under the pressures of competition.
The Beretta A400 Xcel Black Edition has a 76 centimetre, 12 gauge (12/76) barrel with the option to mount interchangeable internal Optima HP Extended Black chokes.
Semiautomatic shotgun for target shooting: Beretta A400 Xcel Sporting Black Edition
The A400 Xcel is based on the Blink system, which brings together the new Beretta gas operating system, the rotating bolt and new shell carrier. The gas operating system has a piston sliding elastic band seal that also serves as a gasket.
The Black Edition version shares all the same characteristics of the A400 Xcel model but with a low profile burnished black casing in Ergal aluminium in place of the feather blue casing.
Features of the Beretta A400 Xcel Sporting
The stock retains the “Kick Off” recoil reduction system with the Micro Core butt made of open-cell technopolymer foam that further reduces stress on the shooter’s shoulder.
|Model:||Beretta A400 Xcel Sporting Black Edition|
|Barrel lenght:||76 mm (30 inch)|
|Rib:||10x10 mm carbon fibre|
|Chokes:||Optima HP Extended Black|
|Price:||ca. 2.000,- US-Dollar|