Beretta is a reasonably well-known brand and has been around since 1526. That’s a lot of years spent perfecting the craft of gun-making. It hasn’t been made glamorous by Hollywood, but it’s one of the most reputable, highest quality manufacturers on the market.
About the Beretta A300
The Beretta A300 came out in 2012, and it’s simple, understated, and perfectly reliable. Its sleek appearance is something we’ve all come to expect from Beretta, and it has a price tag that seems to fit the budget better than others.
One of the best things about the Beretta A300 is that it’s a semi-automatic shotgun, priced where you can afford it, and it’s made in the United States. It rarely misfires, and in fact, after using seven hundred rounds in three months, it never malfunctioned once.
It’s a fairly lightweight firearm, coming in at just seven pounds, so it’s easy to carry for long periods of time. It may fit great out of the box, but in case you need to make some adjustments, it comes with three different choke tubes and a spacer kit to adjust the drop and the length of pull. It’s easy to handle, quick to aim, and swings smoothly. You can put a sling on it if you need to.
While it only comes in a twelve gauge, 28” barrel, that shouldn’t prove to be a limitation. The shooting experience is pleasant because the recoil is tolerable. It’s also very easy to clean and maintain, and reassembly is a breeze.
You can break it down into three parts for cleaning on the fly. You can also give it a deeper cleaning by removing the trigger group. The owner’s manual comes in handy, so keep it close if you plan to clean it away from home.
The Beretta A300 uses the same system at the Beretta 391, which is another great gun, so there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. It works great as it is already. It also uses the same MobliChoke system as many other Berettas.
With lightning-fast action, you’ll feel like you have the fastest shotgun in the world, and that makes the low recoil even more surprising. Both of these things combined make taking your second shot on target easy.
Loading and Firing
Loading the Beretta A300 is easy, but the real difference is the placement of the safety. It’s in front of the trigger, but the button is a bit bigger, so it’s hard to misuse. It’s easy to find and switch when you’re wearing gloves.
The trigger pulls nicely, so no improvements needed there. This is the best shotgun of its kind. Easy to use, easy to clean, and fun to shoot.
The Beretta A300’s lightweight nature makes it perfect for trap shooting. You can carry it for a long time before it starts to feel heavy, which comes in handy when walking. Equipping it with a sling makes it that much easier.
Because it’s smooth and easy to aim and fire, your chances of hitting a moving target are far greater with this shotgun than with any other. It also performs well when hunting dove, duck, goose, pheasant, and quail. It can handle any climate, which means it has versatility and you can take it out in any season.
You may find yourself feeling a bit limited on options when it comes to a twelve gauge, 28” barrel being the only size. However, for the price and the functionality, I think you should reconsider. You may also want to coat or finish the barrel, because it is rough, and can be hard to clean with a cloth. It also seems to rust easier if you don’t clean it enough, so a protective coating could help.
Other than that, there really isn’t any reason to complain. The Beretta A300 is one of the best shotguns on the market as far as ease of use, accuracy, affordability, and quality. It performs well in many different situations, fits perfectly out of the box, and almost never misfires, no matter whether you use cheap rounds or premium.